High school phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9

Our ethos is governed by Christian values, where learners are encouraged to explore and express their individuality within acceptable boundaries, and ultimately take responsibility for their actions.

We guide them to follow their hearts and minds to develop into the best people they can be.

Our dynamic curriculum covers problem-solving, critical thinking and the development of skills and values. Both individual and group work are evaluated.

Northern Academy produces a community of teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives.

Learners are prepared for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) matriculation examinations set by the Department of Basic Education.


Grade 8 to Grade 9


  • English home language or Sepedi home language
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Economic and Management Sciences (including Accounting)
  • Arts and Culture
  • Creative Arts

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro offers learners a wide selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these further for their chosen careers. Learners are thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices, and are encouraged to include Mathematics and Science. In the FET phase emphasis is placed on thorough preparation for the NSC examinations.

Our high school has a proud history of producing young men and women who have been given the tools in their education here to excel in both tertiary education and in the international market.

Here, each learner is able to voice and share opinions. Solid interpersonal and intercultural skills are developed in our classrooms.


We are very aware that, at the end of their school careers, learners need to excel in their matric examination to ensure access to tertiary education institutions and selection for their areas of study. Although we take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously, we realise that a purely examination-driven approach is not the answer. Curro has developed an additional inter-Curro subject head system to ensure that we have quality assurance across schools. This system extends well beyond examinations and question banks, enabling educators to share resources, teaching ideas and material that can be used on tablets to enhance learning and the development of 21st century skills.


Subject choice must include:

  • English home language or Sepedi
  • Afrikaans first additional language with English home language or English first additional language with Sepedi home language.
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Three additional subjects which could include:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • History
  • Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
  • Information Technology