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Senior phase

Senior phase: Grade 8 to Grade 12

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. 

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

Curriculum 

The Namibian National Curriculum is followed, and a lot of enrichments are built in where possible and necessary. 

Each grade must select subjects from the lists provided below: 
GRADE 8 (8 subjects in total)
COMPULSORY 

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken on either First or Second Language level.
  • Life Science, Mathematics and Physical Science are compulsory.

CHOICE OF 3 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • German Third Language
  • History
  • Computer Studies OR Keyboard and Word Processing. 

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS

  • German First Language (offered in afternoons)

COMPULSORY 

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken on either First or Second Language level.
  • Life Science, Mathematics and Physical Science are compulsory.

CHOICE OF 3 FROM THE FOLLOWING (Only subjects taken in Grade 8 can be taken in Grade 9):

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • German Third Language
  • History
  • Computer Studies OR Keyboard and Word Processing.

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS:

  • German First Language (offered in afternoons)

GRADE 10 (6 subjects in total)

COMPULSORY

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken on either First or Second Language level.
  • Mathematics is compulsory.

CHOICE OF 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING (Only subjects taken in Grade 9 can be taken in Grade 10):

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Business Studies

CHOICE OF 2 FROM THE FOLLOWING (Only subjects taken in Grade 9 can be taken in Grade 10):

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • German Third Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Keyboard and Word Processing.

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS:

  • German First Language (offered in afternoons)

GRADE 11 (6 subjects in total)

COMPULSORY

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken as either First or Second Language, as well as on either Higher or Ordinary level.
  • Mathematics is compulsory.

CHOICE OF 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING COMBINATIONS (Only subjects taken in Grade 10 can be taken in Grade 11, except for Economics, Entrepreneurship and Business Studies which may be taken for the first time in Grade 11); all subjects can be taken on either Higher or Ordinary level:

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Business Studies

CHOICE OF 2 FROM THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS NOT CHOSEN FROM THE ABOVE COMBINATIONS (all subjects can be taken on either Higher or Ordinary level):

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • German Foreign Language
  • Physical Science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Keyboard and Word Processing (ordinary level only)
  • Entrepreneurship (ordinary level only)

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS:

  • German First Language (offered in afternoons)