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Curro Roodeplaat is an independent school in Kameeldrift, Pretoria, that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for either the IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12, or the National Certificate: Vocational (NCV) Level 2 to Level 4 examinations. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and an enhanced curriculum, we empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future.
Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
At Curro Roodeplaat our learners are guided to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. Our teaching is aimed at developing innovative and critical thinking, while a problem-solving approach is taken to subjects such as Mathematics and Technology. Our affordable, enhanced curriculum places great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking, and learners gain 21st-century skills in subjects such as Visual Arts, Technology and Robotics.
As a Curro School, our learners receive professional guidance from our on-site educational psychologist when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9 and may choose between NCV and NSC (as offered in the FET phase).
View this infographic to understand the difference – and how your child can get an excellent education through both of these approaches.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
Through application-based teaching, the FET phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations (Independent Examinations Board) written at the end of Grade 12. However, our enhanced curriculum emphasises a greater world-readiness rather than a purely examination-driven approach. Our learners are taught to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives – all highly-valued 21st-century skills. Furthermore, as a Curro School, we also provide them with an inherent dedication to hard work and achievement. Some of our specialised subjects include Information Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design and Computer Applications Technology.
A wider subject choice
High-school learners can now extend their subject choices beyond what is offered at our school. Learners can choose from a wide range of subjects, and classes will take place during the school day in the form of live lessons with teachers. These subjects can be seen as an extension of our enhanced curriculum from which our learners already benefit. Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.
NCV (National Certificate Vocational) phase
Learners with a Grade 9 pass may choose to follow Level 2 to Level 4 NCV programmes (administered by the DHET), rather than continue with Grade 10 to Grade 12 (administered by IEB). This approach is meant for learners who already have clear career goals and want to get a head start in life. These career-focused matric qualifications allow learners in our small class sizes to choose from a variety of programmes, thereby specialising in their field of interest from a young age. Upon completion of each level, learners receive a certificate. Thereby, they have an accredited qualification as well as workplace-ready skills after each year.
At Curro Roodeplaat, we currently offer one NCV programme: