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High school

Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9

At Curro Hermanus, our Grade 8 and Grade 9 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 in all subjects. Our enhanced curriculum places a greater emphasis on language development, and a 21st-century approach is embraced in the tuition of Technology, Mathematics and Science. Our curriculum covers, amongst others, aspects of nanotechnology and Leonard da Vinci’s inventions in certain subjects.

Learners benefit from choosing English or Afrikaans as a language of instruction and they receive comprehensive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9. Learners do a psychological aptitude test and the results are used to support parents and learners to make an informed subject choice for the FET phase.

For more information on elective subjects in higher grades, click here.


FET phase: Grade 10 and Grade 12

The FET phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, emphasis is placed on a greater world-readiness rather than a purely examination-driven approach. Our learners are taught to be independent and innovative in their approach to problem-solving and dealing with current and global issues. Learners express their ideas and take charge of their own lives as valued members of the local and broader community.

Learners benefit by choosing English or Afrikaans as a language of instruction. Some of our specialised subjects include Computer Science, Natural and Physical Sciences, Hospitality Studies and Tourism, and Engineering Graphics and Design.


View more on Curro Hermanus’s high school offering on our fact sheet.


Optional eighth subject through Curro Choice

Curro Choice allows high-school learners at all Curro schools to take an additional eighth subject not offered at their school. Lessons take place in the afternoons through live lessons with teachers, and learners remain enrolled at their schools. Applications remain open throughout the year, and as the final exam is written at the school, their subject results will appear on their regular progress report.

See which subjects are offered by Curro Choice.


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