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Senior and FET phase

Senior 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. 

Curro Mossel Bay 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 matriculation examinations set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). 


In this phase the CAPS curriculum is implemented, with Mathematics allowing for a more focused and problem-solving approach. The same literacy principles as in previous phases are included in the home language teaching, with a bigger emphasis on language. In the Science and Technology curriculum we focus not only on 21st century technology, but also on nanotechnology and a study of the Da Vinci inventions. This is all done with CAPS and the IEB in mind. 

All learners follow prescribed subjects until the end of Grade 9. Before entering Grade 10, all learners choose the subjects they wish to present for their matric examination at the end of Grade 12. To assist parents and learners in this important decision, arrangements can be made to provide guidance by an educational psychologist. Career expos are also held at the school during March to enable learners to gather information on possible careers. 


  • English or Afrikaans home language 
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics  
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Technology 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Arts and Culture 

Subject choices              

Learners exercise their choice of subjects during the third term of the Grade 9 year. This important decision is made in collaboration with educators, parents and other supportive professionals. 

All learners entering Grade 10 must present seven subjects: two official languages, Life Orientation and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy. In addition to these four subjects, learners must present three additional subjects, one from each of the following subject group. 

Group 1 

Group 2 

Group 3 

  • Accounting 
  • Computer Applications Technology (CAT) 
  • Visual Art 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Engineering Graphics 
  • Business studies 
  • Computer Application 
  • Physical Science 
  • Hospitality Studies 


High School 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 IEB matric examination.  


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

Choose one of the subjects in each group to make up the  six FET subjects: 

Group 1 

Group 2 

Group 3 


Visual Art

Computer Application 

Life Science

Engineering Graphics and Design 

Business Studies      


Computer Application

Physical Science 

Hospitality Studies 



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