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Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
At Curro Hillcrest, 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. Our affordable, enhanced curriculum places a great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking, while 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Technology and Computer Studies. Learners in this phase further benefit by having Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional language options.
Our specialised offerings such as Engineering Graphics and Design and Visual Arts are incorporated in regular subject learning areas for which learners write examinations. Specialised offerings are divided in two semesters to allow maximum focus and understanding, and our learners receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.
FET phase: Grade 10 to 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 think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives to be valued members of the community. We also provide them with an inherent dedication to hard work and achievement. Some of our specialised subjects include Information Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD).
View more on Curro Hillcrest’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.