High – Academic Curriculum

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Subjects offered in Grades 8 and 9 are Home Language (Primary Language), Afrikaans or Xhosa (First Additional Language), Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology, Creative Arts (Art, Music and Drama), Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, and Life Orientation.

At the end of Grade 9 pupils are assessed and, if stipulated criteria are met, are awarded the General Education and Training Certificate (GETC). This allows them to proceed to Grade 10, the beginning of the Further Education and Training (FET) phase.

The FET level that includes Grades 10 – 12 follows the National Curriculum Statements which require all pupils to take four compulsory subjects: English (Home Language), Afrikaans or Xhosa (First Additional Language), Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation. Grade 10 pupils then select three of the following subjects: Physical Science, Life Sciences, History, Geography, Computer Applications Technology, Accounting, Consumer Studies, Tourism, Dramatic Art, Music and Visual Arts. Information Technology may be offered or recognised by special arrangement.

The combination of Clarendon’s integrated curriculum and its focus on developing its core values within its pupils, equips Clarendon Matriculants to excel in their tertiary study paths – not just from an academic perspective, but from a social and sporting perspective as well.

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