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Subject choice

Subject Choice

Subject Choice


At the end of Grade 9 pupils are required to choose three subjects in addition to the four compulsory core subjects.

Compulsory Core Subjects:

  • English
  • Afrikaans or IsiZulu
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Plus a choice of three of the following:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences (Biology)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Visual Arts (Art)
  • Information Technology (Computer Studies)
  • Music
  • Dramatic Arts

In addition there remains scope for students to continue with an 8th subject such as Advanced Programme Mathematics, Advanced Programme English or a second additional language (e.g. Italian, French, German). These subjects are tutored outside of normal school hours and involve additional costs.