STANDING FOR

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Academic curriculum

AT PAARL GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL

GRADES 8-9

Compulsory subjects

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English Home Language or English First Additional Language
Life Orientation
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Economic and Management Sciences
Technology
Social Sciences

Creative Arts electives (choose 2) Drama; Music; Art

Third Language Elective (choose 1) Deutsch, Français (All Grade 8 learners are introduced to German and French in Grade 8 – from Grade 9 they choose one third language).

Computer Literacy All Grade 8 and 9 learners do a computer literacy course.

Optional additional subjects offered from Grades 9-12 Advanced Programme Mathematics (advised for learners who want to study Engineering or Actuarial sciences)

GRADES 10-12

Compulsory subjects

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English Home Language or English First Additional Language
Life Orientation
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

Elective subjects (choose one from each group)

Group 1
Physical Sciences
Accounting
Computer Applications Technology
Consumer Studies
French
Music

Group 2
Life Sciences
Economics
Consumer Studies
Computer Applications Technology
Music
Engineering Graphics and Design (at HJS)
Geography (Boys’ High)
German

Group 3
Accounting
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Economics
History
Music

Subjects taught outside the school timetable – can be chosen as 8th subject or it can replace one of the electives above

Visual Art (Jack Meyer Art Centre)
Design Art (Jack Meyer Art Centre)
Dramatic Arts (Wiwe Pretorius)
Music (Paarl GHS)

The following subjects can also be chosen, but at an additional fee:

Engineering Graphics and Design (E.Cronje)
Information Technology (IT) (Labori HS)
German (M.Schwartz)
History (P.Deetlefs)

Minimum requirements for tertiary education at a university:

Passing all subjects from a designated subject list with a code 4 (50%). Subjects included on list (offered at Paarl GHS): German; French; Physical Science; Life Science; Engineering Graphics and Design; History; Geography; Accounting; Economics; Consumer Studies; Music. Subjects offered at Paarl GHS, but not on the list: Computer Applications Technology; Design Art; Life Orientation.