Experience the

PAARL GIRLS' HIGH MAGIC

Where every

LEARNER CAN EXCEL

At Paarl Girls’ High we stand for academic excellence! At the same time, however, it is important to us that each individual reaches her full potential, whatever that may be.

Aristoteles het tereg gesê: “Geluk is die beloning van deugsaamheid.” By HMS Paarl word aan die volle potensiaal van ‘n kind aandag gegee en as ‘n kind se hart gelukkig is, presteer hulle op alle gebiede.

We reward great

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT WITH HONORARY COLOURS

These are the criteria according to each age group:

Grades 8 & 9 – Receive colours in the first term of the following year.

Average of at least 85% in June and December examinations.  (A weight factor is awarded to different subjects e.g. mathematics and languages carry a heavier weight.)

Graad 10-12

Gr. 10 & 11’s ontvang erekleure/kleure in die eerste kwartaal van die daaropvolgende jaar.

Gr. 10: Erekleure: Gemiddeld van ten minste 80% (Junie- en Desember-eksamen).
Gr. 11: Erekleure: Gemiddeld van ten minste 80% (Junie- en Desember-eksamen).
Gr. 11: Kleure: Gemiddeld van ten minste 75% (Junie- en Desember-eksamen).

Gr. 12’s ontvang erekleure/kleure tydens die prysuitdeling.

Gr. 12: Erekleure: Gemiddeld van ten minste 80% (Junie- en September-eksamen).
Gr. 12: Kleure: Gemiddeld van ten minste 75% (Junie- en September-eksamen).

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Academic curriculum

AT PAARL GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL

GRADES 8-9

Compulsory subjects

Afrikaans Huistaal of Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
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 and Coding – All Grade 8 and 9 learners do a computer literacy and coding 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

Afrikaans Huistaal of Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
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
German

Group 3
Accounting
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Economics
History
Geography
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:

Information Technology (IT) (Labori HS)
German (M.Schwartz)
Engeineering Graphics and Design (C.Badenhorst)
History (K.Swart)

Ekstra Kurrikulere Akademie

  • Robotics / Robotika
  • Ad Maths / Gevorderde Wiskunde

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.