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High School Academic Program Overview

High School Academic Program Overview

St Teresa’s prides itself on its service to learners by offering a holistic education. In line with this holistic education, St Teresa’s has built up a reputation of academic excellence.

The school curriculum follows the requirements of the South African curriculum statements. High School education is divided into two components: the GET (General Education and Training) which consists of Grades 7, 8 and 9 and the FET (Further Education and Training) which includes Grades 10, 11 and 12. The final exit qualification comes at the end of the Grade 12 year in the writing of a public examination, the National Senior Certificate, under the auspices of the Independent Examination Board (IEB).

Learners are taught in mixed ability classes. Learners are encouraged to develop a sound work ethic and small class sizes allow for individual attention. Academic support is available to learners in every subject. If any academic concerns are raised by a teacher, communication with a parent/s is done immediately.

Assessments include tests and examinations to evaluate a learner’s progress. Major examinations are held in July and November for Grades 7-11. In accordance with IEB policy on inclusive education, internal concessions, such as extra time in exams are allocated where needed. These concessions are formalised for Matric purposes by the end of Grade 11.

Our academic staff are highly qualified and continual professional development is emphasised. All teachers are SACE registered. Performance evaluation is an ongoing process to ensure that the needs of the learners are being met by the staff.