Monthly Fee

R7 150*

Full qualification fee for 18 months

R128 700

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Junior High
Qualification

Students eligible
12-14 years of age who have successfully completed their grade 7 or equivalent year

Duration
18 months

Number of subjects required
6 subjects

Enrolment period
January

Monthly Fee

R7 150*

Full qualification fee for 18 months

R128 700

*For more information on fees
Apply now

Introduction

The Junior High qualification offers students a broad introduction to an international curriculum. The qualification aims to develop foundational skills that will equip students to succeed in their International GCSEs and International AS Levels. Additionally, the qualification exposes students to a variety of study areas as they explore their academic interests.

Subject Selection

Junior High students are required to take a total of six subjects. Compulsory subjects include; Business, English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies & Environmental Management. Students must select an additional language as their sixth subject from either Afrikaans or French.

It is possible to do both of the additional languages, but any additional subjects over and above the six required subjects will incur an additional cost.

Your admissions counsellor will be on hand to assist you with your subject selection.

Subjects

A summary of each Junior High subject on offer is listed below.

01
Afrikaans

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Recall key vocabulary and phrases from a variety of topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extract, organise and summarise information from a variety of written and spoken texts.
  • Illustrate a working knowledge of the language by applying and rectifying language conventions to written texts.
  • Deduce meaning from a variety of written and spoken texts. Evaluate language use, viewpoint and literary elements in texts.
  • Present self-composed simple writing tasks with a specific form, audience and purpose.
02
Business Studies

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Define key concepts related to business, accounting and economics.
  • Identify key information from a body of content, graph or data.
  • Outline and contextualise points about business and economic concepts or issues.
  • Explain a statement of fact in relation to business, accounting and/or economics.
  • Show the foundation that underlies good business practices.
  • Investigate the interrelationship between different points in business, economics, and finance.
  • Plot creative solutions along with entrepreneurial skills to address issues in your community.
  • Justify the course of action for a business by choosing the best option out of the available opportunities.
  • Assess information about the current state of performance of a business in an ever-changing economic environment.
  • Verify relevant financial and economic measurements by using mathematical skills to reach the appropriate answer, using the data offered.
03
English

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Identify the use and features of various texts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read with fluency, demonstrating literal and implicit understanding.
  • Show an understanding of grammatical and linguistic conventions.
  • Compare a variety of texts effectively.
  • Assess and engage critically with texts.
  • Write with clarity, accuracy and coherence, adapting language and style to suit different purposes and audiences.
04
French

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Develop an ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including using a dictionary.
  • Analyse the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
  • Develop an appreciation for stories, songs, poems, and rhymes in the language.
  • Show an understanding of grammatical structures by constructing sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
  • Show an understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
  • Show understanding of spoken language by joining in and responding to in discussions and conversations.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of vocabulary by engaging in conversations; asking and answering questions, expressing opinions and responding to those of others; seeking clarification - and help.
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences to express ideas clearly.
05
Mathematics

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Solve problems involving numbers and perform operations using them.
  • Investigate patterns and sequences.
  • Solve problems by means of algebra.
  • Investigate graphs represented by algebraic equations.
  • Investigate the properties of various one-, two- and three-dimensional objects.
  • Investigate Euclidean geometry theorems related to and properties of straight lines and polygons.
  • Apply transformations to 2D shapes.
  • Solve problems involving perimeter, area, surface area and volume of various 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Analyse data in order to draw conclusions and make predictions.
  • Solve problems involving probability.
  • Solve mathematical puzzles.
  • Evaluate knowledge of various mathematical topics through assessments and reflective activities.
06
Science

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Test hypotheses during experiments and investigations based on correct and safe laboratory techniques.
  • Evaluate data and experimental methods with the aim to draw accurate conclusions and recommend possible improvements to experimental methods.
  • Execute mathematical equations and methods accurately as required by inquiries in biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Classify mathematical equations and methods accurately as required by inquiries in biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Analyse matter in the form of elements, atoms, compounds and mixtures.
  • Analyse types of energies, conservation of energy, and components of working with electricity.
  • Compare systems of interaction between living organisms and between organisms and the environment.
  • Predict trends in chemical reactions across groups in the periodic table based on the arrangement of different elements.
  • Compare types and properties for wave theory, as well as types, applications and properties of forces.
  • Evaluate the earth and atmosphere including the composition of air and the materials made from substances in the earth.
  • Assess a range of chemical reactions through the use of formulae and word equations.
  • Investigate healthy living.
  • Investigate the interactions between organisms and their environment, including human impact on the environment.
  • Construct a model house based on using a range of different materials.
  • Reflect on what it means to be a scientist, and the scientific learnings in chemistry, biology and physics.
07
Social Studies & Environmental Management (SSEM)

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Describe the development of human rights, specifically in the context of a chosen country.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various forms of government.
  • Use mapwork skills to read and interpret various maps.
  • Investigate human impact and environmental management strategies in a local area.
  • Evaluate historical sources through a historical enquiry.
  • Create a simple timeline illustrating historical themes.
  • Present a case study on the impact of globalisation and development on a chosen country.

Calendar Framework

Have a look at our sample 18-month Junior High qualification calendar framework. We'll share the approved calendar during the general orientation course at the start of the qualification.
*Dates are subject to change

Semester
1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 4

Term 6

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules
Internal Examinations

Academic Modules
Final Examinations

Jan - April

Jan - March

July - Sept

April

September

April

April - June

April - June

Oct - Dec

June

Dec - Jan

Semester Break

Semester Break

Semester
2

Semester
3

Term 3

Term 5

Semester 1

Term 1

January - April

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

April

Term 2

April - June

Academic Modules

Semester Break

June

Semester 2

Term 3

July - September

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

September

Term 4

October - December

Academic Modules

Internal Examinations

Semester Break

December - January

Semester 3

Term 5

January - March

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

April

Term 6

April - June

Academic Modules

Final Examinations

Additional Cost & Information

- Application fee (R750)
- Placement Fees (R5 000)
-
Boutique Campus Placement fee (R3 500)
- Additional subjects (R10 800 per subject, per 18-month qualification)

*Students are required to take six of the seven subjects on offer

- Science Kit (Approx. R2 000)
- Art Kit (Approx. R2 000)
- Boutique Campus monthly fee (R2 500)
- Extracurricular activities, lunch and beverages at Boutique Campus

*Qualification fee will remain unchanged, however, monthly payments may differ depending on the timetabled length of each qualification, and date of enrolment (if late).

"My son looks forward to lessons and he is much more excited for classes than he ever was. His attitude is much more positive than ever before. This is because of the excellent teachers and staff that are willing to go the extra mile making the students more receptive and eager to learn".

Shauneez James

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