High School Life at Elsen
Learners will continue on into the FET (Further Education and Training) band, in grade 10, which will be completed over three years and which will culminate with a National Senior Certificate (Matric). Subjects offered in Grade 8-9 will continue from Grade 10 to Grade 12 with a choice between 2 selectives: Life Science or Business Studies. Learners can choose between Life Science or Business Studies. During their Grade 9 year, we evaluate and decide on the Grade 10 subjects based on the interests and abilities of our students.
Grade 8 - 12
The Grade 8 and 9 curriculum is broad based and exposes all our learners to an extensive range of learning areas in the South African National Curriculum in an inclusive, empowering environment. We strive to develop every learner in preparation for Grade 10. Subjects offered
- English HL
- Afrikaans FAL
- Maths Literacy
- Life Orientation
- Consumer Studies
- Computer Literacy and Technology
What if my child is not able to manage the academic curriculum?
Your child is placed according to the amount of support and intervention needed. Categories 1 – 3 involve mainstream with some supportive therapies or interventions (if necessary). Category 4 refers to mainstream with some modified areas and/or exam concessions. If your child is on a category 4 and is still not coping adequately, Elsen offers vocational education (ABET). Created with the objective to develop our children into independent, skilled and productive adults. We focus on 3 main areas, i.e. literacy, functional maths and life skills. We also offer woodwork, cooking, computer literacy, and gardening. Read More about our Vocational Curriculum here