Academics

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Academics at Alexandra High School are of a high standard.

We have a dedicated teaching staff that is highly qualified and invest significant time and effort into moulding our learners to achieve their potential.

Class sizes range between 36 and 38 per class for Grade 8 and 9. In Grade 10, 11 and 12 class sizes are generally smaller as learners specialise in their chosen subjects.

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General Education and Training (GET) level: Grades 8 and 9

Grade 8s have all 10 subjects, but Grade 9 learners select the First Additional Language they will take to Grade 12.

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • IsiZulu First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science (Physical Sciences & Life Sciences)
  • Human and Social Studies (History & Geography)
  • Economic Management Sciences (Accounting and Economics)
  • Arts and Culture (Dramatic and Visual Arts)
  • Life Orientation
  • Technology (Engineering & Graphic Design and Computer Literacy)

 

Further Education and Training (FET) level: Grades 10, 11 and 12

At the end of Grade 9 learners have a variety of subjects to choose from. Subject packages offer flexibility of combinations of subjects to allow learners to develop themselves academically in a number of areas.

Learners are required to do at least seven subjects and must select one subject from each of the following lines:

Line 1  English (Home Language)

Line 2  Afrikaans (First Additional), IsiZulu (Home Language), IsiZulu (First Additional)

Line 3  Life Orientation

Line 4  Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy

Line 5  Physical Sciences, Business Studies, Life Sciences

Line 6  Life Sciences, History, Engineering & Graphics Design, Hospitality & Catering

Line 7  Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Geography, Business Studies, Accounting