Senior Phase 7-9

REQUIREMENTSPass of preceding academic year
LIVE CLASSES2-4 Sessions per week
ACADEMIC SUPPORTBooked with teachers as needed
INTAKEJanuary Yearly
ASSESSMENTFormal school based tasks, class tests and end term exams
COURSE DURATION1 Year
REPORTTermly Reports (1 Per Term)
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGEEnglish
SUGGESTED STUDENT AGES13-15 Yrs old
TEXTBOOK LISTStage 7-9

Subjects

English

Important skills for the future and why this subject is important:

English is the most widely spoken language in the world and whichever career path you choose, effective communication is vital.

Co-workers need to send and receive information and instructions in order to understand instructions, follow them accurately and provide sufficient feedback.

As asynchronous communication across the globe is becoming more and more relevant, in the modern workplace it is necessary to express yourself properly in written as well as spoken English.

Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are the four domains through which students gain skills and comprehension.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for English Completed (or Equivalent)

Mathematics

Why Math’s? Mathematics lays the foundation for every student to become part of a future generation who has the ability to interpret, analyze and think critically and through that revolutionize the way the world is working.

Through Mathematics, students will be able to suggest innovative solutions and solve complex problems by using both their critical thinking skills and their ability to analyze. In the process, students develop time management skills as well as communication skills.

Combined with Science, Mathematics is the doorway to understand the complex physical world we live in. Mathematics prepares our students for a future where data analysis, the development of new technology, and AI technology are part of everyday life.

Five content areas:
1. Number
2. Calculating
3. Measure, Ratio and Proportion
4. Geometry
5. Algebra
6. Statistical thinking

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for Mathematics Completed (or Equivalent)

Science

Science is developing the understanding between itself, technology and society, and it forms part of the very important Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) grouped discipline, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

With this course, students will learn to think logically and acquire practical skills in addition to information and comprehension, which is essential for interpreting the world around us.

Information gained from Science can be used to grasp new ideas, make educated choices and pursue new passions.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 3 / week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage for Science Completed (or Equivalent)

Entrepreneurship

Important Skills for the future and why this subject is important:

The program will focus on Entrepreneurial Thinking and Fundamentals in the first year. It will cover topics such as Growth Mindset, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Design Thinking and Customer-Centric Mindset. Entrepreneurship will also assist students with the vision and purpose of their business, branding and design.

The second year will focus on equipping students with the skills to build their business models and preparing them to launch their business projects, which they will run in the third year of the program.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / week

Academic support session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 8 English (or Equivalent)

French

French is a language spoken by a large population of the world. In this era of globalization, children need to learn new languages, and through that new cultures and ways of interacting with other people. This will prepare them for the interconnected world.

Communication, people skills, tolerance, inclusivity, and diversity are extremely important skills for individuals intending to travel to different countries or work in fields dealing with international issues.

This is the best subject to pick for building and molding a child for the modern world. This French course walks through all the necessary skills in developing the French linguistic tool kit and prepares students for IGCSE French.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage (Or Equivalent)

Spanish

Knowing Spanish will open doors for you around the world. As you study the language, you will come to appreciate the way of life, customs, values, and cultures of people from many different areas of the world.

Learning Spanish can be fun and will bring you a sense of accomplishment, along with a source of enrichment for the rest of your life.

Additionally, it will propel you to a higher level of education and competitiveness in your field of work. Companies all around the world are looking for people who know different languages. Knowing Spanish makes you a major asset and puts you on the shortlist for finding a job in the future.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage (Or Equivalent)

German

In today’s world, knowing one language just doesn’t cut it any more. Students are expected to be able to adapt to the ever-changing world, and language is one of those factors. By speaking German, you are opening doors to Germany, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. German is also an official language in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

At this level, students are learning the basics of the language. Fundamental skills relating to reading, writing, and speaking are important as students work their way through the course.

The course strives to create autonomous students, meaning their skills are applicable not only in the classroom, but outside as well. With all this being said, fun whilst learning is at the core of the course!

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 8 English (or Equivalent)

Global Perspectives

The Stage 7 class is doing Global Skills and follows the Oxford Curriculum. There are some additional elements of the Cambridge Curriculum lesson material embedded in the course. All assessments are however, based on the Oxford Curriculum.

The students don’t write exams, but they have 1 end term assignment to do. They also have 4 smaller formal assessments to complete per term. Global Perspectives Stage 7 is about teaching students how to do professional academic research using the IDEAS GO Method as a baseline. Investigate, Define, Evaluate, Assess, Share, and Go Further.

 

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Students Must Pass The Previous Stage To Progress To The Next Stage



History

Explore the rich tapestry of human experience with our history curriculum. Delve into the stories of civilizations past, the triumphs, and the trials that have shaped our world today. By studying history, students develop critical thinking skills, sharpen their analytical abilities, and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of human societies.

Our engaging courses not only foster a sense of cultural empathy and global awareness but also equip students with invaluable insights into how past events influence the present and can inform the future. Join us on a journey through time and discover the advantages of embracing history as a subject.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage For History Completed (Or Equivalent)

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Information and Communications Technology

Students will gain important Computing skills in computer programming, word processing, digital graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, presentations, video/animation, the internet, and web creation, among other applications.

It will also open up their minds to broader topics like internet security and keeping their target audience in mind when completing their work.

This course serves as an introduction to IGCSE modules like computer sciences, whilst also providing basic understanding of MS software and Google Accounts.

Students in Computing enjoy the opportunity to explore the role of technology in everyday life, and also encourage them to find their passions in preparation for their IGCSE levels.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 1 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite:  English (or Equivalent)

Art and Design

When you think about the purpose of education, there are three. “We’re preparing kids for jobs. We’re preparing them to be citizens. And we’re teaching them to be human beings who can enjoy the deeper forms of beauty. The third is as important as the other two.”

Art plays an integral part in students’ awareness of how they observe the world around them. It promotes critical thinking and a connection not only to their own culture but also the wider world.

Art encourages students to use their imagination. It provides a space to express themselves and actively engage in new concepts, develop problem-solving skills, and build perseverance and confidence.
Art promotes critical thinking, teaching them to be thorough in how they observe the world.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 1-2 / Week

Academic Support Session: 1 / Week

Prerequisite: Previous Completed Stage Level (or Equivalent)

Afrikaans

Important Skills for the future and why this subject is important: Afrikaans is spoken as a first language by more than 6.9 million people and as a second language by about 10.3 million people in South Africa and many more around the world. It is of upmost importance to be able to communicate effectively in a first additional language such as Afrikaans in order to succeed in future career endeavors.

In Afrikaans, we also learn critical thinking skills. We learn how to ask questions about content, how to answer these questions and then how to apply this information in our everyday lives. In the workplace, critical thinking skills are essential for success, as it will aid learners in: decision-making, being able to ask questions and analyzing information.

When you are able to understand and express yourself effectively in a first additional language like Afrikaans, you will unlock endless possibilities.

Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are the four domains through which students gain skills and comprehension.

The goals and objectives of the stage 4-9 Afrikaans course are to enable students to: Become self-assured communicators who can successfully express themselves with confidence* Be able to understand and apply various Afrikaans concepts in their everyday lives Express themselves effectively in Afrikaans via spoken and written language The course will include various activities relating to reading, writing, speaking and listening activities Write comprehensive notes and summaries about lessons learned- a vital skill which is necessary to engage in further studies.

Instruction Language: English/Afrikaans

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: 1 / Week

Prerequisite: Preceding Afrikaans Stage (or Equivalent)

Assessment: Minimum 2 Assessment Tasks Per Term

Coding & Robotics

The Coding and Robotics with Arduino curriculum for students in grades 7 to 9 introduces learners to the exciting world of physical computing and robotics using Arduino microcontrollers. This subject empowers students to explore the principles of electronics, coding, and robotics through hands-on experimentation, and project-based learning. By engaging with Arduino-based projects, students develop critical STEM skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities essential for success in the digital age.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 1 Session Per Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Previous Stage Completed (or Equivalent)

Choosing the correct curriculum for a student is crucial as it shapes their educational experience, aligns with their learning style, and prepares them for future academic and career opportunities.
The British International Curriculum emphasizes flexibility, critical thinking, and a global perspective, offering various pathways like the IGCSE and A-levels. In contrast, the South African CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) is more prescriptive, focusing on a standardized approach with a strong emphasis on local context and practical skills development.

Early Years

Designed for 5 to 6-year-olds

The British International Early Years program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation at the start of their academic careers, preparing them to advance to subsequent international phases.

Lower Primary

Designed for children aged 7 to 9

The British International Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a solid base at the start of their educational journey, setting the stage for their advancement into subsequent international phases.

Upper Primary

Designed for 10 to 12 year old's

The British International Upper Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation for students at the intermediate stage of their education, preparing them for the subsequent international phase.

Lower Secondary

Designed for 13 to 15-year-olds

The British International Lower Secondary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it lays a solid groundwork for students in the senior phase of their education, preparing them for the subsequent iGCSE level.
 

iGCSE

Designed for 16 to 17-year-olds

The British International GCSE program propels learners forward on an engaging educational path. it lays a solid groundwork for students progressing to advanced international levels.

AS/A Levels

Designed for 18 to 19-year-olds

The British International AS level program propels learners forward on a dynamic educational path. it offers a concluding year (12th grade) before progressing to tertiary education. The British International A level program, an additional year (13th grade) of schooling, equips students with a competitive edge for entering demanding university programs.
 

Grade 10-12

Designed for students aged 16 to 19

The National Senior Certificate (CAPS) program serves as South Africa's curriculum for Grades 10 through 12. it offers the concluding three-year phase of secondary education prior to pursuing higher education.

Wingu Academy's Hybrid Schooling Option

At Wingu Academy, we provide diverse schooling options tailored to your needs. Our hybrid schooling option, available in Centurion (Gauteng) and the Southern Suburbs (Western Cape), combines the flexibility of online education with the stability of a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

Wingu Southern Suburbs Campus

24 Cornwall Street, Lakeside, Muizenberg