International GCSE

REQUIREMENTSNone
INTAKEJanuary Yearly
COURSE DURATION1Year
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGEEnglish
OUTCOMESPreparatory Confirmation Forstage1
LIVE CLASSES4 Sessions Per Week
ACADEMIC SUPPORT1 Session Per Week
ASSESSMENTContinuous Assessment And School Readiness Assessment (End Term 4)
REPORTTermly Reports (1 Perterm)
SUGGESTED STUDENT AGES5-6Yrs Old
TEXTBOOK LISTStage r

Subjects

English

Reading and writing are skills we learn from a very young age. But continuing studies in English provides you with skills that are essential for communication in the workplace and every area of our lives.

Communication skills allow us to convey and follow information and instructions to and from fellow team members or colleagues. Effective communication through writing, speaking and debating is important for any future of work careers including engineering, sales, law, health care and tourism.

Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 English (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Afrikaans Second Language

Afrikaans is interesting due to it being a South African language with Dutch roots. This language helps with active listening to enhance communication between students and the people they study and work with.

Critical thinking is also included in Afrikaans, where students need to think clearly about what is taught and put it into practice. This skill is very important when going into the outside world after learning, then doing it.

The third skill is negotiation, this is where students debate in class. This helps them develop skills for the outside world by taking full control over their responsibilities but also learning to listen to others’ opinions.

When students start learning Afrikaans, they will find themselves equipped with the acquisition techniques needed for them to learn numerous other languages.

Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Chemistry

By definition, Chemistry deals with the properties, composition and structure of elements and compounds. However, Chemistry is so much more than this as it provides you with skills for the work of the future.

This subject is fundamental in developing our understanding of the world we live in. Your end goal may not necessarily be to become a world-class scientist. But the skills it develops such as logical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving are highly sought after Fourth Industrial (4IR) skills. Whatever your career choice or goal, Chemistry is where it all begins.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Physics

The two main skills that will be required in the future that go hand-in-hand with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are creativity and critical thinking.

Physics not only helps students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but also helps students to develop a curiosity for the world around us. Physics enables them to understand how the universe around them works.

Physics is the language in which the universe and the world around us communicates. Learning the language will equip students with the necessary understanding to explore, grasp and manipulate everything from the smallest atoms to the biggest quantum computers. Physics offers a way to solve future problems of humankind.

Some of the envisioned disciplines that will form a big part in the 4IR are: Digital Computing; Quantum Computing; Ai and Robotics;
Nanotechnology and the development of advanced materials. Physics is at the heart of each of these disciplines, whether it be directly of indirectly (eg. the knowledge required to develop and construct a quantum computer is almost exclusively based in physics).

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Computer Science

Computer Science is at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Computer Science explores concepts such as A.I., robotics, programming and the computers that allow them to run.

A key component of Computer Science is critical thinking. Students are taught to understand the problems people encounter while developing computer technology, and the ingenious solutions that they have come up with.

Computer Science students are also introduced to programming, a necessary skill in the fourth industrial revolution. There are many career paths for students interested in computer science: Computer Scientists, game developers, designers, software engineers to name a few.

Computers and computer programming are being integrated into many work environments that previously required no knowledge of computers. Computer Science helps prepare students for a changing work environment in which they will increasingly be using computer technology.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Geography

The most direct translation that you will get when asked “what is Geography?” is that it is the study of Earth’s Landscapes, people and the environment that we live in. But Geography is much more than that. As the subject transcends through every subject and can be seen as the broadest subject of study.

Geography students are allowed the freedom to understand the relationship between the chemistry behind the water cycle to the social and economic effects of world hunger from the simple topic of population growth.

Geography takes into account almost all major events in the past to what is happening currently and best of all the greater understanding of what could happen if a similar chain of events is to occur.

The subject does not only teach conceptual knowledge but also allows for a moral compass to form within students. It allows for a foundation of empathy and critical thinking, as it always creates a sense of inquiry to form within a student. Such skills are paramount in understanding the new age that the world is going into.

We are currently moving into a world where information is at one’s fingertips. And one can only imagine the possibilities of a student’s mind that has a constant state of wonder and yearning for knowledge.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

History

One cannot truly step forward into the future without an understanding of the past out of which it is born. History allows students to identify the patterns of our human past. And then use that knowledge to recognize the changes and shifts taking place right now in the contemporary world.

The world of today is one that moves and shifts all the time, faster than ever before. It is therefore critical to equip students with the ability to recognize how they need to adapt in a given situation with a future-oriented and growth mindset.

History equips students with precisely such an ability by studying how human beings have adapted to new circumstances in the past. Thereby revealing the lessons learned from past human successes and failures. In this regard, History provides a temporal framework within which each person can better situate themselves in their own context today.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Business Studies

All can agree that there is a major shift happening in how we do business, communicate with those around us and overall how we work. The question is, are you able to adapt and face these challenges?

Business Studies equips you with the tools to take advantage of these changes. It will not only prepare you for the future workforce, but will also develop your critical thinking skills in order to make informed decisions about your future.

As today’s decision makers are trapped in traditional, linear thinking, Business Studies will teach you how to think out of the box. It can also give you a flexible and responsive mindset that can deal with the complexity and uncertainty of our changing world.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Accounting

Accounting as a profession makes the world go forward. Vital role players in the economy of today, investors and creditors rely on accountants to make informed financial decisions. Accountants are the ones who lend credibility to the information that is needed to make sound decisions.

In Accounting, you will learn various financial skills that will prove vital in the future. You will learn how to record, report, present and understand financial data.

In an ever changing world, one thing remains consistent, and that is money. And in accounting, that is the centre of our universe. The world is moving forward, are you ready to move with it?

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

French

In times of globalisation and when anyone can be reached with the simple click of a button, knowing any second language is an essential asset. But more so a language that connects multiple countries. France, Canada, Monaco – French is spoken in 29 countries across the world.

The iGCSE French course gives students the competency to effectively communicate in academic as well as social situations. That means that, whilst learning about issues such as global warming and Francophone countries, students can communicate in the classroom and outside.

Classes don’t only just focus on grammar drills, but strive to create an autonomous student – with oral competence, cultural knowledge and didactic capability also being important. French is beautiful and this course brings out all its nuances!

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Spanish

Spanish is a vastly spoken language. By speaking more languages, you are opening yourself up to more opportunities and making yourself more of an asset in our bustling times.

Companies all around the world are looking for people who know how to speak different languages. And knowing how to speak Spanish immediately puts you on the short list of landing your dream job.

The future of work is being able to be malleable and apply yourself to any situation. Be it flying to Peru or hopping on a Zoom call, communication is fundamental. Learning Spanish is a great step in broadening your horizons!

It allows you to learn more about and experience beautiful cultures all around the globe. And with more than 559 million people speaking Spanish, you’ll be sure to find a few new friends to talk to.

The course walks students through all the fundamental steps to communicating inside the classroom and outside, by exploring important cultural, environmental, and social topics. Students will be able to easily communicate their needs to a willing ear!

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

German

Future of Work and important Fourth Industrial Revolution Skills:

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. Students will be able to communicate with more people, have more job and study opportunities, and develop key brain functions!

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 2yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term

Art and Design

Future of Work and important Fourth Industrial Revolution Skills:

There are many exciting work opportunities in the art and design industries. And according to the World Economic Forum creativity as a skill is becoming an increasingly important and sought-after skill.

Even more so as we face advances in technology and automation of jobs in a variety of industries. Being able to think outside of the box and get things done in a unique way are vital skills to be able to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.

Instruction Course intake: January (Yearly)

Course duration: 1.5yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live classes: 2-4/week

Academic support session: 1/week

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or equivalent)

Assessment: 1-2 assessment tasks per term

Report: 1 report per term