International GCSE

REQUIREMENTSPass of the Stage 9 academic year
LIVE CLASSES2-4 sessions per week
ACADEMIC SUPPORTBooked with teachers as needed
INTAKEJanuary Yearly
ASSESSMENTFormal school based tasks, class tests, end term exams as well as mock exams in preparation for final external exams
COURSE DURATION2 Years
REPORTTermly Reports (1 Per Term)
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGEEnglish
SUGGESTED STUDENT AGES16-17 Yrs old
OutcomesAs Per Curriculum
TEXTBOOK LISTiGCSE

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.

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 English (or Equivalent)

Afrikaans (First Additional 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.

Instruction Language: English/Afrikaans

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

Mathematics

Mathematics serves as the cornerstone upon which every student can build a future. Being able to interpret, analyses and engage in critical thinking, allows for understanding the world of numbers in which we live, responsible choices and groundbreaking innovations – either in the field of Mathematics or other sciences.

Our Mathematics program, stretching over two years, gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with not only knowledge, but also understanding and application.  

This opens the door to a study field of choice and a future without limitations.  In an ever-changing world, having a solid basis of mathematical knowledge and skills, empowers students to be at the forefront of change.  

Allowing our students to reach further and dream bigger – that is the possibility of a great foundation in Mathematics.

Course Intake: January (Yearly)

Course Duration: 2 Yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Mathematics (or Equivalent)

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Science (or Equivalent)

Biology

Biology, being one of the STEM subject fields, exposes students to the often unseen wonders of the world. It opens our mind to a world of wonders we can not imagine.

Knowledge directs our thinking about the interconnectedness of all living beings, it changes our daily actions in order to conserve the fragile environments around us and expands our minds to examine wonderful opportunities in the field of bioengineering to enhance the world we live in.

Living in harmony with nature, nurturing all living species and managing the balance between development and conservation are the higher callings of men. Join this journey of the living.

Course Intake: January (Yearly)

Course Duration:2 Yrs

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Science (or Equivalent)

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Science (or Equivalent)

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Geography or Equivalent

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

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 center of our universe. The world is moving forward, are you ready to move with it?

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

French (Foreign Language)

In times of globalization 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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

Spanish (Foreign Language)

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

Companies all around the world are looking for people who know how to speak different languages. Knowing how to speak Spanish immediately puts you on the shortlist for landing your dream job.

The future of work involves being adaptable and applying yourself to any situation, whether it’s 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 from around the globe. With more than 559 million people speaking Spanish, you’ll be sure to find a few new friends to talk to.

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

Instruction Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

French (Foreign Language)

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Afrikaans (or Equivalent)

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 Language: English

Live Classes: 2-4 / Week

Academic Support Session: Weekly sessions with teachers

Prerequisite: Stage 9 Art (or Equivalent)

Choosing a curriculum

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