Academic

  • Introduction
  • “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – Wiliam Butler Yeats

    Academic Facilities

    The school has well-equipped facilities with the following:  3 Computer labs, 5 Science labs, an Art room with skylights, a Demonstration room and a fully equipped kitchen for Consumer Studies, a Technology lab and a Ballet Hall with specially sprung floors for Dance.  All teaching rooms have a computer and data projector and 27 are equipped with Smartboards as well.  The school is a technology rich environment, and girls have access to a wide range of technologies on the wireless network and through mobile devices. All know and are encouraged to use these technologies appropriately and responsibly.

    The library is well-stocked with special facilities and a mezzanine floor, and is a place where  learners are able to read or work in a comfort.

    Teaching Staff

    The teaching staff is well qualified up to a PhD level and are skilled professionals in their subjects. Many have been involved in training others and helping NGOs with the implementation of aspects of the curricula in schools.

    Results

    Wynberg Girls’ High School has a long and proud tradition of achieving outstanding results in the National Senior Certificate examinations, with the large majority passing them with a Bachelor’s Pass which entitles them to attend a university. The school regularly receives awards from the Western Cape Education Department in recognition of consistent excellent results.

    Enrichment in all subjects is offered as well as support to those who need it. In a recent survey of all learners, 83% felt that they learnt more than what is required in the curriculum.

    For the top 12 achievers in each grade, we have an Athena Society, the aim of which is to enrich its members and introduce them to topics not necessarily curriculum based.

    Women of Worth

    It is our expectation that when a girl leaves our school, she is competent to face the realities of the world of work and has the skills and knowledge that will give her the edge over others in the job market.  We expect our learners to be responsible and accountable for their own learning and always to strive to become leaders in their field.

    Download the Test Timetable for Term 1 here.
    Download the Assessment Week Timetable for Term 1 here (Grades 8-9)
    Download the Test Timetable for Term 2 here.
    Download the midyear Examination Timetable here.
    Download the Final NSC Examination Timetable here

     

  • GET Phase
  • GENERAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (GET Phase)

    Grades Eight and Nine – Compulsory Subjects

    English – Home Language
    Afrikaans (2nd language) isiXhosa (2nd language) – First Additional Language
    Mathematics
    Natural Sciences
    Social Sciences (includes History and Geography)
    Life Orientation
    Economic and Management Sciences
    Technology
    Arts and Culture  either a Specific Pathway (one of: Art, Dance or Music) or the General Pathway (which includes Art, Drama, Dance and Music)

    Additional Subjects

    Digital Media Technology
    French as a Second Additional Language

  • FET Phase
  • FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (FET Phase)
    Students must take seven subjects for the FETC (Further Education and Training Certificate)

    Core Subjects: these subjects are compulsory

    Subject 1
    English Home Language
    Subject 2
    Afrikaans 1st Additional or isiXhosa 1st Additional Language
    Subject 3
    Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
    Subject 4
    Life Orientation

    Elective Component – Choose any three subjects from the list according to the school timetable combinations.

    Grade 10 – 2013

    Elective 1:      Life Sciences, Physical Science, History, Computer Applications Technology
    Elective 2:      Life Sciences, Physical Science, History, Geography, Dance Studies, Visual Arts,  Music
    Elective 3:      Life Sciences, Consumer Studies, Accounting, Computer Applications Technology, Geography.

    Grade 11 and 12 – 2013

    Elective 1:      Life Sciences, Physical Science, Accounting, History, Computer Applications Technology
    Elective 2:      Life Sciences, Physical Science, History, Geography, Dance Studies, Visual Arts, Music
    Elective 3:      Life Sciences, Consumer Studies, Accounting, Computer Applications  Technology, Geography.

  • Colours Policy
  • COLOURS COMMITTEE

    The members of the ‘Colours Committee’ referred to in this document are the Principal, the Deputy Principals and the teacher Heads of the four Pillars (Academic, Culture, Service and Sport).

    ACADEMIC COLOURS

    COLOURS AND HALF COLOURS

    Colours and Half Colours for Grades 10 and 11 will be assessed on November examination results and awarded once a year.  Colours and Half Colours for Grade 12 will be awarded on the September results. 

    Criteria – Grade 10

    • Minimum code 5 for compulsory subjects: (Home language, 1st Additional Language, Mathematics/Maths Literacy, Life Orientation).
    • Either :  a)  At least one code 7 for compulsory subjects and at least one code 7 for electives  OR  b)  3 code 7s
    • Overall totals:    46 for Colours and 44 for Half Colours

    Criteria – Grade 11 and 12

    • Minimum code 5 for compulsory subjects: (Home language, 1st Additional Language, Mathematics/Maths Literacy, Life Orientation).
    • Either:  a)  At least one code 7 for compulsory subjects and at least one code 7 for electives  OR   b)  3 code 7s
    • Overall totals:    45 for Colours and 42 for Half Colours

    PROTEA AWARD

    Protea Awards will be awarded to Grade 12 learners at the beginning of the year (based on the November examination results in Grade 11) and at the end of the third term (based on the September examination results in Grade 12).

    • The award will be made to learners who attain seven code 7s (for their four compulsory and three elective subjects).
    • A Protea Award may also be made to a learner who qualifies for full colours and who has a record of sustained academic achievement at an exceptionally high level – this award is made at the discretion of the Colours Committee.

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