High School Curriculum
At the start of High School, students are encouraged to become actively involved in their learning process. By adopting a positive work ethic and a love for work, students are taught to take responsibility for their own academic growth and development.
Our School is blessed with dedicated, specialist teachers who are committed to the development of the individual potential of each student. The academic support and enrichment programme provides personal structure and assistance to students who require additional help with their learning, while empowering students who are committed to excelling even further.
We prepare students for the internationally recognised National Senior Certificate Examination (IEB).
We hope to encourage, inspire and empower students to flourish in every aspect of their young lives.
In the High School, the language of instruction is English. Students are expected tolearn English Home Language (HL) and to choose either Afrikaans or IsiZulu as a First Additional Language (FAL).
Marist Brothers Linmeyer offers a wide range of subjects and have adopted a flexible approach to timetabling. Our aim is to give all students the opportunity to study their first choice of subjects. A balanced curriculum with a strong focus on employability and leadership, alongside life balance, encourages the development of much sought-after skills in the world of employment such as adaptability, creativity, critical thinking and self-awareness.
In Term 2 of Grade 9, students are provided the opportunity to write psychometric tests that are administered by our qualified staff. These tests assist with identifying potential career paths and advised subject choices.
At the end of Term 2 in Grade 9, students are required to choose three elective subjects for the Further Education and Training FET Phase. These are the subject specifications according to the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curriculum and examinations that we follow in order to obtain a National Senior Certificate in Grade 12.
During Term 3 of Grade 9, the students only attend lessons in the four compulsory subjects and their three chosen elective subjects.
Marist Brothers Linmeyer will work with your child in order to allow for almost any subject combination, providing freedom of choice!
Through this approach we are able to offer an environment that supports each and every student in order for them to be able to achieve their individual best.
Further Studies Programmes
Secure your competitive edge and get a head start for university with the Further Studies programmes offered at our school.
FURTHER STUDIES MATHEMATICS
Further Studies Mathematics (FS Maths) is one of the qualifications you can obtain in the International Secondary Certificate (ISC), an international qualification recognised by a number of academic institutions around the world.
FS Maths is made up of two papers:
Paper 1 (compulsory) – Calculus and Algebra, that will appear on the report as “Further Studies: Mathematics Standard”
Paper 2 (elective) – The optional topic, that will appear on the report as “Further Studies: Mathematics Elective”, this means a choice between ‘Statistics’ and ‘Graphs and Matrices’.
If you want to compare FS Maths to an A-level then: FS Maths (Standard) is accredited as the equivalent of an A-level, while FS Maths (Extended) is considered an “extension” of A-levels.
FURTHER STUDIES ENGLISH
The purpose of Further Studies English is to provide students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of English through exposure to challenging poetry, films and texts (novels and plays).
Further Studies English prepares students to cope with the demands associated with university. This will help them to compete at an international level and to differentiate themselves from other applicants, thereby increasing their chance of getting into their university degree of choice, especially when places in that degree programme are limited.