High School Learning Areas

Grade 8 and 9

Learners follow the new Revised National Curriculum Statement as stipulated by the GDE.

Grade 9 learners write the annual External exams.

Grade 10 – 12

Learners take four compulsory subjects: English, Afrikaans, Mathematical Literacy and Life orientation

Learners choose two subjects: one out of each group

Group A

  • Mechanical Technology
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Visual Arts

Group B

  • Engineering Graphics Design
  • Tourism
  • Dramatic Arts

Learners choose a seventh subject from the following: Computer Application Technology and Business Studies.

Learners write the National Senior Certificate Examination at the end of the year.

Subject choices information

Dramatic Arts

Studying acting and drama gives a better understanding of oneself and others. People trained in theatre successfully populate all sorts of jobs, but especially those requiring effective communicators with the ability to listen carefully and understand or evaluate a role other people are attempting to perform.


Tourism is a subject that introduces us to the wonderful field of Tourism. It involves the study of why people travel and how their needs are met. The subject address Tourism Geography as well as how all citizens can be responsible tourists. What makes Tourism exciting is that we see it happen all around us in our daily lives.
Courses students can purse after school

  •  Barchelor of Arts Tourism Management
  • National Diploma in Tourism Management
  • National Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • National Certiificate in Tourism :Reception
  • National Occupational Certificate as a special events co-ordinator


Computer Applications Technology

No matter what profession you are going to follow, somewhere along the line you are going to use computers. The outcomes for Computer Applications Technolgy ensure that you gain enough operational knowledge to use a computer and work with information effectively. The knowledge and skills which you acquire during this course, will be of great value to you.

Learners can proceed to Higher education and study the following computer courses:

  •  Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • Information Technology


Careers based on Computer Studies:

  • Web designing and graphics
  • Software Engineering
  • Database designing
  • Hardware and Networking Technologies
  • Image Editing and Animation
  • Teaching

Graphics and Design

Engineering Graphics and Design will enable the learner to gain skills and knowledge to design objects and communicate these designs as drawings in the mechanical and civil engineering fields.

Engineering Graphics and Design is made up of two disciplines namely

1.Engineering Graphics

The outcomes of the subject have been redefined and correspond with the expectations of industry. Therefore the learners will be drawing according to industrial standards and conventions.

The subject will also provide the learner with educational opportunities and career opportunities.

Educational opportunities

  •  Punctuality
  • Preparedness
  • Respect
  • Neatness and cleanliness
  • Accuracy
  • Dedication and self discipline
  • Pride

Career opportunities

Our country is in desperate need of qualified engineering professionals and these career opportunities offer excellent personal and financial rewards. Learners should be able to find employment as a drafter in almost any field that requires the making of drawings prior to the manufacture of the product, building of a structure ,landscaping, interior design etc.

The major areas of employment include:

  •  Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Computers

The Engineering Graphics and Design learner can seek employment directly after school as an drafter or apprentice. The apprentice will then study under the tutorship of an artisan and can qualify as an artisan when the skills have been attained and the appropriate trade test passed.

The student can also study at an FET college after hours if the student is working or they can study at any university.

The equipment required for the subject are as follow:

  •  Drawing board with T square
  • 45º set square ( bevelled sides)
  • 30º/60º set square (bevelled sides)
  • Protractor (full circle)
  • Drawing ruler
  • Compasses and dividers ( must be able to draw circle with a radius of 100mm)
  • Pencils and lead (preferred 2 clutch pencils with 2H and HB lead 0,5)
  • Sandpaper
  • Eraser
  • Duster ( Cloth)


Business Studies

Business Studies is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values neccesary to enable learners to parcipate in both the formal and informal sectors.

The subject covers the way private and public enterprises can best be managed to achieve their objectives, while satisfying human needs and wants by providing goods and services. It also deals with how individuals, through performing critical roles can participate and contribute positively to both the South African and global economies.


Visual Art

Art teaches us to think for ourselves, and to find our own solutions. Because there are no correct or incorrect answers in an artwork, we are able to explore our own understandings, and do things in our own way.

Art lets us communicate with people without using words. Making our own artworks lets us send our own messages to the world.

Art teaches us to honour and respect the world that we live in, because we learn to appreciate the art elements that surround us. Nothing is ordinary when we begin to see the beauty in even the simplest shape in nature.

Visual Art consists of two aspects:

  •  Visual Cultural Studies: This is the theory of art.
  • Practical Assessment Tasks: The learners are expected to complete one artwork per term

There are different options for practical work:

  • Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Craft or Mosaic and Stained Glass.
  •  Art making is an on going process and for that reason it is important that the learner collect, experiment, collate, analyse, doodle, play and examine a wide variety of resources, words, images and objects. This should be pasted into the Visual diary.
  • Stationery and equipment needed:
  • Learners are expected to buy their own paint brushes, pencils and canvass. If the learner wants to do sculpturing or mosaic they will have to buy their own equipment.