High School Academic
High School Academic

Academic Offer

Academic Offer

St Cyprian’s School is affiliated to the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). The academic programme is structured as the General Education and Training (GET) phase and the Further Education and Training (FET) phase. The National Senior Certificate examinations are written in Grade 12.

GET (Grades 8 – 9)

Compulsory Subjects:
Home Language: English
1st Additional Language:  Afrikaans or isiXhosa
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences (Geography and History)
Economic and Management Sciences
Technology
Arts & Culture:  Art, Design, Drama or Music
Life Orientation

Elective Subjects:
Art
Computer Programming
Design
Drama
French

FET (Grades 10 – 12)

Compulsory Subjects:
Home Language: English
1st Additional Language*:  Afrikaans or isiXhosa
Mathematics (or Mathematical Literacy only Grade 11-12)
Life Orientation
* Immigrant Students: Business Studies

Choice Subjects:
Accounting
Advanced Programme English
Business Studies
Consumer Studies
Design
Dramatic Arts
Economics
French 2nd Additional Language
Geography
History
isiXhosa 2nd Additional Language
Life Sciences
Music
Physical Sciences
Visual Arts

Rhodes Scholarship

St Cyprian’s School is one of a handful of partner schools eligible for the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford University were founded by the will of Cecil John Rhodes and have been operating since 1903. This highly prestigious scholarship is for full-time postgraduate study, and pays the entire tuition fee as well as a living and travel allowance.