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Academic Programme

The primary aim of the academic programme at Grace College is to provide the stimulus for pupils to reach their full potential academically and ultimately achieve the best results they are capable of in their final Matric Exams.
Pupils are encouraged, challenged and motivated to practice a sound work ethic and to be self-motivated and self-disciplined in their studies. The dedicated academic staff constantly assess each pupil and their achievements and discuss ways to stretch their achievements to exceed initial expectations. As pupils strive for individual academic excellence, they will acquire the skills that prepare them for a tertiary education and ultimately to be globally effective citizens.
The academic programme comprises the following:
Grades 8-9
  • English Home Language
  • First additional Language choice of Afrikaans or isiZulu
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Visual Art
  • Engineering Graphic Design
  • Music
Biblical input in the curriculum
Grace College includes, in its Grade 8 & 9 curriculum, a complete survey of the Bible, as well as introductory material on why we can trust the Bible and how translations into the vernacular were made over the centuries. After Grade 8, educators are encouraged to integrate spiritual truth with their subject matter, and in fact regularly do, across the spectrum of subjects offered by Grace College.
Grades 10 - 12
Compulsory Subjects
  • English Home Language
  • First additional Language Afrikaans or isiZulu
  • Core Maths or Maths Literacy
  • Life Orientation
Elective Subjects (Pupils choose 3 of the following)
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Visual Art
  • Dramatic Art
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Engineering Graphic Design
Extension Programmes
  • AP English
  • AP Maths
Exam Papers:  these are analysed extensively and this offers reliable and valid statistics which help improve our teaching methods. Thinking Skills & Critical Thinking: these are tested and workshops are offered regularly as the current job market requires critical thinkers.Process of Accommodations: is closely monitored by the IEB.
Advantages of the IEB Matriculation Certificate
The IEB is a recognized and important player in the South African Education system and contributes positively to the debate on educational issues.  It is accredited to UMALUSI, which is responsible for the quality assurance of education in schools in SA.
The IEB also spearheads a number of initiatives including: Examination accommodations are granted to enable candidates with specific barriers to learning to demonstrate their true ability in the examinations without changing the construct of the assessment.
The UMALUSI assessments are challenging, probing and comprehensive and test the pupils’ability to apply their knowledge. Research done by the University of Cape Town has indicated that the success rate of IEB matriculants at university is superior to that of other matriculants i.e. a higher percentage of IEB students finish their degree within the allotted time.
The number of our students who have performed well at both local and international Universities, is not only testament to our IEB syllabus being an effective strategy, but also that the dedicated Matric staff put their pupils’ success as their primary focus.
Many of our Matric Staff attend the annual marking session and this has enabled them to remain at the forefront of the latest expectations in terms of Matric standards and assessment methodologies.
Academic Strategic Plan
Grace College continually evaluates our educational programme in order to ensure that we remain at the forefront of academic development. The College is wholly committed to providing its pupils with a dynamic, individualised education that will equip them to meet the challenges that lie ahead in the 21st century.