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HIGH SCHOOL

St Patrick’s CBC is the only IEB registered school in Kimberley.

IEB National Senior Certificate (IEB NSC): Grade 12

The IEB provides Umalusi accredited examinations in all subjects recognised in the NSC for the schools that are registered with it.

Facts about the IEB NSC:

• The IEB uses the South African national curriculum which is regulated by the Department of Basic Education.
• The IEB NSC is quality assured by Umalusi which is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education.
• The IEB NSC is an internationally benchmarked qualification and is equivalent to Cambridge AS level.

The IEB produces consistent, reliable results in the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate:

• Average national pass rate is between 97% and 98%
• Pass with entry to degree study, between 78% and 80%

A study carried out at the University of Cape Town in 2008 noted that:


• 25% of first degree graduates at UCT in 2007 came from IEB schools
• On average over a 3-year period, the throughput rate of learners from IEB schools was 98%

St Patrick’s CBC offers a variety of subject choices. The following curriculum is currently applicable for grades 7, 8 and 9:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Setswana First Additional Language
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Arts and Culture
  • Natural Sciences (i.e. Physical Science and Biology)
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Social Sciences (i.e. Geography and History)
  • Technology (including Computer Technology)

In grades 7,8 & 9, the only choice is between Afrikaans FAL and Setswana FAL. All the other subjects are compulsory.

Subject choices for grade 10-12 are as follows:

Grade 10 - 2017:
1.         Science / History / Geography
2.         Drama / Life Sciences / Business Studies
3.         CAT / IT / Accounting

 

Grade 11 - 2017:
1.         Science / Business Studies / History
2.         Life Sciences / Business Studies / Drama
3.         Geography / Accounting / IT / CAT

 

Grade 12 - 2017:
1.         Science / Geography / History
2.         IT / Life Sciences / Business Studies
3.         IT / Drama / Accounting

 

 

 

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