Upper School Curriculum -
Academic Programme

 

Our Academic Programme protects our independence through following programmes set by the Independent Examination Board (IEB) and the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA). Our choices reflect our determination to represent independent thought and our role in developing independent, responsible adults who understand their communities. The IEB is well respected throughout tertiary institutions within South Africa and a study from the University of Cape Town demonstrated that 25% of their learners had come from IEB schools (IEB, 2015). The subject options offer the opportunity to gain a National Senior Certificate with university entrance dispensation and Grades 10 - 12 follow the National Senior Certificate (NSC) which is inclusive of CAPS. Following IEB policy on inclusive education, internal concessions are allocated where needed (e.g, extra time in examinations). These concessions are formalized for matriculation purposes at the end of Grade 11.

 

The Middle School consists of Grades 7 - 9. The curriculum is aligned to CAPS with additional original topics to facilitate the middle schooler through his/her adolescent learning experience. We allow adolescents the space to explore a range of academic and extra-curricular activities to be able to make informed decisions in the FET phase (Grades 10 – 12). There is weekly Grade assembly and tutor meetings take place thrice a week to allow these young people to interact with their peers and the significant adults in their schooling life.

 

Our approach to teaching is creative. We remain knowledgeable of current international teaching standards and adapt our own practices to ensure that our teaching is not only built on tradition but is also interesting and enlightened. We believe in the capability of every child and as a school, take a paternalistic approach through guiding and developing interests and through this, allowing growth. We remain very active as a part of the wider learning community through attending events such as the Hilton Arts Festival, while hosting events such as the Lebone Leadership Festival. We believe that through providing a variety of opportunities, that we can truly engage students with learning and provide for their future beyond what can be expected from a high school syllabus. We also engage in a very comprehensive selection process with applicants in order to identify and maximise the potential of our students.

 

Ever true to our values, we operate on a sliding, means/needs scale of fees, which makes the school accessible without compromising excellence. We reserve 70% of our enrolment for students from the Bafokeng Nation, although we welcome students from every background and enjoy their successes as a part of the Lebone II community.

 

Academic Subjects

 

We offer the following to Matriculation (Grade 12) level.

 

Languages – English HL, Advanced Programme English, Afrikaans FAL, Setswana FAL; music; visual arts; dramatic arts; design; geography; history; life orientation; physical science; life sciences; accounting; engineering graphics and design
In addition to the NSC, we also write Grade 11 IEBT for both Mathematics and Physical Science.

 

Our extra-curricular, “GEAR” (Grow, Explore, Achieve, React) subjects include Digital Design; Choir; College Band; Computer Club; First Aid; Community Service; Visual Art; Theatre Décor; Marimbas; Chess; Public Speaking/Debate; Environmental Club; Leadership Development; Sign Language; Film Making; Book Worms; Christianity/Spirituality