Curriculum for Junior and Senior College

CurriculumCurriculum for Junior and Senior College - Reddam House Bedfordview private school in Johannesburg, South Africa

At Reddam House we pursue standards of excellence and instil in our students a sense of pride, responsibility, honesty and integrity. The excellent standards we maintain in developing young lives is our investment in the future as we believe that education is the catalyst for personal growth, development and achievement the ripple effect of which will last a lifetime.

Reddam’s academic curriculum is developed within the guidelines of the Independent Examination Board (IEB) while adequately complying with the requirements of the Gauteng Education Department (GED). It is designed to offer an exposure to a wide range of subjects, developing the full variety of skills vital for a holistic approach to education.

 Senior College
Grade 11 to Grade 12

Reddam House provides an education which focuses on developing individuals who are capable of showing initiative, discovering their own strengths and talents and pursuing their own dreams.

The creative arts and sport feature strongly in a Reddam House education. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities on both competitive and non-competitive levels.

We recognise the importance of discipline in the educational environment and are committed to achieving self-discipline. Both teachers and students are treated with respect and dignity.
Our objective is to equip young people with the tools they need to succeed. Our aim is to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which each child has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential while promoting self-motivation and independence.
Leadership skills are identified and developed in all students.

Reddam House is committed to excellence, as we believe that we have a responsibility to develop young South Africans who are proud of their education, their culture and their country.

Our finest, hand-picked educators ensure that we maximize the potential of the individual learner, preparing them with academic, cultural and sporting, as well as life-skills, all enabling them to give back to themselves, their families, their peers and their wider community. We instil a sense of pride, responsibility, honesty and integrity in young lives and we believe that such education is the catalyst for personal development and achievement.

Academic focus
Lateral thought, comprehension and innovation application of skills and concepts form three pillars of Reddam House’s fundamental approach to education.

Great care is taken in the selection of Reddam House teachers because we appreciate the importance of their contribution to shaping enquiring minds and developing young talent.

Specialist knowledge, excellent qualifications, outstanding reputations and exceptional rapport with students are just some of the qualities we expect in our teachers.

We live in a dynamic society and flexibility is applied to the academic programme in order to accommodate the demands and challenges of an ever-changing world. Curricula are extended and enriched in accordance with these external changes.

 Reddam House Bedfordview private school in Johannesburg provides education, which extends beyond the traditional academic ambit

In order to provide an all-round and well-balanced education for our students, Reddam House offers an extensive range of subjects beyond the mandatory school curriculum. Through sound teaching methods, students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects, including information technology and research skills. Global awareness of environmental issues is fostered.

Reddam House provides education, which extends beyond the traditional academic ambit because we believe that it is imperative that our students are adequately equipped to manage life’s challenges and to achieve standards that are internationally comparable. In addition to regular academic subjects, Reddam House students also receive tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management.

Academic

Curriculum
Reddam’s academic curriculum for Junior and Senior College is developed within the guidelines of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). It is designed to offer an exposure to a wide range of subjects, developing the full variety of skills vital for a holistic approach to education.

Grade 8 and 9

SUBJECT CHOICE 2017
(Click here to download form)

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Language, Literacy & Communication Core Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy
  • English (1st Language)

Choose ONE of the following:

  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu (2nd Language)
  • Mathematics
Natural Sciences Human and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
Economic and Social Sciences Technology
  • Accounting, Economics and Business Management
  • Design Technology
  • Computer Literacy
Arts and Culture Life Orientation
  • Drama
  • Arts & Culture specialising in ONE of the following:
  • Art OR
  • Music (Please note an additional cost applies) OR
  • Dance
  • Life Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Tutor Class

ADDITIONAL SUBJECT

  • Select one additional subject from the following:
  • Please indicate two choices.
    Use 1 for first choice and 2 for second choice:
  • An additional subject requires 15 students before it can be offered.
  • Once this form is handed in a student’s subject choice may only be changed once an official Subject Change Request Form has been signed by all parties.
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Hebrew
  • Sports Science
  • Sound Engineering
  • Italian
  • Chinese (Grade 8 only)

Arts and Culture Music Option

All students in Grade 8 and 9 will be required to choose a specialised option. They may choose between Music, Art or Dance.  If the choice is Music, then the learning of an instrument becomes compulsory.

All students in Grade 8 and 9 will be required to choose a specialised option at  Reddam House Bedfordview private school in Johannesburg, South Africa

GRADE 10

SUBJECT CHOICE for 2017
(Please read this before making subject choice)

GROUP A: COMPULSORY LEARNING FIELDS

Home Language (compulsory) Mathematics (Core) Life Orientation (compulsory)
English Home Language
First Additional Language (choose one)
Afrikaans First Additional Language IsiZulu First Additional Language

GROUP B: ELECTIVE LEARNING FIELDS

Choose any THREE learning fields from the list below.

Arts and Culture  Physical, Mathematical and Life Sciences
Dance Studies  Life Sciences
Design  Physical Sciences
Dramatic Arts  Human and Social Studies
Music  Geography
Visual Arts  History
Languages (second additional)  Business, Commerce and Management Studies
French Second Additional Language  Accounting
Italian Second Additional Language  Business Studies
Portuguese Second Additional Language  Optional 8th Subject
Hebrew  Advanced Programme Mathematics
Computer Sciences  Advanced Programme English
Computer Applications Technology OR  Extra Subject

(if a subject selected does not fit)

 Information Technology

Please note: 

a) Students have to achieve a pass in subjects chosen for the following year.
b) A maximum of FOUR languages may be taken.
c) Students need 60% in Mathematics and Science in Grade 9 in order to take Physical Sciences; and 55% in Mathematics in order to take Information Technology and/or Accounting.
d) Students should achieve 50% in Grade 9 Mathematics in order to take Core Mathematics.
e) Immigrant concessions. Any person who came to South Africa in Grade 7 or above may offer only ONE official language on at least FIRST Additional Level, as approved by the IEB, provided that ANOTHER subject is offered in lieu of the one language not taken.

Students have to achieve a pass in subjects chosen for the following year at Reddam House Bedfordview private school in Johannesburg, South Africa

GRADE 11

SUBJECT CHOICE for 2017

GROUP A: COMPULSORY LEARNING FIELDS

Home Language (compulsory) Mathematics (Core) Life Orientation (compulsory)
English Home Language
First Additional Language (choose one)
Afrikaans First Additional Language IsiZulu First Additional Language

GROUP B: ELECTIVE LEARNING FIELDS

Choose any THREE learning fields from the list below.

Arts and Culture Physical, Mathematical and Life Sciences
Dance Studies Life Sciences
Design Physical Sciences
Dramatic Arts Human and Social Studies
Music Geography
Visual Arts History
Languages (second additional) Business, Commerce and Management Studies
French Second Additional Language Accounting
Italian Second Additional Language Business Studies
Portuguese Second Additional Language Extra Subject (if a subject selected does not fit)
Hebrew
Computer Sciences
Computer Applications Technology OR
Information Technology

Please note: 

f) Students have to achieve a pass in subjects chosen for the following year.
g) A maximum of FOUR languages may be taken.
h) Students need 60% in Mathematics and Science in Grade 9 in order to take Physical Sciences; and 55% in Mathematics in order to take Information Technology and/or Accounting.
i) Students should achieve 50% in Grade 9 Mathematics in order to take Core Mathematics.
j) Immigrant concessions. Any person who came to South Africa in Grade 7 or above may offer only ONE official language on at least FIRST Additional Level, as approved by the IEB, provided that ANOTHER subject is offered in lieu of the one language not taken. 

 Business, Commerce and Management Studies is offered at Reddam House Bedfordview private school in Johannesburg, South Africa