Kingswood College Grahamstown Subjects Offered

Kingswood College Grahamstown Subjects Offered


Prep Department

Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Life Skills which incorporate: Beginning Knowledge, Music, Drama, Food Technology, Art and Handwork, Physical Education, Design and Technology.

Intermediate/Senior Primary

  • English and Drama
  • Physical Education (Grade 4 – 6)
  • Additional Languages: Afrikaans/Xhosa/French (Grade 7 only for non-South African citizens)
  • Religious Education
  • Mathematics
  • Design Technology/ Food Technology(Grade 4 & 5)
  • Social Science
  • Music/ Art
  • Natural Science
  • Book Education (Library)
  • Computers
  • Life Orientation
  • Economic and Management Science

Grade 10 – 12 subject choices

The educational phase covering Grades 10 to 12 is called the Further Education and Training (FET) Phase. At Kingswood College, the NSC examination is administrated by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

Go Study: The school has also provided access to the excellent Go Study website, which provides a comprehensive Career guidance resource, linking career interests with relevant study courses and tertiary institutions.

Basic Requirements

PLEASE NOTE:  As of January 2017, students wishing to take Physical Science must also take Core Mathematics and not Mathematical Literacy.

Everyone must take the four (4) fundamental subjects

A Home Language (English at Kingswood College)
A First Additional Language (Afrikaans/IsiXhosa/French)
Core Maths or Maths Literacy
Life Orientation

Three (3) other elective subjects must be chosen from the list below:

Accounting History
Business Studies Information Technology
Computer Applications Technology (CAT) Life Sciences
Dramatic Arts Music
Economics Physical Science
Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD) Visual Arts

Advanced Programmes:

Advanced Programme (AP) English and Advanced Programme (AP) Mathematics lessons are offered as 8th subjects. These programmes are more cognitively demanding courses that are offered in addition to the core subjects, that is, students take both the core subject as well as the AP course, should they wish to do so.

Both courses are benchmarked against the British A-levels qualification. It should be noted that both courses require a considerable time commitment from students as they are effectively additional subjects that are offered outside of regular class hours. AP English requires considerable personal reading and students should be prepared to come to classes having already read the material being covered.

Grade 9 Subject choice assessments:

As part of the process of choosing subjects for Grade 10, all Grade 9 pupils undergo high-level psychometric testing by the school’s educational psychologist. This takes place in term 1 in order to help both pupils and parents to make more informed and accurate subject choice decisions for Grades 10 and onwards. More in-depth psychometric testing, as well as private sessions with parents, are available on request at an extra fee.

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