Woodridge College Subjects Offered
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Woodridge strives to provide pupils with a stimulating academic environment that enables achievement to the best of their ability. Our underlying values are discipline, accountability, commitment, honesty and mutual respect. We prioritise and protect academic time and provide regular and meaningful communication regarding the capabilities and performance of each pupil to enhance the quality of their learning.
Although our pupils are fully involved in all aspects of school life we strive to maximise the opportunities for teaching and learning. Assessment is regular and varied. Apart from weekly test lessons and two exam sessions per year, pupils write tests in class time, complete homework assignments, carry out research, and complete scientific-practical investigations and presentations.
Three academic reports are sent out to parents electronically every year. Every subject teacher comments on the progress of the learner:
Relationship-driven classes utilizing the benefits of technology
Academic support offered through teacher-led afternoon clinics
We write the Independent Examinations Board (“IEB”) matric examinations. We value their excellent standards and open feedback with examiners. Although we follow the same syllabus as the government schools there is independence in the examining process. The results are ratified by Umalusi, the same body that ratifies the state exam results. The IEB Matric results are recognized by many Universities around the world. Most of our teachers are involved in the marking process at the National or Regional level.
In Grade 9, pupils have to make the difficult choice of which subjects to take in the FET phase of their schooling. Discussions with pupils, a presentation to parents and personalized feedback from an educational psychologist all play a role in guiding an informed decision.
All pupils are offered English as a Home Language. Afrikaans and Xhosa are offered as their First Additional Languages while foreign pupils are offered French or German as their Second Additional Languages.
For a small school, we offer a large variety of subjects for Grades 10 – 12. The subjects in the junior Grades are generally split into specific disciplines with subject specialists offering our children a real insight into the subject. The drama was introduced in 2016 to complement the input of the Music and Visual Arts departments.
Mathematics remains an area of focus with more teaching time given to these classes and allowing pupils access to AP Maths. All subjects provide extra assistance through afternoon clinics. Subject teachers remain available in the classrooms to assist individuals or groups of pupils gain mastery.