GET (General Education and Training Phase)
Grade 8 and 9 pupils are considered to be in the General Education and Training Phase. The learning areas are prescribed. In addition, Grade 8 pupils will have Computer Literacy and Conversational isiXhosa.
Grades 8 & 9 – 2024
All candidates must offer the following:
English Home Language and Afrikaans or isiXhosa as a First Additional Language
Natural Science (NS): Science & Biology
Social Sciences (SS): Geography & History
Creative Arts (CA): Grade 8 studied in two parallel and complementary streams. Visual Arts is the compulsory stream and a Performing Arts stream of either Dance, Drama or Music.
Economic & Management Sciences (EMS), including Accounting.
Life Orientation (LO)
FET (Further Education & Training)
Fish Hoek High School offers a wide range of subjects for Grades 10 to 12 to cater for diverse needs. Subjects offered are divided into six groups and pupils should choose a different subject from each group. In addition, all pupils have to take Life Orientation.
Subjects will only be offered if (a) there are enough applicants to make a class viable and (b) teachers are available. The subject choice for each grade will be retained for the three-year course, as far as possible.
Strict selection takes place in subjects for which there is a high demand. Marks achieved in the Grade 9 examinations and some form of aptitude or entrance test written before the end of the year may be used as a basis for selection. A portfolio of work or attendance at a practical session may be required for Dance Studies, Dramatic Arts, Music and Visual Art.
In the Further Education and Training (FET) curriculum, seven subjects must be offered in two languages. isiXhosa will be phased in from 2020 in Grade 10 as an alternative First Additional Language. Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation is compulsory.
Equine Studies, Information Technology, French and German may be offered privately and are facilitated by the school. Advanced Programme Mathematics (A.P. Maths), History and Music may be offered, with conditions attached, at school but outside normal school hours. Additional subjects must be offered from Grade 10 (may not start in Grade 11 or 12).
Pupils with immigrant-status qualify for certain exemptions, depending upon their grade.
Immigrant status may be granted to:
- Pupils who 1st enrolled in a South African school in Grade 7 or higher
- Pupils who have attended schools outside SA for two or more consecutive years after Grade 6 before returning
- A child/dependant of a foreign diplomat accredited in SA
- The pupil must have the relevant documentation from Home Affairs (study permit if a parent is not an SA citizen) and the official documentation from the first school attended in SA
Grades 8 & 9:
Pupils who qualify as “immigrants” must take Afrikaans – and complete all SBAs – but are exempt from having to achieve the 40% pass requirement (must pass English with at least 30% and, if achieving less than 30% in Afrikaans, they must pass ALL their other subjects)
Pupils who qualify as “immigrants” may take another approved language (e.g. French at an external centre) OR another approved school subject (usually History) which is done with teacher-assistance on a self-study basis.