SUBJECT CHOICE PROGRAMME
In Term 2 of Grade 9, students are provided the opportunity to write psychometric tests that are administered by our qualified staff. These tests assist with identifying potential career paths and advised subject choices.
At the end of Term 2 in Grade 9, students are required to choose three elective subjects for the FET Phase. These are the subject specifications according to the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curriculum and examinations that we follow in order to obtain a National Senior Certificate in Grade 12.
During Term 3 of Grade 9, the students only attend lessons in the four compulsory subjects and their chosen 3 elective subjects.
The Importance of Subject Choices
The decision regarding what to study or the type of career path to follow can be a daunting process. The challenge lies in carefully selecting subjects that will compliment, and enable, future career choices.
Marist Brothers Linmeyer offers a wide range of subjects and has adopted a flexible approach to timetabling. Our aim is to give all students the opportunity to study their first choice of subjects. A balanced curriculum with a strong focus on employability and leadership, alongside life balance, encourages the development of much sought-after skills in the world of employment such as adaptability, creativity and self-awareness.
Marist Brothers Linmeyer will work with your child in order to allow for almost any subject combination, providing freedom of choice!
Through this approach we are able to offer an environment that supports each and every student in order for them to be able to achieve their individual best.
All students have access to our School Psychologist and qualified teachers who can assist with identifying students’ strengths and challenges.
“I was supported and encouraged by staff every step of the way when it came to choosing the subjects that were meant specifically for me. Also, being given the option to pick an alternative subject to the ones I have now, gives me a sense of freedom in my subject choice.”
Pula Mduli Grade 10
Grade 10-12 Subject Offering
We offer the following compulsory subjects:
- English (Home Language)
- Afrikaans / IsiZulu (First Additional Language)
- Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy
- Life Orientation
A choice of 3 elective Subjects
- Business Studies
- Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
- Dramatic Arts
- Engineering Graphics and Design (EGAD)
- Information Technology (IT) in 2021
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Visual Arts
8th Subject Options (non-compulsory)
- Advanced Programme English
- Advanced Programme Mathematics