ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS AT EPWORTH HIGH SCHOOL

At Epworth School academics take centre stage, focusing on critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, self-expression and inquiry. Our academic programme, which is examination driven, comprises an extensive range of subjects, accommodating pupils with wide-ranging abilities and interests. Three classes per grade, with 22 to 25 pupils per class, ensure that each pupil receives special, personalised attention and is able to interact meaningfully with her peers.

Technology is integrated into the teaching day. We believe the use of electronic devices and digital platforms are critical in teaching and learning but that their use should be integrated with balance in mind. We require all pupils enrolling at Epworth to have a laptop that meets our specifications or to purchase one from the school.

Our pupils write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate examinations in Grade 12. We are proud to consistently achieve a 100% pass rate. Every year, we exceed the IEB percentage for entrance into university and celebrate pupils who achieve subject results in the top one percent of all IEB candidates.
A structured academic support programme operates outside of school time. It stretches our top pupils and offers support to those requiring additional assistance.

In order to track academic progress and to ensure we keep abreast of standards and developments, our pupils participate in regular national and international benchmarking tests. We also encourage and facilitate annual participation in various Olympiads and competitions.

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SUBJECTS ON OFFER FOR GRADES 8 & 9

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans
  • Art
  • Drama
  • English
  • Entrepreneurism
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • IsiZulu
  • IT (coding & keyboard skills)
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education

SUBJECTS ON OFFER FROM GRADES 10 - 12

Compulsory subjects include Afrikaans or IsiZulu, English, Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation.
Elective subjects (pupils are required to choose three):

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Consumer Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual Arts
  • German (user paid)
  • Music

We also offer two extension courses for Grade 12s: Advanced Programme Mathematics and English.
Pupils receive a separate certificate from the IEB for these subjects.

IEB MATRIC RESULTS

The Epworth class of 2021 produced an outstanding set of IEB National Senior Certificate results. They met or improved upon the majority of their trials results and portfolio marks. Once again, Epworth pupils achieved 100% pass rate. Other impressive highlights include:

  • 83,4% of all papers written at Epworth were graded at 60% or above
  • 50 pupils achieved a least one distinction; 148 distinctions in total
  • Epworth Dux, Faye Crawford, achieved 8 subject distinctions with an overall aggregate of 92%
  • Megan Williams, with 7 subject distinctions, achieved within the top 5% in 5 subjects and made the IEB Commendable Achievements list
  • Faye achieved in the top 1% for English, History and Life Orientation. Megan placed in the top 1% for Accounting and Life Orientation. Lizanne Conradie, Alida Esterhuizen and Anke Roux were in the top 1% for Afrikaans

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