Midway through the Grade 9 year, an intensive guidance program is initiated to ensure that our Grade 9 students are able to make well researched and sound decisions with respect to the subjects they will study further in the Senior Phase – Grade 10 to Grade 12.
This guidance program includes:
- Psychometric and career testing
- Investigative research in life orientation for career choice
- Parents information evening
- Visits and information evenings from various South African colleges & universities
The Senior Phase of the Senior College incorporates the Grade 10, 11 and 12 years. In each subject, these three years critically assimilate content and skill so that the student is sufficiently prepared to write and pass their National Senior Certificate Exam (Matric). At Woodlands International College, though, we strive to ensure that each and every one of our students does more than merely pass Matric. The underlying philosophy of our approach is to ensure that each and every one of our Matrics performs at a level that allows him or her to be accepted into the tertiary studies of their choosing. It does not stop there though. We take great pride in the fact that our students not only get accepted into leading colleges and universities both in South Africa and abroad, but that they achieve at the highest level in these institutions. At Woodlands International College, we prepare our students to not merely sit and pass an exam – we prepare them for life beyond Matric, for success as a global citizen of an ever shrinking world.
A diverse curriculum is offered for the IEB-FET Phase, culminating in the final Matriculation examination and National Senior Certificate. The standard requirement for the IEB National Senior Certificate is seven subjects, with students making a further election from additional offered subjects:
Core Subjects (four)
- English (home language)
- Afrikaans (first additional language)
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- Life Orientation
Elective Subjects (three)
- Advanced Programme English*
- Advanced Programme Mathematics*
- Business Studies
- Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
- Dramatic Arts
- Information Technology (IT)
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Visual Arts
*Advanced Programme English and Advanced Programme Mathematics are not part of the three electives. They do not get taught during the academic day but are selected as extra subjects over and above the three elective subjects and are taught after school.