Holy Rosary School/Academics


Our girls write the Independent Examinations Board’s (IEB) National Senior Certificate Examinations, which are of a consistently high academic standard and which prepare students very effectively to cope with the demands of tertiary education. We implement the prescribed academic curriculum from the IEB.

Grade 8 and 9 - the following subjects are included in the curriculum

  • English (Home Language)

  • Afrikaans (First Additional Language)

  • IsiZulu (First Additional Language)

  • Mathematics

  • Life Orientation (Religious Education, Physical Education)

  • Creative Arts (Visual Art and Music)

  • Accounting

  • Economic and Management Sciences

  • Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences and Life Sciences)

  • Human and Social Sciences (Geography and History)

  • Technology (Food Technology, Computer Technology and Digital Skills)

Grade 10 to 12 subjects



  • English Home Language

  • Life Orientation  


A choice of one of the following       

First Additional Languages:    


  • Afrikaans

  • IsiZulu  

A choice of one of the following: 

  • Mathematics

  • Mathematical Literacy

A choice of three of the following:

  • Accounting

  • Consumer Studies           

  • Geography

  • History

  • Computer Applications Technology

  • Information Technology

  • Life Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

  • Visual Arts

  • Music

Extra-Curricular subjects

These are extra-curricular subjects and are not included in the daily timetable. The lessons follow the necessary requirements as laid out by the IEB.

  • *Further Studies Mathematics (offered from Grade 10). Mathematics: serves to extend the students’ learning beyond the normal Mathematics curriculum and towards more complex mathematical topics. The lessons take place once per week for 1.5 to 2 hours. Extra lessons are held when the necessity arises.

  • *Further Studies English (Offered from Grade 11): this is an extra subject offered by the IEB, and intended for those students who have displayed the ability to cope well with the demands of this subject. It is intended to extend their knowledge and skills, with works of literature which are challenging and stimulating. This course is partly self-studied, with weekly 2 hour lessons after school.

  • Additional languages (studied externally): Holy Rosary makes allowances for additional languages (Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese and Mandarin etc.) to be studied in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The language will count as an ‘eighth’ subject.


The matric curriculum is designed to give our girls the best all-round education to prepare them for tertiary education and for any career they may decide to follow.

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