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Academic Pillar

Developing learners to the highest standards of integrity and academic excellence

Wynberg Girls’ High School follows the CAPS Curriculum (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) which leads to the National Senior Certificate. The maximum class size is 30 although some classes are considerably smaller, particularly in the senior grades where there is a wide choice of subjects.

Grade 8 & 9 Academic Subjects

General Education and Training Band

English Home Language

Natural Sciences

EMS (Economic and Management Sciences)

Afrikaans or isiXhosa

Life Orientation



French (Second Language)

Digital Media Technology

Social Sciences (Geography and History)

Creative Arts (Drama and Art, Dance or Music)

All learners in Grades 8 and 9 take Digital Media Technologies and some take French as a second additional language, while others take a general enrichment course.

Grade 10, 11 & 12 Academic Subjects

Further Education and Training Band

English Home Language

Afrikaans or isiXhosa

Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy

Life Orientation

Three elective subjects chosen from the following list according to school timetable groups:

Physical Sciences


Visual Arts

Life Sciences


CAT (Computer Applications Technology)


Dance Studies


Consumer Studies

Some learners choose to take an extra subject either at school or through another institution
– extra subjects can be discussed with our Academic Counsellor.

Academic Facilities

The school is rich in technology and it has Wi-Fi internet access throughout, thus allowing
teachers to incorporate the use of electronic devices in lessons and adding an exciting
dimension to learning at Wynberg. Teachers and learners in each class connect via a
Google Classroom group where resources and messages can be posted by
the teacher and where learners can ask questions.

Enrichment Opportunities

Cambridge University AS Levels courses in English and History: We are unique in offering these courses in Grade 11 and learners are selected at the end of Grade 10.

Advanced Programme Mathematics: Learners in Grades 9 to 12 may take Advanced Programme Mathematics as an extra subject. Lessons are taught in the afternoons at school by our teachers under the auspices of the AdMaths organisation.

French Second Additional Language: This optional course runs in the Grade 8 and 9 years and 30 learners are accepted to study French.

Olympiads & Quizzes: WGHS learners enter olympiads and competitions in a range of subjects such as Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Accounting and Consumer Studies. We also enter various quizzes covering both general knowledge and current affairs.

Teaching Staff

Teachers are well-qualified subject specialists who are passionate about their subjects and who engage in continuous professional development in order to keep abreast of the latest developments in their subjects as well as in education in the wider sense.

Learner Development

While passing examinations well is important, we also believe in preparing our learners for tertiary studies and for adult life in general. The best aspects of traditional teaching methods are combined with discussions, independent research and group work in order for our learners to develop essential life skills.


We have an Academic Support programme which takes place three times a week. The support is offered by specially selected senior learners and is supervised by a teacher. We also offer extra classes in Languages and Mathematics (and other subjects in the senior grades) by teachers of the subject.