Academics

A Pillar of Knowledge

Our rigorous academic programs ensure that all learners are equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to become effective and influential members of our society. Our holistic approach recognizes the roles of all stakeholders in the academic journey; learners, parents and staff to ensure that Wynberg learners are fully supported to achieve academic excellence.

Academically Wynberg caters for learners in two phases

All students in the GET phase follow a course which lays a broad foundation for more detailed study encountered in the FET course.

GET subjects offered at Wynberg:

Grade 8 and Grade 9
• English Home Language
• Afrikaans or isiXhosa (First Additional Language)
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
• Social Sciences (History and Geography)
• Technology
• Creative Arts (Drama, Music, Art and Dance)
• Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) – an introduction to Accounting, Economics and Business Studies

Grade 10 is the first year of a three year National Senior Certificate course, with the following high credit subjects which count toward university entrance on offer:

The four core (compulsory) subjects:
• Home Language – English
• First Additional Language – Afrikaans or isiXhosa
• Mathematics
• Life Orientation

Students are required to choose three or four more elective subjects:
• Accounting
• Economics
• Engineering Graphics & Design (EGD)
• Geography
• History
• Information Technology
• Life Sciences
• Music
• Physical Sciences
• Visual Arts
• Electronics
• Construction

Our students now have the chance to take a fourth elective subject in Grade 10. There are major benefits to this:

• Boys who struggle with Mathematics can now have double the amount of teaching time on the subject.
• Those who cannot decide between two subjects, e.g. History and Geography, may do both in Grade 10.
• The additional subject can be dropped after the mid-year examinations in Grade 10, or at the end of Grade 10.
• Study periods can be used by the students to focus on different areas of the curriculum as and when required.

Students who do not choose a fourth elective subject must choose one of the following

• Support Mathematics
• Study Period

By special arrangement Advanced Programme Mathematics and Advanced Programme English are available to qualifying students outside of the normal school timetable. Qualifying immigrant students may arrange to substitute another subject for the compulsory additional South African languages.

Discover your potential

Wynberg Boys’ High School is committed to exceptional education, academic innovation and discovering the potential in each and every learner. Our modern facilities, expansive opportunities and tradition rich values ensure that each learner is primed to unlock his potential, ensuring that he goes on to become an exceptional member of our society.