The Curriculum

The School Curriculum aims to produce learners that are able to:

  • identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking;
  • work effectively as individuals and with others as members of a team;
  • organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively;
  • collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information;
  • communicate effectively

The General Education and Training (GET) Level: Grades 8 and 9

Our assessment programme is structured and varied. All learners in these grades are required to receive tuition in the below nine learning areas:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans/isiZulu First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science (Life and Physical Sciences)
  • Human and Social Studies (Geography and History)
  • Economic Management Sciences (Accounting and Economics)
  • Arts and Culture (Dramatic and Visual Arts)
  • Life Orientation
  • Technology (Engineering Graphics & Design and Computer Literacy)

In addition to these subject areas, boys have Physical Education and Media Science lessons in Grade 8.

Further Education and Training (FET) Level: Grades 10 to 12

Learners are required to do at least seven subjects to obtain their school-leaving certificates. We try to give our learners as much choice as possible, so that they are able to explore their individual academic interests.

The subjects offered at Maritzburg College are as follows:

  • English (Home Language)
  • Afrikaans (First Additional Language)
  • isiZulu (First Additional Language)
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Geography
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • CAT (Computer Applications Technology)
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • AP Maths