The High School

Grades 8 to 12


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A scholar’s High School career starts in Grade 8 at Hermannsburg, a year which continues the work begun in Grade 7 as part of the Senior Phase. Certain subjects are semesterised, with summative examinations in June, in order to cover the work more effectively - this has found favour with teachers, scholars and parents. With the end of Grade 9 comes the end of the Senior Phase, and choices have to be made.

The stairway with computer centre at top
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In Grade 10, scholars start the Further Education & Training (FET) phase. For this phase they must choose a minimum of seven subjects while still in Grade 9, which they will pursue to matriculation at the end of Grade 12. Hermannsburg is committed to preparing all Grade 9 scholars for the FET phase and then for completing their Grade 12 year successfully, ending with the IEB NSC examinations.

The school quadrangle
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The High School has a well-stocked library, modern computer centre, well-equipped science laboratories and a dedicated art classroom, among other classrooms nestled around the quadrangle. Classrooms are fitted with the necessary audio-visual equipment and Internet access is available throughout the school buildings. Every morning starts with a devotion in the School Chapel.

See also: School Curriculum