GRADE 8 AND GRADE 9
Life Orientation (Guidance/Physical Education)
Arts and Culture (Art/Drama/Music)
GRADE 10 – 12
All girls do 7 subjects:
• 2 languages
• Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
• Life Orientation CHOICE SUBJECTS:
• AP Mathematics (by invitation)
• Business Studies
• Computer Applications Technology(CAT)
• Consumer Studies
• Life Sciences
• Physical Sciences
• Visual Arts
AFRIKAANS – EERSTE ADDISIONELE TAAL
Taal is sentraal in ons lewens. Ons kummunikeer en verstaan ons wêreld deur taal. Taal vorm dus ons identiteit en ons kennis
In computer Literacy we follow the IT Schools Curriculum. All the lessons & exercises are online and the pupils work through the lessons, with the teacher facilitating as they progress through the module. Upon completion of the module, an online exam is written. If the learner passes the module they are given a certificate. This certificate is issued by SkillsHouse in conjunction with IT School Innovation, and has accreditation by the ISETT SETA.
ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
In Grade 8 and 9, EMS is a compulsory subject, therefore the syllabus incorporates a wide range of Economics, Business, Accounting and Finance. It is the aim at St Dominic’s to relate the learning material to current affairs, making the subject relevant and interesting for the girls. Great emphasis is placed on the Accounting portion of the syllabus to better equip those learners who intend taking Accounting as a subject in Grade 10, 11 and 12.
English at St Dominic’s is a dynamic, eclectic mix of educational experiences both in the classroom and in inter-school, provincial or national activities.
Geography in Grade 10 – 12 provides an interesting and diverse subject choice. Geography can be divided into both a scientific component e.g. climatology and geomorphology and a human component e.g. settlements and population studies. This is reflected in the course content in Grade 10, 11 and 12.
After school Geography provides many career opportunities as well as being recognised as an important subject should you wish to follow a B.A. or BSc. Degree.
History is the study of change and development in society over time. It draws on archaeology, palaeontology, genetics and oral history. Through the investigation of the past, history enables us to understand and evaluate how past human action impacts on the present and influences the future. Studying history helps people to make informed choices in order to contribute constructively to society. It furthermore teaches people that they have choices, and that their choices can change the world.
HUMAN & SOCIAL SCIENCES
It has been said that a knowledge of History and Geography implies a knowledge of all things because History puts everything into time and Geography puts everything into place. Taking this into consideration – Human Social Sciences equips the learner with a greater understanding of the world around them and their place in it.
The National Curriculum Statement defines Life Orientation thus:
“Life Orientation is the study of self in relation to others and to society. It applies a holistic approach. It is concerned with the personal, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, motor and physical growth and development of learners and the way in which these dimensions are interrelated and expressed in life.”
LIFE SCIENCES – GR 10,11,12
The study of various aspects of the living world around us. Life Sciences is a popular choice amongst St Dominic’s learners and there are usually 2 classes per grade. The IEB syllabus content is followed and learners are taught practical skills.
‘Mathematical Literacy provides learners with an awareness and understanding of the role that mathematics plays in the modern world. Mathematical Literacy is a subject driven by life-related applications of mathematics. It enables learners to develop the ability and confidence to think numerically and spatially in order to interpret and critically analyze everyday situations and to solve problems’.
Mathematics is an essential element in the curriculum of any learner who intends to pursue a career in the physical, mathematical, computer, life, earth, space and environmental sciences or in technology. Mathematics also plays an important role in the economic, management and social sciences.
Albert Einstein said:
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AT ST DOMINIC’S
Our Dominican motto “Veritas” remains central to all our teaching and informs our approach to education to enable the School to be permeated by the Christian Spirit. Christ is our teaching centre and model for all we do.
Technology is the use of knowledge, skills and resources to meet people’s needs and wants by developing practical solutions to problems, taking social and environmental factors into consideration