Future Leaders: An Insight into Curro Schools’ Comprehensive Curricula

Curro Schools in South Africa are well-acclaimed for their commitment to providing quality education that not only focuses on academic excellence but also on developing well-rounded citizens. Through specialized subjects and an enhanced curriculum, Curro Schools prepare learners for various end-of-school examination options. This article outlines the diverse curricula offered by Curro Schools, ensuring that every child’s educational needs are met.

IEB (Independent Examinations Board)

One of the examination options at Curro Schools and several Curro Select Schools is the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). Following the CAPS curriculum, Curro has enhanced the learning experience to equip learners with skills to tackle the IEB examinations. The IEB examination, known for its challenging questions, aims to prepare students for the rigors of tertiary education. This curriculum provides an excellent foundation for learners who seek to pursue higher education at renowned institutions.

For more information, visit the IEB website.

NSC (National Senior Certificate)

Curro Academy Schools and Meridian Schools have an enhanced curriculum that prepares learners for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Curro emphasizes technological integration and specialized subjects such as Information Technology. With the NSC, Curro ensures that students are not just academically prepared but are also abreast with the necessary skills for the 21st century.

Learn more about the CAPS curriculum at the Department of Basic Education’s website.

NCV (National Certificate Vocational)

Curro’s private college campuses present an alternative career-focused matric for learners with a Grade 9 pass through the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) programmes. The NCV programmes allow learners to specialize early on, focusing on their chosen field and acquiring workplace-ready skills. Instead of the conventional Grades 10 to 12, students complete NCV Level 2, 3, and 4, receiving accredited certificates at each level.

Cambridge Assessment International Education

For a more global approach, Curro Select Schools, including Cooper College and Windhoek Gymnasium in Namibia, offer the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum. This curriculum comprises four stages, emphasizing English, Mathematics, and Science. The AS level is completed at the end of year 12, while the A level is completed after ‘matric’, equivalent to a first-year course at Cambridge University. The Cambridge curriculum prepares learners to be competitive on an international scale.

Discover more through informative infographics about the Cambridge curriculum.

Preschool Program: Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs)

Starting early, Curro’s preschool program focuses on the holistic development of children. The Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) concentrates on various development areas including identity and belonging, physical well-being, communication, creativity, mathematics, and learning about the world. Through play and creativity, guided by qualified educators, children engage in activities that support their development at their own pace.

To discover more about how ELDAs work to provide quality preschool education, view this infographic.

Curro Schools provide a plethora of curriculum options catering to the diverse needs and aspirations of learners. From the challenging IEB, the comprehensive NSC, the career-focused NCV, the international Cambridge curriculum, to the nurturing preschool program, Curro is dedicated to equipping the future leaders with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. This commitment makes Curro Schools an ideal choice for parents seeking quality education for their children.