Senior Phase

Promotion Requirements

English: 50%
Afrikaans: 40%
Maths: 40%
Any other three subjects: 40%
Any other two subjects: 30%

In this phase learners are provided with opportunities to acquire, develop and apply a range of more advanced knowledge, understanding and skills. The curriculum for the Senior Phase is transitional, to inform choice and enable independence on the part of the learner.

This phase bridges the gap between consolidation and extension at the Intermediate Phase and is preparatory for the choices required in the FET phase (grades 10-12).

The subjects offered are English (Home Language), Afrikaans (First Additional Language), Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology, Economic Management Sciences, Life Orientation and Creative Arts. All content and assessments are CAPS compliant and Grade 9 learners write Annual Provincial and National Assessments in English and Mathematics with exceptional results.

Leaders are chosen in Grade 7 after a strict selection process in grade 6. This prestigious achievement, particularly for the incoming head boy and head girl, is announced at the annual Honours Evening in Term 4.

On entering Grade 8 learners attend an Orientation Camp to familiarise themselves with High School procedures. This is great fun and with each grade 8 learner being mentored by a matric and it serves to make all learners feel part of the Fields Family.

In Term 1 the Grade 9’s attend a leadership camp, to develop and identify leadership potential.

In keeping with our motto “Excellence in all Fields” the learners are developed holistically by  being encouraged to participate in all fields such as sports, culture and academics.

In the Senior Phase sports such as Athletics, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Cricket, Swimming, Chess and Soccer are offered. Many of our young Chess players have achieved outstanding results.

Culturally the learners are encouraged to participate in Inter House and Inter School Public Speaking and Debating Competitions. We also offer Drama for the budding actors and actresses.

Learners also participate in the Institute of Africa challenge and various writing competitions, where they have done exceptionally well. Many of their poems have been published and they have won amazing prizes. Good artistic talent is also developed in the form of making and drawing pictures for various competitions. Our learners have produced exceptional works of art.

Academically our learners participate in the Annual Spelling Bee where the best speller is awarded a trophy at Honour’s Evening. Olympiads such as Mathematics, Natural Sciences and General Knowledge are written every year. Learners compete in the Science Expo and Astro Quiz Competitions. Some of our learners have also achieved outstanding results in the Science Expo.

Various exercises are undertaken to enhance the learning experience. Extra Mathematics classes and Advanced Mathematics are offered in the afternoons and on Saturdays to improve the quality of Mathematical skills.

Learners are optimally prepared in the Senior Phase for the Annual National and Provincial Assessments by reviewing old examination papers and using the Department Workbooks supplied and to date, our results are exceptional.