Courses on Offer at The Academy Hout Bay

The Academy Hout Bay is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education, we offer the Cambridge Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary and Advanced programmes. Cambridge International programmes inspire students to love learning, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world.  

International Middle Years Programme

Grades 8 and 9

 
The Middle Years provide the foundation for success for IGCSE and A Level and indeed life after school. The curriculum is based on the concepts of Project Based and Experiential Learning, inspired by Maria Montessori’s Erdkinder ideals but assessed using clear academic Learning Objectives and Success Criteria from Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme . 

The elements of the curriculum include:

  • Language, Literacy and Communication (including Modern Foreign Languages)
  • Numeracy
  • Science and Scientific Method
  • Humanity and Society
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Creativity and the Arts
  • Character Education

IGCSE (Grade 10 and 11)
7 SUBJECTS
Highlighted subjects are compulsory
Choose ONE subject from each row

 
1 English First Language
2 English Literature*
3 Afrikaans Second Language

Spanish Second Language

4

Mathematics Extended
* Required for most University courses.
* Required for AS Chemistry, Physics, Business and Computer Studies at AS Level

 
OPTIONS
5 Biology History
6 Physics Geography
7 Chemistry

Environmental
Management

8

Computer Studies

Business Studies
9 Art and Design

* A minimum C grade is required for Matric Exemption and to continue ANY subject into AS Level. A minimum B grade is required to continue MATHS, CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS into AS Level 

* English literature is required in Grade 10 but can be discontinued in Grade 11 after a discussion with the tutor.

AS Level (Grade 12)
4 OR 5 SUBJECTS
Highlighted subjects are compulsory
(Min IGCSE Grade of “B” required to continue Maths, Chemistry or Physics into AS Level; a min IGCSE Grade of "C" required for all other subjects).
Choose ONE subject from each row

 
1 English First Language
2 English Literature* (Only as a 5th subject choice)
3 Afrikaans Second Language

Spanish Second Language

4

Mathematics

5 Biology History
6 Physics Geography
7 Chemistry

Environmental
Management

8

Computer Studies

Business Studies
9 Art and Design
A minimum “C” grade for IGCSE Mathematics is required if a student wishes to offer AS Level Business for Matric Exemption. A minimum of 3 students for a subject is required to offer the subject at AS Level

A Levels (Grade 13 / Post Matric)

A Levels are offered for UK and European University Entrance Requirements on request.

*A minimum of 3 students for a subject is required to offer the subject at A Level

Notes:

  • English First Language, Maths and MFL option are compulsory at IGCSE Level.
  • IGCSE MFL may be offered for University entrance at IGCSE Level only if passed with a C symbol.
  • IGCSE Mathematics at a minimum C grade is required for AS Business and AS Physics
  • Students who wish to take AS Level Physics / Chemistry should be able to cope with AS Level Mathematics for Matric.

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How do you achieve Matric Exemption?

Matric Exemption is achieved through a combination of GCSE and AS levels. Particular subjects are needed, the requirements can seem complicated – but we can explain them clearly.