St Dominic's Priory School

School Subjects

Learning areas in the General Education and Training band (GET: Grades 7, 8 and 9):

There are 8 learning areas:

Learning areas in the General Education and Training band (GET: Grades 8 and 9):

There are 8 learning areas:

1.      Languages

English Home Language

Afrikaans First Additional Language  OR IsiXhosa First Additional Languag 


3. Natural Sciences

Life Sciences (Biology) and Physical Sciences

4.Social Sciences

History and Geography


Computer Literacy and Technology

6.Economic and Management Sciences

Business Studies and Accounting

7. Creative Arts

A programme of Music, Visual Arts and Drama education

8. Life Orientation

Religious Education and Life Orientation

Subject choice

in the Further Education and Training band (FET: Grade 10, 11 and 12):

At least seven subjects must be taken.

Compulsory (Core Subjects)

1. English Home Language

2.     Afrikaans First Additional Language    OR    IsiXhosa First Additional Language

3.Mathematics    OR     Mathematical Literacy

4.Life Orientation which incorporates Religious Education

Electives (chose one from each row)

5.Physical Sciences  /  Business Studies  /  History / Design

6.    Life Sciences  /  Geography    /  Engineering Graphics and Design

7.    Computer Applications Technology  /  Information Technology   /  Life Sciences / History / Music

Other Subjects

Pupils wishing to do extra subjects (French, Drama, etc.) and whose parents are able to provide private tuition in these subjects according to IEB requirements may be enrolled for their National Senior Certificate examination in these subjects through the school.  The subject will reflect on their matric Certificate.

NOTE:  A number of pupils have also taken Dramatic Arts as a Matric Subject, even though they attend private Drama Schools in the area.  We have also accommodated inter alia French or Spanish in the past.

The subjects and groupings we offer lead to an ACADEMIC MATRIC with a wide choice of career paths available to our school leavers in the following fields:

Natural, Information and Mathematical Sciences:  Health Sciences  /  Earth & Life Sciences / Engineering  / Information Science, etc.

Business and Finance:  Accounting  /  Management  /  Human Resources  /  Marketing,  etc.

Humanities:  Journalism  /  Media  /  Law  /  Education  /  Development Studies, etc.


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