RUNDLE PREPARATORY

Education Level: Primary

The Preparatory School offers education for children aged 5 to 12 years from Grades 0 – 6. The curriculum provides excellent preparation for Secondary Education. Students follow a set curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, 2nd Language (Afrikaans/French), Art, Themes (which embraces elements such as History, Geography etc.) and Physical Education. These subjects develop each learner’s unique potential; they help to flame their passion for learning and they support the holistic development of the child. The curriculum is designed to focus on intellectual enrichment, skills acquisition and social development. Tests will reflect the progression of the child’s ability through Primary Education and learners are awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the syllabus. Selected excursions and activities form an integral part of the curriculum, expanding on the extended commitment to experiential learning.

Education Level: Cambridge Secondary 1

Rundle College offers Cambridge International Education (CIE) for children aged 11 to 15. This is International Middle School, the equivalent of Grades 7 – 9 in South Africa. Cambridge Secondary 1 develops learners’ skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science, focusing on the Checkpoint (CP) 1 – 3 syllabi. The course is designed to provide candidates with a broad knowledge base and lifelong skills. Students follow a set curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, 2nd Language (Afrikaans/French), Art and Themes. The Themes comprise a number of subjects and topics, giving the child a broad-based knowledge that includes relevant and contemporary subject matter, enthusing interest and allowing the student to select an appropriate set of subjects for the next phase of their education. Selected excursions and activities form an integral part of the curriculum, expanding on experiential learning.

 

Education Level: Cambridge Secondary 2

The Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is designed for learners 14 to 17 years of age, the equivalent of Grades 10 and 11 in South Africa. The curriculum comprises a minimum 7 subjects at Rundle College. At IGCSE level there are 3 compulsory subjects, as follows:

English;

2nd Language (Afrikaans or French); Note: English 2nd Language is an option for foreign students;

Mathematics (Extended or Core).

The remaining 4 subjects can be selected from the subject options available at Rundle College (see available options listed below). The curriculum is designed to develop vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, communication skills, initiative, critical thinking skills and teamwork. Some subjects have a coursework component and these are independently assessed and contribute to the final assessment grade.  All subjects are assessed during the course and progress reports give vital feedback to the parents and students on their growth and development. All subjects are finally assessed when the students write the external Cambridge International IGCSE Examinations, normally in the October/ November examination sitting for South African based students, but also in the May/June examination sitting for selected students and perhaps those wishing to improve a previous result.  Designated excursions and other activities form an integral part of the curriculum, so expanding on experiential learning and such endeavours are included into the curriculum.

The following subjects are offered for IGCSE students:

English

Mathematics/Core Mathematics

Afrikaans or French

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Business

Economics

Environmental Management

Geography

Accounting

Art and Design

Travel and Tourism

Design & Technology

*Other

Note: Subject offerings may be revised at the sole discretion of Rundle College

 

Education Level: Cambridge Advanced

Cambridge AS Level

The Cambridge Advanced curriculum is designed for learners between 16 and 19 years of age. AS Level is the equivalent of Grade 12 (matric) in South Africa. AS Level should compromise a minimum 6 subjects to achieve maximum points for university acceptance in South Africa. The syllabus develops a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills. A combination of subjects is offered to equip students with either university exemption or matric options. These can comprise a combination of IGCSE and AS level subjects. Each university has its own requirements and it is recommended that students seek confirmation from their selected university prior to choosing subjects. All subjects are finally assessed by external Cambridge International Examinations that are normally written by South African based students in the October/ November examination sittings. Students are able to write external Cambridge International AS Level Examinations in the May/June sitting and this sitting also allows students to rewrite a subject to improve a previous result.  

The following subjects are offered for AS Level students:

English

Mathematics

Afrikaans or French

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Business

Economics

Environmental Management

Geography

Accounting

Art and Design

Travel and Tourism

Design & Technology

*Other

Note: Subject offerings may be revised at the sole discretion of Rundle College

Education Level: Cambridge Advanced

Cambridge A-Level

Internationally recognised Cambridge A-Level is a qualification which allows students the freedom to increase their knowledge and understanding of specific subjects. A combination of Cambridge A-Level subjects supports those students who wish to study further and enter into a university either locally or abroad. A Cambridge International A Level qualification is accepted by universities in most countries of the world. For those students intending to study locally the benefit of Cambridge A-levels is enormous and A-Level subjects will greatly support a university application. It is a general requirement for international universities that a number of A-Level subjects be taken in order to enter into specific fields of study. This is particularly relevant to universities in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  

The following subjects are offered:

English

Mathematics

Afrikaans

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Business

Economics

Art and Design

*Other

Note 1: Rundle College has hosted several foreign language students and languages such as French, German and Spanish have been accommodated, but not as part of the standard school offering.

Note 2: Subject offerings may be revised at the sole discretion of Rundle College

RUNDLE COLLEGE

Rundle College is registered with WCED.

Rundle College is a registered Cambridge High School.

Rundle College is a registered Cambridge Preparatory School.

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