Curriculum

Foundation Phase

The curriculum at the Auckland Park Academy of Excellence is based on the CAPS curriculum (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements). During the first phase the school creates an environment that is ideal for the development of the basic skills in the key learning areas that form the foundations of learning. A strong emphasis is placed on skills that will be needed in their future education. This includes Languages (English/Afrikaans), Mathematics and Life Skills. Independent thought is encouraged and learners are extended through a range of activities that cater for the needs of different learning styles.

Intermediate Phase

In the second phase, the Foundation phase focus is on the acquiring of knowledge, values, attitudes and skills. Learner education is hands on and holistic. Our educators believe firmly in working at the pace of the class whilst encouraging critical and creative thinking.

The five key learning areas are:

  • Languages
    • English [Home Language]
    • Afrikaans [First Additional Language]
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Orientation / Physical Education

Senior Phase

The following subjects are offered in the Senior Phase:

  • English (H/L)
  • Afrikaans( FAL)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Life Orientation

FET Phase

The following subject choice groups are available for study in the FET Phase:

Group A Group B
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Physical Science
  • Life Sciences
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Physical Science
  • Accountancy
Group C Group D
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Accountancy

Islamic Curriculum

The Islamic curriculum at APAX is integrated into the school day with a full range of islamiat subjects, the core of which is prescribed by the Jamiatul Ulama SA(Fordsburg).

The Islamiat subjects are:

  • Quraan
  • Hifz
  • Duas
  • Arabic
  • Hadeeth
  • Islamic History
  • Aqaaid
  • Fiqh
  • Akhlaaq

Hifz Program

APAX offers learners the opportunity to memorise the Holy Quraan under the guidance of a dedicated Hifz educator. Classes are integrated into the school programme and continues after school until 16h40.

Educators

Our educators at APAX have been carefully selected for their expertise and qualifications in their relevant fields of expertise. They are individuals who are passionate about creating an active environment in which every child is given an opportunity to realise their potential.

Tours and Excursions

Excursions have educational value, and are considered to be an important feature in the school’s wider extra-curricular programme. Sports tours motivate players and stimulate improvement in our sport. Cultural tours enrich the curricular programme. Both types of tours have valuable social benefits and promote school spirit.