Academics

Mathews Phosa College

Our academic program is challenging and varied while we offer an innovative yet rigorous academic environment that demands of each individual that they do their best in order to leave school with the best possible marks and skilled for Life. The learners write the National Senior Certificate, which affords excellent opportunities for them to study at a tertiary level, whether locally or abroad, we offer each learner access and exposure to the very latest study materials and sources, embracing learning advancements which will be an indisputable part of adulthood for them, as a school we have taken on a blended approach to teaching without losing the exceptionally high level of academic success that Mathews Phosa College enjoys.

Mathews-Phosa-College-AcademicsThe use of the latest learning and teaching materials, as well as the small class sizes, provides the optimal environment for full engagement in the classroom. Extra lessons and academic support are available for those who require the one-on-one additional help in their academic journey.

Our secret recipe for success in what we do is love and care with large doses of discipline and order.The school is a registered examination center and subscribes to the widely recognized CAPS curriculum. A wide number of subjects in the Science and Commerce fields are offered. These subjects lead to an even more diverse range of careers from Engineering to Chartered Accounting, Law to Entrepreneurship and Medicine.

The school has dominated as the best performing private school in Mpumalanga for a number of consecutive years. So high is the recognition the school is receiving it also has a very rare yet significant Parliamentary commendation for good results. Since 1995 the school has achieved a 100% pass rate with the exception of 1 or 2. The school has a degree access pass of 70% on average meaning that 7 out of every 10 of our learners will pass and qualify for Bachelors’ degree study. A very effective educator – pupil ratio of 1: 17 enhances contact time between the educator and pupils boosting academic delivery greatly.

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The following subjects are offered in the school and provide a conducive environment and understanding for our learners and entail them to be well prepared for the tertiary level:

Compulsory Subjects:

  • 3 Official languages (Home language, Language of learning and teaching (English), Additional Language)
  • Mathematics/ Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Fundamental Subjects that students can choose from:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Studies