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PRE-SCHOOL (GRADES 000,00 & 0)

Ashton Pre-School focuses on the importance of early childhood development through the medium of work and play. The Grade R curriculum includes aspects of both National and Cambridge curricula in order to prepare our Ashlings for Grade 1.



In this Phase the fundamentals of Literacy and Numeracy are instilled and developed. Homework is given to enable practise of skills. Paired reading is advised. Ashton is a school which measures itself against International standards. Our curriculum includes the International curriculum as from Grade One (Stage One) of the University of Cambridge. We are an accredited centre for the Cambridge International Primary checkpoint examination. As from Grade 3, Cambridge progression tests are provided.



As part of this phase, the students will participate in the Cambridge International Primary Checkpoint Examinations with an exit exam at Grade 6 level. Grade 6 is the last year of this phase. Students have different subjects and teachers. Homework is given and formal examinations written. They are guided to cope with more advanced academic work and greater independence. Percentages are given in reports. At the end of this Phase, they are ready for the Senior Phase.



SENIOR PHASE (Grades 7 – 9)

The academic aspect of schooling is more focused and students are given academic and study skills to maximise their potential for Higher Education. In Grade 8, additional subjects are introduced to enable students to make subject choices as they progress through the Senior College. (Refer overleaf).



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