Senior College

In the Senior College, your child has the choice to follow either the IEB or the CAIE curriculum. As your child progresses, we guide them through their subject and curriculum choices so that every child is carefully positioned to fulfil their potential. In an academically and extramurally stimulating environment, our students thrive as they prepare to confidently establish themselves in an exciting and ever-changing world.

The academic standard has been a continued marvel, despite Covid, with both our IEB and international CAIE – IGCSE, AS and A Level results reaching new academic records year on year.

“Excellence Belongs to The Zealous” – is our motto…and this echoes through every platform of our Senior College.

Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” ~ Proverbs 3:6

MS L FELIX
Executive Principal

What Makes Ashton Uniquely Different

‘Two Worlds in One’
On entering the Senior College at Ashton International College, Form 1 (Grade 8) students are introduced to our ‘Two Worlds in One’ academic programme, the IEB (Independent Examination Board) and the International CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) Curricula.

Unlike other High School programmes, we at Ashton allow our students to select both their curriculum and subject choices at the end of their Form 1 (Grade 8) year. The students who have achieved an adequate average may select the CAIE curricula and write their international matric at IGCSE level at the end of their Form 3 year (Grade 10), while offering the IEB to all other students opting to write the South African IEB National Senior Certificate.

The beauty is in the detail, as this means that our Form 1 students, on selection of their subject choice and curricula, reduce their current 14 subject load to 7 in their Form 2 (Grade 9) year. This has proven to be greatly beneficial as we provide further guidance in various careers and their decisions on the various options for tertiary study. This also allows students the time and energy to embrace all the facets of school life by being involved in sports, culture and clubs (of which there are many) on offer.

CAIE

CAIE is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications.

Our Senior College offers two stages: Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), from Form 2 to Form 3, and Cambridge Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary, from Form 4 to Form 5.

CAIE Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Life Orientation
  • Integrated computer Technology
  • Afrikaans
  • History
  • Physical Science
  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Computer Science

IEB

IEB is an assessment body accredited by Umalusi, the South African statutory body responsible for quality assurance for school and adult assessments. The IEB offers external assessment in accordance with legislation and Umalusi directives for schools registered with it. quil, nurturing environment.

IEB Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Physical Science
  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Geography
  • Life Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Life Orientation

Senior Academics

Two Worlds in One