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Kimberley Girls’ High is an academic school and academics are our first priority. Our results consistently reflect the high academic standards that the school seeks to maintain and over the past 10 years our matric results have placed the school amongst the Top Three schools in the district. On three occasions the school has been the Top school in the Northern Cape Province.

The school has a staff of well-qualified, dedicated teachers and it is the policy in the school to use experts in the lower grades. The school operates on a 9-day cycle. Standardised Tests are written on Wednesdays.


MATRIC RESULTS 2015

Congratulations to the Matrics of 2015

PER LABORES AD HONORES

  • TOP SCHOOL IN THE FRANCES BAARD REGION
  • SECOND IN THE NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE
  • 119 CANDIDATES
  • 100% pass rate
  • 106 University Entrance Passes
  • 11 Diploma Passes
  • 2 Higher Certificate Pass
  • ONLY SCHOOL IN FRANCES BAARD TO HAVE 100% PASS RATE FOR PAST EIGHT YEARS
  • Well done on your A Aggregates
  • FIVE GIRLS IN THE TOP 20

CONTINUING OUR PROUD TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE BY EDUCATING WOMEN FOR THE FUTURE


GHS Achievements
  • Named amongst Allan Gray's "Circle of Excellence" 100 schools in South Africa since 2010.
  • On three occasions Top Academic School in the Northern Cape Province including 2013 & 2014

Subjects offered

The GET curriculum for Grades 8 & 9 embraces 8 learning areas:-

  • Language (English & Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Human Social Sciences
  • Economic Management Science
  • Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Life Orientation

The FET curriculum for Grades 10 & 11 offers the following learning areas at Girls' High:-

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans: First Additional Language
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Tourism

Religious Education is held once a week where ministers from different denominations take their groups.

Computer Literacy and Library are built into the GET curriculum. In Grades 8-10 two periods per cycle are allocated to a ‘Readers are Leaders’ computer programme, which is designed to improve english reading and comprehension skills.


 Academic Enrichment Opportunities
  • Banango Traders, a business simulation game, designed and presented by the Johannesburg School of Finance is experienced by learners at a junior and senior level.
  • Science Festival in Grahamstown
  • National Schools Festival of English in Grahamstown
  • Science Expo
  • Science Quiz
  • English Festival in Bloemfontein
  • Geography and History Excursions
  • Olympiads – English, Afrikaans, Maths, Science, Biology, World Knowledge etc.
  • Model UN Debating

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