STUDY ROUTES

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STUDY ROUTES

A simple, but comprehensive learning process to get you the best results.

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Green Route

Blue Route

Brown Route

Students choose their Study Route depending on what their requirements are for their tertiary studies. Each Study Route has a different combination of requirements according to the different outcomes. These are set according to the requirements specified by the SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) and Universities South Africa (USAf).

Grade 8 and 9 students will start with the Mid Year Program before they choose their Study Route.

Students choose their Study Route depending on what their requirements are for their tertiary studies. Each Study Route has a different combination of requirements according to the different outcomes. These are set according to the requirements specified by the SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) and Universities South Africa (USAf).

Grade 8 and 9 students will start with the Mid Year Program before they choose their Study Route.

Bridge Programme

The Mid Year program is a bridging year for grade 8 and 9’s where students prepare to start their IG subject courses. The program focuses mainly on English, Maths and Science subjects but also introduces them to a range of other subjects in order that they can be better equipped to choose for the next phase. After the Mid-Year program, the students will start their Study Route.

Bridge Programme

The Mid Year program is a bridging year for grade 8 and 9’s where students prepare to start their IG subject courses. The program focuses mainly on English, Maths and Science subjects but also introduces them to a range of other subjects in order that they can be better equipped to choose for the next phase. After the Mid-Year program, the students will start their Study Route.

Standard Matric

The green route has been designed for students who require a standard matric. These students typically have chosen to go to a college where a matric (diploma Pass) is all that is required. The bonus in this route is that a second language is not required.

6 International GCSE subjects (18 -24 Months)

2 AS level subjects (12- 18 months)

No compulsory subjects

Standard Matric

The green route has been designed for students who require a standard matric. These students typically have chosen to go to a college where a matric (diploma Pass) is all that is required. The bonus in this route is that a second language is not required.

6 International GCSE subjects (18 -24 Months)

2 AS level subjects (12- 18 months)

No compulsory subjects

South African Bachelors Pass

The Blue Route is for students who wish to apply to a South African University. It includes all the minimum compulsory subjects to achieve a bachelor’s pass (an invitation to apply to university)

6 International GCSE subjects (18 -24 Months)

4 AS level subjects (12- 18 months)

Compulsory subjects:

  • English (AS Level)
  • 2nd Language
  • Mathematics

Total Duration: 3 Years
Two sitting rule applies for examinations

South African Bachelors Pass

The Blue Route is for students who wish to apply to a South African University. It includes all the minimum compulsory subjects to achieve a bachelor’s pass (an invitation to apply to university)

6 International GCSE subjects (18 -24 Months)

4 AS level subjects (12- 18 months)

Compulsory subjects:

  • English (AS Level)
  • 2nd Language
  • Mathematics

Total Duration: 3 Years
Two sitting rule applies for examinations

International University

The Brown Route is the option to choose when a student wishes to obtain entry into an International university. This route can be only be taken once the blue route has been completed.

International University Requirements

  • (Once blue route is completed)
  • 3-4 A level subjects
  • Single Subjects

International University

The Brown Route is the option to choose when a student wishes to obtain entry into an International university. This route can be only be taken once the blue route has been completed.

International University Requirements

  • (Once blue route is completed)
  • 3-4 A level subjects
  • Single Subjects

International GCSE Subjects

The International GCSE level is equivalent to Grade 10 & 11 (RSA). It is important to understand that students must have a full understanding of the entire level before writing the final external examination. Students are recommended to start from the beginning even if they have completed some of the equivalent RSA level.

Accounting - 0452
Accounting covers the theory and concepts of accounting and the ways in which accounting is used in a variety of modern economic and business frameworks.
Chemistry - 0620

Chemistry students gain an understanding of the basic principles of Chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills.

English (1st language) - 0500

English First Language course enables students to:

* Develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing.

* Use a wide range of vocabulary, and the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

* Develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Mathematics - 0580
Mathematics students develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships.
Biology - 0610
Biology gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills.
Business Studies - 0450
Business Studies develops understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated.
Environmental Management - 0680
Environmental Management is designed to teach students about sustainable development in a world where the security of resources and life-sustaining systems is endangered by human impact. It draws upon disciplines such as biology, Earth science, geography and economics.
Physics - 0625

Physics Students learn about the basic principles of Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills.

Afrikaans (2nd language) - 0548

Afrikaans Second Language is for students who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding in order to progress in their academic or professional career.

Computer Science - 0478

Computer Science develops students understanding of the main principles of problem solving using computers. They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. Students also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions.

Geography - 0460

Geography students will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present.

Travel & Tourism - 0471

Travel and Tourism develops practical skills across a range of working roles, as well as providing a global and local perspective on travel and tourism. Students gain an overview of the industry, and learn about popular destinations, customer care, working procedures, travel and tourism products and services, and marketing and promotion.

AS Level Subjects

The curriculum of AS level subjects build on the knowledge that students have learnt at the GCSE level. NB: Please Note that although it is possible to do AS and A levels in these subjects Please enquire with us if Peak Online offers the A level component.

Accounting - 9706

Accounting students apply their accounting knowledge and understanding in order to analyse and present information, give reasoned explanations and make judgements and recommendations.

Business - 9609

The Business syllabus enables students to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society.

English Language - 9093

English Language Students develop an ability to read and analyse material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues. Learners will also develop the skills of writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.

Law - 9084

Law is an introduction to the main principles of the law as it is practised in England and Wales.

Afrikaans - Language (AS Level only) - 8679

Afrikaans students achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language as it is spoken and written, and improve their communication skills.

Chemistry - 9701

Chemistry builds on the the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

Geography - 9696

Geography students can study topics such as hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, population change and settlement dynamics. The syllabus considers a range of environments, from tropical to arid.

Mathematics - 9709

Students are required to choose a combination of components.

AS Level Mathematics:

* Pure Mathematics 1 & 2 or

* Pure Mathematics and Mechanics, or

* Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics.

Biology - 9700

Biology builds on the the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

Computer Science - 9608

Computer Science encourages students to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science and how computer programs work in a range of contexts.

History - 9389

History covers modern history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At AS Level students can choose from topics on European, American or International history.

Physics - 9702

The subject includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of physics, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

Psychology - 9990

This subject reflects four core areas of psychology, namely biological, cognitive, learning and social; it also relates psychology to abnormality, consumer behaviour, health and organisations.

Study Course

For all Study Routes, the students are required to do a minimum of 6 subjects on the IG level.* Each subject is regarded as an individual course. The duration of each subject course is between 18 – 24 Months. Following the IG Level International Examinations and depending on the route students are then required to take 2 or 4 subjects up onto the AS & A Level. The duration for each subject on this level is 18 – 24 months.

 

A Student should progress to the next group level every semester (6 months) following internal assessments (mock examinations). Progress happens according to a student’s ability and confidence in the subject material. There is a certain amount of FLEXIBILITY to allow students to progress at their own pace. Students will register as to write their FINAL INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS when they are ready. Not all subjects need to be written at the same time.**

Important

* more subjects may be required depending on the requirements of the tertiary institution. It is crucial that students confirm this before they start their course of study.

** TWO SITTING RULE: Candidates qualifying for South African University exemptions for Bachelor Degree purposes need to meet the minimum requirements in two examination sittings. Examinations taken in the same calendar year are regarded as ONE sitting.

Please note that Peak Academy is a PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL FACILITY and not a Cambridge School approved by Cambridge International to teach or offer Cambridge International qualifications. We operate independently to assist private candidates who register independently to write their examinations at an external registered examination centre.

60% PASS MARK REQUIRED

5 hrs MINIMUM WORK TIME PER DAY AT PEAK

1:10 AVERAGE TUTOR TO STUDENT RATIO

2 MOCK EXAM SESSIONS PER YEAR

6 MONTHS PER SEMESTER

How it works

On Boarding

We get so excited when new students enrole with Peak-Online. During this orientation session we take you through the whole process from the beginning of the international GCSE level all the way through to A levels. We assist our Online students with career guidance on which route they should be on and what subjects will best help them achieve their goal. In addition to this, we walk students through the process of learning online and how to follow the schedules of work. Its so important to know how our system works and who to speak to when a student gets stuck.

Schedules of Work

Students will receive a schedule of work at the beginning of each Semester. This schedule sketches out the amount of work that needs to be completed weekly during the semester. It includes Activities to be done, dates for work or assignments to be submitted and tests. It is important that students keep up to date with the schedule in order not to fall behind. The benefit of providing a schedule for the semester is that students are welcome to work ahead and finding their own best pace.

Textbooks

In the same way that a worker needs his/her tools in order to get a job done Textbooks are vital in getting the job done. There are textbooks for all the offered subjects and for some subjects a peak workbook has been created to assist students. These books can be ordered through Peak-Online and delivered to the nearest Postnet.

Tests and Mock Exams

We need to make sure that students not only have the ability to input information into their brains but also have the ability to output information in the correct manner. We conduct regular tests during each semester. Our tutors will mark tests and provide feedback directly to students and a copy will be sent to the parent. As we near the end of each subject we provide a Mock exam in order to prepare our students for the final external examination.

Weekly Lessons

Our weekly lessons assist students to be able to connect with tutors as well as other students. The tutor will teach new concepts and facilitate group discussions around this material.

Peak Talk

Every week on a Monday morning we have what we call Peak Talk which is a scheduled talk from 10h30 -11h30. Guest speakers are invited to Peak Academy in Fish Hoek to address students on various topics that are relevant to life. The aim is to expose and introduce them to basic topics that will be useful in terms of setting up and managing their own life, finances, family and home in the future and other areas of interest which may not specifically be taught in textbooks. It is meant to be an opportunity where students are able to engage, ask questions and have an informal discussion around the topic with the speaker. Our Online students are encouraged to join in this live feed and engage with questions.

Lab, Art Studio & Peak Talk

Every week on a Monday morning we have what we call “Peak Talk” which is a session scheduled from 9h30 -10h30. Invited guest speakers come to Peak to address our students on various topics that are relevant to life. The aim is to expose and introduce them to basic topics that will be useful in terms of setting up and managing their own life, finances, family and home in the future, which may not specifically be “taught” in textbooks. It is meant to be an opportunity where students can engage, ask questions, and have an informal discussion around the topic with the speaker.

 

 

We have an equipped SCIENCE LAB where all our Biology, Physics and Chemistry Practicals are conducted on a weekly basis. Students can gain experience and knowledge working with the equipment and understanding the concepts. We are persistently developing and growing our lab in order that we can provide more for our students.

NEW! We are offering the opportunity for Homeschoolers to join our Lab Practicals. If you are interested, please email info@peakacademy.co.za

Our ART STUDIO has grown rapidly under the direction of our experienced Art Tutor Nicky Roselli. Students have a special space where they can explore the use of different mediums, understand the technical aspects of drawing while they complete their preparations for their final examination portfolios.

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