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About Alma Mater Junior High & High School

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Our Academic Programme

Partial Scholarships Available to Lower Secondary to A Level candidates. Please feel free to contact our admissions office for more information.

Junior High

Our Two-Year Lower Secondary Programme
Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 12 to 14 years. It develops skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science, Cambridge Global Perspectives and ICT. The programme also offer enrichment in eight of our IGCSE introduction courses. This phase emphasizes transferable skills to the Upper Secondary Level.

The President’s Award For Youth Empowerment Is The Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award In South Africa.
It is an internationally recognised programme which exists to equip youth to succeed in life and work. It offers young people, aged 14 -24, the opportunity to develop their character, discover their purpose and determine their future, while contributing to society. We encourage all Grade 8 (year two of Junior High) students to embark on this journey and enrol for their Bronze Award.

The Global Perspectives programme develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration, and communication. It strengthens the links across English as a first or second language, mathematics, science and ICT Starters (this programme is only available in year one of Junior High).

Research Essentials are introduced to the students as early as in year two of Junior High (Ages 14 -15). This subject focusses on building valuable skills of research, the use of referencing, and helps students build interests in research projects.

Entrance requirements:

  1. Ages between 12 and 13.
  2. Passed IEB/CAPS Grade 6 with a minimum of a "C" symbol overall average. Your application will be considered on a case by case basis.
  3. Passed first year of Cambridge Lower Secondary.
  4. Passed Year 7 (UK standards)
  5. Passed Year 1 of MYP (IB)
  6. Entrance assessment required with a minimum overall score for acceptance. Accompanying an interview or letter of recommendation from current school.

Upper Secondary / IGCSE

Our two-year IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Programme
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 15 to 16-year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and is an international passport to progression and success. We offer 14 subjects of the IGCSE qualification to choose from.

Research Essentials are introduced to the students as early as in year two of Junior High (Ages 14 to 15). This subject focusses on building valuable skills of research, the use of referencing, and helps students build interests in research projects.

Career Guidance and University Visits: students from the age of 14 will be included in sessions and visits from tertiary education providers to collect information. This activity will allow students to build relevant ideals and goals for their future careers.

Entrance requirements:

  1. Ages between 14 and 15 for year one of IGCSE.
  2. IEB, NSC applicants must have a “B” symbol as overall average. Only Grade 8 going to Grade 9 application will be considered. Your application will be considered on a case by case basis.
  3. Passed final year of Cambridge Lower secondary.
  4. Passed Year 9 (UK standards)
  5. Passed Year 3 of MYP (IB)
  6. Entrance assessment required with a minimum overall score for acceptance. Accompanying an interview or letter of recommendation from current school.

Sixth Form / As and A Levels

Our two-year AS Level (Advance Subsidiary) or A Level (Advance Level) Programme
Thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with Cambridge International AS &A Levels. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills. We offer an individualised curriculum, and learners can choose to specialise in a particular subject area or study a range of subjects.

Six AS Level subjects over two years are recommended for students who want to pursue studies in South Africa, New Zealand, Canada or USA.
Three A Level subjects over two years are recommended for students who want to pursue studies in the UK, Europe, Germany, Australia and Top USA Universities to name but a few.

IPQ (Cambridge International Project Qualification): IPQ is an exciting project-based qualification. Students have the opportunity to develop skills by carrying out research on a topic of their choice. Taking Cambridge IPQ allows students to demonstrate engagement with their chosen topic beyond preparation for an exam, helping them to stand out from the crowd with university and job applications.

We Recommend two internships: One at a university and the other in an industry/real job environment. The tool we use is a research project for both.

Career Guidance and University Visits: Students from the age of 14 will be included in sessions and visits from tertiary education providers to collect information. Assistance and workshops are provided to the students in support of their applications to Universities and scholarship options worldwide.

Entrance requirements:

  1. Ages between 16 and 18.
  2. IEB applicants Grade 11 with a minimum of six subjects: Subjects to be done on A Level must be “A” symbols. Remaining subjects a minimum of a “B” symbol. Your application will be considered on a case by case basis.
  3. CAPS (National Curriculum) applicants Grade 12 with a minimum of six subjects: Subjects to be done on A Level must be “B” symbols.
  4. IGCSE applicants with a minimum of six subjects: Applicants are required to have obtained an "B" symbol in the subject they want to pursue on A Level. Remaining subjects a minimum of a “C” symbol.
  5. Entrance assessment required with a minimum overall score for acceptance. Accompanying an interview or letter of recommendation from current school.

Extra Curricular Activities

These activities are highly recommended for the valuable lessons they provide in developing responsible and well-balanced young adults. Sport and Cultural activities are implemented as a continuous portfolio programme. These activities are performed at regional and national levels.


All activities take place during the afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30.

Sport Activities

  • Physical Education
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country

Cultural Activities

  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Charity Groups
  • Arts
  • Drama
  • Bi-annual Drama Production
  • Choir

Global
Citizenship

Your Culture Matters To Us

Alma Mater Global Citizenship Student Committee

What Does The Committee Do?

The Global Citizenship foundation is an entity created to be a forerunner in the pursuit of holistic social change - working to encourage the school and individuals to tackle critical social issues in a constructive and effective way.


We operate within four "pillars" namely:

  1. Peace and Social Justice
  2. Education and Empowerment
  3. Planet S.O.S
  4. Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship promotes global competence, a key twenty-first century skill. Participants increase their global awareness, heighten their appreciation of diversity, and enlarge their capacity to work and contribute in an increasingly interconnected world.

What Is Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding.