Secondary Education

Collaborate, Innovate, Communicate

 

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At Rosewood Academy, collaboration, innovation and communication are key to successful learning. Our school offers a unique learning experience, with special focus on the individual, combining traditional and creative teaching methods. Over and above languages, Mathematics and Sciences, we offer an interesting variety of subjects such as Robotics; Hospitality; Travel & Tourism as well as Integrated Performing Arts.

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COLLABORATE

Collaborative learning is useful in developing students’ ability to learn to work as a team while getting them engaged in the learning activities. Nowadays, educational technology is of growing importance for the learning environment. E-learning is an essential tool for teaching and learning. Rosewood Academy has an E-Learning platform which enhances the learning experience and allows for greater collaboration. 

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INNOVATE

Education is the foundation of our economy. What (and how) we learn in school determines who we become as individuals and our success throughout our lives. It informs how we solve problems, how we work with others, and how we look at the world around us. In today’s innovation economy, education becomes even more important for developing the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.

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COMMUNICATE

Learners' ownership of the classroom and learning begins when you communicate that you're listening, that you respect them, and that they can trust you. At Rosewood Academy this skill is of utmost importance and is developed to ensure our learners can flourish in an ever-changing world.

Subjects

Compulsory Subjects:

English - Afrikaans
Through their studies, learners will improve their ability to understand and use both languages in a range of situations. The aim is to achieve a level of practical communication ideal for everyday use, which can also form the basis for further, more in-depth language study.


Mathematics
An essential subject for all learners, which encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for more advanced study. We aim to build learners' confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships. There is a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.


Elective Subjects:


Art and Design
Art & Design aims to encourage a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability. Learners gain confidence and enthusiasm as they develop technical skills in two and three-dimensional form and composition, and are able to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile forms. They also learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions. Art & Design also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the visual arts in society and in history, broadening cultural horizons and individual experience.


Combined Sciences
Combined Sciences gives learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each covered in separate syllabus sections. It is a single award qualification, earning one grade. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study.
They learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment. As well as focusing on the individual sciences, the syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.


Design and Technology
Design and Technology enables learners to identify, consider and solve problems through creative thinking, planning and design, and by working with different media, materials and tools. As a result, learners gain greater technical and design awareness, while developing skills such as initiative, resourcefulness, enquiry and ingenuity. They also develop the communication skills central to design-making and evaluation and prepares learners for their future within a rapidly changing technological society.
Our current Robotics programme is a component of Design and Technology.


Development Studies
Focusing on issues of particular relevance to less economically developed countries, Development Studies looks at the changes in society that encourage or hamper human development. By emphasising the interaction between economic, geographical, social and political processes, learners gain a greater awareness of the local, regional and national issues that affect development. As a result, learners will become more informed about their own local context, and can participate positively in the shaping of their own society. When taken together with Environmental Management, it can be considered to replace the traditional Geography.


Drama
Through practical and theoretical study, learners develop an understanding and enjoyment of drama, developing group and individual skills and studying ways to communicate ideas and feelings to an audience. They learn how to discover the performance possibilities of a text and other stimuli, and devise dramatic material of their own. Learners also develop their performance skills, the demonstration of which will form part of the final assessment.


Enterprise
Enterprise is a unique subject that brings the world of business into the classroom and gives learners a clear insight into what it means to think like an entrepreneur. Learners are expected to adopt the thoughts and actions of entrepreneurs, developing their knowledge and understanding of the practicalities of setting up and running their own new enterprise. This subject equips learners with a range of vital life skills for use in planning and organisation, communication and financial management.


Environmental Management
The syllabus is designed to teach learners 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.
Learners gain an understanding of the Earth’s natural systems and how people use natural resources; they then investigate the impact of human development on the environment and learn how the environment can be managed sustainably in the future, from a local as well as global perspective.


ICT
Information and Communication Technologies is designed to help learners understand the functions of an office and develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to perform tasks using tools, materials and processes. Learners gain an overview of the industry, communication, business, with an emphasis on computational skills.


Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism helps meet the need for skilled and knowledgeable individuals in this rapidly diversifying industry. Learners develop practical skills across a range of working roles, as well as providing a global and local perspective on travel and tourism. Learners 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.
Through their studies, learners will gain an understanding of the concepts, models and theories used within the industry, and also enhance their skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.