At the heart of the Senior School lies the academic programme, with both teachers and students constantly striving for excellence in this arena. Although a young school, Somerset College is an academic leader in the Western Cape.
Somerset College has selected the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) as its Grade 9 and Matriculation examination provider, while following the National Curriculum Statements published by the Department of Education. Skills such as thinking, critical analysis, personal organisation, teamwork and communication are central to our teaching philosophy. Our results speak for themselves.
We believe that academic rigour is central to our learners success both at school and later in places of higher learning and in life. We conduct regular assessments in each subject and provide each student with quarterly progress reports.
The Senior School's varied subject choice caters for a wide range of tastes while retaining a strong academic focus. Teachers keep up to date with their subject material by attending IEB National and Western Cape conferences, and by being involved in Cluster Groups.
Furthermore, the past four years have seen Somerset College students reach the IEB examination's national 'Top 50'.
With a strong focus on academic excellence, our results speak for themselves. with a 100% pass record intact since the first Matrics of 1999, and an excellent rate of acceptance into university studies. Furthermore, our highest achieving students are regularly placed in the IEB examination's national 'Top 50'.