High School

Curriculum

The curriculum will have an emphasis on building a foundation of academic excellence. This is achieved by ensuring that every child is fully engaged at every level of education from preprimary to matric. We strive to ensure that our academic programme is challenging and imaginative, designed to foster intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning, and equipped to taking on the challenges of change and progress.

We are continuing to follow the Cambridge International Curriculum from Form 1 up until the end of Form 5. Learners will write their first external IGCSE examinations in the middle of Form 4 and then write their AS-Level examinations at the end of Form 5. Learners wanting to further their studies have the option to register for Form 6 which will allow them to write their A-Levels at the end of the year, which is a continuation of AS-Level.

More News on the Cambridge schooling system: "How Cambridge International A Levels are preparing more students for top universities"

Welcome to Cambridge Assessment International Education Video - link to view

The School Day

The academic day begins at 07h40 and end at 14h40. Sport begins at 14h45 and continues until 15h45 at which time buses will depart. School closes at 13h00 on Fridays.

Learning Areas

Pupils in Form 1are expected to take the following subjects. English (Home Language), First Additional Language (Afrikaans, French or SiSwati), Mathematics, Natural Sciences, History and Geography, Economic and Management Sciences, Life Orientation, Arts and Current Affairs will from part of the curriculum.

In Form 2, learners are required to study 8 subjects for their IGCSE course. The three compulsory subjects are English, Mathematics and one Second Language. The other 5 subjects are chosen based on the subjects on offer, and are done in close consultation with Parents, the Headmaster and subject teachers.

Phases of Schooling

It is envisaged to establish an affordable, independent, quality secondary school in Mhlambanyatsi, Swaziland, making learning accessible to communities across the country. This new phase of learning will complement the already existing Pre-primary and Primary phases of the current Usutu Forest School. The Usutu Forest School will offer a co-educational learning environment from Pre-Primary to Form 5 with English being the language of instruction.

Secondary Phase catering for children in Form 1 - 5
High standards of academic performance are demanded of all Secondary School learners. This will be achieved by instilling knowledge, skills and understanding to attain levels of competency in challenging subject matter.

Houses & House system

Every pupil is placed in one of the four houses. Interhouse competitions are held in all sporting codes as well as general knowledge and public speaking.
House names and House system still to be confirmed.