Cambridge International

Cambridge International Examinations

St Charles College has been an accredited University of Cambridge International Examination Centre since 2002. For nearly two decades we have been offering the Cambridge Curriculum with exceptional results.

We work closely with Cambridge Assessment, Universities South Africa (USAF) and the South African Qualifications Assurer (SAQA) to ensure that the academic qualifications obtained at St Charles College provide access to tertiary institutions both in South Africa and in at least 160 countries across the globe.

SIXTH FORM

The Sixth Form is an engaging and rewarding space provoking boys to rigorous academic scholarship while managing a commitment to being fully part of the greater life of the College. The boys in Sixth Form lead the way in sport, culture and pastoral responsibility as they prepare for independence in their future studies.

Most boys will take five AS Level subjects in their Lower 6 year (Grade 11). Academically mature boys typically proceed to study three A-Levels in Upper 6 year (matric year) and a few highly capable students will take four subjects at A-Level.

Entrance into the Sixth Form is generally dependent on academic maturity and a good set of IGCSE results obtained in the Middle School (Grade 8 - 10). Concessions in this regard would naturally require careful consideration especially where a boy demonstrates a positive work ethic.

If you would like to explore this option please contact Mrs Janet de Croes at admission@scc.co.za

Cambridge Excellence in the World Awards

Cambridge High School


Hugo Rennings - 2020
First in the world
for IGCSE
Physical Science

Cambridge High School


Greg Hardman - 2016
First in the world for AS Level English Language and Literature

Cambridge High School


Mark Ortmann - 2014
First in the world
for AS Level
Mathematics

Cambridge High School


Sean Anderson - 2012
First in the world
for AS Level
Mathematics

Cambridge High School


Shrivar Mohan - 2009
First in the world
for AS Level
Mathematics

Academic Pathways

Two routes are available:
Boys in the Upper School (High School Grade 11-12) typically select 5 subjects at the AS Level as they enter the Upper School in their Grade 11 year. The list of subjects selected will include English Language and Mathematics to fulfill requirements for entry to South African tertiary institutions. Final examinations are written in November of their Grade 12 year.

CHOOSING AN ACADEMIC PATHWAY:
Boys in Grade 11 will enter the Senior Academic phase of the College after having written IGCSE (O Level) examinations in seven or eight subjects at the end of their Grade 10 year. After careful guidance and consultation, each boy selects an academic pathway that will culminate in either AS Level examinations or follow on to write full A-Level examinations.

Whether boys wish to obtain a degree or diploma qualification, the Upper School programme is flexible enough to make sure that we are able to maximise the potential of each boy. This programme has proved to be highly successful and our boys have achieved remarkable results.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRANCE TO SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES AND TERTIARY STUDY:

Please note that an exemption does not guarantee a place at University. Universities are autonomous and set their own admission criteria per course and per faculty.

Minimum Requirements for University Exemption*
4 AS Level D symbols (50%), and
1 IGCSE C symbol (60%), 

Minimum Requirements for Diploma Pass*
2 AS Level E symbols (40%), and
3 IGCSE C symbols (60%), or

2 AS Level E symbols (40%), and
5 IGCSE E symbols (40%)

* Some subject grouping requirements apply