The Further Education and Training Phase (FET)

The Grade 10 – 12 FET curriculum requires learners to take seven subjects, made up as follows:


  • Two languages, one of which must be a Home Language (i.e. English)
  • Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

THREE ELECTIVES, chosen from the other subjects offered by the school:

  • Accounting
  • Consumer Studies
  • Design
  • French Second Additional Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual Arts / Photography

Unlike most other schools, at Rustenburg almost any subject combination is possible as electives are not grouped.

It is also possible for learners to take more than seven subjects (NSC registered).  For example, Dramatic Arts and Information Technology are offered at Rustenburg outside of normal school hours as an eighth subject. Learners can also choose eighth subjects offered at other institutions outside of school hours, such as Engineering Graphics and Design, Economics and Marine Sciences.

Rustenburg also offers Advanced Programme Mathematics and Advanced Programme English as additional subjects in Grade 11 and 12. These are examined by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and do not form part of the NSC Curriculum.

The school reports to parents on learner progress in all subjects each term, based on the assessment tasks completed during that term. This is conveyed by giving both a percentage and the corresponding rating code for each subject.

FET Promotion Requirements: Grades 10 – 12

The final promotion mark for each subject at the end of the year will be made up as follows:

  • 25% School-Based Assessment (SBA)
  • 75% End of Year Examination

For promotion purposes, learners must have a portfolio of evidence in all subjects taken.  This is a record of all School-Based Assessment (SBA) activities done throughout the year.

Learners must obtain the following minimum standards in order to be promoted to the next grade:

Home Language (HL)
i.e. English
Any TWO other subjects 40%
Any THREE of the remaining subjects 30%