The Further Education and Training Phase (FET)

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

FOUR CORE SUBJECTS (compulsory):

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


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

  • Accounting
  • Consumer Studies
  • Design
  • French Second Additional Language
  • Geography
  • German Second Additional Language
  • History
  • 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.  For example, Dramatic Arts or Advanced Programme Mathematics (offered at Rustenburg outside of normal school hours).

The school reports to parents on learner progress in all subjects each term. This is conveyed by giving both a percentage and the corresponding rating code.


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%