Phoenix College

Academics at Phoenix

As has been stated by wise men of the past, ” A tree can be judged by its fruits”. The fruits of our tree are the incomparable Top Achievements that we have attained and will live with us forever.

Academic Programme

The Junior Primary phase aspires to cater for the needs of all children by encouraging them to develop confidence and become well-balanced individuals. At this stage learning styles are developed so that the pupils are allowed the opportunity to explore their full potential. A growth mindset approach is encouraged with the emphasis on the learning process. Teaching the various Thinking Maps allows the pupils to explore and expand their knowledge.
We in the senior primary phase of Phoenix College of Johannesburg’s believe in giving each and every pupil the opportunity to discover, grow and achieve their maximum potential in a safe, stimulating and holistic environment. All pupils learn in different ways and our caring, enthusiastic staff provide the necessary skills for each student to develop into critical, independent thinkers.

There are eight Learning Areas in the National Curriculum Statement for Grade 7 to 9:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Languages (Language of Learning and Additional Languages)
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

All tertiary institutions in South Africa and many international universities will only accept superior results in the NSC examinations for admission into their degree courses.

Grade 9 learners are subjected to a personality test at the end of the year to enable them to choose three elective subjects from Option B.

Subjects currently offered in at FET phase:

Option A – Compulsory:

  • English
  • Afrikaans or
  • IsiZulu
  • Mathematics or
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation


Option B – Elective:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Tourism


Extra-curricular academic support programmes, more especially in Mathematics and English, are run on a regular basis throughout the school terms. Students can arrange extra lessons with other subjects on an appointment basis. There is no charge for these programmes.

Accounting Olympiad (Grade 12)

The school joined SIAPA Accounting Olympiad and our learners fared well. Two of the grade 12 students attained position 3 at the national level. The very same learners participated in the Proveto Commercials Olympiad sponsored by the University of Johannesburg and attained position 4 overall. The learners are Manelisi Ncube, Zinhle Moshoadiba and Goodman Ncube.

Achieving an average Matric pass rate of 100% from 2008 until 2020:

Re-Write Center

Phoenix College runs a highly successful Matric-Rewrite Centre which is spearheaded by professional teachers with excellent management qualities.


Our Matric-Rewrite Centre gives students from other schools a chance to improve their marks in a friendly school environment. Phoenix College fulltime school has achieved 100% Matric pass rate since 2008. Many learners who failed Matric were able to realise their dreams of studying at institutions of higher learning as a result of them enrolling at our Matric Re-write Centre.

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