High School Bekker

Here at Bekker we offer Afrikaans as a Home Language and a First Additional language. We focus on four learning areas. It includes listening and Speaking, Reading, Viewing, Writing and presenting, Language, and conventions. Our pass requirement is the highest, Grade 8-9, 50% and Gr10-12, 40%. Our Home and Additional languages equip learners to express their emotion and ideas thoroughly and to learn communication skills. Our aim is to develop language skills that is effective, that enable learners to expand their knowledge and to make communication effective in our everyday. Learners get the opportunity to exhibit the art of language and their creativity. Bekker cultivate language skills that create endless opportunities.

At Bekker High School we encourage disciplined and interactive participation in the English classroom. English Home Language and English First Additional Language aims to equip learners to use language effectively to express themselves. This will enable our learners to gain knowledge, communicate who they are, their feelings and their ideas with confidence. We strive to develop capable communicators who are able to function in the modern word.

Outcomes are listening and speaking, reading and viewing, writing and presenting and language structures and conventions.    

Business studies are about the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values ​​that are critical to informed, productive, ethical and responsible participation in our economy. Business studies incorporate business principles, theory and practice that support the development of business initiatives, sustainable businesses and economic growth.

It is a wise decision to pursue a career in business studies. This subject offers numerous job opportunities.

Physical Sciences promotes knowledge and skills in scientific research and problem solving, the construction and application of scientific and technological knowledge, an understanding of the nature of science and the relationships with technology, society and the environment.

Physical Sciences prepares learners for future learning, specialized learning, professional life, citizenship, holistic development, socio-economic development and environmental management. Learners who choose Physical Sciences as a subject in Grades 10 – 12, including the learners with barriers to learning, may have improved access to: academic courses in Higher Education; professional careers related to applied science courses and careers.

Geography is the integrated study of the earth’s places, people, environments and societies. It seeks to understand the relationships and impacts between people and the environment by paying attention to these relationships in space and place and over time.

If you need university admission, this is one of the subjects that can give you university admission. There are Geography fields of study at all universities. You just have to decide what you want to do after school.

EGD rests on two legs: Civil and Mechanical drawings. The learners are taught different drawing techniques and theories in mechanical and civil drawings. In the practical assessment tasks from Grade 10 to Grade 12, the learners are challenged by questions directly from the industry. The subject is accredited by all the Universities in South Africa.

What can I do with the subject after school? Any technical direction. Careers such as Architect, Draftsman or Engineer can be followed after school.

The subject is relevant to any learner in our daily life. Whatever he or she wants to achieve in life after school, this is the future.

The learning area Agricultural Technology introduces learners to the knowledge and skills within the agricultural and farm environment. Theoretical components include the following aspects: safety, structural materials, energy, construction processes, tools and equipment, irrigation and communication technology. The practical component involves skills in welding and welding of projects.

Agricultural management practices involve the economic and sustainable production of agricultural products. The optimal use of all resources in agriculture is discussed, including the practical aspects that are conducted in the production fields at the school. The practical takes place after school hours and on our own working day.

Agricultural science is the study of the relationship between soil, plants and animals in the production and production of food, fiber, fuels and other agricultural components that have an economic, aesthetic and cultural value.

Agricultural Sciences is an integrated science. It combines knowledge and skills of Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Business Studies. For this reason, we strongly recommend our learners to combine Agricultural Sciences with these subjects.

Life sciences can be defined as the scientific study of living things from the molecular level to their interaction with each other and with the environment. Life sciences are important for the following reasons:

  • To learn useful knowledge and skills for daily life.
  • To expose learners to the scope of biological studies in order to cultivate interest, to be made aware of possible specializations, for example medicine, pharmacy, genetics, research, environmental professions, zoology, and so on.
  • To provide the necessary background and basis for further studies in one or more of the biological sub-disciplines e.g. Zoology, Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, etc.

Computer Applications Technology aims to show learners how to use MS Office to compile documents, spreadsheets and databases and how to design an entry-level web page. This subject will help you to be better prepared for your future – no matter what your future may look like! Learning how to work with the programs on a computer is a valuable skill to have in a world that is constantly changing with technology. In the past, CAT was about learning to type, today it’s about studying software on a computer and how to work with it and solve problems. Skills that should appear on your resume include effective teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. You learn ALL these skills in CAT. CAT is this subject to equip learners for the technological world out there. CAT prepares you for a future you do not know what it looks like.

In Grade 10 Accounting the focus is on Sole Traders and specifically the completion of their financial statements. The basic concepts of the following topics are addressed: manufacturing, budgets and VAT.

In Grade 11, the focus shifts to Partnerships and the following topics are added: reconciliations, cost accounting and inventory systems.

In Grade 12, the focus shifts to Companies and specifically to the sale of shares, share repurchases, auditors’ reports and the completion and interpretation of a Cash Flow Statement

Budgets, VAT, Reconciliations and Cost Accounting are completed.

Tourism is one of the most rewarding subjects your child can choose in High School. During his / her time in tourism, your child will gain better insight into the different tourism sectors, map work, tour planning and attractions around the world.

All the factors / aspects mentioned above and so much more, will help your child to create for him / her a future in the tourism industry, where breathtaking adventures await them.

The learning area Consumer Studies’ theoretical component focuses on the development of knowledge, skills, values ​​and attitudes of learners to equip them to be responsible consumers in food, clothing and housing.

Practical components include practical cooking lessons as well as practical cooking exams and it focuses on the preparation, labeling, sale and marketing of products.

Ever had the idea that you could not calculate your age without math’s and you would also not know what a R100 is and what you can buy with it?

“The laws of nature are written in the language of mathematics” ~ Galileo

Math is not just about adding a few numbers, it’s much more. Mathematics teaches you to think critically and enables you to solve problems easier and faster.

Mathematics is one of your most important subjects in school and requires perseverance and hard work to achieve success.

Mathematical Literacy helps learners to think for themselves, it teaches them to make decisions, to assist them with problem solving, to help with resource management and the interpretation of events and to make use of technology.

Mathematical Literacy is aimed at the learners who think and work more practically – learners are very well equipped for everyday life. In Mathematical Literacy you learn to function with numbers in “real life”. Useful skills include: how to buy a vehicle / house, how to take out insurance and annuities, how to calculate personal taxes and you even learn what the probability is that you will win the lottery.