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 classrooms. English Home Language and English First Additional Language’s objective is to equip learners with excellent and effective language use to express themselves effectively. It enables our learners to broaden their knowledge and to communicate themselves, ideas and emotions with confidence. We strive to develop learners’ communication so that they will be able to function in the modern world.
Outcomes include listening and speaking, reading and evaluating, writing and presentation and language skills.
Economic and Management Sciences is a subject that teaches learners about the world of finance and business. In grade 8 and 9, we teach the learners about basic concepts of Cash Journals and the General Ledger. Our learners develop thinking patterns about how to handle finances. With the EMS and further studies in Accounting or Business, our learners can prepare for the following job opportunities: Accountant, Auditor, Banks, Budget analyst etc.
Agricultural studies are offered in Gr. 8 and Gr. 9 as replacement for Creative Arts.
The aim of the subject is to give learners a broader background of the three agricultural subjects in the FET phase. The curriculum is divided to address the different agricultural subjects, namely Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Management Practices and Agricultural Technology. It also broadens the learners’ general knowledge about food production and food security. Different aspects of the food production chain are covered.
Life orientation is the starting point for long career choices. The subject focuses on the holistic development of the learner. The subject serves as a preparation for learners to tackle the challenges of life. The content of the subject focuses on careers and career choices to guide learners in important career choices that they will have to make in the future.
Science is a systematic way of looking for explanations and linking them to the ideas we have about nature. In Sciences, certain methods of inquiry and inquiry are commonly used. These methods therefore lend themselves to repetition and a systematic approach to a scientific investigation, which seeks to remain objective. The methods include the formulation of hypotheses and the design and execution of experiments to test the hypotheses. Repeated investigations are undertaken and the methods and results are carefully examined and debated before being accepted as valid.
Natural sciences at the level of the Senior Phase lay the basis for further studies in more specific Science disciplines, such as Life Sciences, Physical Sciences or Agricultural Sciences. It prepares learners for active participation in a democratic society that values human rights and promotes responsibility towards the environment. Science can also prepare learners for economic activities and self-expression.
Social sciences are a group of academic disciplines dedicated to the study of society. This branch of science studies how people interact, act, develop as a culture and influence the world.
The subject Social Sciences consists of History and Geography. Both History and Geography are taught and assessed in each term.
The subject Technology aims to recognize the need to produce engineers, technicians and craftsmen needed in modern society, as well as the need to develop a technologically literate population for the modern world.
The purpose of Technology as a subject is to introduce learners to the basic principles required in Civil Technology, Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design.
Coding and robotics form part of the Technology class where learners have the opportunity two times a week to learn more about algorithms and coding, robotics skills, Internet and e-communication as well as application skills. The coding and robotics subjects are aimed at guiding and preparing learners to solve problems, think critically, work collaboratively and creatively and function in a digital and information-driven world.
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.