Our Academic Vision

We envisage enriched learners imbued with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes who are able to develop themselves intellectually, ethically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. These young men will be able to contribute responsibly to the transformation of local, national and, by extension, global communities.


Rondebosch Boys’ High School has high academic standards, which are annually reflected in the National Senior Certificate examination results. Our rigorous curriculum cultivates self-discipline, independent thinking and a personal responsibility for study. This not only develops moral fibre but helps to prepare our pupils for the demands of tertiary education.

Our staff members are dynamic, passionate and committed to educational and enrichment programmes. They offer a broad range of skills, allowing each pupil to connect with suitable mentors and find his own place within the school.

Curriculum Grades 8 – 9

The duration of the Senior Phase is three years, namely Grades 7-9. RBHS offers tuition in English to boys from Grade 8. In Grades 8 and 9 pupils must complete the learning programmes in the following nine subjects:

English Home language
Afrikaans First Additional Language OR IsiXhosa First Additional Language
Natural Sciences (Physics and Biology)
Life Orientation
Social Sciences (History and Geography)
Creative Arts (choice of Art, Drama or Music)
Economic Management Sciences

Please note: Immigrant learners must do Afrikaans First Additional Language or IsiXhosa First Additional Language in Grades 8 and 9, but are exempt from passing it.

View the Grades 8 and 9 Curriculum

Curriculum Grades 10 – 12

A full-time learner in the FET Phase is a learner who has enrolled for tuition and who offers a National Curriculum Statement Grades programme in a full-time capacity at a public or independent school or any other registered institution and who presents seven subjects in terms of the National Senior Certificate programme requirements. Such a candidate must fulfil all internal assessment requirements of the National Senior Certificate, including oral and practical requirements where applicable, as contemplated in the National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements of the relevant subjects. The duration of the Further Education and Training Band is 3 years, namely Grades 10-12.

View the Grades 10 – 12 Curriculum