Intermediate and Senior Phases

Intermediate Phase Grades 4-6

In the Intermediate Phase, pupils no longer learn to read, but read to learn. Thinking skills and application of knowledge become the focus of attention with specific instruction in specialised subjects. Additional disciplines include Natural Sciences and Technology and Social Sciences (History/Geography).

During this phase, boys:

  • Become more independent.
  • Become clearer about their own interest.
  • Mature cognitively and socially and use lateral reasoning.
  • Have an understanding of probability, correlation, combinations, prepositional reasoning and higher order cognitive skills.
  • Can perform controlled experimentation, keeping all but one factor constant.
  • Can hypothesise variables before experimentation to reverse direction between reality and possibility.
  • Continually anticipate the reactions of others to their appearance and behaviour.
  • Respect ideas and values of others but rely on their own intellect and values when making decisions.

Senior Phase Grade 7

The Senior Phase is transitional, bridging the gap between consolidation and extension in the Intermediate Phase and the choices that lie ahead in the FET Phase. It informs choices and facilitates independent learning. In this phase, boys are provided with opportunities to acquire, develop and apply a range of more advanced knowledge, understanding and skills. This includes an additional subject, Economic and Management Sciences.

Information Technology

In the Intermediate and Senior Phases, learners are taught computer literacy, computational thinking and problem solving skills with a focus on coding, all while integrating good digital citizenship principles to equip our boys with the know-how to navigate the digital world responsibly. ICT at Bosch is integrated into all content subjects to increase learners’ engagement, encourage creativity, stimulate critical thinking and enable collaboration and transformative learning practices like project based learning.