St John's College

One-year accelerated course (post-matric/AS Levels)

Post-Matric applicants are required to have obtained (or be predicted) a full Matriculation Exemption with at least a

“6” in the subjects to be read at A Level and no grade below a “5”.

AS Level applicants are required to have obtained (or be predicted) an A or B symbol to join and continue with those subjects to full A Level standard.

When choosing Economics and/or Psychology, general academic performance will be used as a basis for acceptance.

Two-year course (post-IGCSE/Grade 10)

Post-IGCSE candidates should have at least six IGCSE credits. Subjects to be read at A Level must be “A” or “B” symbols in their IGCSE or equivalent examinations. A minimum of a “C” is required in other subjects.

Grade 10s are accepted on their academic performance at their previous school, as per the two-year requirement above.

Subjects

The following subjects are offered at AS and A Level. Candidates may choose ONE subject from any column. Under normal circumstances, students in Lower VI read FOUR/FIVE AS subjects and Upper VI students read THREE A Level subjects.

All new students coming into Upper VI may pick their A Level subjects from the below table. NB only ONE subject may be chosen from each column:

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5 Option 6
English Language Chemistry Biology Art
Literature in English French Computer Science Economics Mathematics Psychology
Physics Geography History Further Mathematics

All new students coming into Lower VI may pick their AS Level subjects from the below table. NB only ONE subject may be chosen from each column:

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5 Option 6
Business Studies Chemistry Biology Art
Physics French Computer Science Thinking Skills Mathematics Language and Literature
Geography History

Please note:

  • IGCSE Afrikaans, French, English Language, and Mathematics are offered for matric exemption purposes.
  • Currently Literature in English, Psychology and Thinking Skills (Critical Thinking) do not count towards a South African Matric Exemption.
  • Matriculation Exemption is a legal requirement for eligibility for consideration for South African universities and is not a guarantee of admission. Each faculty and department has different course admission requirements and the student should ensure they are informed as to these.
  • More details on Matric Exemption are available on the website http://mb.usaf.ac.za. NB: Please note, it is the student’s and parents' responsibility to apply and to ensure exemption qualification on receipt of final Cambridge Assessment International Education certificates.

How to apply

Please complete an online Application Form:

Once we have received your application, we will be in contact again to request further documents, namely:

  • A copy of the applicant’s ID document or passport
  • A copy of the applicant’s latest school report
  • A Principal’s Confidential Report

For more information or an appointment for an interview, kindly contact:

The Sixth Form Secretary

Telephone: +27 (0)10 492 0050

E-mail: [email protected]