The Cambridge International curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Our curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.
Students from Grades 4 to 6 are taught the Cambridge International Primary curriculum. Our focus is on the three core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science and our students are also introduced to Afrikaans, French and isiZulu as their additional languages, which they can choose from in Grade 6. Phenomenon-based Learning and an introductory sport and cultural programme complete the Primary School offering.
Grades 7 to 9 form ESCA's Middle School, who are taught the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum. The focus is on the three core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science and the choice of Afrikaans, French or isiZulu as their additional language. Phenomenon-based Learning and our unique Future-Fit programme complete the Middle School offering. Students in Grade 9 are also introduced to the subjects they can choose from for their IGCSEs, in preparation for Senior School.
Grades 10 to 12 have the option to continue with Cambridge International (IGCSE and AS/A Levels) or to switch to the American GED®. We offer a wide range of subject choices from the Cambridge offering, on top of the compulsory English, Mathematics and Additional Language. The American GED® certificate comprises only four subject areas: Reading & Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Our Senior School students are also guided through our Future-Fit programme which ensures that ESCA students leave school as well-rounded individuals who are equipped with excellent skills to tackle life beyond school.