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Academic Overview

Academic Overview
A Beacon of Comprehensive Education and Character Development
Academically Wynberg Caters for Students in Two Phases

At Wynberg Boys’ High School we understand that the experience boys receive at school will determine the men they can become. We believe that a thorough and well-rounded education is paramount in providing all students with the foundations they will build upon for the remainder of their lives. This is why we place importance on all four pillars of Wynberg excellence, academic, sport, service, and culture. Life at Wynberg Boys’ High School is rich, varied, exciting, and enormously rewarding.

The General Education & Training Phase
GET subjects (grade 8 & 9)

All students in the GET phase follow a course which lays a broad foundation for more detailed study encountered in the FET course.

The Further Education & Training Phase

Grade 10 is the first year of a three-year National Senior Certificate course. The following high credit subjects on offer count toward university entrance:

FET compulsory subjects:
Students are required to choose three or four more elective subjects:

Advanced Programme Mathematics is outsourced to AdMaths, an independent organisation off campus. The school serves as an intermediary only. Qualifying immigrant students may arrange to substitute another subject for the compulsory additional South African languages.

Our students now have the chance to take a fourth elective subject in Grade 10. There are major benefits to this:
  • Boys who struggle with Mathematics can now have double the amount of teaching time on the subject.
  • Those who cannot decide between two subjects, e.g. History and Geography, may do both in Grade 10.
  • The additional subject can be dropped after the mid-year examinations in Grade 10, or at the end of Grade 10.
  • Study periods can be used by the students to focus on different areas of the curriculum as and when required.
Our Vision

Wynberg Boys’ High School provides an education that is comprehensive, diverse, community-focused, and deeply enriching, making it an excellent choice for any prospective student.


Academic Excellence

Striving for academic excellence through innovative teaching methods, rigorous curriculum, and a commitment to lifelong learning.


Character Development

Nurturing integrity, resilience, and empathy to foster well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to society.


Global Citizenship

Cultivating a sense of global awareness, cultural understanding, and social responsibility to prepare students for a diverse and interconnected world.
Our Motto

The Latin motto of Wynberg Boys’ High School is “Supera Moras,” which translates to “Overcome Difficulties”. In the context of the Wynberg community, it is often interpreted as “A Wynberg Man Never Gives Up.” This motto encourages every Wynberg student, collectively referred to as “Wynberg Men,” to constantly strive for greatness and to persist in the face of adversity.

Our Mission

Wynberg Boys’ High School is committed to providing opportunities for our students to pursue excellence in all aspects of education – academic, cultural, and sporting – and for our students and staff to enjoy as safe a working and learning environment as possible.

The school further promotes a responsibility of service to our broader community, a commitment to unity from diversity, and an ethos of relevant citizenship.

At the end of a student’s school career, he must be able to take his place proudly and responsibly in South African society.

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