High School Subject Choices

High School: Grades 7-9 (G.E.T) (General Education and Training)

In the Middle School we are not restricted by onerous external exams during this phase, and are able to expose our pupils to a wide range of subjects with the emphasis on enrichment rather than a narrow focus.  While it is still necessary to ensure that certain academic basics are in place, this is the phase during which your child will discover their academic strengths and interests.  This is the time when pupils’ self-confidence, self-esteem and self-understanding are enhanced and ease of transition from primary school to high school, from child to adult, is facilitated.  During this phase, pupils are encouraged to involve themselves in as much of our extramural programme as possible.

High School: Grades 10-12 (F.E.T) (Further Education and Training)

In the High School our focus is two-fold.  Firstly, it is imperative that our pupils obtain the best possible matriculation results they are capable of; the world we live in demands this.  To achieve this, we provide an environment where hard work and academic rigour is the norm.  Highly qualified and experienced teachers will help your child attain his or her best in an orderly but relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere.

Our second focus is to develop well-rounded young people who are able to participate fully and positively in the society in which we live.  Without this, our first focus, i.e. results, would be without purpose.  This is achieved by offering many opportunities for young people to get involved, to have a go, to discover their strengths and weaknesses and to constantly improve on these.

 The subjects that are offered in these phases are:

  •    Accounting   (F.E.T)

  •    Afrikaans First Additional language (G.E.T and F.E.T)

  •    Afrikaans Second Additional language (F.E.T: immigrants)

  •    Computer Applications Technology (CAT) (F.E.T)

  •    Creative Arts: Art, Drama and Music (G.E.T)

  •    Design (F.E.T)

  •    Dramatic Arts (F.E.T)

  •    Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) (G.E.T)

  •    English Home Language (G.E.T and F.E.T)

  •    Geography (G.E.T and F.E.T)

  •    History (G.E.T and F.E.T)

  •    Information Technology (IT) (F.E.T) (at SACS)

  •    Junior Computer Technology (G.E.T)

  •     Life Orientation (G.E.T and F.E.T)

  •     Life Sciences (Biology)  (F.E.T) 

  •     Mathematical Literacy (F.E.T)

  •     Mathematics (G.E.T and F.E.T)

  •     Music (F.E.T)

  •     Natural Sciences (Science and Biology)  (G.E.T)

  •     Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) (F.E.T)

  •     Tourism (F.E.T)

  •     Visual Arts (F.E.T) (at Peter Clarke Art Centre)


  • Athletics

  • Cricket

  • Indoor & Outdoor Hockey

  • Softball

  • Squash

  • Netball 


  • Marimba Bands

  • String Ensemble

  • Glee Club

  • Technical Team

  • Debating

  • Interact Club

  • Canoeing

  • Photographic Society

  • Go.COM

  • Outdoor Club

  • Book Club

  • Back to the Future (History Society)

  • Table Tennis

  • Radio

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Cannons Creek High Interhouse (3)
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HS Piano (8)
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HS Softball (3)
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Matric Results 2020

Cannons Creek Matric results A5 Social M

Cannons Creek Independent School is thrilled to announce its 2020 Matric Results - 100% Matric Pass rate since the inception of the school in 1999, and 100% Bachelor's Pass again. The High School Principal, Mr Mike van Haght said, "This is an excellent set of results from our Matrics, in an especially trying year. We would like to congratulate firstly, our pupils, followed by our staff, and the Matrics' families for their support." The Cannons Creek 2020 Matric Class boasts 81 distinctions from a class of 26 pupils, resulting in an average of 3.12 distinctions per matriculant. Of particular significance and interest is that eight subjects written achieved A averages (this includes Mathematics), and seven subjects achieved B averages. Four pupils achieved six distinctions - Kian Frassek, Nicholas Jacobs, Hyeokju Kwon, and Jeong Eun Shin. Kian Frassek was the school's 2020 Dux Scholar, and maintained this success by achieving the school's highest average - 87.57%. The school is especially proud of Kian, who achieved these results despite an ongoing struggle with severe dyslexia.


In terms of plans for 2021 - the Cannons Creek Matric Class of 2020 is diverse with Kian Frassek planning on studying Mechatronics at UCT; Nicholas Jacobs planning on studying Actuarial Science at UCT; Julia Lee studying Neuro Sciences in the USA; and Jeong Eun Shin studying Biochemistry in Canada. Some other plans for the Class of 2020 include an internship at a local church; studying Environmental Sciences; and studying towards a Higher Certificate in Internetwork Systems. 

Matric Results