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Local and International Universities

A student’s final matric exam results play a crucial role when it comes to looking to build on their future tertiary education and subsequent careers choices. Local and international universities place great emphasis on these results when considering acceptance of applicants.

An important question when looking at the quality of education, is whether the school is registered, accredited, and has reliable assessment systems. A significant portion of private schools are registered with the IEB.

Take a look at some of the benefits of a school being registered with the IEB governing body:

  • The IEB specification follows a progressive curriculum that provokes and develops problem-solving abilities while also testing additional methodologies, therefore ensuring superior outcomes.
  • The IEBs exams produce consistent, reliable National Senior Certificate (“NSC”) results with an average pass rate of more than 98% and a pass with entry to degree study, between 85% and 90%.
  • The IEBs diplomas are recognised as an internationally benchmarked qualification.
  • The IEB curriculum provides Advanced Programme courses in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans.
  • The IEB is quality assured by Umalusi - the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education.
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Leading IEB Education

Reddam House Helderfontein is a member of ISASA (Independent School Association of Southern Africa) and the IEB.

Reddam House matriculants consistently top the charts of academic excellence when IEB results are announced, and our schools are well known and held in high regard for the delivery of this quality education.

IEB Assessment

IEB examinations are widely believed to be more comprehensive and challenging. This influences the way in which our teachers approach their lessons when teaching key concepts in the classroom. a thorough in-depth assessment goes hand-in-hand with good-quality teaching and learning.

Our IEB teaching staff play an instrumental role in preparing our students for the IEB examinations that develops higher order and critical-thinking skills, and probes their depth of understanding. A large number of our school teachers are IEB examiners, moderators or sub-examiners, which provides them with valuable insight that helps introduce our students to problem-solving strategies in younger grades.

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The IEBs programmes incorporates the South African National Curriculum and is regulated by the Department of Basic Education, a governing body that provides examinations in all subjects recognised in the National Senior Certificate (NSC). The main point of difference between the IEB and the NSC is the form of assessment.

The IEB exams are considered by many local and international universities to be more challenging and comprehensive assessments than the NSC. Students with excellent IEB NSC results have increased chances of entering into Ivy League and Oxbridge institutions without taking further requirements, such as A-levels.

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