Overkruin offers a wide variety of subjects to choose from. The Ovie staff assists each learner in making the right subject choices to ensure success.


Each learner is required to take seven subjects, including a Home Language, First Additional Language, Life Orientation, and Mathematics (Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy) as compulsory subjects.

Only learners who achieved 55% or higher in Mathematics in Grade 9 will be allowed to take Mathematics from Grade 10 onwards.

Learners must have Mathematics in Grade 10 in order to choose Physical Sciences or Information Technology (IT). Starting from 2023, Hoërskool Overkruin also offers Technical Mathematics as part of a technical subject package.

University admission: Make sure to familiarize yourself with the admission requirements of educational institutions.

GRADE 8 & 9

The following learning areas are compulsory:

  • Afrikaans Home Language or First Additional Language
  • English Home Language or First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Technological Sciences
  • Creative Arts

The following subjects are elective: Only ONE elective subject must be chosen.

  • German
  • Music
  •  Accounting
  •  Sports Science
  •  Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Robotics

Note: First Aid and Robotics are offered by external staff outside of the school. Therefore, an additional fee, in addition to school fees, may be required for these subjects.

GRADE 10-12

  • Subject changes for Grade 10 and 11 will only be allowed at the beginning of the second quarter.
  • Students who wish to make a subject change based on their own choice or upon recommendation by an educator should make an appointment with the Head of Department: Educational Guidance.
  • After the discussion, if it is determined that a subject change is appropriate, the student must submit a consent letter from their parent/guardian to the Head of Department: Educational Guidance.
  • The student should have the letter signed by the respective subject teacher(s) before submitting it. The subject teacher may request that the student write an admission test.
  • It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians and the student to ensure that the student has the necessary university exemption after the subject change if the student intends to study at a university after school.
  • The letters should then be handed over to the Deputy Principal/Academic Head, who will make the necessary schedule adjustments. It is the student’s responsibility to catch up on all outstanding work, including tests, exams, and portfolios.
  • The change will take effect once the student has caught up on all outstanding work and received a new schedule.
  • No subject changes will be accepted after April 30th of the respective year. Only departmental recommendations will be considered in highly exceptional cases.

"Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon You Can Use To Change The World. "

- Nelson Mandela

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