The core business of Melkbosstrand High School is academics. We, therefore, see ourselves as an academic PLUS school – academics first, then the rest! Academics can be seen as the key to your future as it will unlock your skills and talents to be the best you can be!
Academic achievement refers to a learner’s success in meeting short- or long-term goals in education. This refers to performing well in a given academic subject e.g. Economics or Mathematics, as well as completing high school successfully or earning a university degree with merit.
Graduating from high school allows learners to earn far more, and many employers only employ those who have completed high school. Therefore, academic achievement helps learners avoid financial limitations in the future. Tertiary education provides even more benefits, and employers are increasingly looking for employees with university degrees. Melkbosstrand High School is currently one of the top 100 feeder schools of the University of Stellenbosch.
Academic achievement is important because it prepares learners for their future careers. It also allows learners to enter competitive fields. Those who wish to enter the medical field need in-depth knowledge of biology and chemistry. Those looking to enter other Baccalaureus Atrium or Commerce degrees, need strong academic results overall. Academic achievement is often a sign of a refined intellect, which can help students in all areas of their lives.
Academic achievement also helps shape the minds of learners. Knowledge about history helps people interpret news events while mathematical knowledge helps people learn about solving problems. Critical thinking also helps people interpret the world around them. At Melkbosstrand High School we place great emphasis on teaching learners how to approach and solve problems. While the lessons learned in class give learners specific skills, the process by which they learn the material, and the original ideas they are asked to consider, have an effect on many aspects of their daily lives including their behaviour.
It is therefore imperative to choose subjects to be taken in grades 10 to 12 with care. Choose them with the future in mind and then focus to achieve excellence!
Education is the key to your future!
Madelein Crause (Head of Academics)
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