In Grade 8 & Grade 9 Northside College follows a mainstream curriculum, as outlined by the Department of Education, and includes the key areas of:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Arts and Culture
  • Technology

In Grades 10-12 a learner needs to take seven subjects which will lead to a matric qualification (National Senior Certificate). Northside College offers English, Afrikaans, Maths Core / Maths Literacy and Life Orientation which are compulsory subjects, and three choice subjects – Business Studies, Computer Applications Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography and Tourism.

Teacher-learner Ratio

The teacher-learner ratio is no more than 15:1, enabling the staff to focus on the individual learner. Progress is monitored on a regular basis and feedback given to parents and learners at parental contact meetings.


Northside College learners have the privilege of joining Northcliff High School in their extra-mural activities. Many of our learners have given a good account of themselves contributing to an outstanding record of extra-mural excellence.