Redhill is currently the only school in the country to offer students a choice of graduating with either an Independent Examination Board (IEB) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme qualification. 

Each of these programmes has its own features and merits, and either is capable of being a suitable qualification for further study at university either in South Africa or abroad. 


Independent Examination

The Independent Examination Board (IEB) bases its curricula around CAPS, the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement, which provides detailed guidelines of the content and assessment requirements in a subject. 

In Grade 12 our students write their final examinations, which the IEB sets for the school-leaving National Senior Certificate, or NSC. 


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous, demanding, yet highly rewarding two-year course of study offered in Grade 11 and 12. 

Redhill is proud of the firm educational foundation that has been built at our school and we hope that the DP will instil within our students an increased sense of open-mindedness, broader intercultural understanding, and the desire to become leaders for change in the community and beyond.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) involves experiential learning – learning through experience, including a process of reflection and critical analysis. CAS is intended to provide a framework and opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment, and enjoyment. It includes three strands:

The course is presented as six academic areas and three interdisciplinary courses. Students study two modern Languages, a Humanities or Social Science subject, an Experimental Science, Mathematics and an Arts. Students may opt to study an additional Science or Individuals and Societies subject instead of the Arts. 

Students will take three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope, but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at Higher Level.

The compulsory interdisciplinary courses reinforce the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s emphasis on developing the “whole person”. These subjects are Theory of Knowledge (TOK), the Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS).

The Peer Support Committee is the main arm of the student mentor programme. This committee mentors the Grade 6s joining the Middle School to mentor them and guide them through the new journey.

The Interact Committee is part of the community arm of Redhill. Interact assists with drives to raise funds or awareness around the need for charity and community work.

IEB Subject Choice Options

A student following the IEB Programme must select a minimum of seven subjects, comprising both compulsory and elective subjects.

The four compulsory subjects offered are:

The elective subjects offered are:

IEB Subject Choice Options

In Grade 12 our students write their final examinations, which the IEB sets for the school-leaving National Senior Certificate, or NSC. 

IB Subject Choice Options

At Redhill we offer the following subjects in each academic area:

Group 1 – Home Language:

Group 2 – Language acquisition:

Group 3 – Individuals and Societies:

Group 4 – Sciences: Maximum 2 subjects:

Group 5 – Mathematics:

Group 6 – The Arts:

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Redhill School’s progressive student leadership structure, the Redhill Student Council (RSC), is based on a fundamental, student-empowering strategy.



At Redhill School, prioritising the social and emotional wellbeing of our Senior School students is at the forefront of everything we do. We understand the unique pressures they face, including the demands of final exams and the ever-changing landscape of the world they are preparing to enter. By fostering a supportive environment that promotes mental health, resilience, and adaptability, we empower our students to navigate these challenges with confidence and prepare them for a successful future.