Summerhill School - Nursery, Preparatory, College

Summerhill college also offers the IEB Curriculum


The students write the National Senior Certificate exams which is set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

The vision of the IEB is to advance quality teaching and learning in South Africa through an assessment process of integrity, innovation and international comparability. The IEB is cognisant that assessment is essential in developing learners who are responsible South African citizens, able to negotiate the challenges of a global world. The IEB’s mission is to make a significant, on-going contribution to human resource development through the design, delivery and promotion of a wide range of high quality, affordable assessment products and services to all sectors. Through our assessments, we are motivated to develop learners who are:

  • critical users of information
  • ethical reasoners
  • problem solvers
  • creative and reflective thinkers
  • lifelong learners
  • society members respectful of diversity, particularly in the Southern African context
  • active citizens who are committed to upholding the principles of the South African Constitution and the wellbeing of all people

The College offers the IEB curriculum from Grade 9 to Grade 12. Students are guided at the end of Grade 9 to choose subjects towards their career choice.

The IEB qualification is a recognised South African qualification and is regulated by UMALUSI. It is also recognised internationally for students wishing to study at an overseas university.