The British Academy

CLASSICAL EDUCATION CONTEMPORARY APPROACH
43 Fichat Street
 
Knysna, Western Cape
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ABOUT US

The British Academy Knysna (ZA299) is the latest to join the TBA stable with more to follow in 2017.

From 2017 the Knysna campus will host an International Boarding School.

  • Preschool & (6mths – 5yrs)
  • Cambridge Preparatory (Gr R – Gr 6)
  • Junior College (Gr 7 – 9)
  • College (GR 10 to Post Matric)

We are also registered with the Western Cape Education Department.

We offer a variety of courses including Secondary 1 (11-14 yrs), IGCSE(15-16yrs), AS and A Levels(17 to 19 yrs). We attract both local and international students.

Vision

The vision of The British Academy is simple: provide the best learning environment where students can achieve their highest possible academic results.

In a society where even private tuition does not guarantee a quality education our basic premise is that world class results start with world class teachers.

Our vision would see the bar for private tuition raised to a new level where actual results are the only benchmark of excellence.

History

The British Academy is a vibrant, young international schools group with a focus to establish ONLY Cambridge International Schools.

Currently with two International schools in the fold with more expected to join in 2016:

  • Brooklyn International School in Pretoria.
  • Knysna International School in the Garden Route.

Operating under CIE license ZA123, it has distinguished itself through the quality of its academic programme as evidenced in numerous ‘highest mark in South Africa’ awards over the last few years.

In 2012, the original campus opened its doors in Centurion, initially focusing on part time Cambridge courses and Extra Lessons. However, by January 2013 the demand for full time tuition grew to such an extent that full time courses became part of the standard curriculum. Scarcely a year later TBA have produced at least five national 1st places and numerous A* results underlining the robust nature of its academic program.

In October 2013 TBA acquired its flagship Brooklyn Campus in Pretoria and subsequently moved to its current location early in 2014. The demand for a highly focused, but fun (!), academic environment not only meant expansion to a larger and better equipped campus but also extending the courses offered to Foundation Level (GR8) and IGCSE-1 (GR9) to ensure the full ‘high school’ curriculum is covered.

Our Brooklyn Primary school will open in Jan 2017. Pre-registrations from Jan 2016.

Approach

Our motto is “Per Aspera Ad Astra” which translates as ”Through adversity to the stars” and perfectly captures our approach to teaching.

This is a no nonsense approach where old world values meets contemporary teaching practices. Therefore much is expected from both teacher and student alike.

From our teaching staff we expect not only that students be prepared for the challenging CIE examinations but that students are prepared for life beyond the Academy, especially the challenges that would face them at University or College.

From our students we expect the discipline and dedication which would see them reach their full academic potential. We strive to instil a value system that fully appreciates the sacrifices one has to make in order to be successful in life.

SERVICES

Full Time Courses

TBA is committed to provide only the highest level of academic tuition which is why all our teachers are SACE registered and more than half have a Masters Degree and/or 15 years plus Cambridge teaching experience.

The courses and subjects below are available to all full time students.

Given the small class sizes and the outstanding quality of tuition our Fee Structure provide exceptional value for money. Please phone reception for an up to date Fee Structure.

FOUNDATION (GRADE 7 & 8 LEVEL)

Leading to Checkpoint Exam

SUBJECTS:

  • English 1st Language
  • Afrikaans 2nd Language
  • French Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Economic Management Sciences

IGCSE (GRADE 9 TO 10)

(International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

SUBJECTS:

  • English 1st Language
  • Afrikaans 2nd Language
  • French Foreign Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Accounting

A LEVELS (GRADE 11 TO 12)

(Advanced) 

SUBJECTS:

  • English 1st Language
  • Afrikaans 2nd Language
  • French Foreign Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Accounting

(Advanced Subsidiary)

SUBJECTS:

  • English 1st Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Studies

*Subjects may vary depending on demand.

Extended Courses

The Extended Programme

The British Academy will be introducing exciting new subjects on The Extended Programme next year. Running mainly in the afternoons these subjects are open to full-time TBA students and people from outside the Academy.

SUBJECTS:

  • Art
  • German
  • Sociology
  • Sanskrit

TBA Blended Learning

From 2017 TBA will offer a Blended Learning service for those who are unable to attend school full time.

TBA Blended Learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media combined with on-site tuition and workshops when possible.

Please phone the Registrar on 012 940 5343 for more information.

Extra Lessons

Currently under development, please phone the Registrar on 012 940 5343 for more information.

Adult Matric

Currently under development, please phone the Registrar on 012 940 5343 for more information.

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