Cambridge International at DHS

Durban High School is an approved Cambridge International school that offers a unique opportunity to provide our boys with up to date, quality education of the highest international standards.

The Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) is a world-class international education programme that gives students an excellent opportunity to apply to tertiary education institutions worldwide. The highly respected syllabus allows students to develop a deeper understanding of subjects and, through refined and interactive teaching techniques, they are given the skills to be able to explore their chosen subjects at a more complex level.

Cambridge students are encouraged to work independently in their studies and to take the initiative in additional research and extra reading for their courses. In doing so, they develop and enrich their knowledge about the subject matter and are exposed to a university approach to their academic work, which is beneficial for their tertiary education.

Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.”

Cambridge Assessment International Education

DHS offers three international qualifications namely, IGCSE, AS Level and A Level Programmes. On completion of their selected course the boys write examinations set and marked by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board in the UK. Throughout the year they receive continuous support from the highly experienced and qualified DHS Educators/Facilitators who have undergone professional training and development to ensure quality teaching and learning is achieved.

Grade 8’s begin mainstream education in the DHS Nonpareil Academy where they are guided in the basics of autonomous learning, ie, learning to work independently and being given the freedom to do so. Their self-motivation and time management skills are utilised to complete the syllabus in the same process used to teach/facilitate the Cambridge system. If they achieve an aggregate higher than 80% at the end of Grade 8, they may then choose to switch over to the IGCSE – Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education.

Cambridge Courses Offered

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

Subjects Offered at DHS:​

IGCSE Course (Grade 9 & 10)

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Cambridge International Mathematics

Physics
Chemistry
Geography
Computer Sciences
Accounting
Art & Design

Biology
Mathematics
History
Economics
Business Studies
Drama

AS & A Level Courses (Grade 11 – 12)

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language

Physics
Chemistry
Geography
Computer Sciences
Accounting
Art & Design

Physics
Chemistry
Geography
Computer Sciences
Accounting
Art & Design