Cambridge Studies


In addition to our 21-year track record of success in the well-respected South African Independent Examinations Board exit examination, Dainfern College is now also a registered Cambridge International school and has introduced the AS and A Level programme as an optional curriculum for our Grade 11 and 12 students. This new offer recognises the increasing importance of internationalism and enables us to benchmark ourselves globally.


At the end of Grade 10, our students choose whether to continue the IEB curriculum and write the National Senior Certificate (‘Matric’) at the end of Grade 12, or whether to follow the Cambridge Studies programme where they will write AS Level and A Level. Both programmes run in parallel and Cambridge Studies students continue to benefit from the College’s holistic developmental approach to education by partaking in all of the College’s offerings.


The Cambridge syllabus incorporates focused, in-depth and rigorous curricula and is thus best suited to the academically strong student who can work independently, has a proactive, self-driven disposition and is committed to daily, extensive academic application. A-Level students also need to be strong exam candidates as the final AS and A-Level exam results do not include any coursework component.


Students study five or six subjects in Grade 11 and write the Cambridge AS Level exams at the end of the year. They then go into their A2 year, studying three or four subjects to give them the A-level qualification at the end of Grade 12.


Click here for further information about Cambridge Assessment International Education.


The addition of the Cambridge Studies option for our students recognises the increasing importance of internationalism and enables us to benchmark ourselves globally. Please contact Natalie Mullany for further information about Cambridge Studies at Dainfern College.


Keith de Bruyn 1

Keith de Bruyn

Head of Grade 11 | Head of Afrikaans
Zinhle Ndaba 2

Zinhle Ndaba

HS MANCO: Divisional Manager | Head of isiZulu
Charmaine Steedman 3

Charmaine Steedman

Head of Mathematics | Mathematics | Further Studies Mathematics
Natalie Mullany 4

Natalie Mullany

Head of Cambridge Studies | Head of Grade 10 | Mathematics | Further Studies Mathematics | Cambridge Mathematics
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Claire Weerepas

Head of Life Sciences
Evette Gemmill 5

Evette Gemmill

Physical Sciences | Cambridge Chemistry