Academic Learning Program

Academic Learning Program


Talent sets the floor. Education sets the ceiling.

The Academic Learning Program supports the educational growth of our talented players – ensuring that they are prepared academically to take up tennis scholarships offered by top universities worldwide. It is structured to allow players the flexibility to combine academic learning with the training and travel demands needed to “make a tennis champion”.

The Program is coordinated by 2 highly qualified educators – Dr Charl Du Plessis and Dr Tania Goodman – who facilitate 2 – 3 hours of tutoring at the Anthony Harris Tennis Academy each day and provide additional support with guided assignments and self-study.

It caters for junior and senior players and is structured at 4 academic levels to accommodate the requirements of players between the ages of 8 and 18.

Foundation Phase track

This includes a broad range of topics with a focus on English and Mathematics. In addition to daily tuition, Foundation Phase learners receive age-appropriate assignments, including reading, to complete during their self-study time.

Primary track

The primary objective when engaging with this group of learners is to prepare their skills and understanding of each core subject – English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences – to a level where they can aspire to any high school level program, independent of the level of difficulty.

General Education Development (GED)

GED is an internationally recognized certificate equivalent to South Africa’s Grade 12. It comprises 4 subject areas: Mathematical Reasoning; Reasoning through Language & Arts; Social Studies; and Science. Exams are taken in each subject area when the learner feels confident to write the exam.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) via Cambridge University

The IGCSE qualification through Cambridge leads to A-Levels (Grade 10 – 12 equivalent) and is recognised internationally for its high standard. 8 IGCSE subjects are available to learners over a two-year period. These include Mathematics, English, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, History and Biology. Exams are taken in October/November each year.

A contribution of R22 800 (R1 900/month) will support 1 junior learner for a year

A contribution of R28 800 (R2 400/month) will support 1 senior learner for a year

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