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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
Reviews: 4.8
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

This school has more than one campus in Cape Town:
Woodland Heights Campus: Ages 7 to 18

Address: Edinburgh Close Wynberg 7806 Cape Town South Africa

Struben House Campus: Ages 3 to 7

Address: 31 Eden Road Claremont 7700 Cape Town South Africa

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Number of students

465

Number of nationalities represented in the school

34

Most common nationality

South African

Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Max. number of students per class

The maximum class size up to Year 6 is 20 per class. After that ISCT usually caps the numbers at 24. The Key Stage 1 classes (Nursery to Year 2) have teacher assistants in addition to the qualified teacher.

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Afrikaans

Use of technology in the classroom

Our students learn how to use iPads from Nursery. iPads are supplied by the school. From Year 4 upwards each child is allocated an iPad, these are kept and charged at school. We have Apple TV in all our classrooms as well as interactive whiteboards, We have a dedicated IT lab for our learners as well. Technology is used in a variety of differnet ways to enhance our curriculum and the learning experience of our students.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

During the COVID 19 lockdown we used Zoom, Google Meet and Google Classroom, Class Dojo and Seesaw for 'distance' or 'online' learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

In Key Stage 1, your child will receive homework from Monday to Thursday. Homework should not take more than 30 minutes each day.

In Key Stage 2, homework is set on a daily basis, with shorter, regular tasks for Numeracy and Literacy. Children should also spend at least 30 minutes engaged in meaningful reading every day. Extended project work is set each term for specific focuses. For Languages, ‘little and often’ activities are set at least on a fortnightly basis.

In High School, homework needs to be done every night. Teachers will set homework according to the homework timetable and it is important to complete this work for the date that it is due. Occasionally a teacher may set work on a non-homework day. This will be the exception rather than the rule.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

From Reception to Year 2 a one-on-one assessment is done with the learners. From Year 3 to Year 13 a Cognitive Assessment Test is completed by prospectiove learners.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The one-on-one assessment done is Key Stage 1 is done to ascertain whether the child is ready for formal learning that starts in Reception. In Year 1 and 2 it is a reading based assessment that would tell us if the child is ready for Year 1 or 2.

From year 3 upwards, it is a cognitive assessment that would tell us the type of learner a child is, i.e. visual or spatial and how they would faie within the British Curriculum.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Our admissions are open all year, we therefore accept applications throughout the course of the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge IGCSE's and Cambridge A Levels

Results in these examinations

Please visit our website to view these.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Needs Department

School start time

Nursery and Reception: 7:50
Year 1 and 2 : 8:15
Year 3 to 12 : 7:45

School finish time

Nursery : 12:30
Reception : 13:30
Year 1 and 2 : 14:00
Year 3 - 6: 14:15
Year 7 to 12 : 14:50

Supervised care before/after school

For Key Stage 1 & 2, the aftercare facility runs from Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 17:00.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISCT offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

No, children need to bring their own lunch. We do have a Tuckshop - iCafe - where students can order lunch.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Inernational School of Cape Town is a private, co-educational school governed by Christian principles and values. Its extended UK based curriculum leads to the internationally recognised qualifications of the University of Cambridge.

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