Bridging Year

 "Although no-one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new end."

Many school leavers are undecided about their future careers or are not quite ready for tertiary education. We recognise the need for some to bridge the gap between Grade 12 and “life after school”.

The Kingswood College Bridging Year (post matric) attempts to equip young men and women with life skills, adding value to their prior education and building their confidence for future academic, social and world-of-work challenges.

Our BY class is limited to 12 students. Boarders are accommodated in Houses for boys and girls, under the supervision of staff and Student Assistants who ensure that students are provided with a caring and safe environment. BY students are expected to participate fully in the sport, cultural and enrichment and spiritual programme of the College, while at the same time keeping a firm focus on their academic studies with UNISA.

                                   Your choices. Your chances. Your move


The BY curriculum has a significant Life Skills component that is comprised of a wide range of modules. The modules are chosen from the following list which includes the opportunities for adventure-based outdoor education. While the College does not commit itself to presenting all of these modules every year, this will be dependant on time constraints and the availability of suitable presenters. Each student will, however, learn a wide range of life skills each term and parents will receive an indication in a termly report of the modules that their children have completed. 


  Life Skills Module

  • Abseiling
  • Art/Music Appreciation
  • Birding
  • Career Guidance
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Coaching/Mentoring of Juniors
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conversational French/isiXhosa
  • CVs/Job Interviews
  • Driving Lessons
  • Environmental Education
  • Etiquette
  • Financial Management
  • First Aid
  • Food Technology
  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Photography
  • History of the Eastern Cape
  • Home Management
  • International Computer Driving Licence
  • Lateral Thinking Skills
  • Leadership Development
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Parachuting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Speed Reading/Learning
  • Sport Life Skills
  • Toastmasters
  • University Orientation
  • Waitering
  • Wine Appreciation

The remainder of the curriculum is comprised of a choice of Grade 12 subjects, a Sports Management Diploma and/or UNISA courses. All BYs must complete a minimum of two courses and a maximum of three, e.g., 3 Grade 12 subjects, 2 Grade 12 subjects + Sports Management, 2 UNISA subjects, etc.







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