Glenwood High School is convinced that a code of best practice in the classroom will assist in the management of classroom activities and will create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. The teachers will make every effort to follow this code and make boys aware of our commitment to this code. Developing and using BEST PRACTISE is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one’s disposal to ensure success; it is one way of striving to deliver world-class standards of performance. This code establishes a standard for doing things in the classrooms in a specific way and to create consistency.
Glenwood High School has traditionally encouraged a scientific bias in terms of the subjects that are offered at the school. Entry to the professions has always been a consideration at this school and in the Further Education and Training band the School remains committed to this tradition. Academic study in the classic sense of the word includes the fields of learning such as the Humanities, the Sciences and the Arts. Access to tertiary study is therefore an important component when considering the learning areas that are offered by the School and the continuing strong scientific emphasis remains in place.
The approved subjects for the National Senior Certificate are grouped into two main categories: Group A and Group B. In general terms, a pupil must select four subjects: two official languages, Mathematics, and Life Orientation from Group A, and a minimum of any three subjects from Group B. Glenwood has adapted these requirements to suit the school's recognised scientific bias as well as to ensure the boys continue to strive for excellence.
As has always been the case, the more academically capable pupil should choose a course which keeps all options open. He should bear in mind the fact that his tertiary studies in the future will prepare him for his career, not his current course of study at school.
The academically average pupil will have to bear his academic limitations in mind when he chooses his subjects. His choice should be vocationally orientated to some extent, but essentially he, too, must strive to have a large range of options and opportunities when he leaves school.