A Complete List of IEB Schools In South Africa

If you want to enroll in an advanced program with IEB or even your child for school-leaving examinations, it is important you know the names of IEB schools in the country. Many schools offer IEB examination services across the provinces. While a lot of IEB schools are concentrated in one province, some provinces boast a few.

Many people are usually eager to know the difference between IEB and NSC, while others are not sure if IEB is recognized internationally. We have the answers to these questions and more in the segments below. If you newly found out about IEB, we also got you covered as you will be getting to know in detail everything about the board.

IEB Schools In South Africa And Provinces Where They Can Be Found

1. North West

  • Lebone II College of The Royal Bafokeng
  • Curro Klerksdorp
  • Selly Park High School
  • Kitsong Independent High School of The Royal Bafokengg

2. Free State

  • Christian Brothers’ College, St Joseph’s – Bloemfontein
  • Harriston School, Harrismith
  • St. Andrew’s, Welkom
  • St Dominic’s College – Welkom
  • St. Peter Claver High School, Kroonstad
  • Curro Bloemfontein

3. Western Cape

  • Ambleside School of Hout Bay
  • Bridge House School, Franschoek
  • Cedar House School, Kenilworth
  • Christian Brothers’ College, St John’s Parklands
  • Curro Century City
  • Curro Durbanville
  • Curro Hermanus
  • Curro Langebaan
  • Curro Mossel Bay
  • Curro Krugersdorp
  • Curro Sitari
  • Deutsche Schule Kapstadt
  • Elkanah House, Sunningdale
  • Glenwood House, George
  • Knysna Montessori School
  • Oakhill School, Knysna
  • Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town
  • Reddam House Constantia
  • Reddam House Durbanville
  • Reddam House Somerset
  • Rylands High School
  • Silvermine Academy, Sun Valley
  • Somerset College, Somerset West
  • St. Cyprian’s School, Oranjezicht, Cape Town
  • Eastern Cape
  • Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown
  • Harvest Christian School, Port Elizabeth
  • Kingswood College, Grahamstown
  • Merrifield Preparatory School and College, East London
  • St Dominic’s Priory School, Port Elizabeth
  • St Mark Community School, Port Elizabeth
  • St. Andrew’s College, Grahamstown
  • St. George’s College, Port Elizabeth
  • Vela School, Mthatha
  • Willow Academy, Port Elizabeth
  • Woodridge College, Port Elizabeth
  • BRYLIN ILC, PORT Elizabeth
  • Theodor Herzl School, Port Elizabeth
  • Gauteng
  • Ashton International College, Benoni
  • Assumption Convent School
  • Beaulieu College, Kyalami
  • BESA Leadership Academy, Walkerville
  • Bishop Bavin School, Bedfordview
  • Brainline Learning World
  • Brescia House
  • Christ Church Preparatory School and College
  • Christian Brothers’ College, Boksburg
  • Christian Brothers’ College, Pretoria
  • Cornwall Hill College, Irene
  • Crawford College, Lonehill
  • Crawford College, Pretoria
  • Crawford College, Sandton
  • Covenant College, Rispark
  • Curro Aurora Private School, Randburg
  • Curro Hazeldean College
  • Curro Roodeplaat
  • Dainfern College
  • De La Salle Holy Cross College, Victory Park
  • Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg
  • Deutsche Schule Pretoria
  • Dominican Convent School Belgravia
  • Doxa Deo College
  • Eduplex Pre- Primary- and High School
  • Hartwell Private School
  • Hatfield Christian School, Pretoria
  • Pretoria Secondary School
  • Helpmekaar Kollege
  • Henley High and Preparatory
  • HeronBridge College
  • Hirsch Lyons
  • Holy Rosary School
  • Hyde Park High School
  • King David Schools
  • King’s School, Linbro Park
  • King’s School, Robinhills
  • King’s School, West Rand
  • Kingsmead College
  • La Salle College, West Rand
  • Leeuwenhof Akademie, Bedfordview
  • Maragon Private School, Mooikloof
  • Maragon Private School, Roodepoort
  • Marist Brothers Linmeyer
  • Michael Mount Waldorf School, Bryanston
  • Midstream College, Midrand
  • Pinnacle College Kyalami, Kyalami
  • Rand College, Bezuidenhout Valley
  • Reddam House College, Bedfordview
  • The Kings College and Preparatory School Bryanston
  • Redhill School
  • Roedean School
  • Sacred Heart College, Johannesburg
  • Saheti School
  • Southdowns College, Irene
  • Shangri-la Academy, Kempton Park
  • St Barnabas College
  • St Benedicts College for Boys
  • St David’s Marist, Inanda
  • St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls
  • St Dunstan’s College
  • St Mary’s School, Waverley
  • St Peter’s College
  • St Stithians College
  • St. Alban’s College
  • St. Andrew’s School for Girls
  • St. Catherine’s School
  • St. John’s College
  • St. Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls
  • St. Teresa’s School, Rosebank
  • The King’s College and Preparatory School, Bryanston
  • Jacaranda College and primary School, Centurion
  • Tyger Valley College, Pretoria
  • Veritas College – Springs
  • Woodhill College, Pretoria
  • Word of Life Christian School, Vereeniging
  • Yeshiva College of South Africa
  • Curro Waterstone College, Kibler Park

4. KwaZulu-Natal

  • Ashton International College, Ballito
  • Clifton College
  • Creston College
  • Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg
  • Domina Servite, Greytown
  • Durban Girls’ College
  • Epworth High School
  • Felixton College
  • Grace College
  • Grantleigh College
  • Hibberdene Academy
  • Hilton College
  • Holy Family College
  • Kearsney College
  • Maris Stella School
  • Michaelhouse
  • Our Lady of Fatima Convent School
  • Reddam House Umhlanga
  • Richards Bay Christian School
  • Southcity Christian College
  • Southcity Christian Schools
  • St. Anne’s Diocesan College
  • St. Charles College
  • St. Benedict School, Pinetown
  • St. Dominics, Newcastle
  • St. Henry’s Marist Brothers’ College
  • St. John’s Diocesan School for Girls
  • St. Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls
  • St. Nicholas Diocesan School, Pietermaritzburg
  • St. Patrick’s College, Kokstad
  • The Wykeham Collegiate
  • Thomas More College
  • Treverton College
  • Siyahlomula High School
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5. Limpopo

  • Curro Heuwelkruin, Polokwane
  • Eagles Nest Christian School, Polokwane
  • Jabez Christian Academy, Polokwane
  • Khanyisa Education Centre
  • Maseala Progressive, Polokwane
  • Mitchell House, Polokwane
  • Pepps College, Polokwane
  • Southern Cross Schools, Hoedspruit
  • Stanford Lake College, Haenertsburg
  • The King’s Court Christian School, Modjadjiskloof
  • Waterberg Academy, Vaalwater
  • Mokopane English Combined School, Mokopane
  • Kingfisher Private School, Phalaborwa

6. Northern Cape

  • St Patrick’s Christian Brothers’ College, Kimberley

7. Mpumalanga

  • Curro Bankenveld, Witbank
  • Curro Nelspruit
  • Penryn College
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School, Witbank
  • Uplands College
  • Cambridge Academy, Witbank

What You Need To Know About IEB

IEB stands for Independent Examinations Board. The organization is a South African private assessment agency that sets examinations for various client schools, especially private schools. IEB’s major role is to offer examination services to interested client schools.

Records have it that the agency was established in the first place to challenge the apartheid ideas of separation, which, at the time, were solely based on race. Many years down the line, IEB is still relevant and waxing strong. It has worked with various client schools for years and assisted hundreds of learners in making their academic dreams a reality through IEB schools.

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The Independent Examinations Board is accredited by the Pretoria-based educational institution, Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.

IEB Is Recognized Internationally 

Yes, most people don’t know this. However, we can establish that IEB is internationally recognized. In fact, it is a known fact that the IEB school-leaving exams are equivalent to the UK AS Levels.

The English and Mathematics programmes they offer to client schools are the same as the UK A Levels. So, both their examinations and advanced programmes prepare learners for both South Africa and the world.

Is IEB Different From NSC?

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) is the national high school certificate issued to learners after completing their high school education. This qualification is commonly known as the matric certificate, but its formal name is NSC.

There is no big difference between IEB and NSC. The only difference between the two qualifications is that IEB basically prepares students for life abroad. It is pertinent to note that matriculants’ NSC examinations are either set by the Department of Basic Education or the Independent Examination Board. The IEB uses the South African National Curriculum, which the Department of Basic Education regulates, so there’s little or no difference here.

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The bottom line is you need to consider what you are capable of as a learner and your personal needs before choosing between NSC and IEB.

Fast Facts About IEB

  • The IEB draws its examination candidates from the independent
    school sector only.
  • The agency offers South African top learners an opportunity to write extension courses like Mathematics, English, and Afrikaans. You can get to know more about the curriculum, assessment documents, and examples of examination papers that are available on their website – www.ieb.co.za
  • IEB is highly regarded within the South African examining system that is why the Department of Basic Education (DBE) appointed the
    agency to assess all learners in South Africa who offer the following non-official languages on behalf of the state – Arabic, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Modern Greek).
  • IEB is also entrusted with focused subjects such as Maritime Economics, Nautical Sciences, Equine Studies, and Sports and Exercise Science for national assessment.
  • The pass rate of IEB students averages 98-99% each year.
  • Some of the Ivy League and World Top 100 institutions abroad that have readily accepted learners from IEB schools based on their NSC results include but not limited to Berkeley California (USA), New York University (USA), Brown University (Rhode Island, USA), Durham University (England), Edinburgh (Scotland), Simon Fraser University (Canada), Harvard University (Massachusetts, USA), New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), as well as Yale (Connecticut, USA).
  • IEB does not exempt students from (SATs (or ACTs) as required for all major U.S. universities.

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