Who is this new Kid on the Block?

Cambridge IGCSE is now the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds.Cambridge International Examinations developed the International GCSE (IGCSE) over 25 years ago

There’s a new kid on the Education Block and he’s shaking things up education-wise the valley[Cape Peninsula].Peak Academy opened its doors January 2015 welcoming learners that wanted more from their typical school experience. They wanted to be treated as individuals and get an internationally recognised Matric. “You are Extraordinary” is the first sign that greets you as you walk in the door at Peak Academy and is what the founder Marc Yates tells both students and tutors all day, every day.

Peak Academy

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Students having weekly Discussion

“Our learner-centered educational philosophy places an emphasis on an interactive learning environment facilitated by leading Cambridge practitioners and expert educators. I’ve been involved with Cambridge since 2003 and I believe in the Cambridge way because of the simple expectation of understanding the content of Cambridge subjects. It is all about the why, how and where rather than learning in parrot fashion style. Added to this we have created an environment where students are encouraged to take ownership of their studies with the guidance of the tutors. Our study skills program assists students to identify the best way to learn and manage their studies. Our aim is not only academics, but to teach students in a holistic manner. We are already seeing massive improvements in student motivation and dedication  towards their work. There are now more than 12,000 Cambridge schools around the world in over 140 countries that made over 1.6 million exam entries for Cambridge qualifications in June 2014. The strong increase in entries we have seen this year demonstrates how much parents and learnersvalue choice. Schools know that good outcomes depend on a curriculum which inspires children to learn, motivates and challenges them and provides a good balance between knowledge and skills. That is the programme Cambridge offers, followed by rigorously designed examinations which provide a fair, internationally benchmarked assessment of what each student has achieved. “explains Yates.

Exciting Times

January 2016 we are launching Peak Night School to meet the demand for young adults who want to work during the day, but still achieve their goal of achieving a Matric certificate or University entrance.


We are sponsoring five students who need financial assistance. Enquire michelek@peakacademy.co.za

Want to help? Get hold of us on either email of on FB or call us on 021-7824656

Why Cambridge?

  • Flexible. Cambridge IGCSE has 70 available subjects, including over 30 languages, in any combination. Core and extended curricula are available in many subjects for students of differing abilities. Schools are free to develop a curriculum that suits their learners’ needs.
  • Learner-centred. Syllabuses use learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Cambridge develops skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving.
  • Rigorous assessment. Learners are assessed at the end of each course.This linear structure gives more uninterrupted teaching time
  • International outlook. Cambridge has been designed with two concepts in mind: international standards and contextualised learning. The content suits a wide variety of schools and avoids cultural bias

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. To find out more or apply email info@peakacademy.co.za

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