Aviation, nuclear and maritime. These are not subjects one would associate with public schools but in Gauteng, these are fast becoming subjects of choice.
We visited three of the schools of specialisation (SoS) to get the feel of what is taught. The pandemic and the subsequent folding of airline operator Comair due to the lockdowns and the ripple effects impacted on Rhodesfield Engineering School and its plans to implement the aviation curriculum.
Rhodesfield offers mechanical, civil and electrical engineering as specialisation areas for pupils from Grade 10 and focuses on aviation given its location near OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.
Principal Ansie Ras said the school had found a new partner in South African Airways Technical (SAA Technical), which…