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Subjects

Grade Evenings

The grade evenings are the responsibility of the Grade Head, the register educators of a specific grade, as well as the RCL members of the grade. 

Grade evenings have three purposes. Firstly, they serve to communicate general information. Secondly, they provide an opportunity for educators to meet with parents of learners who have academic problems and, thirdly, they provide an opportunity for educators can meet with parents of learners who have disciplinary problems. 

Every term, reports under-achieving learners and those with discipline problem will be retained. In some cases, parents can collect these at the grade evening. All subject educators will be present at the evening and have the relevant assessment records with them in order to discuss the learner’s problems with his/her parent/guardian. The venue is the school hall so that parents are able to meet with educators conveniently and expeditiously. 

 

Learning Areas offered in Grade 8 and 9


All subjects offered are compulsory and no subject choices are allowed.

Learners should choose subjects which will enable them to study their chosen occupation or to undergo the necessary practical training. Subjects should be chosen that coincide with learners’ interests and intellectual capabilities. When choosing subjects for Grade 10, due regard should be given to the requirements for tertiary study. Guidance in this matter will be given in Grade 9, and information in this respect is available on request.

It is compulsory for learners taking Physical Science to take Mathematics as well. The choice of Mathematics in Grade 10 depends on Grade 9 performance

 

Home Language  -  English

First Additional Language  -  Afrikaans
Mathematics  (Maths)
Natural Sciences  (NS)

Social Studies  (SS)

Technology  (Tech)

Economic and Management Sciences  (EMS)  (Focus on Accounting)

Life Orientation  (LO)

Arts and Culture  (AC)

 

Subject choises for Grade 10:

REQUIREMENTS 

Mathematics             -  45 per cent minimum in Grade 9

Physical Science     -  Mathematics is compulsory

CAT                            -  20 words per minute typing

Accounting               -  40 per cent minimum for Accounting in Term 4 in Grade 9

 

One subject should be selected from each group so that learners have four different subjects from the four groups. Ensure that seven different subjects are chosen, including the three compulsory subjects.

 

Compulsory subjects:

English Home Language

Afrikaans First Addissional Language

Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this button to download the subject choice form:

 

Note: Life Science and Business Studies are in two groups. Make sure you don’t choose a subject twice.

 

Minimum Criteria for Further Studies:

Higher Certificate

Diploma

Bachelor’s Degree

 

National Senior Certificate (Grade 12):

English 40 per cent

Four subjects 50 per cent (including English; accordingly, it counts as one of the four 50 per cent subjects)

One subject 30 per cent (if English is not one of the 50 per cent subjects)

The 50 per cent subjects may not include Life Orientation, Civil Technology, CAT or Tourism

Subject Choice for Grade 10 to 12:

National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)

English 40 per cent

Two subjects 40 per cent

Three subjects 30 per cent

National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)

English 40 per cent

Three subjects 40 per cent (excluding Life Orientation)

Two subjects 30 per cent (including Life Orientation)

 

Prize-giving:

Academic colours:

Grade 8 

Subject Merits  80 per cent plus

English and Afrikaans are viewed as different subjects.

Top Ten in Grade 8 

Full Colours  87 per cent

  

Grade 9 

Subject Merits  80 per cent plus

English and Afrikaans are viewed as different subjects

Top Ten in Grade 9 

Full Colours  85 per cent

  

Grade 10 

Subject Merits  80 per cent plus

English  75 per cent

Afrikaans  75 per cent

General Merit

   Average of 70 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

Half Colours

   Average of 74 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

Full Colours

   Average of 80 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

  

Grade 11 

Subject Merits  80 per cent

English  75 per cent

Afrikaans  75 per cent

General Merit

   Average of 65 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

Half Colours

   Average of 70 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

Full Colours

  Average of 80 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

  

Grade 12 

Subject Merits  80 per cent

English  75 per cent

Afrikaans  75 per cent

General Merit

   Average of 65 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

Half Colours

   Average of 70 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent

Full Colours

   Average of 80 per cent with learner passing all subjects with at least 40 per cent


Special Awards, Trophies and Shields:

All special awards, trophies and shields should be listed and renamed if necessary, with detailed criteria being proposed in respect of the requirements for the awards as well as the person responsible for issuing the award.

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