South African CAPS Curriculum

Overview

The South African curriculum is called the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). CAPS form part of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12, which represents a policy statement for learning and teaching in South African schools.

Questions and answers

We offer the CAPS curriculum in both English and Afrikaans.

Grade R to 6 students must complete all the subjects listed for their grade; these include English, Afrikaans, Maths and Life Orientation (Gr R – 3) and Natural Science, Geography and History (Gr 4 – 6). Students in Grades 7 to 9 have an additional three subjects which are EMS, Technology and Creative Arts. Grade 10 to 12 CAPS students are required to take a total of 7 subjects, of which English, Maths/Maths lit, Afrikaans and Life Orientation are compulsory, and a choice of any additional 3 subjects.

Subjects

CAPS available in both English & Afrikaans

Foundation Phase (Gr R – 3)

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Mathematics
Life Skills

Intermediate Phase (Gr 4 – 6)

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Mathematics
Natural Sciences and Technology
Social Science
Life Skills

Senior Phase (Gr 7 – 9)

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Technology
Social Science
Economic and Management Sciences
Creative Arts
Life Skills

FET Phase (Gr 10 – 12)

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Mathematics
Maths Lit
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences
Geography
History
Visual Arts
Life Skills
Consumer Studies
Business Studies
Economics
Tourism
Accounting
Hospitality
Computer Applications Technology

Additional subjects