• We offer the British international, United States GED and the South African CAPS curricula.

South African 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.

“Maths Buddy” and “You Can Do Maths” are external programmes which learners use to work through their Maths content for the year. Separate login codes are sent to you upon registering which will allow your learner to access the programme. Afrikaans and English medium learners doing CAPS in grade 7 to grade 12 make use of “You Can do Maths”, while Cambridge learners in Stage 7 – 8 and international GCSE make use of “Maths Buddy”. The cost for “Maths Buddy” and “You Can do Maths” is included in our fees.

Please consult Pestalozzi Trust (a group of lawyers representing home-schoolers) to assist you with your decision.

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
Engineering Graphics and Design