Arts and Culture Festival 15-19 August 2016

Academic

Scaps

What is CAPS: It is the National Curriculum Assessment Policy. CAPS is not a new curriculum, but an amendment to the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) Grades R-12, so that the curriculum is more accessible to teachers. With the introduction of CAPS, every subject in each grade has a single, comprehensive and concise policy document that will provide details on what teachers need to teach and assess on a grade-by-grade and subject-by-subject basis. This curriculum review has the aim of lessening the administrative load on teachers, and ensuring that there is clear guidance and consistency for teachers when teaching. Terminology such as learning outcomes and assessment standards is gone and is replaced with content and skills. The Department of Education has a 5 year plan to support teachers. Sundays River Primary School is a dual-medium school. All subjects are taken in either Afrikaans or English. The following is a complete outlay of grades and subjects:

FOUNDATION PHASE
Home Language: English or Afrikaans
First Additional Language: Afrikaans or English
Mathematics
Life Skills

INTERMEDIATE PHASE
Afrikaans
English
Natural Science
Social Science
Life Orientation
Mathematics

SENIOR PHASE
Afrikaans
English
Nature Science
Social Science
Life Orientation
Mathematics
Economic Management Science
Technology
Creative Arts

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