Schools

Schools form the basis of our education system. The Department of Basic Education maintains the school system in South Africa, which runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is responsible for preparing students for life beyond Matric. Alongside the public schools in the country there also exist private schools, most run by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which emphasizes critical thinking and academic rigor. Regardless of whether one attends a public or private school, schools lay the foundations of our society by educating each new generation. Read on to stay updated with news on Matric results and other news related to schools.

Matric results for the November 2019 exams are available now.

Do you understand what the different Matric pass codes mean? We have the details.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratuled the Matric class of 2019 for their historic pass rate - the highest the country has ever achieved.

The pass rate for the Matric class of 2019 was an impressive 81.3%.

Loadshedding will happen overnight to avoid impacting Matric results

Counselling services are available for anxious Matrics ahead of the release of the results.

IEB matric results

The IEB Matric Results for 2019 have been released and students who sat for the Independent Examinations Board matric have performed very well, with a 98.82% pass rate.

The Eastern Cape High Court has ruled that all learners may be conditionally admitted to public schools despite not having all documentation.

After all the hard work the waiting is nearly over for the Matric class of 2019. The results of the National Senior Certificate exams will be released soon.

As any parent knows, when it comes to affording quality education for our children, we need all the help we can get.

Curro Monaghan, operated by Curro Holdings, South Africa’s biggest independent school operator, will offer an assisted learning stream for learners with unique needs, alongside their current mainstream offering, as of January 2020.

If you’re amongst the hundreds of thousands of young South Africans currently preparing to sit the 2019 National Senior Certificate examinations, 

Many learners place very little emphasis on studying for a language exam – after all, we use language every day so how difficult can an exam be, right? Wrong!

Cabinet has encouraged parents and guardians to support their children as they prepare for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

Whether you are a parent in the process of selecting a school for your child or your child is far from starting school, this is still something as a parent / you need to think about and plan for.

Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, has granted approval to various assessment bodies to administer the oncoming end-of-year examinations. 

The year-end exams are coming up. This can be a time of immense stress and anxiety for teachers, learners and parents. 

English is only one of 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. It’s currently the preferred language of education and is used in many of the nation’s schools. But most children entering the education system are not native English speakers and many are still in the process of learning English by the time they arrive at school.

<p>In South Africa, <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1060826519873860">one in five teachers</a> in the foundation phase – roughly from ages 6 to 9 – are male. This is consistent with a <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272775717303278">global trend</a> that see men being more likely to teach adolescents than young children.</p>

Have you ever gazed upon a giant oak tree? These majestic trees can grow as high as 21m and as wide as 3m!

Some 250 million children under five (43%) in low to middle income countries are at a higher risk of not achieving their full potential due to extreme poverty and not receiving nurturing care 1.

If you step into a classroom in South Africa’s Limpopo province during a lesson, you’re very likely to hear the teacher speaking more than one language. She might begin a sentence in English, and then switch to Sepedi – the African language most commonly spoken as a mother tongue in the province

The Department of Basic Education is currently testing scripted lesson plans that are aimed at making learners more conscious of issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

The launch of St Barnabas and UJ Metropolitan Mathematics is set to ignite a new level of hunger in the fields of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

While the Matrics from the Class of 2019 hunker down in front of their books in preparation for their final school exams in a few weeks’ time,

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