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.

In the coming months, Grade Nines will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school years, on which they will be tested when they sit for their final Matric exams.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) will open the online application system for Grade 1 and 8 learners on Monday, 16 April, and has provided a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them in mutual weirdness and call it ‘friendship’’

The Finland educational system has consistently proven its merit for more than a decade and now educational experts are uncovering the secrets to Finland's success.

Newly sworn in Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says “grand ambitions” set out in the National Development Plan would require a lot of work and commitment in order to be fulfilled.

Navigating a world of people can be more challenging that climbing the most treacherous of mountains! Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres says “As people, we are governed by emotions

The Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

The Southern Highveld Community Development Trust (SHCDT), sponsored by Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, recently donated a new school hall to KI Twala Secondary School in eMbalenhle, valued at R1.5 million.

South African Sign Language (SASL) has officially been recognised as a home language in the curriculum as one of the examinable subjects for the National Senior Certificate.

When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual self-expression or even self-indulgence.

We all have a need to love and be loved. Our lives feel happier and more fulfilled when we enjoy positive human relationships.

"The High School Career Expo” (HSCE) has announced the dates for their national tour starting off in Krugersdorp this month.

The December holidays seem like a distant memory and early morning school runs, homework and sport has become the focus of thousands of families across South Africa.

As the Matric Class of 2018 settle into their final year of school and get to grips with the challenges of the year ahead, an education expert has warned that they need to start thinking about their plans for next year sooner rather than later.

In 2017, Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, reached their goal of an 80% matric pass under the Department of Basic Education’s Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS)

A free, comprehensive online resource has been launched to help improve school leadership and management ‒ a critical factor in boosting learner performance.

What innovative teaching programmes are making a difference in under-resourced schools? And how relevant are global educational rankings to local conditions?

Columba Leadership learners achieved a 4% higher pass rate than the average matric pass rate in South Africa, and 28.1% more bachelor and diploma level passes*.

Today is the last day for those 2017 matriculants who still need to register for the supplementary examinations.

Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has challenged Grade 12 learners at Thusa Setjhaba Secondary School to obtain a minimum of four distinctions to qualify for her sponsorship to study at a university.

“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb which essentially means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for them to grow and develop successfully.

Preparing kids for the new school year can be a stressful time for parents but these tips will help you get ready.

With your matric certificate in hand, you can set your sights on college studies. Are you ready for this next important chapter in your life? Here are some things you can do to prepare for the big transition from school to college.

Supplementary exams are available to students who want to improve their matric results, but what if a matriculant does not qualify?

Now that the Matric results have been announced details about the supplementary exams is what former matriculants will want to know.

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