F.A.Q

What will you need to know:

Our bundles are all CAPS based and are in line with what is currently being used at Government schools. They are tailored to help parents get started with homeschooling their own children. Parents should apply to the Provincial Education Department (PED) for the registration of a home education learner and comply with any reasonable conditions set by the department.

Parents need to keep a record of attendance, a suitable timetable and a portfolio of evidence (containing the activities and assessments) for every learner. Portfolios must be kept for three years as proof of the learner’s progress.

Parents must provide the PED with feedback on the learner’s progress and whether they have reached the required outcomes at the end of every phase (Grade 3, 6, and 9).At the end of each year, you get in a qualified teacher to oversee your child's progress and move you on to the next grade. This will assure you that you have taught your child well and they are competent to move on. Assessments must be done by assessors (qualified teachers registered with the South African Council for Educators).

Home education only applies to the compulsory schooling phase (from Grade 1 to Grade 9 or age 15).

Learners in the FET Phase (Grade 10 – 12) must register with the Education Dept to write for their national senior certificate or go through an online school or curriculum provider that is registered for NSC examinations to qualify. Our bundles are still used for these grades as the book bundles we give away include teacher guides etc. that help learners stuck at home, with an excellent source of learning material and examination practice material to prepare them for exams.

 

What's the difference between caps and IEB?

The IEB offers support in terms of the CAPS curriculum examinations and sets tests and exams according to the CAPS guidelines, as well as memorandums and assessments, moderations and marking groups. ... UMALUSI moderates both examination paths to ensure that they comply with the content and question standards set by CAPS

An IEB curriculum is one that is used by many private schools, as they claim that it better prepares students for further studies. The IEB curriculum focusses on teaching students additional problem solving skills thorughout their school career and then testing these skills during the students matric exams

Is IEB harder than caps?

They still follow the CAPS curriculum, HOWEVER, there are some differences. The IEB exams are considered by many teachers, parents, students and universities, both within South Africa and abroad, as a more challenging and comprehensive assessment than the State NSC. ... The IEB are very strict in terms of giving marks