Subject Choices

Linpark High offers Outcomes Based Education (OBE) in English medium, divided into two bands being the General Education and Training (GET) along with the Further Education and Training (FET) Phase (grades 10/11 and 12). We are in the unique position to cater for the demands of academically minded learners who wish to attend universities or technikons, as well as the technically and commercially inclined who want to enter the job market within a short time of matriculating.

GRADES 8 and 9

The Grade 8/9 learners will be taught with reference to the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12. This curriculum builds on the previous curriculum but also updates it and aims to provide clearer specification of what is to be taught and learnt (CAPS). Learners are offered the same learning areas as at any other high school in KZN.

A learner in Grade 8/9 must offer 9 subjects: ENG (English Home Language), AFR/ZUL (Afrikaans or Zulu First Additional Language), MATH (Mathematics), NS (Natural Sciences), LIFE (Life Orientation), SS (Social Sciences), EMS (Economic Management Sciences), CA (Creative Arts) and TECH (Technology).

School-Based Assessment

This is a compulsory component of progression and promotion in all phases. In the senior phase Grade 7-9 the final mark of the learner consists of 40% School-Based Assessment and 60% End-of-year examination.

Achievement Levels
Achievement Level Achievement Description Percentage
7 Outstanding Achievement 80-100
6 Meritorious Achievement 70-79
5 Substantial Achievement 60-69
4 Adequate Achievement 50-59
3 Moderate Achievement 40-49
2 Elementary Achievement 30-39
1 Not Achieved 0-29
Promotion Requirements
Learners in Grade 8/9 will be promoted if they have complied with the following:
- Offered 9 subjects
- Adequate Achievement (50% +) in ENG
- Moderate Achievement (40% +) in AFR or ZUL
- Moderate Achievement (40% +) in MATH
- Moderate Achievement (40% +) in any THREE other required subjects
- At least an Elementary Achievement (30% +) in any other TWO required subjects
The above information is taken from the ‘National Policy pertaining to the Programme and Promotion Requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12”. There is no mention of condonation in this Policy document.

GRADEs 10,11 and 12
These grades combined are now commonly known as the FET phase and learners select from the following alternatives:
Compulsory Subjects
English - Home language
Afrikaans or Zulu - First additional language
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
Life Orientation
Choice Subjects - Grade 10 (One from each group)
Physical Science or Business Studies or Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
Accountancy or Consumer Studies or Engineering Graphics & Design
Life Sciences or Electrical Technology or Mechanical Technology or Civil Technology
Choice Subjects - Grade 11 & 12 (One from each group)
Physical Science or Life Sciences or Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
Accountancy or Consumer Studies or Engineering Graphics & Design
Business Studies or Electrical Technology or Mechanical Technology or Civil Technology

GRADE 12 – ACADEMIC INFORMATION
As from 2014 the Grade 12 learners will be taught with reference to the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12. This curriculum builds on the previous curriculum but also updates it and aims to provide clearer specification of what is to be taught and learnt (CAPS). Fortunately these learners have been on this curriculum since 2012 when it was phased in during Grade 10.
Subjects
A learner in Grade 12 must offer at least 7 subjects:
4 compulsory subjects:
* ENGHL (English Home Language)
* AFRFA/ZULFA (Afrikaans or Zulu First Additional Language)
* MATH/MLIT (Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy)
* LIFE (Life Orientation)
3 additional subjects (one from each line):
* PHSC (Physical Science)/LFSC (Life Science)/CATN (Computer Applications Technology)
* ACCN (Accounting)/CNST(Consumer Studies)/GRDS (Engineering Graphics and Design)
* BSTD (Business Studies)/CVLT (Civil Technology)/ELTT (Electrical Technology)/MCHT (Mechanical Technology)
DESIGNATED SUBJECTS
* Applicants who wish to enroll for a degree programme need to ensure that four of their seven subjects are from the designated list.
* The list already includes three of the four compulsory subjects for obtaining the NSC, namely, Languages (ENGHL, AFRFA/ZULFA), MATH/MLIT.
* A learner must then select one or more subjects from the list below, provided that they are not from the same group in order to apply for a degree programme.
Designated subject list
Accounting (ACCN) Business Studies (BSTD)
Consumer Studies (CNST) Engineering Graphics and Design (GRDS)
Languages (ENGHL/AFRFA/ZULFA) Life Sciences (LFSC)
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy Physical Sciences (PHSC) (MATH/MLIT)
Non designated subject list:
Civil Technology (CVLT) Computer Applications Technology (CATN)
Electrical Technology (ELTT) Life Orientation (LIFE)
Mechanical Technology (MCHT)
School Based Assessment (SBA)
This is a compulsory component of progression and promotion in all phases. In Grade 12 the final mark of the learner consists of 25% School-Based Assessment and 75% End-of-year examination.
The absence of a SBA and/or PAT (Practical Assessment Task) without a valid reason will result in the learner receiving an incomplete result in that particular subject. If there is a valid reason (illness, death in the family ……) evidence must be given.
The above information is taken from the ‘National Policy pertaining to the Programme and Promotion Requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12”.
Achievement Levels
Achievement Level Achievement Description Percentage
7 Outstanding Achievement 80-100
6 Meritorious Achievement 70-79
5 Substantial Achievement 60-69
4 Adequate Achievement 50-59
3 Moderate Achievement 40-49
2 Elementary Achievement 30-39
1 Not Achieved 0-29
Minimum Pass Requirements
- 40%+ in ENGHL
- 2 other subjects at 40%+
- 3 remaining subjects at 30%+
* The list below explains how well you will need to do in your school subjects to meet the minimum entry requirements for each type of qualification. It is important to note that the table refers to minimum entry requirements. The university may add additional requirements for specific programmes.
QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM STATUTORY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Higher Certificate (NSC/HC) - Pass on the NSC
Diploma (NSC/DIP) - Pass NSC with: An achievement rating of 3 (40 -49 %) or better in four subjects, together with any other university requirements.
Bachelors Degree (NSC/BACH) - Pass NSC with: An achievement rating of 4 (50 - 59 %) or better in four subjects from the designated list, together with any other university requirements.
THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO GRADES 10 AND 11

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