CAPS

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 1 -3

Grade 1 to 3 in the Foundation Phase:
(a) Adequate Achievement (Level 4) in English
(b) Moderate Achievement (Level 3) in Afrikaans
(c) Moderate Achievement (Level 3) in Mathematics

ASSESSMENT

(The School-Based Assessment (SBA) mark as determined during the school year will be 100% of the total mark.

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 4 -6

For promotion from Grade 4 to 6 in the Intermediate Phase, learners must achieve:
(a) Adequate Achievement in English
(b) Moderate Achievement in Afrikaans
(c) Moderate Achievement in Mathematics; AND
(d) Moderate Achievement in any other two (2) of the remaining approved subjects

ASSESSMENT

School-Based Assessment (SBA) is a compulsory component of the promotion marks. The SBA component conducted during the year must be 75%, and the final examination component 25% of the promotion mark.

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADE 7

Learners in Grades 7-9 will be promoted from grade to grade if they have offered nine (9) subjects and have complied with the promotion requirements in eight (8) of the subjects, provided the School-Based Assessment component of the ninth subject has been completed. Requirements: Learners must achieve –
(a) Adequate Achievement in English
(b) Moderate Achievement in Afrikaans
(c) Moderate Achievement in Mathematics
(d) Moderate Achievement in any three (3) of the other required

ASSESSMENT

School-Based Assessment (SBA) is a compulsory component of the promotion marks. The SBA component must be 40% during the year and the final examination component 60% of the promotion mark.

RECORDING AND REPORTING

Seven levels of competencies have been described for subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12. The various achievement levels and their corresponding percentage bands are shown below.

CompetencePercentage Band
Outstanding Achievements80 – 100%
Meritorious Achievements70 – 79%
Substantial Achievements60 – 69%
Adequate Achievements50 – 59%
Moderate Achievements40 – 49%
Elementary Achievements30 – 39%
Not Achieved0 – 29%