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  IEB National Senior Certificate (IEB NSC) – Grade 12

The IEB provides Umalusi accredited examinations in all subjects recognised in the NSC for the schools that are registered with it.


Facts about the IEB NSC:
  • The IEB uses the South African national curriculum which is regulated by the Department of Basic Education.
  • The IEB NSC is quality assured by Umalusi which is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education.
  • The IEB NSC is an internationally benchmarked qualification and is equivalent to Cambridge AS level.
The IEB produces consistent, reliable results in the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate:
  • Average pass rate is between 97% and 98%
  • Pass with entry to degree study, between 78% and 80%
A study carried out at the University of Cape Town in 2008 noted that:
  • 25% of first degree graduates at UCT in 2007 came from IEB schools
  • On average over a 3 year period, the throughput rate of learners from IEB schools was 98%
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To find out how to register email Vicky Masasanya

Advanced Programme courses for Grade 12 learners

The APs are designed for Grade 12 learners to give academically gifted students the opportunity of studying these subjects in greater depth. It also provides schools with an opportunity to encourage self-study skills in learners. The Advanced Programmes are designed to develop independent and critical thinking skills, thus preparing students for university study.

The IEB offers the following Advanced Programme (AP) courses:

  • Advanced Programme Mathematics
  • Advanced Programme English
  • Advanced Programme Afrikaans
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To find out how to register email Kgomotso Tau

Find out how to download resources for these subjects

Grade 9 assessments

The IEB offers the following assessment options at Grade 9 level:
  • International Benchmarking Tests (English and Mathematics)
  • The Subject Specific Tests (English and Afrikaans Home Language, and Mathematics)
  • Grade 9 Core Skills Test
To find out how to register email Jabu Ngcobo

Grade 10/11 Thinking Skills Test

“when discussing Theory of Knowledge, learners need to "develop a fascination with a richness of knowledge as a human endeavour, and an understanding of the empowerment that follows from reflecting upon it"

[IEB presentation (Thinking Skills Assessment/Brainstorm Session 2012)]

Why thinking skills? Read more

To find out how to register email Pinkie Moiketsi

Grade 11 IeBTs in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The multiple choice assessment methodology is already an integral and well established part of examining worldwide and, in South Africa, the importance of this assessment methodology has grown. It is not only important for learners to have an opportunity to experience multiple choice methodology; it is also a key professional development area for teachers. Competence in how to deal with this methodology is a skill that students need to develop. T to find out more go to the Grade 11 IeBTs in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

To find out how to register email Pinkie Moiketsi

Grade 6 Core Skills Tests

The IEB Grade 6 Core Skills Test was developed to determine whether Grade 6 learners, at the end of the intermediate phase of schooling, have attained sufficient cognitive academic proficiency to engage with the demands of the following years. It provides a benchmarking moment in the learning pathway where its formative, diagnostic intention is to have a positive, qualitative impact on teaching, learning and assessment in the schools that write the test. Read more

Want to find out more about the 2016 Grade 6 Core Skills Test

To find out how to register email Tebogo Mahatlane

ACER International Benchmarking Tests

The IEB offers International Benchmarking Tests in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational (ACER) at the following levels
  • English Grades 3 – 10
  • Mathematics Grades 3 – 10
  • Science Grades 3 – 7
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To find out about how to register email Sifiso Dladla

MATCH – Grade 7

MATCH (Measuring Abilities and Thinking Competencies for High School) is a pilot programme intended to provide primary schools with an independent assessment of their Grade 7 learners’ preparedness for high school in terms of both academic proficiency and the necessary skills base needed for continued success at high school.

Read more about this and the Primary School Initiative (psi)

To find out about how to register email Tebogo Mahatlane
 
     
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