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:
“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"
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.
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
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)