The IEB has developed curricula for 2 Advanced Programme courses, namely Mathematics and English. These are extension courses for Grade 12 learners. They are not part of the NSC. The reason why the IEB has introduced the Advanced Programme is to provide good students with the opportunity to study specific subject areas in greater depth. It also provides schools with an opportunity to develop self-study skills in learners. Ultimately, the Advanced Programmes aim to better prepare good students for tertiary study.
The IEB has conducted assessment in the Advanced Programme: Mathematics since 2008 and is conducting a pilot of the assessment in the Advanced Programme: English, this year in 2011. In 2012 it will be generally available to all schools, both independent and state schools, who wish to participate. Both courses are quality assured by Umalusi and successful learners receive a certificate issued by the IEB.
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