The supplementary examination will be written from 11 May 2020 to 21 May 2020.

The closing date for registrations for this examination is Friday, 13 March 2020.

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IEB National Senior Certificate 2019 Results (07/01/2020)

The 2019 pass rate is 98.82%, comparable to last year’s pass rate of 98.92%. All candidates who passed achieved a pass that is good enough to enter tertiary study at one of the three levels:

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South Africa’s NSC is more than fit for purpose and is globally recognised (07/01/2020)

Over the past few years, a number of educational institutions operating in South Africa have taken to punting the benefits of an “international” qualification or education juxtaposed against the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and CAPS curriculum.

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Outstanding: achieved within the top 5% in 6 or more Subjects and achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation.

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Commendable: achieved within the top 5% in 5 Subjects and achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation.

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The Current Context of Teaching and Learning (12/08/2019)

The world of the 21st century is one of constant change and mushrooming uncertainty. Economically, socially and culturally the existing mores are being reinterpreted to meet the needs of the future. Globally, education is undergoing a paradigm shift as  it seeks to prepare learners to live and flourish in this space.

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On the ropes - the future of Adult Education and Training hangs in the balance (19/08/2019)

Adult Education and Training is a crucial part of the reconstruction and transformation of South African society and a means to redress the educational injustices of the past.  .  It is a pivotal part of building a just and equitable society by providing good quality education and training to adult learners who wish to finish their basic education and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. 

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Alternate forms of provisioning (02/08/2018)

The IEB considers alternate forms of provisioning to include legal or potentially legal alternatives to public or independent schooling. Up to and including Grade 9, the IEB recognises the following options:
• True home-schooling where learners are registered with authorities as home- schoolers and where parents take direct responsibility for the teaching of their children;
• Legitimate distance education institutions that provide meaningful tuition and guidance for learners.

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"Soft Skills" are Essential Skills – choosing subjects at the end of Grade 9 (23/07/2018)

In any discussion on career guidance with learners and their parents, we hear the same phrase over and over again: "We have to prepare learners for careers that do not yet even exist."

While the job market is constantly evolving, and hence in many instances is very uncertain, educators can provide some guidance for learners, and their parents, on the subject selection they should consider to ensure they develop the necessary skills, expected of them in their tertiary studies and the world of work.

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No more designated subjects? So what now? (23/07/2018)

The removal of the designated list of subjects (via a government gazette notice on 2 March 2018) from the requirements for the achievement of a NSC pass that allows entry to bachelor degree study is a significant move and has some major implications.

Up until March this year, the minimum requirements for admission to degree studies at a higher education institution were subjected to a list of 20-credit subjects known as the designated subject list. Since the removal of the designated subject list, a learner may be admitted to degree studies, provided that the learner…

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A new lens is needed on tertiary education and lifelong learning (20/07/2018)

"As the world around us changes, it is inevitable that traditional educational pathways will be challenged and demands will be placed on the mass education system to respond appropriately.  Possibly the most important development is a recognition that the knowledge, skills and abilities nurtured in a traditional educational pathway and at traditional mass education institutions are not the only route to success."

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