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CAPS : CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENT

This new curriculum to be implemented from Grade 3 – 3 started in 2012. The implementation of CAPS was to improve Literacy and Numeracy because research has shown that learners do not spend enough time with READING, NUMERACY and WRITING TASKS. The new curriculum (CAPS) is therefore designed to ensure that learners: 1. Read every day; 2. Write every day; 3. Calculate every day; 4. Comprehend and reason every day.

With the new curriculum learners in Grade 1 were introduced to an Additional Language and would be assessed in this language. (In our school the Home Language will be English and the First Additional language, called FAL, will be Afrikaans).

The old 4-point coding system also changed with CAPS and Grade R – 3 learners are now also assessed according to a 7- point coding system :

  • 7 = Outstanding (80 – 100%)
  • 6 = Meritorious (70 – 79%)
  • 5 = Substantial (60 – 69%)
  • 4 = Adequate (50 – 59%)
  • 3 = Moderate (40 – 49%)
  • 2 = Elementary (30 – 39%)
  • 1 = Not achieved (0 – 29%)
MINIMUM PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 1-3

Home Language Level 4 (50%)

AND

First Additional Language Level 3 (40%)

AND

Mathematics Level 3 (40%)