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Academics

The following are the compulsory subjects for the phases below but learners have a choice as to the first additional language (FAL). The offering of a first additional language depends on the number of learners taking it (minimum 20)

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Senior phase
(Grade 8-9)
English Home Language
*First Additional Language

(Afrikaans or Setswana)

Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Economic and Management Sciences
Life Orientation (includes Physical Education)
Technology
Social Sciences
Creative Arts

* Indicate choice between Afrikaans (AFR) OR Setswana (TSW)

Compulsory requirements for the NSC

The Grade 10 learner shall select a minimum of 7 subjects to take through to Grade 12. These subjects will be configured as follows:

 

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Two South African Languages of which one MUST BE English *
Mathematics OR Mathematics Literacy *
Life Orientation *
3 more Subjects from an approved and offered list of subjects

* Compulsory Subjects
Each subject presentation is required to follow the Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGS) set down by the Department of Education. These guidelines are approved annually by UMALUSI, the state’s appointed accreditation body for the NSC.

Subject choices offered at ACUDEO College schools for FET phase
(taken from grade 10-12)

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SUBJECT GROUP SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
HOME LANGUAGE * English
FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (FAL) *
(select one)
Afrikaans
Setswana
MATHEMATICS * Mathematics Minimum 50% average in Gr 9 Electronic Tutor Costs additional
Mathematical Literacy
HUMANITIES * Life Orientation
SCIENCES Life Sciences
Physical Sciences Minimum 50% average in Maths & Nat Sciences Gr 9
HUMAN & SOCIAL STUDIES Geography
BUSINESS, COMMERCE & MANAGEMENT STUDIES Accounting Minimum 50% for Maths and 40% EMS in Gr 9
Business Studies
SERVICES Tourism
MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY Information Technology Minimum 50% for Maths in Gr 9
Engineering Graphics & Design Additional once-off costs
ARTS Dramatic Arts

* Compulsory

PLEASE NOTE: While the schools endeavor to offer all the subjects as stated above, elective subjects will only be offered if 20 (Twenty) or more learners have indicated that they wish to take the subject.