National Senior Certificate Grade 11 - 3 Subjects

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Course Introduction

Damelin Correspondence College offers Grade 10 South African qualifications to students who wish to gain entrance into local tertiary education institutions

Course Contents

Grade 11 and Grade 12 (Different subject selections in different Grades are not
allowed). Students will need to choose the subjects that they will require for the
career that they would like to pursue beyond Grade 12.

Students have to choose 7 subjects.

  • 2 Languages from Group A must be chosen. One of the languages must be a Home Language.
  • Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation are compulsory.
  • Mathematical Literacy may not be chosen with Physical Sciences or Agricultural Sciences.
  • Mathematics must be chosen with Physical Sciences.
  • We strongly recommend that students choose Mathematics with Accounting.

The table below was compiled to guide students in their selection of
subjects. The combinations are linked to career paths that a student may
wish to pursue. For further guidance, contact the College.

LEARNING FIELDSENGLISH SUBJECTSREQUIREMENTS
SCIENCES2 languages
Mathematics
Life Orientation
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Geography
A total of 7 subjects must be selected.
At least one language must be a
Home Language.
AGRICULTURE2 languages
Mathematics
Life Orientation
Agricultural Sciences
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
A total of 7 subjects must be selected.
At least one language must be a Home
Language.
HUMAN AND SOCIAL STUDIES2 languages
Mathematics
OR
Mathematical Literacy
Life Orientation
Geography
History
Life Sciences
A total of 7 subjects must be selected.
At least one language must be a Home
Language.
BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
2 languages
Mathematics
OR
Mathematical Literacy
Life Orientation
Accounting
Business Studies
Economics
A total of 7 subjects must be selected.
At least one language must be a Home
language.

Subject offerings:
The National Senior Certificate Grade 10, 11 and 12 is available in
English ONLY. Subjects are NOT offered in Afrikaans.

GROUP A

LEARNING FIELDSSUBJECTSREQUIREMENTS
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS:
LANGUAGES
English Home Language
(1st Language)
English First Additional
Language
(2nd Language)
Afrikaans Huis Taal
(1st Taal)
Afrikaans Eerste Addisonele
Taal
(2de Taal)
Isixhosa Home Language
(1st Language)
Mathematics
OR
Mathematical Literacy
AND
Life Orientation
Two languages need to be chosen. At
least one language must be a Home
Language.

Prescribed literature textbooks and
study guides are not provided by
the College, and will have to be
purchased.


Choose either Mathematics OR Mathematical
Literacy.

A non-programmable calculator is
required for Mathematics and Mathematical
Literacy.

GROUP B

LEARNING FIELDSSUBJECTSREQUIREMENTS
BUSINESS, COMMERCE
MANAGEMENT STUDIES AND
SERVICES
Accounting
Economics
Business Studies
 
HUMAN AND SOCIAL STUDIES
AND LANGUAGES
Geography
History
English Home Language
(1st Language)
English First Additional
Language
(2nd Language)
Afrikaans Huis Taal
(1st Taal)
Afrikaans Eerste Addisonele
Taal
(2de Taal)
Isixhosa Home Language
(1st Language)
Students can choose a language from
this group only if it was not chosen
from Group A.
PHYSICAL, LIFE AND
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Agricultural Sciences
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
 

 

Programme Type

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) is a 3 year programme that gives the
student access to Higher Education. It consists of Grade 10, 11 and 12. This
means that each Grade has to be completed and passed separately. A National
Senior Certificate will be awarded to the student after the successful completion
of the National Senior Certificate Grade 12 external examinations. The external
examinations will be administered by an external assessment body accredited
by UMALUSI. UMALUSI will certificate a learner upon successful completion of Grade 12.

Students may not enrol on Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 simultaneously.

Programme Duration

The duration of the student’s programme will be 24 months.

Students are required to complete ALL their assessments within a calendar year.
This means, that students will start their studies in January / February and write
the final examinations in October / November. Should students enrol AFTER
15 February they may not sit for the final examinations in that same year.
Students may however continue working through their study material, but ALL
assessments may only be done in the following year – the year in which students
will write their final examinations.

Student Assessment

Continuous Assessment (CASS)

  • Continuous Assessment is assessment that takes place throughout the year.
  • It consists of various types of assessment tasks like research projects, controlled tests, investigation tasks, written reports etc.
  • All internal assessment (CASS and final examinations in Grade 10 and 11) will be conducted by the College. The final mark for each subject will be determined by a combination of a CASS mark and the final examination mark.
  • All continuous assessment tasks have to be completed and submitted for marking in order for the student to be resulted.
  • The CASS mark will contribute 25% towards a student’s total mark for a subject, and the final examination will contribute 75% towards the total mark.

Controlled Tests and Assessment

  • Students must write controlled tests for all the subjects that they are studying. This will be in addition to the examinations that will also be written for each subject.
  • Controlled tests are tests that will take place under supervised, examination conditions. Controlled tests will not be in the student’s study guide. It is a shorter version of an examination.
  • The dates and times for the controlled tests will be communicated to the student by the College. It will also be available on the College website.
  • Students must write all controlled tests and mid year examinations in the same year that they register for, and write the final examinations for a grade.
  • If students do not write all controlled tests (and do the other continuous assessment tasks for all the subjects that they are studying), their CASS mark will be incomplete, and they will not be resulted by the College for the final examination.

Oral Components for Languages

  • The College will appoint qualified language educators who will conduct the assessment for the oral component of the languages that the student has chosen to study.
  • The dates for the oral components for the languages will be communicated to the student by the College. It will also be available on the College website.

Life Orientation

  • One of the tasks that you have to complete for Life Orientation, is a Physical Education Task (PET).
  • This task has to be completed in three parts; one during each of the first three terms of the year.
  • Students will be required to have face-to-face contact sessions with a Life Orientation educator for the evaluation of your Physical Education Task (PET).
  • Additional information for the completion of this task is available from the College.

Learner Evidence of Performance File/Portfolio

  • Students will have to compile a portfolio for each subject as part of their studies.
  • A portfolio for a particular subject will contain ALL the required continuous assessment tasks/assignments for that subject.
  • Students must keep their portfolio for each subject, neatly filed in a safe place for the duration of their studies (and at least 6 months after the final examinations have been written), because the College may, at any time, request that they submit it for moderation.
  • Portfolios will be internally moderated by the College (for Grade 10, 11 and 12) AND externally moderated by an external assessment body.

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