National Senior Certificate Grade 12
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Congratulations! You are about to enter the last and final stage of an amazing journey. Success in your Grade 12 year will open up a myriad of new & exciting opportunities for you.
Subject Selection Process
Make sure that you select the same subjects that you selected in Grade 10 and 11.
Subjects are available in English only.
- 2 Languages from Group A must be chosen,one of which must be a Home Language. See page 25 and 26 for the subjects in each group.
- Languages from Group A must be chosen,one of which must be a Home Language. See page 25 and 26 for the subjects in each group.
- Mathematics OR Mathematics Literacy AND Life Orientation are compulsory.
- Mathematical Literacy may not be chosen with Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences.
- Mathematics must be chosen with Physical Sciences.
- We strongly recommend that you choose Mathematics with Accounting.
Turn to page 25 and 26 to confirm your subject selection for Grade 12. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact a Student Consultant.
The academic year ends 31 December. Learners are required to complete ALL their assessments within a calendar year. This means, that you will start your studies in January/February and write your final examinations in October/November.
SHOULD you enrol AFTER 14 February, you may not sit for the examinations, write controlled tests or submit assessment tasks in that same year. You may however continue working through the study material, but all assessments may only be done the following year - the year in which you will write your final examination.
A certified, official Grade 11 National Senior Certificate report which indicates promotion to Grade 12.
School Based Assessment (SBA)
- School Based Assessment is assessment that takes place throughout the year. It consists of various types of assessment tasks such as research projects, controlled tests, investigation tasks, written reports, etc.
- All school based assessments for Grade 12, which includes the mock. examinations, will be conducted by the College. Your SBA marks and your final examination marks will determine whether you will qualify as a candidate for the National Senior Certificate.
- You will be provided with a study schedule (which can be found in your study guide) AND an assessment timetable, which will be in the enrolment pack that you will receive after enrolment. The assessment timetable will also be available on the College website.
- If you enrol in the year preceding the start of your academic year, you must contact the College for a timetable that is applicable to the year in which you will be doing your assessments.
- All school based assessment tasks have to be completed and submitted for marking within the timeframes prescribed by the College.
- The SBA mark contributes 25% towards your total mark and the final examination contributes 75% towards your total mark.
- You must write controlled tests for all the subjects that you are studying. This will be in addition to the examinations that will also be written for each subject that you are studying.
- Controlled tests are tests that take place under supervised, examination conditions. It is a shorter version of an examination.
- The dates and times for controlled tests will be in the enrolment pack that you will receive after enrolment. It will also be posted on the College website. These dates and times are subject to change. You must consult the college website (http://www.dcc.edu.za) for the most up-to-date information.
- You must write your controlled tests and do other assessment tasks in the same year that you register to write the internal mock. examination and final external examinations.
- The college will only provide controlled test venues in major centres in each province in South Africa.
- Special arrangements cannot be made for learners who live on the outskirts of major centres.
- If you do not write your controlled tests and do the other school based assessment tasks for all the subjects that you are studying, your SBA mark will be incomplete, and you will not be resulted by the College for your internal mock examination, nor will you be resulted for the external examination that will be conducted by the Department of Basic Education.
- You will be provided with a study schedule, which can be found in your study guide.
Physical Science Practical Session
- Physical Science Grade 12 learners will be required to complete a practical assessment task in a face-to-face (contact) session with a qualified educator. This session will be held on a Saturday.
- The College will only provide venues for this assessment task in major centres in each province in South Africa.
- Special arrangements cannot be made for learners who live on the outskirts of major centres.
- One of the tasks that you have to complete for Life Orientation is a Physical Education Task (PET).
- This task comprises three sections. One section will be completed for each of the 3 terms.
- You have to attend face-to-face contact sessions throughout the year, with a Life Orientation educator, for the evaluation of your Physical Education Task (PET). The mark obtained for your Physical Education Task (PET) will form part of your SBA mark. Your study guide for Life Orientation will stipulate the number of compulsory contact sessions for each section of this task.
- Life Orientation (PET) sessions will take place on Saturdays.
- It is important that you attend EVERY contact session. If you fail to attend a contact session, then you will receive a zero for that particular session. In addition to this, you will be liable for the costs incurred for the assessment.
- The dates on which assessment for the PET task will take place will be in the Orientation Guide that will be included with your enrolment pack. The College will inform you if there are any changes to these dates. You must also check the College website regularly for the latest information available.
- There will be a compulsory Life Orientation Common Assessment Task (L.O. CAT) external examination hosted by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for this subject. It is your responsibility to register with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for this examination and arrange your own venue /school where you will write this examination. This external examination forms part of your final SBA mark. Please ensure that your selected venue offers this particular examination. Visit the INTEC website (http://www.intec.edu.za) for more information regarding this compulsory examination session.
- The formal external examination forms part of your final mark.
- Additional information for the completion of this task is available from the College.
Oral Component for Languages
- You will be required to do assessments for the Oral component of the languages that you are studying. These will be face-to-face contact sessions with qualified language educators.
- The assessment for the oral component for languages is a formal examination that is compulsory. It will form part of your SBA mark and part of your final examination mark.
- SBA mark and part of your final examination mark. The oral examinations are part of a formal examination session and therefore it is compulsory that you attend these. Should you not attend any of the oral examinations, you will fail the entire subject and will have to repeat the subject the following year.
- The College will appoint a qualified Grade12 Language educator who will conduct the assessment for the oral component of the languages that you have chosen to study.
- Should you not be present on the day that your oral examinations take place, you will not have a complete mark for the subject and you will not be resulted for the subject. A zero mark for oral examination means that the learner will have to repeat the entire subject. When a learner fails a home language, he/she will have to repeat the home language the following year. In addition to this, you will be liable for costs incurred for this assessment.
- The dates on which the oral examination will take place will be in the enrolment pack that you will receive after enrolment. These dates are subject to change. You must consult the college website (http://www.dcc.edu.za) for the latest information available.
- If you enrol in the year preceding the start of your academic year; you must contact the College for a timetable that is applicable to the year in which you will be doing your assessments.
- Venues at which oral examinations will take place will be provided by Damelin Correspondence College.
- Venues will be in major centres in South Africa only. Special arrangements cannot be made for learners who live on the outskirts of major centres.
Learner Evidence of Performance File/Portfolio
- You must. as part of your studies, compile a portfolio for each subject.
- A portfolio for a particular subject will contain all the required School based assessment tasks/assignments that you have completed (and that have been marked by the College) for each subject.
- You must keep your portfolio for each subject neatly filed in a safe place for the duration of your studies (and at least 6 months after the final external examinations have been written). because the College may. at any time. request that you submit it for moderation.
- Your portfolio will be internally moderated by the College AND externally moderated by the Department of Basic Education.
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