Wilgehof Primary School

Academic Progression Requirements

FOUNDATION PHASE

Requirements for determining a learner’s progress in Grade R:

A learner must pass:

  1. English Home Language at Level 4 (50% – 59%)
  2. Mathematics at Level 3 (40% – 49%)

Requirements for determining a learner’s progress in Grade 1, 2 and 3:

To pass a grade a learner must pass:

  1. English Home Language at Level 4 (50% – 59%)
  2. Mathematics at Level 3 (40% – 49%)
  3. Sesotho at Level 3 (40% – 49%)
  4. Life Skills at Level 3 (40% – 49%)

GENERAL FOR GRADE R – 3

  1. Progression from grade to grade takes place within the appropriate age cohort unless the learner displays a lack of competence to cope with the following grade’s work.
  2. Learners will be assessed internally according to the requirements specified in the policy document National Protocol for Assessment Grades R – 12 and the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements of the required subjects.
  3. The School-Based Assessment mark as determined during the school year will be 100% of the total mark in grade R and 1, 2 and 3.

INTERMEDIATE PHASE

Requirements for determining a learner’s progress in Grade 4, 5 and 6:

To pass a grade a learner must pass:

  1. English Home Language at Level 4 (50% – 59%)
  2. Mathematics at Level 3 (40% – 49%)
  3. Sesotho at Level 3 (40% – 49%)
  4. and obtain a Level 3 in any TWO of the following subjects:
    • Life Skills
    • Natural Science and Technology (NST)
    • Social Science

GENERAL FOR GRADE 4 – 6

ASSESSMENT

  1. Learners will be assessed internally according to the requirements specified in the policy document National Protocol for Assessment Grades R – 12 and the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements of the required subjects as contemplated in paragraph 12.
  2. School-Based Assessment (SBA) is a compulsory component of the promotion marks. The SBA component conducted during the year must be 75%, and the final examination component 25% of the promotion mark.
  3. A learner may only be retained once in the Intermediate Phase in order to prevent the learner being retained in this phase for longer than four years.
  4. Progression from grade to grade takes place within the appropriate age cohort unless the learner displays a lack of competence to cope with the following grade’s work.

SENIOR PHASE

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 7 – 9

Requirements for determining a learner’s progress in Grade 7:

  1. English Home Language at Level 4 (50% – 59%)
  2. Sesotho at Level 3 (40% – 49%)
  3. Mathematics at Level 3 (40% – 49%)
  4. A Level 3 (40% – 49%) in any three and a Level 2 (30% – 39%) in any two of the following subjects:
    • Arts & Culture
    • Economical and Management Sciences (EMS)
    • Life Orientation
    • Natural Science
    • Social Science
    • Technology
    A learner is allowed to obtain in only one subject a Level 1 on condition that he/she has completed ALL assignments and assessments.
  1. Learners in Grades 7 – 9 will be promoted from grade to grade if they have offered nine subjects and have complied with the promotion requirements in eight of the subjects provided the School-Based Assessment component of the ninth subject has been completed.
  2. A learner may only be retained once in the Senior Phase in order to prevent the learner being retained in this phase for longer than four years.

ASSESSMENT

  1. Learners will be assessed internally according to the requirements as specified in the policy document, National Protocol for Assessment Grades R – 12 and the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements.
  2. The end-of-year assessment consists of an end-of-year examination that is internally set, marked and moderated, as specified in the policy document, National Protocol for Assessment Grades R – 12 and the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements.
  3. School-Based Assessment is a compulsory component of the promotion marks. The School-Based Assessment component must be 40% during the year, and the final examination component 60% of the promotion mark.
Continuous hard work throughout the course of the year is important for learners in ALL grades because the school progression system works on a basis of CONTINUOUS assessment.