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GRADE 10 - COURSE SELECTION 2019 for 2020

 

CROSSMOOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1 Introduction   

2 The FET Curriculum       

3 Matriculation Pass requirements

4 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Career Path

5 Subject Packages Offered at Crossmoor Secondary

6 Promotion Requirements — Grade 9 vs Grade 10

7 Course Selection Return

 

  1. INTRODUCTION

 

This is one of the most important decisions in the life of your child. The decision you jointly take will impact on every aspect of his/her life.

 

The main purpose of this meeting is to:

  • offer guidance on subject choices in grade 10
  • inform learners and parents of the:
    • Subjects/subject packages available at the school.
    • Policies and procedures associated with subjects/ subject package choices.
    • Management plan (time frames/ due dates/ etc.) regarding subject/subject package choices.

 

Learners who are promoted at the end of grade 9 exit the GET phase and enter the FET phase (further education and training phase).

 

 

2. THE FET CURRICULUM

 

The FET Phase spans a period of 3 years (Grade 10 to Grade 12). At the end of the FET Phase learners achieve their NSC (National Senior Certificate).

 

Grade 10 learners are required to choose a minimum of 7 subjects, which they will follow until they complete their matriculation examinations.

Learners will have to choose four from the compulsory subject list and three subjects from the Higher credit subject list.

 

2.1 Which subjects are compulsory?

  • Home Language
  • First Additional Language
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

 

 

Note    

  1. A language cannot be chosen as a HOME Language and as a FIRST ADDITIONAL Language.
  2. A learner can choose two Home Languages. English Home Language and Isizulu Home Language are the only two offered at Crossmoor Secondary School.
  3. Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy cannot both be chosen  

 

 

 

 

2.2 Subject Choices

All subjects except Life Orientation earn the learner points according to the symbol obtained in the NSC Exams if they wish to study at a University.

 

Higher credit subjects offered at Crossmoor Secondary

 

Higher Credit Subjects

  • Languages
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual Arts
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. MATRIC PASS REQUIREMENTS

Firstly, there are 3 pass levels:

  1. Higher certificate -Will gain you provisional entrance into any College or certificate course.
  2. Diploma - Will gain you provisional entrance into any Technikon or diploma course.
  3. Bachelors (which was commonly known as an exemption) – Will gain you provisional entrance into any University or degree course.

 

Here are the pass requirements for each of these levels:

Higher certificate pass requirements

  • Must obtain 40% in your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% in two other subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for three other subjects.

It is important to note that one of your languages must either be English HL or Afrikaans/Isizulu HL to qualify for a Higher Certificate.

Diploma pass requirements

  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

Bachelors Degree pass requirements

  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

 

The Bachelor's Pass is the best possible pass level you can achieve, and it qualifies you to study at any tertiary institution in South Africa, as long as you have met the requirements for that particular degree or diploma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A CAREER PATH
  • What sort of thinker am I?
  • What values and ambitions do I have?
  • What encourages/motivates me to give off my best?
  • Am I a person who follows my passion for things or am I driven by material gain?
  • What are the things that are important to me as a person?
  • During the GET ...what subject preferences did/do I have?
  • Which subjects do I have a "natural liking for"? Don't be restricted to subjects you are familiar with in grade 9
  • Enquire about "new subjects"
  • Talk to people who are currently doing the job you want to?

Ask them:

What subjects they had to study? What degree/diploma they had to study for?

What sort of demands their jobs place on them? What they like or dislike about their careers.

  • Examine job advertisements from newspapers/internet etc.
  • Check if there are many openings for the career you intend to pursue.

 

  • My Aptitude....

Do I have natural talent of the field/subjects I want to choose?

Am I good at these subjects?

What are my strengths?

  • In terms of my scholastic performance ...where do my strengths lie?
  • Avoid subjects that you are struggling with ... (especially if you are not committed to working hard at them).
  • Examine your academic ability.
  • If you want to choose subjects in the Accounting; Info Tech and Physical/Health Sciences Field

HOW ARE YOU  PERFORMING IN MATHEMATICS and NATURAL  SCIENCES?

     

Other Important Considerations

 

  • Examine ALL the available options
  • Do you sincerely like the choice you are about to select?
  • How well did you perform in these subjects in the GET phase?
  • Are you making this choice because you are pleasing your parents, friends or yourself?
  • Did you choose these subjects so that you can be in the same class with your friends?
  • Did you choose these subjects due to the status attached to them?
  • Will these subjects be of benefit to me?

 

For Parents to remember

 

  • You do not choose for your child. You are there to assist or guide your child.
  • Don't try and "live your dreams" through your child.
  • Don't see this as an opportunity to elevate your status.
  • Don't see this as an opportunity to compete with your friends, neighbours and relatives. Be realistic.

"A happy child will be an achieving child”

CAREER CHOICES: GRADE 9 2019

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & DESIGN

 

 
  • Communicate ides graphically by using drawing instruments and computer – based tools
  • Carry out projects using the design process
  • Learn by solving problems in creative ways

 

CAREERS

  • Architecture
  • Plan drawing
  • Graphic Designing
  • Electrical Draughtsperson
  • Draughtsperson
  • Mechanical Draughtsperson
  • Designing (Furniture, Automobiles, Aeronautics)

MATHEMATICS

  • Maths enables creative and logical reasoning about problems in the physical and social world and in the context of mathematics itself. The study of Maths requires a deeper understanding and a successful application of its knowledge and skills.

 

 

 

CAREERS

  • Teacher
  • Medical Doctor/ Dentist
  • Physicist
  • Pharmacist
  • Actuarial Scientist
  • Engineer
  • Astrologist/ Astronomy
  • Technician
  • IT Industry
  • Architect/ Civil Engineer
  • Electronics Industry
  • Town Planner

MATHEMATICAL LITERACY

 

 
  • Maths Lit provides learners with the an awareness and understanding of the role that maths plays in the modern world. Maths Lit is a subject driven by life- related applications of maths. It enables learners to develop the ability and confidence to think numerically and spatially in order to interpret and critically analyse everyday situations and to solve problems

 

 

 

CAREERS

(all careers require a level of Mathematical knowledge)

  • Teacher
  • Plumber
  • Bricklayer/ Welder
  • Computer Programmer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Sales Executive
  • Journalist
  • Social Worker
  • Chef/ Caterer
  • Business manager
  • Ceramacist/ fashion Designer

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

  • This subject focuses on investigating physical and chemical phenomena through scientific inquiry.
  • By applying scientific models, theories and laws it seeks to explain and predict events in our physical environment.
  • It also deals with society’s desire to understand how the physical environment works, how to benefit from it and how to care for it responsibly.

 

 

CAREERS

  • Teacher
  • Medical Doctor/ Dentist
  • Physicist/ Biologist/ Zoologist
  • Pharmacist/ Physiotherapist/ Chemist
  • Actuarial Scientist
  • Engineer/ Aeronautical Engineer
  • Astrologist/ Astronomy
  • Technician
  • IT Industry
  • Architect/ Civil Engineer/ Land Surveyor
  • Electronics Industry
  • Town Planner

 

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Information Technology enables learners to use computers in social and economic environments, through the use of current programming language, hardware and software, and how these apply to their daily lives.

CAREERS

  • Database Designer
  • Computer Technician
  • Software Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Life Sciences involve the study of life in a changing natural and human made environment. This systemic study involves critical inquiry, reflection and understanding of concepts and processes and their application in society

 

 

 

CAREERS

  • Marine Biologist/ Botanist
  • Pharmacist
  • Actuarial Scientist
  • Astrologist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electronics Industry
  • Nurse
  • Ecology/ Horticulture
  • Physiologist

VISUAL ARTS

  • Visual Arts represents a broad field of creative practice that involves hand, eye, intellect and imagination in making two and three dimensional objects and environments. Learners develop the capacity to make practical and aesthetic decisions in the development of a coherent body of work. Art making skills are developed in a variety of disciplines while the visual culture studies (theory) focuses on developing visual literacy within a cultural and historical context.

CAREERS

  • Architect
  • Fine arts practitioner
  • Arts management
  • Art Gallery Curator
  • Video/ Film producer
  • Photographer
  • Digital Designer
  • Graphic / Textile/ Fashion Designers
  • Interior Decorator
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Cultural Tourism Industry

GEOGRAPHY

  • Geography is a science that studies physical and human processes and spatial patterns on earth and in an integrated way over space and time.
  • It examines the spatial distribution of people and their activities, physical and human- made features, ecosystems and interactions between humans and the environment in a dynamic context.
  • It helps learners to make well-informed judgements about changing environments and contexts.

CAREERS

  • Degree in Geog & Environmental Science
  • Archaeology
  • Town Planning
  • Architecture
  • Central and Local Government
  • Weather Bureau
  • General and Environmental Journalism
  • Environmental Planning
  • Rural and Urban Planning
  • Conservationist
  • Cartography/ Map making
  • Land Surveyor

LIFE ORIENTATION

  • This is the study of the “self” in relation to others and to society.
  • Career options for learners are broadened

 

 

 

 

CAREERS

  • Teaching
  • Service Industry
  • Care-Giving/ Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Safety and Security
  • Policeman/ Army
  • Human Resources Management
  • Sports  Science/ Fitness Industry
  • Media/Politics
  • Guidance Counsellor/ Psychologist

 

TOURISM

  • Tourism involves the study of why people travel and how to meet their needs
  • It empowers learners to an understanding of the related services in the Tourism Industry, the interdependence of sectors and sub-sectors and the benefit it brings to the SA economy.
  • It helps learners acquire skills, knowledge, values and attitudes necessary to communicate effectively with customers, identify needs and provide the required service to ensure customer satisfaction.

CAREERS

  • Car-Hire Companies/ Reservations
  • Events Management/ Co-ordinator
  • Govt Tourism Depts.
  • Tour operating Companies
  • Tourism boards
  • Tourist Guides
  • Travel Agencies/ Tourism Info. Officer
  • Airline cabin crew/ Flight Attendant
  • Restaurants & Coffee shops / Fast Food
  • Hotel Management
  • B&B Establishments/ Product Developer
  • Resorts/ Game Lodges/ farms
  • Cruise Ships

HOSPITALITY STUDIES

  • Hosp. St. Will equip learners with skill, knowledge, attitudes and values related to the real- world situations in the food and beverage industry.
  • The subject provides the necessary resources for successful operation in the hospitality field

CAREERS

  • Restaurants & Coffee shops
  • Hotels/ Fast Food
  • Bed & Breakfast Establishments
  • Hospitals/ hostels
  • Hotel manager
  • Professional Chef
  • Cruise Ships
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Bartender/ Waitron
  • Banqueting Manager

ACCOUNTING

  • Accounting focuses on measuring performance, and processing and communicating financial information about economic sectors.
  • This discipline ensures that ethical behaviour, transparency and accountability are adhered to.
  • It deals with the logical, systematic and accurate selection and recording of financial information and transactions, as well as compilation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements and managerial  reports for use by interested parties .

CAREERS

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Financial/ Cost Accountant
  •  Bookkeeper
  • Banking Services
  • State Accountant/ Dept of Finance
  • Production Manager
  • Dept of Trade & Industry/ Tourism
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Sales Executive
  • Auctioneer/ Systems Analyst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS STUDIES

  • This subject deals with skills, knowledge, values and attitudes critical for informed, productive, ethical and responsible participation in the formal and informal economics sectors.
  • Learners will learn how to effectively analyse and deal with different environments to initiate and carry on business ventures and successfully carry out business operations

CAREERS

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Financial/ Cost Accountant
  •  Bookkeeper
  • Banking Services
  • State Accountant/ Dept of Finance
  • Production Manager
  • Dept of Trade & Industry/ Tourism
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Sales Executive
  • Auctioneer/ Systems Analyst

 

ECONOMICS

  • Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations within our society choose to use scarce resources to satisfy their numerous needs and wants in a manner that is efficient and equitable.
  • Economics equips learners with skills, knowledge, values and attitudes that will enable them to participate in, contribute to, adapt to and survive in a complex economic society.
  • It enables them to demonstrate a critical awareness of the benefits of responsible and sensitive resource utilization.

 

CAREERS

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Financial Economist
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  • Economist
  •  Bookkeeper
  • Banking Services
  • Tax Consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Market Researcher
  • Budget/ Business Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Auditor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Real Estate Agent

LANGUAGES

  • Language is a tool for thought and communication
  • Learning to use language effectively enables learners to think and acquire knowledge , to express their identity, feelings and ideas, to interact with others, and to manage their world.
  • The effective use of language will help learners to interact critically with a wide range of texts and be able to interpret and answer examination and test questions effectively and critically.
  • Language is a subject that runs across all subjects and curriculums.

CAREERS

  • Journalist
  • Interpreter
  • Media Broadcaster/ Talk Show Host
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Tour Guide
  • Translator
  • Educator/ lecturer
  • Work in State Departments
  • Work in Foreign Countries
  • Radio DJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. SUBJECT PACKAGES OFFERED AT CROSSMOOR
       
 

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

 
 

1. English Home Language

 
 

2. Afrikaans First Additional Language OR

 
 

 isiZulu Home Language OR

 
 

 isiZulu First Additional Language

 
 

3.Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy

 
 

4. Life Orientation

 
       

FET 01

FET 02

FET 03

FET 04

Physical Science

Physical Science

Physical Science

Physical Science

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Accounting

Accounting

Information Technology

Engin. Graphics & Design

Engin. Graphics & Design

FET 05

FET 26

FET 06

FET 07

Physical Science

Physical Science

Accounting

Accounting

Information Technology

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Economics

Engin. Graphics & Design

Geography

Geography

Business Studies

FET 08

FET 09

FET 18

FET 19

Accounting

Physical Science

Hospitality Studies

Hospitality Studies

Economics

Engin. Graphics & Design

Tourism

Tourism

Information Technology

Visual Arts

Geography

Business Studies

FET 20

FET 27

FET 21

 FET 36

Business Studies

Life Sciences

Engin. Graphics & Design

Engin. Graphics & Design

Tourism

Business Studies

Geography

 Business Studies

Geography

Geography

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

NOTE

1. Some subjects will only be offered only if there is a viable number of 35 learners.

2. Certain subjects (eg Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Information Technology ) will only be offered

     to learners who satisfy a minimum of 40% in the June  Mathematics written paper. Parents and learners                      

      must meet with Head of Department/subject educators to discuss these requirements.

3. Information Technology will only be offered to 30 learners and a maximum of 70 for Physical Sciences.

4. Learners taking Physical Sciences/ Information Technology must take Mathematics up to Grade 12.

    (They cannot change Mathematics to Mathematical Literacy).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Subjects (e.g. Eighth Subject)

Learners wishing to offer an additional subject (8th subject), must ensure that the subject is chosen at grade 10 level. An 8th subject cannot be chosen at grade 11 or 12 level for the first time (as per departmental regulation). It is the responsibility of the learner to ensure all CASS requirements are completed, inclusive of all tests and examinations. The learner is not accommodated on the Timetable for the additional subject/s. It is the onus of the learner to communicate with the mentor educator at all times and obtain subject related material, information and tuition. The learner is advised to choose content related subjects that will not require too intensive tutoring.  It is recommended that learners who have excelled in the Grade 9 Final Examinations choose an additional subject.

 

 

  1. PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS – GRADE 9 VS GRADE 10

 

Grade 9

Grade 10

50% in English

40% in English

40% in Afrikaans or IsiZulu

40% in 2 other subjects

40% in Mathematics

30% in 3 other subjects

40% in 3 other subjects

 

30% in any 2 other subjects

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO DIARISE

 

  • FRIDAY 12 JULY 2019: RETURN OF COURSE SELECTION FORMS

 

  • SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019: COURSE SELECTION MEETING

 

 

 

 

DATE:     27 JULY 2019

VENUE:  SCHOOL HALL

TIME:     13:30 – 14:30

 

AGENDA:

  1.  WELCOME:                                    
  2. PRESENTATION: 
  3. THE FET CURRICULUM – CAPS
  4. SUBJECT PACKAGES FOR 2020
  5. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  6. MEETING WITH HODS AND EDUCATORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. COURSE SELECTION RETURN ( this is a sample of the original)

 

CROSSMOOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

 

THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN AND RETURNED TO SCHOOL BY FRIDAY, 12 July 2019. (a new form will be issued to your child)

 

 

CHOICE OF COURSE: GRADE 10 (2020)

 

NAME OF LEARNER: ______________________________________ GRADE: 9 ___

 

I have read the handout on the courses offered at the school for 2019 carefully and hereby permit my child/ward to pursue one of the following sets in order of preference. Indicate with a cross if you qualify to do Pure Maths or indicate with a cross if your choice is Maths Literacy. Write in the block if your choice is Afrikaans/ Isizulu Higher Language or Isizulu First Additional Language.

 

FIRST CHOICE

SECOND CHOICE

THIRD CHOICE

 

FET: ______

 

FET: ______

 

 

FET: ______

 

MATHS

MATHS LIT

AFRIK/ ISIZ HL/ ISIZ FAL 

 

I am also aware that:

1.         A course will only be offered if an economic unit can be established for a particular subject/course or adequate facilities are available.

2.         Mathematics, Physical Science, Information Technology and Accounting will only be offered to learners who have satisfied a minimum requirement in the Grade 9 June Mathematics Examination. The minimum requirement is 40% in the June Mathematics Paper only. ( 30% if the choice includes Accounting without Physical Sc and Info Tech.)

 

3.         Should none of the courses chosen by my child/ward be offered or my child/ward does not meet the requirements (see 2 above), my child will be informed accordingly and will be allowed to choose another course that is closest to the original course.

4.         Information Technology will only be offered to 30 learners.

 

NAME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN:                  ___________________________

 

SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN        ___________________________

 

DATE :                                                            _________________

 

 

NOTE

1.         Please note that the final selection of subjects is due on Friday, 12 July 2019.

2.         You are welcome to discuss any problems related to your child/ward’s choice of subjects. This can be done on Saturday 27 July 2019 after the Grade 9 Course Selection Presentation commencing at 13:30.      

3.         Failure to submit a final selection by the above due date will result in your child/ward being allocated a course where there is space.