What are CAPS?

CAPS cover what should be taught and how it should be assessed.  This is covered grade by grade within a specific subject.

Information regarding what should be taught includes:

  • the content for each grade
  • the break-up of topics into teaching terms and weeks.

Prescribed assessment includes:

  • formal assessment requirements per term
  • examination information.

What time is allocated to each subject?

The instructional time in the Intermediate Phase is:

Subject Time allocation per week (hours)
Home Language 6
First Additional Language 5
Mathematics 6
Natural Science and Technology 3,5
Social Sciences 3

Life Orientation

  • Creative Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Personal and Social Well-being

TOTAL

4

1,5

1

1,5

72,5

You will find this information in the introduction of your Spot On Teacher's Guide

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