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  1. Northwood School Grade 12 Information Evening 23 January 2013

  2. Purpose of meeting • Introductions • Set the tone for the year • Look at pass and endorsement requirements • No subject changes possible w/o Dept approval • Any changes finalised tonight • Dept deadline – Monday 31 January • Stress urgency of final year

  3. Matric Entries • Information on official computers – All on the central certification register • Subject changes virtually impossible • ID documents needed • Immigrants here less than five years • Concessions – unlikely

  4. 2013 Targets • 100% pass rate • 90% Bachelor’s pass • Thank you, Class of 2012, for setting the bar so high!

  5. Pass and “Endorsement” requirements

  6. Achievement Levels

  7. MINIMUM PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS • English 40% • 2 Subjects 40% • 3 Subjects 30% • 1 Subject Fail • No 39’s to 40 or 79’s to 80!

  8. Degree requirements – Bachelor’s pass • 4 “designated” subjects at 50% • All Northwood subjects are “designated” except Life Orientation • Individual University departments may have own requirements • Maths Literacy does not prevent University Entrance

  9. TYPES OF MATRIC

  10. SUBJECT LINKS • Maths for Maths based courses: e.g. Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, Commerce , Science • Maths Literacy for non-maths based courses: e.g. Humanities; Law • Physical Science for Engineering & Physical Science degrees as well as medical courses • Life Sciences for medical, biological & earth sciences • All other subjects will have career links but are not likely to be formal entrance requirements.

  11. Maths 3 • Part of the normal Maths syllabus • Not included in the core syllabus for the first few years • DUT engineering now expecting it (Geometry) • Warning – ignore at your own risk • High flyers – it may get you in the paper! • I advise better Maths learners to enter it, you can always withdraw if necessary

  12. Life Orientation • No final exam, only course work • Differences in University admission requirements • DO NOT take lightly and rely on passing all the others • Need for portfolio - incomplete = incomplete result • Need to participate in the physical component

  13. Diploma requirements • Four subjects at achievement level 3 (40% or better) • Again, there may be institutional requirements • Some Universities lean heavily on their own admission tests

  14. Mr Rich and counsellors will share new information • Watch for events like Open Days in Northwood News

  15. Year Mark • Importance • Weighting 25:75 • Continuous assessment • Compilation subject by subject • Absenteeism • Standardisation

  16. School Awards • Another chance at School Academic Awards • First term-Second term-June-Trials • Ratio 1:1:3:5 • Internal use, for subject prizes etc • Cut-off targets - 85/80/75/70 %

  17. Portfolios • Part of the CASS (continuous assessment) • Kept by the subject teacher • Must be available for inspection by the department at any time

  18. Programmes of Assessment • Requirements subject by subject • Term by term • Penalties for late submission • Needs a team effort (school, learner and parent)

  19. Extra Classes • Standardised Tests • Extra lessons • Definitely for strugglers, and for the ambitious • Maths, Physical and Life Sciences in particular • Can make all the difference

  20. We need • Matrics buy-in • “In the classroom” • Fulfill commitments • Be role models to juniors

  21. Lessons from the past

  22. 2010 Matric Results • Number of entrants 172 • Number of passes 172 100% • Number fail 0 0% • Bachelors 154 90% • Eight A’s 2 • Seven A’s 5 • Six A’s 6 • Five A’s 7 (20)

  23. 2011 Matric Results • Number of entrants 171 • Number of passes 163 95.3% • Number fail 8 4.7% • Bachelors 123 72% • Eight A’s 2 • Seven A’s 6 • Six A’s 1 • Five A’s 5 (14)

  24. Candidate A • Afrfa 44 • Bstd 50 • Enghl 61 • Geog 43 • Life 42 • Mlit 69 • Musc47 Diploma

  25. Candidate B • Afrfa 56 • Enghl 59 • Grds 88 • Inft49 • Life 55 • Math 47 • Phsc 44 Diploma

  26. Candidate C • Enghl 59 • Geog 51 • Grds27 • Life 50 • Mlit 57 • Phsc19 • Zulfa 80 Fail

  27. Candidate D • Afrfa 42 • Enghl 62 • Grds 34 • Life 38 • Math 17 • Phsc27 • Vsla 70 Fail

  28. Candidate E • Afrfa 50 • Enghl 73 • Geog 60 • Hist 66 • Life 70 • Mlit 87 • Phsc22 Bachelors

  29. Conclusion • Our teachers are well prepared • The teaching year is adequate, but time is still short • NEED to use time effectively and take it seriously

  30. Need for healthy respect for the challenge, but not panic • “We can’t assume that the results from last year will just happen again”

  31. GRADE 12 2013 IMPORTANT DATES 12 February Control Tests begin (see News 24/01/2013) 22 March Matric Dance 28 March Term 1 Reports issued – Term ends 8 April Term 2 begins 3 June Mid-Year exams begin 21 June Term 2 ends

  32. 15 July Term 3 begins • 19 July Term 2 Reports issued • 2 Sept Trial Examinations begin • 20 Sept Term 3 ends • 1 Oct Term 4 begins • 4 Oct Term 3 Reports issued • 23 Oct Final Examinations begin

  33. USEFUL LINKS: • Final exam timetable (draft version): • Past Papers: http://www.education.gov.za/Examinations/PastExamPapers/tabid/351/Default.aspx • www.northwoodschool.co.za – Academics - Resources

  34. More specific information regarding current admission criteria appear on these websites: • www.uj.ac.za – University of Johannesburg • http://web.up.ac.za/index.asp - University of Pretoria • www.uct.ac.za – University of Cape Town • www.ru.ac.za – Rhodes University • www.monash.ac.za - Monash University • www.nwu.ac.za - North West University • www.wits.ac.za - University of the Witwatersrand • www.unisa.ac.za - University of South Africa • www.tut.ac.za – Tshwane University of Technology

  35. Grade 12 Information Evening 23 January 2013 Northwood School