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GRADE 12 MEETING TUESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2014. ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE. AGENDA 1. MEETING WITH MENTORS 2. NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE 3. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 4. GRADE 12 PORTFOLIOS INITIATIVE 12-2014 PROF SCHOLES – HIGHER EDUCATION 7. PLAGIARISM

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grade 12 meeting tuesday 5 february 2014
GRADE 12 MEETINGTUESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2014

ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE

AGENDA

1. MEETING WITH MENTORS

2. NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE

3. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

4. GRADE 12 PORTFOLIOS

INITIATIVE 12-2014

PROF SCHOLES – HIGHER EDUCATION

7. PLAGIARISM

8. MATHEMATICS

9. THE CALENDAR

THERMOSTATS AND THERMOMETERS

LIESL MARRIOT

12. TEA

COMMUNITY FAITH SERVICE

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111

school days left until Finals

105

school days left until the Matric Valediction

80

school days left until the Prelims

78

school days left until the Matric Dance

48

school days left until the end of term 1

state school vs independent school
State school vs Independent school

TERTIARY EDUCATION

PRIMARY EDUCATION

GRADE 12

SECONDARY

EDUCATION

GRADE 12

SECONDARY EDUCATION

PRIMARY EDUCATION

TERTIARY EDUCATION

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INVESTMENT

ST BENEDICT’S

STUDENTS

PARENTS

investing your money
Investing your money

Investment scheme 1

Investment scheme 2

STATE SCHOOL

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

GRADE 0 (2003) – R40 260

10%

GRADE 12(2014) – R971 960

In 2003 R4 000

  • GRADE 0 (2003) – R3 960
  • 10%
  • GRADE 12(2014) – R97 460

In 2003 R40 000

In 2014 R100 000

In 2014 R1 000 000

national senior certificate
NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE

NSC is a school-leaving certificate, not a university-entrance certificate

Changes are being made each year as each successive group of pupils write the NSC and enter tertiary education, of grave concern is mathematics and literacy

National Pass Rate remains dismal in state schools, however, they are striving to reach their targets

As each group of learners arrive at tertiary level, universities make adjustments to their entrance requirements to meet the new demands

Universities are lifting entrance requirements and applicants are required to write the National Benchmarking Tests

Candidates interested in applying to health sciences must ensure they write the earlier sitting of the NBT

national senior certificate1
NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE

What does this all mean?

It is easier to pass matric!

It is easier to achieve

University Exemption!

It is more difficult than ever

to get into university and faculty of your choice!

to achieve a nsc certificate
To achieve a NSC Certificate

Minimum pass requirements:

Home Language (English) – 40%

2 X 40%

3 X 30%

1 failing subject condoned

This does not get you into university

All portfolio requirements must be met

(Non-compliance in LO= grounds for failing)

university entrance requirements
University Entrance Requirements
  • For a Higher Certificate, NSC is enough
  • For a Diploma, a 4X3 is needed
  • For a Degree, a 4x4 is needed (English must be one)

LO does not count as one of the 4, however, a minimum of level 4 must be achieved

Maths Lit candidates must carefully check the faculties requirements

university entrance requirements1
University Entrance Requirements
  • NSC is the primary gateway but does not guarantee entry
  • Autonomy of HE Institutions – own criteria as well as within each faculty
  • Other hurdles put in place – escalating minimum requirements for each level of HE
  • Institutions and faculties differ, keep checking the institution’s website for updates
  • PARENTS AND BOYS MUST BE PROACTIVE IN THIS REGARD
  • CAREERS DAY: 15th of May at St Andrews School for girls
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Websites to visit

www.careersunlimited.co.za

www.mysacareerguid.com

National Benchmark tests

www.nbt.ac.za

grade 12 portfolios
Grade 12 Portfolios
  • Portfolio = 25% SBA
  • Final Exams = 75% (Languages: 25%, 25%, 50%)
  • Affidavits from Boy, Teacher and Headmaster
  • Pressures to Perform
  • Plagiarism
  • Internal and External Moderation
  • “Irregularities”
  • Aim: 5 - 10% higher
  • Life Orientation
initiative 12 2014
Initiative 12-2014

When applying at university ensure that:

  • You have done your homework on the course that you have registered for.
  • You apply to more than one university.
  • You apply to more than one faculty(plan B).
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Initiative 12-2014
  • Mentoring Programme
  • Target Marks
  • Winter School Programme
  • Internal Portfolio Deadline
  • Interim reports
  • Compulsory Parents Evenings
  • Sustain focus approaching end of year
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Targets 2014

100% pass rate

2 distinctions per boy  - 280 is the bar

100% University exemption 

A greater number of boys on the IEB outstanding and commendable achievers lists

Good Luck boys, you can do it!

plagiarism copying and no tasks

Plagiarism, Copying and no tasks

Delia Kench

IEB IT Moderator

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In the past when people submitted similar work it was called copying

  • Now it is called collaboration

http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/students/student-support/study-skills-and-assistance/plagiarism.gif

purpose of the portfolio
Purpose of the Portfolio
  • To produce at least 25% of your son’s result before the final exam is written
  • Consists of tasks and test (incl prelim) during the year
  • Intended to be advantageous
  • Should be at least 10% above the final exam mark
  • Provides the IEB with a rank order for statistical adjustment
copying in an ieb exam
Copying in an IEB Exam
  • Confiscate incriminating information
  • Remove book and indicate on it the time of removal
  • Issue the candidate with another book and allow the candidate to continue writing
  • A report is then sent with the paper back to IEB(irregularities) who will then make a decision whether or not to prosecute
copying in an st benedict s exam similar procedure
Copying in an St Benedict’s Exam – Similar Procedure
  • Confiscate incriminating information
  • Remove book and indicate on it the time of removal
  • Issue the candidate with another book and allow the candidate to continue writing
  • A hearing will be held, if the exam is the prelim, the SBA will be deemed non compliant by the IEB.
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http://www.lib.uconn.edu/classwebimages/citing/whatisPlagiarism.jpghttp://www.lib.uconn.edu/classwebimages/citing/whatisPlagiarism.jpg

plagiarism
Plagiarism
  • Copying directly or even rewording text without referencing
  • IEB takes this very seriously
  • All the moderators/teachers need is one line of text
  • If detected by a teacher at St Benedict’s –
    • First offense - task is given 0, Conduct recordentry, 5 demerits, level 2 detention
    • Second offense - task is given 0, 10 demerits, expulsion/suspension/exclusion
  • If detected by IEB - candidate sent to irregularities and dealt with in a similar way as cheating in an exam
referencing
Referencing
  • If a text is copied or reworded it needs to be cited DIRECTLY after the paragraph e.g.

(Marieb, 2000)

  • In addition, this citation must be referenced in its complete form at the end of the task
  • Burns, Nancy and Grove, Susan K. (1997) The practice of nursing research: conduct, critique & utilization. 3rd edition. London, Saunders
  • Marieb.E. (2000) Essentials of Human anatomy and Physiology: AWL Companion Web Site.[online]. 6th edition. San Francisco, Benjamin Cummings. Available from: http://occ.awlonline.com/bookbind/pubbooks/marieb-essentials/ [Accessed 4th July 2001].
copying tasks or homework working in a group
Copying Tasks or Homework– “working in a group”
  • Reference shared ideas.
  • Indemnifies you
  • At St Benedict’s
    • First offense - task is given 0, Conduct recordentry, 5 demerits, level 2 detention
    • Second offense – task is given 0, 10 demerits, expulsion/suspension/exclusion
tasks not submitted
Tasks Not Submitted
  • According to IEB, the portfolio is deemed non compliant and the candidate does not qualify to write the exam
  • At St Benedict’s, boys need to submit each and every task
  • Strict measures are in place to ensure work is submitted timeously and of a good quality
  • Encourage boys to hand in work before the due date so that it can be checked before it is due
maths ap maths
MATHS & AP MATHS

Mrs Marj Povall

HOD: Mathematics

the new curriculum

Paper 3 no longer exists

  • Most of the content has been has been re-absorbed into Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • A few topics that were previously in these papers have been omitted
  • We are very confident that this change will happen very smoothly at St Benedict’s as the majority of our learners have been writing Paper 3
  • anyway

The New Curriculum

our only concern
OUR ONLY CONCERN
  • Geometry forms a large part of the compulsory Paper 2 curriculum
  • Grade 11 learners were not very confident with this section last year

Planning to do a very large portfolio task to remedy this situation

  • Time – Sections taken out ≠ Sections re-absorbed. So the need for a compulsory camp does not go away.
  • Practise makes perfect
the pilot project
THE PILOT PROJECT
  • Designed for pupils who are likely to pass Mathematics but not assured of getting 50%
  • Could risk them getting BD pass ie. University entrance
  • Enables them to do both Maths and Maths Lit as subjects
  • Don’t need to complete both portfolios - but certain requirements need to be met

- extra tests will need to be written

  • If more that 50% achieved for Core Maths this mark appears on certificate otherwise the mark for Maths Lit is used
  • Some students benefited from this project last year
advanced programme maths
ADVANCED PROGRAMME MATHS
  • 37 boys taking AP Maths at this stage
  • Involves a commitment from learners which is difficult in their busy lives. Must attend extra lesson once a week and all camps.
  • The Core Maths mark is used for university entrance – so can’t let this be jeopardised
  • AP extends the learners beyond basic minimum and enriches understanding
  • AP better prepares them for higher order tertiary study
  • Doesn’t affect averages. Separate certificate awarded for this course
  • Well worthwhile
dates for maths camps 2014
DATES FOR MATHS CAMPS 2014
  • CAMP 1: AP - 29/30 March
  • CAMP 2: AP - 4/5/6 May - Stats elective camp at Parnassus
  • CAMP 3: Core - Fri 30 May and Sun 1 June - Geometry
  • CAMP 4: Core - 21/22/23 September (not confirmed)

Final preparation

Other subjects (English) to be included

please
PLEASE!

Let us know if the universities have any new requirements that we are unaware of. Requirements change on an annual basis and from university to university

THANK YOU!

important dates to diarise
Important dates to diarise
  • 20th of February – combined Mass with Assumption and Holy Rosary
  • 22nd of January – 25th of June – Cycle tests
  • 15thof April – Parents evening
  • 15th of May – Careers day(St Andrews)
  • 10th June Life Orientation CAT Section B
  • 12th June Dramatic Art integrated task part B
  • 28thof June – Matric dance
  • 30thJune – 4th of July - Winter school
dates continued
Dates continued
  • 9th – 30th July– Prelim exams
  • 17th of September – Life Sciences P3 final exam
  • 18th September parents evening
  • 15th of October – Valedictory Mass
  • 21st of October - AP English
  • 24th of October – IT Final prac exam
  • 27th of October – AP Maths
  • 28th of October – 26th November – Final exams
thermostats and thermometers
Thermostats and Thermometers

Raise the Bar

Work Ethic (Consistently conscientious)

Sense of Entitlement vs Hard Work

Appearance

Late Arrival and Attendance

Commitment and Loyalty

Missing school due to sports commitments

All-round involvement and support

Everything in moderation