Subjects Offered (FET BAND)

  • English, Afrikaans and/or IsiXhosa are offered at Home and First Additional level

  • Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy are both offered

  • Life Orientation and Computer Applications Technology are compulsory subjects

  • Elective subjects:Choose one

  1. Geography or Economics or Tourism

  2. Business Studies or Consumer Studies

Subjects Offered (GET BAND)

  • School of Hope offers all subject required in the GET Band as per the CAPS Policy; this includes Mathematics, English language, Afrikaans & IsiXhosa language, Natural & Social Sciences, EMS, Creative Arts, Technology and Life Orientation                                                                                                                                                                                 

At least three learners must select a subject in order for that subject to be offered that year. This also applies to Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.

Business Studies

If you are interested  in the world of business,  then Business Studies is a subject you  should  be considering  – whether  you  are planning  to work  for a company, manage a company or start your very own company. Business exists all around us, from the rising petrol price, to the ‘credit crunch’ to socio-economic  issues such as unemployment,   skills  development   and  the  state  of  the  environment.   Good business skills can make the difference between success and failure. You will find Business  Studies  to be a challenging,  relevant  and rewarding  subject,  heavy  on content.

Business  Studies  is  a  3-year  course,  starting  with  theory  in  Grade  10,  then building  the  application  of  that  theory  in  Grade  11  and  developing  this  into strategy  in Grade  12. During  the course  you will investigate  actual  businesses and gain an understanding of how businesses function. As business is ever- changing,   the   syllabus   is  full  of  useful   insights   into   practical   issues   and opportunities,  both in South Africa and globally.

English Language Skills

Communication: listening, speaking; reading and writing - the basis of learning in all areas.

Exploring personal, national and global issues through exposure to a wide range of texts.

Expressing ideas and opinions.

Critical awareness: recognising  values and attitudes in texts. Correct application of language structures.

Correct application of language conventions  to fit different contexts.


The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy are those that are needed by individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first century world — a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Such competencies include the ability to reason, make decisions, solve problems, manage resources, interpret information, schedule events and use and apply technology to name but a few. Learners must be exposed to both mathematical content and real-life contexts to develop these competencies. On the one hand, mathematical content is needed to make sense of real life contexts; on the other hand, contexts determine the content that is needed.


Geography is a science that studies physical and human processes and spatial patterns on Earth in an integrated way over space and time. It examines the spatial distribution of people and their activities, physical and humanmade features, ecosystems and interactions between humans, and between humans and the environment in a dynamic context. PURPOSE Geography enables learners to explain processes and spatial patterns, to make well-informed judgements about changing environments and contexts, to think more critically and creatively about what it means to live sustainably, to recognise how values and attitudes influence and affect the environment, and to apply a range of geographical skills and techniques to issues and challenges in a rapidly-changing world.

Computer Application Technology




Solve problems represented by real-life scenarios using end-user applications, which include word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications.



The physical and non-physical components of a computer system.



The management and dissemination of digital data from one point to another.



The WWW and web page development.



Collection, storage and processing of data into presentable information. Most of this content is learned through the Practical Assessment Task (PAT).



Social issues relating to the digital age, bridging the digital divide, and responsible use of ICTs.

Consumer Studies

Learning Outcome 1

Management   of   the   consumer   role   -  The   learner   is  able   to demonstrate   knowledge   of  responsible   consumer   practices   and  to effectively address consumer issues.

Learning Outcome 2

Knowledgeable consumer choices - The learner is able to make knowledgeable consumer choices about food, clothing, housing and furnishings within a given socio-economic and cultural context.

Learning Outcome 3

Responsible  use of resources  - The learner  is able to demonstrate consumer  responsibility  towards  the sustainability  of the environment, the community and one's self through the judicious use of resources.

Learning Outcome 4

Production  and marketing  of food, clothing and soft furnishing  products

-  The  learner  is  able  to  apply  knowledge   and  demonstrate   skills  to produce   quality   consumer   products   and   to   apply   entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to market these products.

School of Hope will focus on Food Production.

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