CURRICULUM

Opti-Learn facilitates the Impaq (www.impaq.co.za) range of products.

It is a CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement) curriculum, which is the national South African education policy. Completing a grade at Opti-Learn is similar to completing a grade in a government school. This means that learners will be able to mainstream to either a government or private schooling institution, write the National Senior Certificate (matric exam) and/or enrol for studies with a South African university or college.

The CAPS curriculum is followed for Foundation phase (grades 1 – 3); Intermediate phase (grades 4 – 6), Senior phase (grades 7 – 9) and FET phase (grades 10 -12).

This means that cycle tests are written twice a year (Term 1, March and Term 3, September) as well as exams (Term 2, June and Term 4, November).

Portfolio assignments are continuous assessments completed in each term in each subject per grade. These assignments together with tests and exams make up the marks for each term, which is presented in an Impaq term report.

Learners with learning difficulties are encouraged to maintain a rigorous academic routine as to remain academically ‘fit’ and able. Completing homework daily as well as portfolio assignments assist in this process. It is important that learners also try to complete homework and assignments on their own, as this is a good indication to the tutor of whether a learner has grasped the salient concepts of the lesson/section of the class work.

Tutors continuously and consistently provide support to all learners in the completion of homework and assignments; however, it is important to note that the deadlines that are set for homework and portfolio assignments must be met. The ability to meet set deadlines is an important skill in today’s tertiary study and working environment.