The FET Phase : Grades 10

The instructional time in Grades 10 is as follows:

SubjectTime allocation per week (hours)
1. Home Language 4.5
2. Afrikaans First Additional Language 4.5
1.Isizulu First Additional Language 4.5
3. Mathematics 4.5
2. Mathematics Literacy
4. Life Orientation 2
5. Three Electives 3 X 4 hours
iWhiz Electives
Physical Science
Life science
Business Studies
Engineering Graphic Design
Mechanical Technology
Consumer studies
Technical Maths
Technical Science

English is a compulsory and must be taken on First Language Level

A candidate may offer more than the required minimum of seven (7) subjects provided he or she offers the additional subject(s) for all three years of the National Senior Certificate programme, namely Grades 10 to 12 and all the SBA, PAT/oral requirements for the required subjects are met for all three years of study, namely Grades 10, 11 and 12. The total time allocation per week for Grades 10 to 12 is 27½ hours.

PhaseSBA Component %End of Year Exams %
Foundation Phase 100% 0
Intermediate Phase 75% 25
Senior Phase 40% 60
FET Band 25% 75

School-Based Assessment (SBA) is a compulsory component and should be implemented as follows in the different GET phases and Further Education and Training (FET) band: The weighting of Life Orientation in the FET Band is the exception since the SBA component will comprise 100% of the total mark. In Grade 12, an external Common Assessment Task (CAT) will comprise 25% of the final mark with the SBA component comprising 75%.

School Based Assessment (SBA)

Promotion requirements for Grades 10

Learners in Grades 10 to 12 will be promoted if they have:

  • completed the SBA, oral assessment tasks, practical assessment tasks (where applicable) and the end-of-year examination requirements in no fewer than seven (7) subjects; and
  • achieved 40% in three (3) subjects, one of which is an official language at HL level, and 30% in three (3) subjects, provided that the SBA component is submitted in the seventh subject.
  • The promotion requirements for Grades 10 to 12 are indicated in the table below:

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