Differentiated Approach to Enhanced CAPS + Project Based Learning (PBL) + IEB = FUTURE-PROOF 

Pre-School:

• Hands-on Learning
• Outcome Aligned National Curriculum Framework (NCF)
• Project-based Interactive Learning
• Differentiated Approach
• Language Enrichment
• School Readiness Testing and Advice

Primary – High School:

• Differentiated Approach at Foundation Phase
• Language of Learning and Teaching: English Home Language
• First Additional Language: IsiZulu (Grade 1 – 5)
• First Additional Language: IsiZulu and Afrikaans (Grade 6 – 11)
• Mathematics is COMPULSORY
The pass mark is 60% for all subjects
• IEB Examinations

Enhanced Curriculum:

• African Studies
• Leadership and Entrepreneurship
• Turning theory into Practice (Project-Based Learning)
• Computing (Programming and Coding)

Project-Based Learning Model

We teach the national CAPS curriculum that is integrated with Project-Based Learning from primary school level. We implement Project-Based Learning (PBL) from primary school right through to Grade 12.

In Project Based Learning, the project is the vehicle for teaching the important knowledge and skills that a student need to learn. The project contains and frames the curriculum and instruction.

PBL requires critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication. To answer a Driving Question and create high-quality work, students need to do much more than remember information. They need to use higher-order thinking skills and learn to work as a team.

To help ensure our students are getting the main course and are engaging in quality Project Based Learning, We promote a research-based model for the students to learn how to question, investigate and/or design and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem and/or challenge.

IEB National Senior Certificate

Our students will write the Independent Examination Board (IEB) examinations in Grade 12. The IEB seeks to advance quality teaching and learning in South Africa through an assessment process of integrity, innovation and international comparability.  All schools registered with the IEB to write the National Senior Certificate have access to a range of professional development opportunities as well as a variety of assessments, designed to serve a range of purposes.

The IEB produces consistent, reliable results in the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with an average pass rate between 97% and 98%.

Furthermore the IEB achieves between 78% and 80% pass with entry to degree study.

How do we enhance our curriculum?

  1. Leadership and Entrepreneurship

This is where students grasp leadership and entrepreneurial skills such as resilience, self-management, innovation, adaptability, making choices and decisions, risk-taking, writing business proposals etc.

  1. Robotics and Programming

This computing subject is taught from Grade 1 to Grade 9. Students learn about programming, robotics and other computing skills. The aim is to prepare them for the exponential growth in technology.

  1. African Studies

The FNS teaching model emphasises the importance of African literature, arts, crafts, indigenous games, African history and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Future Nation Pre-schools

Our Pre-schools use the Montessori teaching model in the classrooms. The Montessori approach supports self-directed, enquiry-based learning that teaches children collaboration, independence and purposeful work. Montessori teachers lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate, and discover. The ultimate objective is to help children to learn independently and to stimulate their natural curiosity, creativity, and intelligence. This teaching model is a natural fit for PBL which follows on in the Foundation, Intermediate, Senior and FET phases.

In Grade R, we then start adding in elements of Project Based Learning, which is the perfect complement to the Montessori methodology. Children start developing different skills to pursue work that interests and engages them. Having already learnt to work independently and purposefully in Pre-school, this transition happens smoothly.

Future Nation Schools

The subjects offered by Future Nation Schools are intended to prepare students adequately for leadership, and participation in the broader African and global economies through the Project-Based Learning approach. The following principles are key in this approach:

  • a strong focus on Mathematics and English;
  • exposure to Project-Based Learning;
  • exposure to computer applications and computer programming skills;
  • constant exposure to key African topics; and
  • development of Leadership and Entrepreneurial thinking.

Pass requirements
Our pass mark of 60% reflects our high academic expectations. We believe that every child has the potential to thrive in an environment where his/her voice is recognised.

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