Curriculum & NQF Development
This policy sets out the aims, principles and approaches of the whole-school evaluation. It also sets out the responsibilities of different levels of government and educational institutions.
Curriculum 2005 is the name of the National Curriculum Framework introduced into schools in 1998, based on the concept of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE). The national Department of Education has since revised Curriculum 2005. The revised national curriculum will be introduced in the following stages:Grades R to 3 in 2004Grades 4 to 6 in 2005Grade 7 in 2006 Grade 8 in 2007 Grade 9 in 2008.
WHAT IS THE NQF? The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is the system that records levels of learning achievement to ensure that the skills and knowledge that have been learned are recognised throughout the country. There are eight levels on the NQF. These levels are divided into three bands: general education and training further education and training higher education and training.
The WCED's Curriculum website contains wide-ranging information about the curriculum, including details on the following learning areas and aspects of education: Adult Basic Education and Training. Accounting. Afrikaans. Agricultural science. Arts and culture. Assessment. Biology. Dance. Economics. Engineering. English. Foundation phase - Grades R to 3. Geography. Home economics. Xhosa.
(Strategic Plan or Business Plan) (File type: pdf; size: 901.17 KB)Western Cape Education Department (Western Cape Government)