Curriculum & NQF Development

National Policy on Whole-School Evaluation

(Policies)
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.

Information about the Revised National Curriculum Statement Outcomes and Assessment Standards

(Service)
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.

Information on NQF Qualifications and Unit Standards

(Service)
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.

Information on the School Curriculum

(Service)
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.

Mathematics, Science and Technology Strategy 2002 - 2008

(Strategic Plan or Business Plan)
(File type: pdf; size: 901.17 KB)Western Cape Education Department (Western Cape Government)

National Strategy for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in General and Further Education and Training

(Strategic Plan or Business Plan)
(File type: pdf; size: 601.23 KB)Department of Science and Technology (National) (The Government of South Africa)