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Henley High & Preparatory School (Pty) Ltd
Reg. No.: 1998/018927/07, Henley Drive, Henley on Klip, 1962 | P O Box 463, Henley on Klip, 1962 | Tel: 016 366 0678 Fax: 016 366 0609 | Director: EJR Edwards
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Academic Policy

1. Promotion requirements

In order for a learner to be promoted to the next grade they need to meet the minimum promotion requirements as set out below. Promotion meetings are held at the end of each year to discuss possible retention learners. These meetings are attended by the following people;

  • Principal
  • Deputy Principal
  • All staff (Grade specific)

All promotion decisions are made with the learner’s best interest in mind and Henley High and Preparatory School as well as its staff will never retain a learner if we do not feel it will be beneficial to the learner.

1.1. Little Bees – Grade R

  • Focus is on readiness for the next grade
  • Based on gross motor skills
  • Perceptual and spatial level
  • Emotional maturity
  • Physical built to participate in group play and activities

1.2. Grade 1 – 3

1.2.1. Term mark

Individual subjects are divided into a number of learning areas, for example:

Subject: Mathematics
Learning areas: Counting backwards from 100
Adding
Subtracting

Learning area marks are made up of a number of assessments. These assessments are averaged out and this mark is reflected next to the learning area on the term report.

The subject mark is calculated by averaging out all the learning area marks to give a final subject mark.

1.2.2. Promotion mark

The following marks must be achieved on the Term 4 report;

English: Level 4 (50%)
All other subjects: Level 3 (40%)

1.3. Grade 4 – 7

1.3.1. Term mark

Individual subject term marks are made up of 2 sections, namely Informal Assessment and Formal Assessment. Informal Assessment consists of all classwork, projects and assignments completed during the term. Formal assessment consists of all cycle and class tests written during the term.

Term markInformal: 60%
Formal: 40%

1.3.2. Promotion mark

Promotion marks are calculated as follows;

Promotion Term 1 15%
Term 2 20%
Term 3 15%
Term 4 50%

1.4. Grade 8 – 9

1.4.1. Term mark

Individual subject term marks are made up of 2 sections, namely Informal Assessment and Formal Assessment. Informal Assessment consists of all classwork, projects and assignments completed during the term. Formal assessment consists of all cycle and class tests written during the term.

Term mark Informal 40%
Formal 60%

1.4.2. Promotion mark

Individual subject promotion marks are calculated as follows;

Promotion: Term 1 12.5%
Term 2 25%
Term 3 12.5%
Term 4 50%

In order to be promoted to the next grade a learner must meet the following minimum promotion requirements;

English 50%
Afrikaans 40%
Mathematics 40%
2 x learning areas* 40% +
2 x learning areas* 30% +
2 x learning areas* less than 30%

* Learning areas:

  • Creative Art
  • Economic and Management Sciences (Accounting and Business Studies)
  • Life Orientation (Life Skills and Physical education)
  • Natural Science (Biology and Science combined)
  • Social Science (History and Geography combined)
  • Technology

1.5. Grade 10 – 11

1.5.1. Term mark

Individual subject term marks are made up of 2 sections, namely Informal Assessment and Formal Assessment. Informal consists of all classwork, projects and assignments completed during the term. Formal assessment consists of all cycle and class tests written during the term.

English

Term mark Informal 40%
Formal 60%

All other subjects

Term mark Informal 25%
Formal 75%

1.5.2. Promotion mark

Individual subject promotion marks are calculated as follows;

Promotion Term 1 12.5%
Term 2 25%
Term 3 12.5%
Term 4 50%

In order to be promoted to the next grade a learner must meet the following minimum promotion requirements;

English 40%
Afrikaans 35%
Any two subjects 40% +
Any two subjects 30% +

Only one subject below 30%

1.6. Grade 12

1.6.1. Term marks

Term 1 and Term 2

Individual subject term marks are made up of 2 sections, namely Informal Assessment and Formal Assessment. Informal Assessment consists of all classwork, projects and assignments completed during the term. Formal assessment consists of all cycle and class tests written during the term.

English

Term mark Informal 40%
Formal 60%

All other subjects

Term mark Informal 25%
Formal 75%

Term 3

The individual subject term 3 mark is a raw prelim mark. If a subject has 2 or more examination papers, the papers are weighted according to the IEB Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGS).

1.6.2. Promotion mark (According to the IEB Circular 47/2017)

Subject combinations:

  • Mathematics may not be offered with Mathematical Literacy.
  • Accounting must be offered with Mathematics (from Grade 10 in 2017).
  • Physical Sciences must be offered with Mathematics (from Grade 10 in 2017).

Categories of achievement in the National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Achievement of the NSC

A learner must pass:

  • One official language at Home Language level at 40%
  • 2 additional subjects at 40%
  • 3 other subjects at 30%

Achievement of the NSC with entry to Higher Certificate study

A learner must:
  • Pass the NSC as stated above
  • Meet the language requirement for further study at a South African Institution
  • Achievement of the NSC with entry to Diploma study

    A learner must:

    • Pass one official language at home language level at 40%
    • Pass 3 additional subjects at 40% (excluding Life Orientation)
    • Pass 2 other subjects at 30%
    • Meet the language requirement for further study at a South African Institution

    Achievement of the NSC with entry to Degree studies (BD pass)

    A learner must:

    • Pass one official language at home language level at 40% or more
    • Pass 4 subjects from the designated list (below) at 50% or more
      Accounting
      Business Studies
      Economics
      Engineering Graphics and Design
      Geography
      History
      Life Sciences
      Mathematical Literacy
      Mathematics
      Physical Sciences
      Visual Arts.
      * Should the home language (English) be passed at 50% or more, it will be considered as one of the four designated subjects, passed at 50% or more.
    • Pass 2 other subjects at a minimum of 30%
    • Meet the language requirement for further study at a South African Institution

    2. Awards requirements

    Awards are based on Term 4 reports (Little Bees – Grade 3) and Promotion marks (Grade 4 – 11). Grade 12 awards (awarded at Valediction) are based on a combination of their Term 1 – 3 report (See 2.6). All awards are presented and discussed at an awards meeting attended by the following people;

    • Principal
    • Deputy Principal
    • All staff (Grade specific)

    2.1. Little Bees – Grade R

    A Graduation Evening is held at the end of the school year. At this evening the following awards will be handed out;

    • Little Bees: Certificate
    • Grade R: Progression to Grade 1 certificate

    In the Primary School (Grade 1 – 7), awards will be handed out at the end of the school year at two separate events:

    • Honours Evening
    • This evening is attended by invitation only and recognises the top achievers per grade.
      • Prize giving assembly
      • This assembly is attended by all learners and is aimed at recognising participation and diligence.

    2.2. Grade 1 – 3 Honours Evening

    Certificates are awarded for;

    • Subject awards (Top achiever per subject, per grade)
    • Best reader per class

    2.3. Grade 4 – 6

    Certificates are awarded for;

    • Subject awards (80% and above)

    Certificates and academic scrolls are awarded to the;

    • Top 3 learners per grade (individual promotion average)
      o 3rd in Grade
      o 2nd in Grade
      o Dux scholar (receives a trophy)

    Academic scrolls are awarded to all learners that achieve an individual promotion mark of 80% and above.

    2.4. Grade 7

    Certificates are awarded for;

    • Subject awards (75% and above)

    Certificates and academic scrolls are awarded to the;

    • Top 3 learners per grade (individual promotion average)
      o 3rd in Grade
      o 2nd in Grade
      o Dux scholar (receives a trophy)

    Academic scrolls are awarded to all learners that achieve an individual promotion mark of 75% and above.

    In the High School (Grade 8 – 11) awards will be handed out at Honours Evening in January of the following year. This evening is by invitation only and recognises academic excellence. A Valediction Evening for all Grade 12 learners is held in September/October. All Grade 12 learners are invited to this evening.

    2.5. Grade 8 – 11

    Certificates are awarded for;

    • Subject awards (70% and above)
    • Top 3 learners per grade (individual promotion average)
      o 3rd in Grade
      o 2nd in Grade
      o Dux scholar (receives a trophy)
    • Most improved learner (Term 1 to Term 4 average)
    • Special awards on request

    Academic achievement is awarded to all learners that achieve an individual promotion mark of 75% and above. The awards are as follows;

    • Green badge
      Awarded to a learner who achieves 75% and above
      May be awarded in any grade to “first timers”
    • Gold badge
      Awarded to a learner who achieves 75% and above
      A learner may only receive a Gold badge if they have previously met the criteria for a green badge May be awarded in any grade
    • Half colours (Scroll) Awarded to a learner who achieves 75% and above A learner may only receive half colours if they have previously met the criteria for a Gold badge
      May only be awarded to learners in Grade 10 – 12
    • Full colours (Tie)
      Awarded to a learner who achieves 75% and above A learner may only receive full colours if they have previously met the criteria for a half colours
      May only be awarded to learners in Grade 11 – 12

    2.6. Grade 12

    All criteria stated above (2.5) is applicable to the Grade 12 awards, however the awards are based on a valediction mark calculated as follows;

    Valediction Term 1 10%
    Term 2 30%
    Term 3 60%