Life orientation Grade 10 Term 3 Task Project Memorandum 2022 – Memorandum of life orientation Grade 10 project 2022
What is Life Orientation?
Life Orientation is a mandatory subject in the South African CAPS curriculum. It’s studied by Senior Phase students in Grades 7-9. During Intermediate Phase, children will study Life Skills.
The CAPS guidance for Life Orientation states that the subject’s main focus is the development of self in society. It aims to help learners set goals for themselves, solve problems and improve decision-making strategies. It aims to prepare learners for modern society and help with intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth along with lots more.
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South African vs UK education systems: age and year Groups
One issue that will come up when transitioning from the South African to the UK education system is what year group your child goes into. In England, children go in to reception at age 4, and begin their first official year of school at age 5. In South Africa, your young ones will have probably begun school at age 6, having done reception the year before. Have a look at the table below for a full comparison of the two year group systems:
|Age||England (“Year”)||South Africa (“Grade”)|
|11-12||7 (first year of secondary school)||6|
|13-14||9||8 (first year of high school)|
There are 5 main topics which are studied in Life Orientation in the Senior Phase:
- Development of the self in society – This topic works on self-concept, including motivation and self-image. Learners throughout Senior Phase will also look at subjects such as personal diet and nutrition, peer pressure, relationships and friendships as part of the teaching. This topic will also touch on challenging situations including depression, grief, loss, trauma and crisis. This is so that they are better equipped to deal with these situations if they experience them in the real world.
- Health, social and environmental responsibility – This topic area covers things like substance abuse and environmental health issues. There is also time spent on common diseases. Learners will also look at things such as volunteering as a concept as well as dealing with health and safety issues related to violence.
- Constitutional rights and responsibilities – This topic has a focus on human rights, religions, cultural diversity and fair play. There’s also some time spent on the concept of nation building and relating some of the above focuses to South Africa itself. Gender equity, constitutional values and issues that relate to citizens’ rights and responsibilities are all looked at.
- World of work – This topic area is all about preparing tour Senior Phase students for further education and life after school. Time is spent on different learning styles and career paths. You’ll also spend some time talking about which options are available to them after Grade 9, including appropriate subject choices for their chosen career. You could spend some time talking about different careers and how each member of the class wishes to move forwards.
- Physical education – During Life Orientation students are introduced to participating in a fitness programme and are encouraged to play various sports and games throughout Senior Phase. They will also participate in outdoor recreational programmes and learn to refine their performance in movement activities as well as take into account safety issues for each activity.
How is Life Orientation assessed?
Learners are assessed through a combination of written tasks, examinations and projects as well as physical education tests. Written tasks might include designing and making posters or collages to demonstrate a healthy diet, written assignments, case studies, or tests. Examinations to test understanding and physical knowledge of what children have learned will be undertaken at the end of the year. For Physical Education, learners will be assessed on their participation and the understanding of the importance of participation in exercise, and movement performance. Movement performance assesses the level at which each child is capable of performing. Resources like the substance abuse debate pack below are great for use during Life Orientation lessons.
Can you go to college after Grade 10?
Simply put, yes. According to the Western Cape Government, as part of the Higher Education system, TVET Colleges accept students who’ve completed Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 at high school level. University post-graduates can also enrol for courses at TVET Colleges for more practical exposur