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Subject Details by HOD

ACCOUNTING – Mev. M Höbel

What is Accounting? Accounting focuses on measuring performance, and processing and communicating financial information about economic sectors. This discipline ensures that principles such as ethical behaviour, transparency and accountability are adhered to. It deals with the logical, systematic and accurate selection and recording of financial information and transactions, as well as the compilation, analysis, interpretation and communication of financial statements and managerial reports for use by interested parties. The subject encompasses accounting knowledge, skills and values that focus on the financial accounting, managerial accounting and auditing fields. These fields cover a broad spectrum of accounting concepts and skills to prepare learners for a variety of career opportunities.

MATHEMATICAL LITERACY

Math literacy deals with problem-solving, reasoning and analytical thinking in order to solve real-world problems in order to prepare students for life after school. The subject is an higher grade subject, and stands alone from math core in that it is aimed at students who do not wish to become scientists or who do not require math core as a subject. Content that is dealt with includes financial documents, tariff systems, income and expenditure statements, budgets, break-even analysis, interest, banking, inflation, exchange rates, map work, plans, modals, probability, taxation and data handling.

LIFE ORIENTATION – Mnr. D Hanekom

Life Orientation is one of many subjects that is taught in all South African schools. It has the ability to influence students in a very positive manner. It can help them to make informed choices about their lives and how to go about it with the correct values, knowledge and skills in order to adapt, survive and succeed in a constantly changing world. The subject is grounded in training for the South African student, however it also takes into consideration global imperatives.

It is a holistic methodology that aims to enable students to respond positively to challenges in their lives and in the lives of those around them not only in their personal life, but also in their workplace. It strives to make students more reflective and informed, to create “The Perfect Balance”

Engineering Graphics and Designs (EGD) – Me. A Meyer

What is EGD?

Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD) teaches internationally acknowledged principles that have both academic and technical applications. The emphasis in EGD is on teaching specific basic knowledge and various drawing techniques and skills so that the EGD learners will be able to interpret and produce drawings within the contexts of Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology and Electrical Technology. In the past this subject was called Technical Drawing and was purely Mechanical Engineering based, but with the changing world and scope of education, the syllabus was changed to include Civil Drawing and Architecture which altered the scope of the subject dramatically and made it more relevant to a wider variety of future careers.  Since the change, EGD has grown dramatically in numbers, both from the number of schools who have seen the merits of offering the subject and in the numbers of pupils who choose EGD as a subject to Matric. The aims of this subject are to learn the design process, draw and interpret both Engineering and Architectural Drawings, learn complex manual drawing techniques, complete complex design projects, looking at comparative research and last but not least time management skills. EGD provides the fundamental knowledge and drawing skills required for many career opportunities. Careers related to Engineering and Graphic Design can be found in the Trades and Engineering Fields.

TECHNOLOGY – Me. A Meyer

What is Technology?

Technology is exiting and dynamic! Technology is based on theory, basic drawings and the opportunity to do research. The four main sections that are covered in Technology are Structures, Mechanical Systems and Control, Electrical and Electronic Systems and Processing. It consists of text, activities relating to the work just covered, allocated space to practice concepts just covered, as well as fun challenges and lastly prescribed Mini-PATS. The mini-PAT must be completed, by making use of the Design Process. The Mini-PAT is done individually or in groups, which helps learners to do research on different aspects, working together and dividing work equally between group members. Technology develops valuable problem-solving skills that will benefit every learner in many life contexts.

AFRHL – Mev. R de Wet

“Jou taal is soveel meer as net woorde”.
Dis die uitvloeisel van wie jy is…
dis waar jy vandaan kom en waarheen jy oppad is.
Jou taal is deel van jou bestaan!

HISTORY – Miss. L Temmingh

In History, we cover a wide range of topics, including Ancient China, The French Revolution, King Shaka, World War I, World War II, Cold War and Apartheid. Students also acquire valuable skills, such as essay writing and critical thinking.

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