BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7

The freedom to enjoy learning at your own pace.

BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7 allows you to choose and source study material for your child, and provides an assessment portfolio that your child can complete at his/her own pace.

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Is BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7 the right product for you?

This is ideal if you:

  • are able to source your child’s study material.
  • would like to complete the CAPS syllabus at your own pace.
  • don’t want to be bound by timelines and set schedules.
  • don’t necessarily have regular internet access.
  • still want to comply with the legal requirements.
  • want the option of obtaining a Brainline report.

Alternatively, consider Grade 4–7 CAPS-aligned if you:

  • do not have the time or means to source your child’s own study material.
  • need academic support and guidelines from Brainline throughout the year.
  • want your child to complete scheduled tests and examinations.
  • want Brainline to mark the completed assessment portfolio.

Learn more about Grade 4–7 CAPS-aligned >

BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7 timeline

January — September
Purchase the Self-assessment Portfolio in the brainBOOKS Store and enrol for the optional Final Formal Assessment.

June
Complete the included mid-year Self-assessment Portfolio items.

October
Revise the year’s work. Consider enrolling for the optional Final Formal Assessment

November
Complete the included year-end Self-assessment Portfolio items (as preparation for the optional Final Formal Assessment).

December
Receive a Brainline report, if you enrolled for the optional Final Formal Assessment.

BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7 at a glance

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the previous grade is recommended.

Curriculum

You, the parent/guardian, are responsible for sourcing study material according to the suggested work schedule and textbooks.

Assessment integrity

You are required to facilitate your child through the year. Supervision by an independent invigilator is recommended for the Optional Formal Final Examinations.

Enrolment period

Enrolment closes in September.

Duration

One academic year per grade.

Report

If you want a Brainline report for your child, consider enrolling for the Optional Formal Final Examinations.

What do I need?

If your child is enrolled for the optional final examinations, a printer and scanner and internet access is required.

Overview of BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7

Curriculum

You, the parent/guardian, are responsible for sourcing study material, but Brainline will provide you with a list of suggested resources and a work schedule.

Assessment portfolio

You will receive a midyear and year-end Self-assessment Portfolio for each subject upon enrolment. Your child should complete these items, as the outcome will enable you to monitor their progress.

Marking of assessments

Marking guidelines and assessment mark sheets are included in the Self-assessment Portfolio.

You, the parent/guardian, can mark these items at your own pace, as completed by your child. You should file the completed marked items as evidence of compliance.

Optional Final Examination

Enrolling for the Optional Formal Final Examinations will give you access to brainONLINE, where you will download and upload all your child’s completed assessment items.

These examinations are written in the comfort of your own home according to a strict schedule that is published on brainONLINE and available upon enrolment, and are marked by experienced subject specialists.

Supervision by an independent invigilator is recommended for the Optional Formal Final Examinations.

Reports

Your child will receive a Brainline report on brainONLINE if you have enrolled him/her for the Optional Formal Final Examinations.

Subjects (all compulsory)

  • Home Language (English/Afrikaans)
  • First Additional Language (English/Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Economic Management Sciences (only Grade 7)
  • Technology (only Grade 7)
  • Technology (only Grade 7)
  • Creative Arts (only Grade 7)

BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7 options and prices

BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7
Assessment portfolio (purchased on the brainBOOK Store) Optional final examination (Highly recommended)
Price Price
Grade 4, 5, 6 or 7 R900
(Available end January 2018.)
R2 800

Getting started with BrainlineEXPRESS for Grade 4–7

Step 1:

Purchase the Assessment Portfolio

  1. Create an account with the brainBOOK Store.
  2. Purchase the assessment portfolio.

Step 2:

Enrol for the Optional Final Formal Examinations

This will give you access to brainONLINE where you will download and upload all your child’s completed assessment items before 30 September.

These examinations are marked by experienced subject specialists.