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Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate

Your National Senior Certificate is in sight!

This is your home stretch towards your ultimate FET goal – an Umalusi accredited NSC! Brainline IEB-aligned for Grade 12 provides a student with the opportunity to control how, when and where he/she studies as well as access to unique resources he/she needs to have the best learning experience. Dynamic additional support and a compliant assessment a programme empowers a student with the skills required to advance to the NSC.

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Is Brainline IEB-aligned for Grade 12 the right product for you?

In order to achieve a Grade 12 National Senior Certificate, accredited by Umalusi, with the IEB as examining body, a student:

  • must follow a structured learning programme based on the IEB requirements, yet may do so in the comfort of his/her own home.
  • must comply with the legal requirements.
  • must complete scheduled tasks, tests and examinations to accumulate valid Grade 12 SBA portfollio.
  • needs the assessments to be assessed by experienced subject specialists.
  • needs to receive progress reports after each assessment cycle.
  • needs a valid academic record for future academic prospects.
  • will benefit greatly from the unique academic support and guidelines supplied by Brainline throughout the year.

Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate timeline

January
brainONLINE available

February
NB: Enrolments close 16 February 2018

March
Cycle 1 Test Series

April
Cycle 1 Task submissions

May
Cycle 2 Task submissions

June
Cycle 2 Examination series

August
Cycle 3 Task submissions
Preliminary Examinations

October
IEB NSC Examinations start
(Brainline Exam Centre)

December
IEB NSC results (Expected)

Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate at a glance

Admission requirements

A comprehensive academic record of having complied with all requirements of Grade 10 and 11.

Curriculum

Content is available as the compliant brainMATHS Study Programme and as CAPS/IEB approved resources from well-known publishing houses.

Reports

Progress reports are issued after each assessment cycle. These provide a valid academic record for future academic prospects.

Duration

The minimum duration is one academic year.

Did you know?
Completing some subjects in year one and the rest of the subjects in a second year, is possible if you:
– don’t have sufficient study time;
– lack prior knowledge of Grade 10 and/or 11
– do not have the financial means.
– experience barriers to learning.

Enrolment period

Closes in February

Assessment integrity

Supervision by an independent invigilator, registered with Brainline by the student, is required during all tests and the June and Preliminary examinations, as well as many of the tasks. IEB NSC examinations in October/November must be written at one of Brainline’s five IEB examination centres.

Overview of Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate

Curriculum

Brainline is proud to include the compliant brainMATHS Study Programme that offers students an unique opportunity to grasp this important subject, with the IEB-aligned product.

Prescribed content for other subjects is available for purchase either as ebooks via your personal ebook library, or as hard-copies. These approved textbooks from well-known publishing houses, have been hand-selected to best assist students to excel.

Additional unique resources are continuously developed by subject specialists and are added to brainONLINE for students to utilise. These include:
tutorial and examination preparation videos,
PowerPoint presentations,
additional subject notes, and
summaries.

UNIQUE TO BRAINLINE!
Marking guidelines are provided post-assessment on brainONLINE for all assessments and for core subjects, these are complemented by detailed video discussions conducted by subject specialists.

Students need to visit brainONLINE at least once a week to stay up-to-date with new dynamic content and resources.

Portfolio Assessment

Assessment takes place on brainONLINE. This is where we communicate with students, and where assessments are downloaded and are uploaded once completed. Feedback on assessments and communication from Subject Heads is also accessed on brainONLINE.

Assessment items include tasks, oral assignments, tests and examinations, and depending on the subject requirements, may include Practical Assessment Tasks and practical examinations at a designated venue.

Assessment integrity

Tests and examinations are made available according to the prescribed assessment schedule and accessed via an unique password. Students complete the portfolio assessments under supervision of an independent invigilator who is registered at Brainline by the student. IEB NSC examinations in October/November must be written at one of Brainline’s IEB-approved examination centres.

Reports

Progress reports are issued after each assessment cycle. These provide a valid academic record for future academic prospects. The NSC results are usually released by the IEB towards the end of December.

Promotion requirements

  • 40% or more for a Home Language and two other subjects
  • A minimum of 30% for three remaining subjects.
  • A student may have less than 30% in one subject in order to pass.

Subjects for Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate

To qualify for a National Senior Certificate, a learner should complete 7 subjects: one Home Language, an Additional Language, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, and a minimum of 3 NSC approved subjects.

Languages

  • Afrikaans Huistaal
  • Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language*

Natural Sciences

  • Physical Sciences*
  • Life Sciences*
  • Agricultural Sciences*
  • Equine Studies*

Economic Sciences

  • Accounting*
  • Business Studies
  • Economics* (Gr 12 only)
  • Tourism
  • Consumer Studies* (Gr 12 only)

Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy

Culture and Arts

  • Music*
  • Dramatic Arts*
  • Visual Arts

Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Engineering Graphics and Design*
  • Computer Applications Technology*
  • ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Digital Electronics (Grade 10 only)
  • ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Electronics (Grade 10 only)

Humanities

  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation

Subject prerequisites

Accounting
Mathematics is highly recommended.

Physical Sciences
Mathematics is compulsory.

Economics (Gr 12 only)
Mathematics is recommended.

Languages
You need to attend a compulsory scheduled oral session in Grade 12 at one of our five branches.

Computer Applications Technology
– Requires the full professional version of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Microsoft Office 365 containing these full versions will also be accepted.
– Compulsory practical examination in Grade 12 at a Brainline branch.

Consumer Studies
A compulsory practical workshop in Grade 12 at a designated Brainline branch. Additional fees apply.

Life Sciences
Compulsory practical examinations in Grade 12 at a designated Brainline branch. Additional fees apply.

Agricultural Sciences
Life Sciences is recommended.

Engineering Graphics and Design
Additional software required: TurboCAD 21 Deluxe. An A3 printer is required.

Music
The student must have access to his/her instrument, must have passed at least Grade 2 theory and practical from an accredited examination board, and must be receiving private lessons that focus on (at least) Grade 3 theory and practice.

Equine Studies
– Grade 10–12: Access to a qualified international Level 1 instructor for practical assessments.
– Grade 10–11: Competing in graded or equivalent shows at Novice Level.
– Grade 12: Competing in graded or equivalent shows above Novice Level.
– Regular riding lessons.

isiZulu
Basic conversational fluency is required.
As this is a First Additional Language subject, the curriculum does not teach basic skills, but focusses on grammar, writing skills and literature.

Dramatic Arts
Compulsory practical examinations in Grade 12 at a designated Brainline branch. Additional fees apply.

Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate options and prices

Brainline IEB-aligned for Grade 12 Price
Grade 12 (7 subject package) R23 000
Grade 12 Single Subject R4 843
Practical Fee: Consumer Studies R2 800
Practical Fee: Life Sciences (Practical exam done at Brainline Montana) R1 000
Practical Examination fee: CAT (Practical exam done at Brainline Montana) R950
Application for Accommodations with the IEB (once off) R1 970
IEB Examination fee (7 subjects) R6 650
IEB Examination fee (single subject) R1 150

Getting started with Grade 12 IEB National Senior Certificate

Step 1:

Enrol for brainONLINE Support and Assessments

Assessment takes place on brainONLINE. This is where we communicate with you, and where you download and upload all your child’s completed assessment items.

Step 2:

Study material

Access the study material via the Brainline eReader.

OR

Purchase hard copies

Purchase hard copies from the the Protea Bookstore
(recommended supplier).