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CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7

Serious about assessment, support, and success!

CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7 provides you with the opportunity to control how, when and where your child studies, and allows access to all the resources you need to provide your child with the best learning experience and compliant assessment programme.

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Is CAPS-aligned for Grade 4 – 7 the right product for you?

This is ideal if you:

  • want your child to follow a structured learning programme, based on the CAPS requirements, in the comfort of your own home.
  • still want to comply with the legal requirements.
  • need academic support and guidelines from Brainline throughout the year.
  • want your child to complete scheduled tasks, tests and examinations.
  • want the tests and examinations to be marked by experienced subject specialists.
  • want to receive progress reports after each assessment cycle.
  • want a valid academic record for your child’s future academic prospects.

Alternatively, consider BrainlineExpress for Grade 4–7 >

CAPS-aligned for Grade 4 – 7 timeline

January
brainONLINE available

February
Cycle 1 Task submissions

March
Cycle 1 Test Series

April

May
Cycle 2 Task submissions

June
Cycle 2 Test Series

July

August
Cycle 3 Task submissions

September
Cycle 3 Test Series

October

November
Cycle 4 Examination Series

December

CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7 at a glance

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the previous grade is recommended.

Enrolment period

Enrolment is open throughout the year. Assessments scheduled for a date after enrolment need to be completed.

Assessment integrity

Supervision by an independent invigilator is recommended during tests and examinations.

Report

Progress reports are issued after each assessment cycle. These provide external evidence of your child’s CAPS-compliant assessment and academic record for future academic prospects.

Promotion requirements

According to the Draft Policy on Home Education, a parent/guardian may set his/her own promotion and retention requirements, provided these are equal to or exceed the standard requirements as determined by the national promotion criteria.

Subjects (all compulsory)

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

Overview of CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7

Curriculum

Brainline is proud to include the CAPS-compliant brainMATHS Study Programme with this product, offering your child a unique opportunity to grasp this important subject.

Recommended content for other subjects is available for purchase as either ebooks via your personal ebook library or as hard copies. These CAPS-approved resources from well-known publishing houses have been specially selected to best assist your child to excel.

Assessment

Assessments are made available on brainONLINE. This is where we communicate with you, and where you download and upload all your child’s completed assessment items. You need to visit brainONLINE at least once a week to stay up-to-date with dynamic content for your child’s subjects. The assessment items include tasks, oral assignments, tests and examinations.

Written and oral tasks are downloaded from brainONLINE and marked by you, the parent/guardian, according to the marking guidelines provided, after which the marks and proof of completion are then uploaded.

Tests and examinations are written according to a fixed assessment schedule and accessed using a unique password issued on the day of assessment. Supervision by an independent invigilator is recommended while your child completes these assessments in the comfort of your own home. The completed assessments are uploaded and marked by experienced subject specialists.

Marking (NEW)

Marking of tests and examinations is included in the product price.

However, in the case of written and oral tasks, you as the parent/guardian are responsible for marking them. You may request that this marking also be done by Brainline at an additional annual fee.

Reports

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

Promotion requirements

  • 50%+ for Home Language
  • 40%+ for First Additional Language
  • 40%+ Mathematics
  • 30%+ in two other subjects

CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7 options and prices

Brainline CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7 Price
Including brainONLINE support and assessments (Tasks, tests and examinations):
Grade 4, 5, 6 or 7 (No textbooks included – to be bought separately.) R7 869
Task marking fee (annual, per subject, per grade) — Languages only
You may request that the marking of written and oral tasks are done by Brainline at an additional annual fee.
R253

Getting started with CAPS-aligned for Grade 4–7

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 Protea Bookstore
(recommended supplier).