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The Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) is a single and comprehensive document developed for all subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12.  It replaced the various policy documents, such as the Subject Statements, Learning Programme Guidelines and Subject Assessment Guidelines.  CAPS has been commended for its clarity and sequence of content. 

National Curriculum Statement

The National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 aims to produce learners that are able to:

  • Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking;
  • Work effectively as individuals and with others as members of a team;
  • Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively;
  •  Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information;
  • Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes;
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others