English Home Language

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English Home Language is taught within the context of our society, our country and our world.  It is a means of gaining an understanding of ourselves and others through literature and poetry.

Our approach is based on the development and celebration of all types of communication within the classroom.

The pupils learn the power of language through a variety of means from role play to creative writing to the reading of different texts.

Technology is integrated into lessons so that learners have the opportunity to develop and practise skills for presentations and research.

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Curriculum Content

English Home Language provides pupils with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the literary aspect of the language.  It also inspires creative responses from pupils and encourages effective and eloquent communication in both the written and oral form.

Grade 8 English is comprised of Language, Literature (drama, novels, poetry), Writing and Orals.  This provides the Home Language learners with a holistic education in the English language.

The Pearl will be studied in Term One and graphic stories from Shakespeare in Term Three.  In Term Two, the learners will be viewing and analysing an animated film as part of the Grade 8 literature syllabus.

A variety of poetry, from the fun to the more ardent, is appreciated and studied as a part of the course

The texts (novels, films and poetry) are reviewed annually.

Oral work, which is assessed on a continual basis, also forms part of the Grade 8 syllabus.  Creative and transactional writing is assessed every term, which gives the learners an opportunity to explore their writing talents

A variety of poetry, from the fun (Teachers are Aliens) to the more ardent (Ode to Autumn), is appreciated and studied as a part of the course.

The texts (novels, films and poetry) are reviewed annually.

Oral work, which is assessed on a continual basis, also forms part of the Grade 8 syllabus.  Creative and transactional writing is assessed every term, which gives the learners an opportunity to explore their writing talents.

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Subject-Related Activities

An interactive approach to advertising has seen the Grade 8 learners developing a product that they need to pitch to the backers in a Dragon’s Den setting.  Great fun and amazing inventions!  Apps to do homework are always the firm favourite!

The Grade 8 learners are encouraged to enter the annual letter writing contest hosted by the South African Post Office.  There is also an opportunity for Grade 8s, who are still young enough to participate, to enter the Mzansi Spelling Bee.

Mond.Dig is a Helpmekaar publication of writing works in both English and Afrikaans.  The learners are free to submit their written creations to mond.dig@gmail.com.

Submitted works are published and the anthology is distributed in December.

The Twitter handle is @MondDig and we can also be followed on Facebook (Mond Dig – “friend” us; mond.dig – “like” the page).

 

Submitted works are published and the anthology is distributed in December.

The Twitter handle is @MondDig and we can also be followed on Facebook (Mond Dig – “friend” us; mond.dig – “like” the page).

Algemeen

General

English is of a communicative nature.  Thus, a learner who participates actively during lessons will perform better than a passive learner.

A distinctive student will be one who is able to engage actively in lessons, prepare adequately for all tasks, tests and examinations and submit tasks timeously once they have been completed to their satisfaction and with the best of their efforts.

Wide reading of English texts (books, poetry anthologies, blogs, magazines and newspapers) is needed for the learners to engage critically with the written word and not just the spoken word.

It is hoped that through English Home Language pupils will be enriched by the noblest body of literature, develop a love for the language and an appreciation of various communication skills, and emerge an Anglophile.

 

Benaderingswyse (tot onderrig)

English Home Language is taught within the context of our society, our country and our world.  It is a means of gaining an understanding of ourselves and others through literature and poetry.

Our approach is based on the development and celebration of all types of communication within the classroom.

The pupils learn the power of language through a variety of means from role play to creative writing to the reading of different texts.

Technology is integrated into lessons so that learners have the opportunity to develop and practise skills for presentations and research.

Sillabusinhoud

English Home Language provides pupils with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the literary aspect of the language.  It also inspires creative responses from pupils and encourages effective and eloquent communication in both the written and oral form.

Grade 9 English Home Language comprises Language, Literature (novels, drama, film, poetry), Writing and Orals.  This provides the Home Language learners with a holistic education in the English language.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be studied in term one.   The novellas The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men will be studied in term two.  In the final term, the learners will be viewing and analysing La Vita è Bella and Yesterday (both with subtitles as part of the Grade 9 literature syllabus.

A variety of poetry is appreciated and studied as a part of the curriculum.

The texts (novels, drama, films and poetry) are reviewed annually.

Oral work, which is assessed on a continual basis, also forms part of the Grade 9 syllabus.  Creative and transactional writing is assessed every term, which gives the learners an opportunity to explore their writing talents.

Vakaktiwiteite

The “big” project for the Grade 9s annually is the creation of a newspaper that is based on their Term 2 texts.

Mond.Dig is a Helpmekaar publication of writing works in both English and Afrikaans.  The learners are free to submit their written creations to mond.dig@gmail.com.

Submitted works are published and the anthology is distributed in December.

The Twitter handle is @MondDig and we can also be followed on Facebook (Mond Dig – “friend” us; mond.dig – “like” the page).

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A successful student will be one who is able to engage actively in lessons, one who thinks critically, prepares adequately for all tasks, tests and examinations and one who submits tasks timeously once they have been completed to his or her satisfaction and with the best of his or her efforts.  The Grade 9 English learners will be successful if they maintain a positive work ethic in this subject.  Learners must prepare thoroughly for all assessments in language-based subjects even if they are fluent speakers of the language.  Speaking English well is only a small contributing factor to success in this learning area.

The essence of English Home Language is communication.  Thus, a learner who participates actively during lessons will be more likely to perform better than a passive learner.

Wide reading of English texts (books, poetry anthologies, blogs, magazines and newspapers) is needed for the learners to engage critically with the written word and not just the spoken word.

It is hoped that through English Home Language pupils will be enriched by the noblest body of literature, develop a love for the language and an appreciation of various communication skills, and emerge an Anglophile.

 

 

Benaderingswyse (tot onderrig)

English Home Language is taught within the context of our society, our country and our world.  It is a means of gaining an understanding of ourselves and others through literature and poetry.

Our approach is based on the development and celebration of all types of communication within the classroom.

The pupils learn the power of language through a variety of means from role play to creative writing to the reading of different texts.

Technology is integrated into lessons so that learners have the opportunity to develop and practise skills for presentations and research.

Sillabusinhoud

English Home Language provides pupils with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the literary aspect of the language.  It also inspires creative responses from pupils and encourages effective and eloquent communication in both the written and oral form.

Grade 10 English is comprised of a critical appreciation of Language, Literature (novels, drama, film, poetry), Writing and Orals.  This provides the Home Language learners with a holistic education in the English language.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be studied in Term One and Emma Donoghue’s Room in Term Three.  The second term will see the Grade 10 English Home Language learners viewing and analysing The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as part of the film study component of the literature syllabus.

The poetry becomes progressively challenging and enriching from Grade 10.  We appreciate the complexities of South African poetry with the richness and diversity of the people and the environment.  Exposure to the Romantics and the Modernists comes in Grade 10.

The texts (drama, novels, films and poetry) are reviewed annually.

Oral work, which is assessed on a continual basis, also forms part of the Grade 10 syllabus.  Creative and transactional writing is assessed every term, which gives the learners an opportunity to explore their writing talents.

Vakaktiwiteite

Directors, editors and thespians show off their talents with the Grade 10 film production.  The learners write the script, construct the storyboard and film their productions based on a theme derived from their film study.  In previous years, Hope Will Set You Free, was a theme taken from The Shawshank Redemption, and The Secret Life of …, inspired by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The variety of interpretations, and quality of the filmmaking, is gobsmacking, while the acting is … interesting.

The English Olympiad, hosted by the Grahamstown Foundation, takes place annually on the first Tuesday in March.  This is an opportunity for Grade 10 to 12 pupils to engage with other types of texts and to explore their own creativity.

A theatre outing is on the calendar every year.

Mond.Dig is a Helpmekaar publication of writing works in both English and Afrikaans.  The learners are free to submit their written creations to mond.dig@gmail.com.

Submitted works are published and the anthology is distributed in December.

The Twitter handle is @MondDig and we can also be followed on Facebook (Mond Dig – “friend” us; mond.dig – “like” the page).

The learners have the opportunity to enrol in the Advanced Programme English (AP English) course.

The classes take place in the afternoons according to a schedule established by the teacher and learners.

The purpose of Advanced Programme English (APE) is to provide learners who have significant enthusiasm for English with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes associated with English.  The study of Advanced Programme English is intended to provide learners with the opportunity to extend themselves by engaging with challenging poetry; texts and films which will enable them to respond to literature in its broadest context.[extract: APE Curriculum Statement 2011 ©IEB 2011]

Algemeen

English is of a communicative nature.  Thus, a learner who participates actively during lessons will perform better than a passive learner.

A distinctive student will be one who is able to engage actively in lessons, prepare adequately for all tasks, tests and examinations and submit tasks timeously once they have been completed to their satisfaction and with the best of their efforts.

Wide reading of English texts (books, poetry anthologies, blogs, magazines and newspapers) is needed for the learners to engage critically with the written word and not just the spoken word.

It is hoped that through English Home Language pupils will be enriched by the noblest body of literature, develop a love for the language and an appreciation of various communication skills, and emerge an Anglophile.

Benaderingswyse (tot onderrig)

English Home Language is taught within the context of our society, our country and our world.  It is a means of gaining an understanding of ourselves and others through literature and poetry.

Our approach is based on the development and celebration of all types of communication within the classroom.

The pupils learn the power of language through a variety of means from role play to creative writing to the reading of different texts.

Technology is integrated into lessons so that learners have the opportunity to develop and practise skills for presentations and research.

Sillabusinhoud

English Home Language provides pupils with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the literary aspect of the language.  It also inspires creative responses from pupils and encourages effective and eloquent communication in both the written and oral form

Macbeth will be studied in term one and The Great Gatsby in term two.  The third term will see the Grade 11 English Home Language learners viewing and analysing films as part of the literature syllabus for Grade 12. The films to be viewed and analysed in the other genre section of the Grade 12 portfolio will be based on the IEB requirements.

We begin with the Grade 12 poetry in the final term of Grade 11.  These 17 poems are prescribed by the IEB and are drawn from a variety of movements of poetry.  The poetry is also representative of South African poetry with the richness and diversity of the people and the environment.

The texts (drama, novels, films and poetry) are reviewed annually, with the exception of the Grade 12 literature.

Oral work, which is assessed on a continual basis, also forms part of the Grade 11 syllabus.  Creative and transactional writing is assessed every term, which gives the learners an opportunity to explore their writing talents.

Vakaktiwiteite

The Grade 11s embark on a reading project at the beginning of the academic year.  The culmination of this is the submission of a Reading Anthology of the learner’s creation.  It shows the journey of their reading, as well as their vast talents in writing and compilation of texts.

The Grade 11 pupils have attended the annual Gauteng English and Drama Festiva, which involves two days of creative expression and enjoyment of plays at Wits University.  This, along with the English Olympiad, is hosted by the Grahamstown Foundation.

The English Olympiad takes place annually on the first Tuesday in March.  This is an opportunity for Grade 10 to 12 pupils to engage with other types of texts and to explore their own creativity.

A theatre outing is on the calendar every year.

Mond.Dig is a Helpmekaar publication of writing works in both English and Afrikaans.  The learners are free to submit their written creations to mond.dig@gmail.com.

Submitted works are published and the anthology is distributed in December.

The Twitter handle is @MondDig and we can also be followed on Facebook (Mond Dig – “friend” us; mond.dig – “like” the page).

The learners have the opportunity to enrol in the Advanced Programme English (AP English) course.

The classes take place in the afternoons according to a schedule established by the teacher and learners.

The purpose of Advanced Programme English (APE) is to provide learners who have significant enthusiasm for English with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes associated with English.  The study of Advanced Programme English is intended to provide learners with the opportunity to extend themselves by engaging with challenging poetry; texts and films which will enable them to respond to literature in its broadest context.  [extract: APE Curriculum Statement 2011 ©IEB 2011]

Algemeen

English is of a communicative nature.  Thus, a learner who participates actively during lessons will perform better than a passive learner.

A distinctive student will be one who is able to engage actively in lessons, prepare adequately for all tasks, tests and examinations and submit tasks timeously once they have been completed to their satisfaction and with the best of their efforts.

Wide reading of English texts (books, poetry anthologies, blogs, magazines and newspapers) is needed for the learners to engage critically with the written word and not just the spoken word.

It is hoped that through English Home Language pupils will be enriched by the noblest body of literature, develop a love for the language and an appreciation of various communication skills, and emerge an Anglophile.

Benaderingswyse (tot onderrig)

English Home Language is taught within the context of our society, our country and our world.  It is a means of gaining an understanding of ourselves and others through literature and poetry.

Our approach is based on the development and celebration of all types of communication within the classroom.

The pupils learn the power of language through a variety of means from role play to creative writing to the reading of different texts.

Technology is integrated into lessons so that learners have the opportunity to develop and practise skills for presentations and research.

Sillabusinhoud

English Home Language provides pupils with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the literary aspect of the language.  It also inspires creative responses from pupils and encourages effective and eloquent communication in both the written and oral form.

Grade 12 English is comprised of Language, Literature (drama, novels, film and poetry), Writing and Orals.  This provides the Home Language learners with a holistic education in the English language.

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra will be studied in Term One and Americanah in Term Two.  The third term of Grade 11 was when the learners viewed and analysed films based on the theme The Evolution of the Director (Baz Luhrmann) as part of the Grade 12 literature syllabus.

The 17 prescribed poems are drawn from a variety of movements of poetry.  The poetry is also representative of South African poetry with the richness and diversity of the people and the environment.

The texts (drama, novels, films and poetry) are reviewed on a cycle by the IEB, and are, thus, prescribed, although choices are available for the novel and the fourth genre.  These selections are made based on what we as teachers feel are accessible, challenging and enriching for the Helpies.

The Common Assessment Task (CAT) is an assessment common to all English students in IEB schools.  The theme is made known at the annual IEB conference and more detail is given to the schools in March each year.  The 2017 CAT was assessed in a reflective essay under exam conditions, as well as an oral presentation, which formed part of the oral mark.

Oral work, which is assessed on a continual basis, also forms part of the Grade 12 syllabus.  The learners are moderated biennially by an external moderator from the IEB to ensure quality and accuracy of the results.  To prepare for this ral exam, the learners need to be widely read and conversant in current affairs.  Reading, speaking, and listening skills all form part of this assessment.

Creative and transactional writing gives the learners an opportunity to explore their writing talents.

NSC Requirements for English Home Language

The final mark for Grade 12 English is calculated with four equally weighted components.  In order to pass matric, the candidate’s English result must be a minimum of Level 3 (i.e. 40%).

 

These components and their weighting are:

Portfolio 25%
Oral Presentations 25%
Final Reading and Viewing Examination 25%
Final Writing Examination 25%

 

Portfolio

The portfolio is comprised of 9 tasks.

 

Section Tasks
1 2 creative essays
2 IEB Common Assessment Task:  Essay
3 Creative assignment on 4th Genre
4 4 tests / examinations
5 Preliminary Examinations

 

Oral Presentations

Multiple oral presentations / tasks will constitute this area’s contribution to the final NSC result.

 

Section Tasks
A Prepared and Impromptu Speaking

Prepared Speech

CAT Speech

B Prepared and Unprepared Reading
C Listening Comprehensions
D Alternate oral

Conversation on current affairs

Discussion of seven novels

 

Final Reading and Viewing Examination

This examination assesses all work covered in Grade 10 – 12  with specific regard to:

  • Comprehension skills and language issues;
  • Summary writing;
  • Critical literacy; and
  • Unseen and prescribed poetry.

Final Writing Examination

The literature texts are assessed in the form of writing tasks.

  • Antony and Cleopatra mini-essay;
  • Americanah literary essay; and
  • Two transactional tasks

Vakaktiwiteite

The Grade 12s use the extensive reading from their Grade 11 Reading Anthology to prepare to discuss seven novels for the final oral examination.

The English Olympiad, hosted by the Grahamstown Foundation, takes place annually on the first Tuesday in March.  This is an opportunity for Grade 10 to 12 pupils to engage with other types of texts and to explore their own creativity.

A theatre outing is on the calendar every year.

If an opportunity arises for talks and productions, Helpies are there en masse.  We had the privilege of meeting Sarah Penny, the author of the 2014 matric setwork The Beneficiaries.  We interacted in a panel discussion of the work and her intention in writing it.

Mond.Dig is a Helpmekaar publication of writing works in both English and Afrikaans.  The learners are free to submit their written creations to mond.dig@gmail.com.

Submitted works are published and the anthology is distributed in December.

The Twitter handle is @MondDig and we can also be followed on Facebook (Mond Dig – “friend” us; mond.dig – “like” the page).

The learners have the opportunity to enrol in the Advanced Programme English (AP English) course.

The classes take place in the afternoons according to a schedule established by the teacher and learners.

The purpose of Advanced Programme English (APE) is to provide learners who have significant enthusiasm for English with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes associated with English.  The study of Advanced Programme English is intended to provide learners with the opportunity to extend themselves by engaging with challenging poetry; texts and films which will enable them to respond to literature in its broadest context.  [extract: APE Curriculum Statement 2011 ©IEB 2011]

Algemeen

English is of a communicative nature.  Thus, a learner who participates actively during lessons will perform better than a passive learner.

A distinctive student will be one who is able to engage actively in lessons, prepare adequately for all tasks, tests and examinations and submit tasks timeously once they have been completed to their satisfaction and with the best of their efforts.

Wide reading of English texts (books, poetry anthologies, blogs, magazines and newspapers) is needed for the learners to engage critically with the written word and not just the spoken word.

It is hoped that through English Home Language pupils will be enriched by the noblest body of literature, develop a love for the language and an appreciation of various communication skills, and emerge an Anglophile.