FOUNDATION PHASE – PARENTS’ GUIDE TO ASSESSMENT

Promotion Requirements for Grade 1 – 3

  • Adequate Achievement (Level 4) (50%-59%) in one official language at Home Language level.
  • Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in the second required official language at First Additional Language level.
  • Moderate Achievement (Level 3) (40%-49%) in Mathematics.

It is very important to note that all these requirements must be met for a learner to progress to the next grade.

Codes and Percentages


Assessment Weighting for Grade 1 – 3

Achievement Level

Achievement Description

Marks (%)

7

Outstanding Achievement

80 – 100

6

Meritorious Achievement

70 – 79

5

Substantial Achievement

60 – 69

4

Adequate Achievement

50 – 59

3

Moderate Achievement

40 – 49

2

Elementary Achievement

30 – 39

1

Not Achieved

0 – 29


Every subject is sub-divided into divisions for example in Languages in Grd R – 3:

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading and Phonics
  • Handwriting
  • Writing

Each sub-division is weighted and does not count the same percentage.

Reading and Phonics is calculated as a much higher percentage than Handwriting.

This applies to all subjects. Please do not add all the marks together and try and calculate a Term Percentage. The calculation will not be the same as the report.

All weightings have been programmed into our Report Programme and the calculations are done automatically.

The focus of assessment within Physical Education falls into two broad categories:

  • Participation: exposes learners to an understanding of the value of regular participation in physical activity. Participation should encourage further development, enjoyment and the building of confidence.

  • Movement performance: each learner will be assessed at the level at which they are capable of performing. Movement performance must not encourage a sense of competition.