The Regulations Pertaining to the National Curriculum Statement provide for programme requirements, curriculum requirements (CAPS), and assessment and promotion requirements across Grades R to 12.

There is currently some confusion to what degree the promotion and retention regulations pertain to independent schools, and whether an independent school may set higher promotion requirements than a public school.

ISASA has developed a memo to schools that addresses the following issues:

  • Are the promotion and retention policies (pass and fail marks) applicable to independent schools?
  • How do the requirements apply to subsidised independent schools?
  • How do the requirements apply to non-subsidised independent schools?
  • What is ISASA’s position on the current promotion and retention requirements?
  • How is ISASA addressing the problem?

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Promotion and Retention
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