The South African curriculum is called the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS).
Many people involved in education refer to it as the CAPS document. It is a single, comprehensive, and concise policy document, which replaced the Subject and Learning Area Statements, Learning Programme Guidelines and Subject Assessment Guidelines for all the subjects in 2011.
CAPS form part of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12, which represents a policy statement for learning and teaching in South African schools and comprises the following:
a) Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) for all approved subjects
b) National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12; and
c) National Protocol for Assessment Grades R – 12
- January 2012 in Grades R – 3 and Grade 10
- January 2013 in Grades 4 –6 and Grade 11
- January 2014 in Grades 7 –9 and Grade 12.
To find out more, visit www.education.gov.za