2020 REVISED CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT PLANS GRADE 6
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2020 REVISED CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT PLANS GRADE: 6 SUBJECT: SOCIAL SCIENCES GEOGRAPHY Implementation: June 2020
PURPOSE • To mediate the amendments of the trimmed and re-organised 2020 Annual Teaching Plan including School Based Assessment for Social Sciences (Geography) Grade 6 for implementation in June 2020 as stipulated in Circular S 2 of 2020. • To ensure that meaningful teaching proceeds during the remaining teaching time as per the revised school calendar. • To assist teachers with guided pacing and sequencing of curriculum content and assessment.
PURPOSE (CONTINUED) • To enable teachers to cover the essential core content /skills in each grade within the available time. • To assist teachers with planning for the different forms of assessment. • To ensure learners are adequately prepared for the subsequent year/s in terms of content, skills, knowledge, attitudes and values
Amendments to the Content Overview for the Phase
CONTENT OVERVIEW FOR THE PHASE GEOGRAPHY TERM Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 1 Places where people live Map skills (focus: Africa) Map skills (focus: World) 2 Map skills Physical features of South Africa Trade (focus: South Africa and World) 3 Food and farming in South Africa Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa Climate and vegetation around the world 4 Water in South Africa Minerals and mining in South Africa Climate and vegetation around the world
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONTENT OVERVIEW FOR THE PHASE • The content overview for Geography in the Intermediate Phase has not changed – the main topics remain the same as prescribed in CAPS. • Some of the topics, content and concepts have been omitted or reorganised. • The omission and reorganisation took into consideration the number of teaching days available for teaching and assessment.
SUMMARY: CONTENT/TOPICS AMENDED Amendment Content/Topics Terms Trade (Focus: South Africa and world) Climate and vegetation around the world 2 No amendments 3 No amendment to the content, learners are encouraged to do an oral presentation during the third week of October, as part of revision and consolidation of the topic: Climate and vegetation around the world. The oral presentation is part of the informal assessment and is aimed at revision and consolidation. Population – why people live where they do 4 This topic was completely omitted
INFORMAL ASSESSMENT • Informal assessment is an important aspect of teaching and learning and should take place frequently, to monitor learners’ progress. • Informal assessment should be used to provide feedback to the learners and to inform planning for teaching, but need not be recorded. • Learners or teachers can mark these assessment tasks. • Learners should read and write regularly, starting with sentences and paragraphs and building up to extended pieces of work.
Amendments School Based Assessment (SBA)
PRESENTATION OUTLINE 1. Purpose 2. Amendments to the Content Overview for the Phase; 3. Amendments to the Annual Teaching Plan; 4. Amendments to School Based Assessment (SBA) 5. Conclusion
SUMMARY: REVISED PROGRAMME OF ASSESSMENT Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Test The test was administered, assessed and reported on as part of Formal Assessment during Term 1. June Examinations Test: cancelled. Test – to be administered during the last week of September. The test should be based on the topic: Trade (Focus: South Africa and world). Learners are encouraged to do an oral presentation as part of informal assessment and revision in November Term 4 November assessment: Learners will write a formal assessment task based on the topic: Climate and vegetation around the world.
GRADE 6 SBA FOR 2020 Grade 6 Geography Term Content Form of Assessment 1 Map skills (focus: World) Test 2 Trade world) (Focus: South Africa and Test 3&4 • Climate and vegetation around the world test
SUMMARY: END OF YEAR ASSESSMENT Types of Questions Content Marks Definition of concepts, source-based and paragraph writing • Climate and 40 vegetation around the world
CONCLUSION • The revised CAPS must be used in conjunction with Social Sciences Intermediate Phase CAPS. • Teachers can only assess what they have taught. • Cognitive levels in both formal and informal assessment should be in accordance with Section 4 of CAPS. • The revised Annual Teaching Plan is a provisional intervention that applies to 2020 due to the Covid -19 pandemic. • More guidance on the SBA and End-of-Year weighting/ marks will be communicated at a later stage.
Contact Details Name: CES: Ms MK Modiba Department of Basic Education Tel: 012 357 4140 Email: modiba. [email protected]. gov. za