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Grade 1 - CAPS English

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Grade 1 ANA Tests, Exams and Memos, CAPS Workbooks and CAPS Documents

Gr. 1 ANA tests

The Annual National Assessments (ANA) are standardised national assessments for literacy (languages) and numeracy (mathematics) for the foundation phase. The question papers and marking memoranda (exemplars) are supplied by the national Department of Basic Education and the schools manage the conduct of the tests as well as the marking and internal moderation.

Gr. 1 Exams and Memos

Grade 1 Exams and Memos are tests specifically created for the foundation phase by the Department of Basic Education. With exams from 2014 and 2015. We continue to update the exams for grade 1. Memorandums are included with each exam at the end of the papers. English Home Language (literacy), English Reading and Mathematics (Numeracy) are included.

Gr. 1 CAPS Workbooks

The Department of Basic Education has committed to improving literacy (English HL and English FAL) and numeracy (Mathematics) skills of learners. To achieve this, the Department has produced a series of workbooks to assist learners in Grade 1.


What are the workbooks?

Each Rainbow workbook is made up of 128 easy-to-follow worksheets for listening, reading and writing skills. The workbooks are organised into four worksheets per week, divided over eight weeks per term. All workbooks comply with the latest Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). For each year a learner will get two workbooks for each subject. Rainbow Workbook 1, to use from January to June and Rainbow Workbook 2, for use from July to December.

Workbooks are distributed free of charge from the Best Education website and App.

Gr. 1 CAPS Policy Documents


What is a National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement?

A National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement is a single, comprehensive, and concise policy document, which has replaced the Subject and Learning Area Statements, Learning Programme Guidelines and Subject Assessment Guidelines for all the subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement for grade 1.

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