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Grade 8 - CAPS English

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Grade 8 Exams and Memos, CAPS Workbooks and CAPS Documents

Gr. 8 Exams and Memos

Grade 8 Exams and Memos are tests specifically created the senior phase by the Department of Basic Education. With exams from 2014 and 2015. We continue to update the exams for grade 8. Memorandums are included with each exam at the end of the papers. English Home Language, English First Additional Language, Mathematics, Geography, History (Social Sciences), Life Orientation, Music, Dance, Visual Art, Drama, EMS (Economic and Management Sciences) are included.

Gr. 8 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 help learners in Grade 8. Other CAPS workbooks also includes NS (Natural Sciences) and Technology with more CAPS material and textbooks to be added as it comes available.


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. 8 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 8.

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