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How Impaq helps you work through the CAPS curriculum

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Whether you are a homeschooling veteran or a nervous newcomer, looking at all the content you need to cover can be overwhelming. Luckily, Impaq makes working through the CAPS curriculum easy! All you have to do is pick a grade, complete your registration, and you’ll be provided with everything you need to complete the year at home (and have some fun along the way). Here’s how we help you make learning at home a breeze.

Read more here: From CAPS to Cambridge and everything in between

Planning for the year ahead

 

Dale Carnegie knew a thing or two about planning for success as he famously said: “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing”. And by now, you might be wondering how many hours you need to spend planning for the year ahead to save time down the road. The answer? Almost none.

With Impaq Homeschooling, the planning is already done for you. We provide carefully crafted lesson plans that tell you exactly how much time you need to spend on each subject, and how to integrate the lesson plans with the learner material. The curriculum is broken down into bite-sized bits to help you and your child know exactly what to focus on during each term. Lesson plans, along with weekly calendars and additional resources are available on the Optimi Learning Portal (OLP).

CAPS made easy

As a homeschool parent, the CAPS curriculum can seem content-heavy, and you might be wondering what to focus on. As of 2024, Impaq will be providing our learners with a framework of what to concentrate on for each subject. We have organised the content to make it easier for homeschool parents to work through the curriculum challenges and ensure that their child masters the basic concepts. All these resources can be found on OLP.

All the support you need

 

As a homeschooling parent, you will receive your very own facilitator’s guides to help you teach your child at home. These detailed guides accompany the lesson material your child receives and give you step-by-step guidance to set your child up for success. Prepping for tests and examinations is also made easy as you can find suggested timetables for Grades 4 to 9 on OLP. You can then decide whether to stick to these timetables or to create your own. Grade 10 to 12 learners write tests and exams according to a strict timetable

If you find yourself needing some additional support, especially in certain subject areas such as Mathematics and Physical Sciences, you can reach out to our team of education specialists. They are always happy to assist and support parents with any academic queries. You can also find the answers to most of your homeschooling questions on our client helpdesk.

Enjoy online resources

The Optimi Learning Portal (OLP) serves as our learning hub and contains a treasure trove of digital resources. Along with the lesson material your child receives, they can find additional resources per subject on OLP, including educational videos, quizzes, previous examination papers, helpful notes and much more.

Learners can also easily access both live and pre-recorded subject guidance sessions on OLP. These sessions focus on providing guidance on how to complete specific assessments, revision for more difficult concepts, as well as enrichment lessons.

Track your child’s progress

 

Tracking your child’s progress is as easy as logging in to OLP. With the click of a button, you will be able to see which lessons your child has completed (marked in green) and which lessons they still need to complete (marked in red). You will also be able to capture the marks for their tasks, tests, and examinations (depending on their grade) and generate report cards.

The advantage of keeping track of your child’s progress is that you can easily see which subjects or topics they need a bit more help with. This individualised attention ensures that your child fully grasps the concepts before moving on to more advanced topics.

A fun adventure

Now that the planning is done, the content is sorted, and you have access to additional support, you can spend your time on making learning fun. With everything laid out for you, you’ll have more time to focus on your child and plan exciting excursions and activities.

If you find you have some extra time or your child is especially interested in a certain subject or topic, why not incorporate it into your daily lessons? Learn a new language like isiZulu, take up a new hobby such as robotics, learn how to develop successful study habits or take your learner on a virtual adventure through the African bush.

 

Also read: Say yebo to isiZulu! The benefits of multilingualism

Register today

With Impaq as your guide, homeschooling has never been easier. Ready to get started? Register online or send an email to sales@impaq.co.za 

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