Sunday, 11 August 2019

How carbon-14 revolutionised science

We teach our learners about isotopes and one of them is carbon-14. I am pretty certain many teachers also tell their learners about carbon-14 dating. The Guardian has recently published a very user-friendly and interesting article about the history of carbon-14. Click here to go to the page with interesting articles and follow the links from there. We have such appreciation to The Guardian to publish such educational articles.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Dates: September examination and test papers

Dates are available. Look under "Pages" and click the link "Dates: ...". It will take you to a web calendar with dates, including the IBP memo discussions for PhySci and the centralised memo and marking fo TecSci grade 12.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cell notation: remember the rules to write it down correctly

Remember to make learners aware of the rules to write down the cell notation of a galvanic cell. A permanent link is available under "Pages" (left-hand side of home page); see "Curriculum Guidance" or click here to go to the summary.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Error analysis

Quantitative error analysis data for tests and examinations will be available from now on, starting with March 2019 control tests.

A permanent link to the data is available under "Pages" on the left of the home page. Here is a picture of what you should be looking for.

You can go to the error analysis page by also clicking here

Monday, 20 May 2019

Vacancy List 1 of 2019: Promotion Posts

The above-mentioned vacancy list can be downloaded here. Closing date for applications is 18 July 2019.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Einstein's message to a bellboy in 1922

Although Happiness Day was on the 20th of March, this short video (4,25MB) from with Einstein's message to a bellboy has a profound message for all of us as well.

Coming from the great Einstein, it is worth thinking about what he said. We live in such a broken reality, attached to so many cosmetic influences, that it is no wonder so few people experience real happiness. What are you going to do about it?

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Examination dates for May/June 2019

The final dates for the internal grade 10 to 12 examinations in May/June 2019, and the accompanying broadcast dates for IBP memo discussions are available here. There was a change in the grade 12 examination dates, and the IBP dates have changed as well. Check that you have the correct ones.

Technical science will be written on the same date as physical science in grades 10 and 11; in the case of grade 12 on the same date as physical science paper two.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

2019 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

The organisers of the 2019 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in Welkom are ready to receive your registrations.

\\\\*** Take part in this exciting event! ***////

The Expo is scheduled for 23 and 24 August 2019. Closing date for taking part is 5 August 2019.

Click here to download a pdf file with all the detail. Pages 1 and 2 deal with organisational info, pages 3 to 6 give descriptions of the different categories, page 7 lists the categories and page 8 gives the dimensions of the display boards.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Examination dates: NSC 2019

Are you looking for the dates of the NSC examination in October/ November 2019?

Click here to go to the calendar on this website for PhySci and TecSci dates. You can also click here to download the complete circular from the FSDoE.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Selection test for the ICHO: Lebogang Seseane

Today is a great day for Lebogang Seseane, a grade 11 learner of Akademia Secondary School in Brandfort. 

Lebogang has done well enough in last year's National Science Olympiad that he was shortlisted to take part in the selection test for the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO). Those who qualify will DV take part in the ICHO that takes place in Paris (France) from 21 to 30 July 2019.

The selection test takes place today and we want to wish Lebogang all of the best. Thank you to Mr M Sello, Lebogang's physical science teacher, for the effort put in with preparations, organisation and other related matters. We are very proud of Mr Sello and Lebogang!

Mr M Sello and Lebogang Sesiane