WORLD CLASS EDUCATION...
FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME
Online learning has many advantages when compared to classroom learning.
It enables the collection of data on a learner’s progress and performance in each subject. This in turn allows us to:
• Ensure each learner comprehends what he / she has been taught.
• Predict problems a learner may encounter.
• Identify when human intervention is necessary – online definitely “does not mean alone!”
• Gather and provide detailed reporting to a learner and to parents, so that they know on which areas to focus their attention.
SOUTH AFRICAN CAPS CURRICULUM
South African CAPS (Curriculum Policy Assessment Statements). This is the curriculum set by the South African Government, for the purposes of earning a National Senior Certificate, what you may think of as a “Matric Certificate”.
• FET Phase: Grade 10-12
Frequently Asked Questions
What is IVY Academy?
Ivy Academy is an online Distance Education Provider for learners who are studying towards the National Senior Certificate qualification (the NSC “Matric”), Cambridge Lower Secondary.
What is the curriculum that we are offering?
Ivy Academy offers the choice of two distinct curricula:
• South African CAPS (Curriculum Policy Assessment Statements). This is the curriculum set by the South African Government, for the purposes of earning a National Senior Certificate, what you may think of as a “Matric Certificate”.
• Cambridge Lower Secondary.
What subjects are you offering in the CAPS curriculum?
FET PHASE: GRADES 10-12 Compulsory:
- English HL
- Life Orientation
First Additional Languages:
- Afrikaans EAT
- Mathematics (or)
- Mathematical Literacy
Electives: (Minimum 3 subjects)
- Business Studies
- Computer Application Technology
- Consumer Studies
- Life Sciences
- Physical Science
What extracurricular programs does Ivy Academy offer?
Understanding the need to broaden your horizon, Ivy Academy provides you with the advantage of gaining career skills through extracurricular programs. These include:
Music – Digital music production with Soul Candi Institute of Music
Media – Radio Club AND Journalism Club with Boston Media House
Sports – Football, Rugby, Table Tennis AND Chess
Skills of the future – Coding / App development AND Power computer user
Personal Development – Study Skills
Does IVY Academy provide a physical location for students?
IVY Academy offers students the opportunity to utilize its Computer Centres in Norwood, Bedfordview and Pretoria.
How does IVY Academy provide its students with a framework in which to study?
Ivy Academy assists learners on their journey by providing online classes, continuous informal assessments to keep track of their progress and support in the form of qualified teachers to help with any difficulty that the learner may experience. In addition to this we have Computer Centres across the country for those learners that do not have the facilities at their disposal. Learners may come to these centres to take their online classes, complete their SBAs (Site Based Assessments), and take their formal exams (June, November and Preliminary). Ivy Academy registers learners with SACAI a provisionally accredited Assessment Body for the completion of the NSC qualification.
How does the formal assessments work?
Currently tasks are emailed directly to the invigilator. The invigilator must be appointed by the student or parent, the student or parent will pay for the invigilator. The invigilator must be an approved invigilator with properly secured assessment premises. Example religious leader, teacher registered with SACE, school principal etc. At the beginning of each term, on the date specified on our year plan, these will be the dates the invigilator should be available. (We are updating the system and will let you know about any changes). Tests will take place during Term 1 and Term 3. Exams will take place during Term 2 and Term 4. A timetable is made available to the students and parents on our website and via email 1 month before the test series / exam starts. The learners must provide us with the detail of their invigilator. The exams are then made available on our website 1 day prior to it being written and the passwords to access the exams are emailed to the invigilator.
Are there any live lessons that we have to offer?
IVY Academy will provide students with a timetable of live lessons to participate in at the beginning of each term. Live lessons take place weekly.
What are the requirement to progress to next grade?
Ivy Academy will offer Grade 10 – 12 valid Progress Reports of the previous grade completed.
What does the student receive at the end of Grade 10 and the end of Grade 11?
A progress report will be issued by Auxilio ( which is the operational system of Ivy academy ) on Ivy Academy Report Cards. At the end of Grade 12 the student will receive a National Senior Certificate or NSC qualification, also called a Matric Certificate
How does the Portfolio of assessments work?
The learner receives all tasks for the term at a specific date as indicated on our year plan. This will include instructions that explain exactly what is expected from the learner.
What is required to be uploaded?
Learners scan and upload the work as they complete it, and not later than the date specified on their General Information Sheets / year plan. Tests and Exams are uploaded by the Invigilator within an hour after the session is completed.
What percentage (of assessments and tests) counts towards final mark?
The final mark is made up from the formal assessments sent by Auxilio. This includes tasks, tests and exams. Each subject has its own weighting.
How does the moderation work?
After work is uploaded to the platform the Ivy Academy markers will be given access to the work to mark. Once they have completed marking the Auxilio internal moderators will moderate the work and Auxilio will compile a moderation file for SACAI for the external moderation by SACAI and Umalusi.
Ivy Online is a division of the Boston City Campus group which boasts a track record in online education for over thirty years.
With a national footprint of forty-six campuses, we have immersed ourselves into the different segments of society in South Africa and learnt to understand that students are coming from different environments with their own direct and indirect variables impacting their learning journey.
The IVY Online solution covers curricula for multiple countries within Africa at both primary and high school level. Through our experience we have learnt that a student’s learning journey is impacted by both the parent and teacher. Hence, IVY online provides an infrastructure for student, parent and teacher.
Why IVY Online is unique: