Sunday, November 9, 2014

Grade 10 November exams

Paper & Data
Marksheet & Solutions
Practical Paper 1 Vraestel 1 Marksheet Merkblad
Data Solutions
To the teacher
Theory Paper 2 Paper 2 Memo
Vraestel 2 Vraestel 2 Memo

Erratum Prac Paper:
3.5 must count (1) [mark was omitted]
Change 3.7 to (1) mark

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grade 11 November exams

Paper & Data
Marksheet & Solutions
Practical Paper 1 Vraestel 1 Marksheet Merkblad
Data Solutions 
To the teacher
Theory Paper 2 Paper 2 Memo
Vraestel 2 Vraestel 2 Memo

The word 'Form' should be 'Report' (2 places)

Monday, September 8, 2014

CAT Prelim Theory

The department's CAT Exam Guidelines for 2014 contains a list with the new technology/concepts that may be examined from 2014. Please make sure that your learners learn this for the StudyOpp Prelim Theory paper as well.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gr 12 September exams

Erratum (for Question 1.5)
Only change the following in the data file 1_Contributions: The file name mentioned in the comment should be 2_ArticleSubmissionForm.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CAT may not be necessary

A local primary school now expects all their learners in Gr 3 to do all their homework on tablets (digital not chalk!). Those learners may be forgiven for not doing CAT when they get into high school, however ALL other students going to higher education need ICT and problem solving skills taught in CAT. (All this school's older learners do most of their work on tablets or their laptops.)

Designated subject

Congratulations to all those wonderful school principals who have made CAT compulsory at their schools. Those principals have the concern of their learners in mind. This 'designated' thing is so silly – designated for what? For university? For university you NEED computer and problem solving skills.

Let me tell you what I am doing now – I have just gone back to studying at university, UNISA, this year doing Archaeology, Greek and Roman myths and legends, Ancient Rome and Introduction to music – all things to broaden my cultural background after having retired from the CAT school-classroom 3 years ago.

Thank goodness I have gone to university with computer and problem solving skills. I am aware that this is 1st year and we only started on 1 July. However these are a few of the IT skills used so far:
  1. The study guides are available in print and in PDF format. The print guides are posted and the PDF files have to be downloaded once you have gone into their web portal.
  2. To complete a multiple choice question test I did a 'search' for the key words in the PDF guide, then was quickly able to work out the answers.
  3. To find the dates of events I did an online search. To sort the dates in chronological order in Word I did a 'Sort'.
  4. Writing the essays – well Word is an absolute essential.
  5. The MCQ test was submitted online.
  6. Etc.
Bottom line you need computer and problem solving skills if you hope to succeed at university. Students should arrive at university knowing the skills, at running speed, especially at UNISA where the courses are 6 months long and where there is no time to waste. Therefore if a school pupil/learner hopes to go to university they should have ICT skills. Basic ICT skills are in almost every CAPS subject at high school, e.g. Accounting, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, etc. but CAT is where a thorough grounding is given in ICT and problem solving. How CAT could not be considered not a 'designated' subject for university is beyond me!

Friday, June 13, 2014

CAT posters

Computer Applications Technology posters for your classroom. High quality A3 printable posters covering terminology, Excel functions and HTML. Available in English or Afrikaans.

Check out for more information on the posters and how to order.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gr 12 June Theory exam

Friday, May 30, 2014

Practical exams

Schools writing the Study Opportunities practical papers:

Please bear in mind that the skills acquired in previous years will once again be tested in the practical papers. For example, the Grade 12 practical will include Word skills learned in Grades 10 & 11, as revised in the practical module activity at the end of Module 3.2 in the Grade 12 textbook.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Exam Papers 2014

Study Opportunities will be setting CAT Exam Papers this year.