Afrikaans is widely spoken in South Africa and is one of the major official languages. Boys choosing Afrikaans as a second language will benefit not only personally, but it will also be of great advantage to them after school and in the work place.
The main focus of this subject is to help the boys to communicate in Afrikaans - a language spoken not only by many mother-tongue speakers, but also used as a 'lingua franca' or common language of communication in many parts of South Africa. Boys are therefore exposed to written work and oral communication in order to improve their vocabulary and communication skills. At the end of Form VI a boy would have acquired an acceptable level of speaking and writing skills in Afrikaans.
There are 4 components to the Matric Assessment structure:
Paper 1: Comprehension, Summary and Language
Paper 2: Literature
Paper 3: Essay writing and transactional writing.
These three papers (Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3) are written at the end of the year.
Paper 4: Oral component.
This paper (Paper 4) is assessed internally during the course of the year and moderated in August by external moderators.