The National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 gives expression to the knowledge, skills and values worth learning in South African schools, National Curriculum Statements (NCS) Grades R - 12.
This curriculum aims to ensure that children acquire and apply knowledge and skills in ways that are meaningful to their own lives. In this regard, the curriculum promotes knowledge in local contexts, while being sensitive to global imperatives.
The National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 serves the purposes of:
• equipping learners, irrespective of their socio-economic background, race, gender, physical ability or intellectual ability, with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for self-fulfilment, and meaningful participation in society as citizens of a free country;
• providing access to higher education;
• facilitating the transition of learners from education institutions to the workplace; and
• providing employers with a sufficient profile of a learner’s competences.