The AS curriculum introduces and deals with complex ideas and many principles that are not included in the CAPS (South African schools) curriculum. These principles form part of the fundamentals on which most tertiary studies in the sciences are built.
Our AS course has been specially designed to help master these principles, and to expose students to university level work and thinking processes. Students are better prepared for undergraduate study, and equipped with a ability to practically approach and solve problems.
The course is done over two years, with lectures once a week in three consecutive 50 minute sessions, one per subject. Practical sessions for physics and chemistry are included.
Course prerequisites and workload
This course requires large amounts of extra time at home on each subject familiarizing themselves with the content of the work, making notes, doing homework, completing tests and assignments. This course requires great commitment from students, due to the difficulty of the coursework.