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Welcome to the Western Cape Education Department

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is responsible for public schooling in the province from Grades 1 to 12.  We provide various specialised education services and subsidise Grade R and adult education.

Our primary objectives are to build solid foundations in literacy and numeracy in primary school, improve learner pass rates, and to improve the number and quality of our matric results.

Our web site provides access to information and the services of our department, and an opportunity for visitors to make contact via our online 'Your Feedback' facility.

For an overview of the department, click here.

Visit our Curriculum Development web site for teaching support.

For all other queries, use the search function below, or our "A-Z Index".

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