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Revised National Curriculum Statement Grades R - 9

The Revised National Curriculum Statement or 'RNCS' was approved on 15 April, 2002 and implemented in 2004, starting with Grade R.  An introduction to this document is available
here (pdf: size 175 KB).

The RNCS provides guidelines on what should be taught from Grades R to 9. It specifies the required outcomes (or what is expected of learners in each grade and learning area) and the standards used to assess whether learners have achieved these outcomes. For further information, we offer:


A guide to the Outcomes and Assessment Standards, arranged by:

  • Grade  (use this to view each Learning Area for a specific Grade)
  • Learning Area  (use this to view the progression for a specific Learning Area by Grade)

For a comprehensive list of documents relating to the National Curriculum Statements, see the National Department of Basic Education's web site here.


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