Posted in Academic and quantitative literacy (AQL), NBT AQL preparation

It’s not about the NBT’s! It’s about being prepared for university

Our Grade 12’s deserve to reach university prepared

“It seems to me,” the mother of a Grade 12 recently wrote to me, “that tertiary institutions no longer expect children to take the NBT’s (for MANY of the programmes)”.

“Is it true?” she asks.

Continue reading “It’s not about the NBT’s! It’s about being prepared for university”
Posted in Academic and quantitative literacy (AQL), Academic literacy workshops, AQL workshops, NBT AQL preparation, NNT-voorbereiding in Afrikaans, Online workshops

2021 Academic literacy workshops for pupils from all over

What do Grade 12 learners from Sentraal and Oranje Meisies in Bloemfontein, from Curro in Nelspruit, from Alma Mater in Krugersdorp, from Waterkloof High and Afrikaans Hoër Meisies in Pretoria, and from Linden High in Johannesburg have in common with Crawford College and Hoërskool Zwartkop in Pretoria, learners from Middelburg, Hermanus and Vrede?

Continue reading “2021 Academic literacy workshops for pupils from all over”
Posted in Aanlyn-werkswinkels, NBT AQL preparation, NBT-Maths, NNT-voorbereiding in Afrikaans, Online workshops

Four NBT workshops for Hermanus Grade 12’s in English and Afrikaans

During May Hermanus matrics will be spoilt for choice. LCaT has partnered with Purple Pepper Maths to deliver the full package – workshops online and in-person, to help prepare learners for the National Benchmark Tests. Purple Pepper Maths will take care of the the NBT (MAT) and LCaT will do the NBT Academic and Quantitative Literacy, a.k.a. AQL. Two workshops will be in English, and two in Afrikaans.

Learners from all school are welcome to join.

Costs

  • R550 for AQL (including a workbook of practice tests and answers in Afrikaans or English).
  • R850 for NBT (MAT), including a MAT workbook, as well as a quantitative literacy booklet., in Afrikaans or English

Here is the schedule:

Continue reading “Four NBT workshops for Hermanus Grade 12’s in English and Afrikaans”
Posted in Academic and quantitative literacy (AQL), Academic literacy, NBT AQL preparation, NBT preparation

Gestoei om plek op universiteit: akademiese taalvaardigheid ‘n voordeel

Die jaar het nog skaars begin, en vir die Graad 12’s van 2019 lê daar in 2020 klaar ‘n gesukkel voor. Wanneer hulle later vanjaar aansoek doen om universiteitstoelating word daar vir hulle ‘n toenemende skaarste aan plekke voorspel, en veel meer intense kompetisie om ‘n studieplek te kan verseker. Nasionaal is daar eenvoudig meer aansoeke as wat daar beskikbare plekke is. Wanneer universiteite moet besluit watter aansoeke van voornemende studente aanvaar moet word, gaan hul al hoe meer op die uitslae van taaltoetse soos die akademiese en kwantitatiewe geletterdheidskomponent van die Nasionale Normtoetse (NNT’s) en soortgelyke toetse steun. Die uitwerking daarvan sal veral merkbaar wees by kursusse wat hoë aansien geniet, en vir dié wat hoog in aanvraag is. Continue reading “Gestoei om plek op universiteit: akademiese taalvaardigheid ‘n voordeel”

Posted in Academic and quantitative literacy (AQL), Academic literacy, NBT AQL preparation, NBT preparation

Scarcity of places at university: language test results crucial

The scarcity of places for students at university is likely to be felt more acutely in 2020, and the Grade 12s of 2019 will no doubt be affected when they apply to study. The number of places available as opposed to the number of applications is a national issue. Given the scarcity, universities will increasingly use language tests such as the academic and quantitative literacy component of the NBTs, as well as other, similar tests, to decide whether places should be offered to prospective students. This will be felt more acutely in the case of prestigious courses, and the ones that are in high demand.

Can one prepare for tests of academic literacy?

There is a mistaken belief that one need not, or cannot prepare for academic literacy tests. This is simply not true. Continue reading “Scarcity of places at university: language test results crucial”