Soon your son or daughter may have to complete an academic literacy test as part of an application for admission to university. In view of the scarcity of places on offer, universities often use such tests as an additional criterion for access. In South Africa the tests include the Academic and Quantitative Literacy component of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs).Continue reading “2021 LCaT Academic Literacy workshops for matrics: Register now!”
Continue reading “2020 Matriekuitslae: Geluk, Klofies, vir die 31ste maal ‘n slaagsyfer van 100%”
“For the 31st consecutive year, Hoërskool Waterkloof boasted a 100% pass rate … A total of 362 candidates all qualified to further their studies with 1 046 distinctions among them achieved.” https://rekordeast.co.za/367753/matric-class-of-2020-we-salute-you/
We have partnered with Purple Pepper Maths to prepare you for both! There are already online workshops in the pipeline for 6 March and 10 April, in English and in Afrikaans.Continue reading “6 March; 10 April 2021—Good news for matrics preparing for NBT MAT and Academic Literacy tests”
Our online workshops are conducted in Google Classroom. Skype also works well, but do not try to launch Skype for Business. Your institution may have built in restrictions which you may be unaware of. Just download your own personal Skype – it’s free! Click to learn more about our online workshops which will help you prepare for the NBT AQL component.
Need to practise for a test of academic & quantitative literacy? Book for an online workshop (individually or a small group) on Skype or in Google Classroom.Continue reading “Online workshops: Academic & quantitative literacy”
Hard work, but worth it! Contact Prof. Albert Weideman at firstname.lastname@example.org.Continue reading “Grade 12s from the Free State, Gauteng and Eastern Cape prepare for the NBTs – March 2020”
The book really helped and showed how they [the NBTs] would ask questions, so I knew what to expect, especially after doing all five of the tests. I think that everyone should do some work to prepare as it is a test unlike any normal test at school.
Johannesburg Grade 12 learner
‘n Klompie vriendelike matrieks het vandag in die saal van die Hoërskool Linden vergader om voor te berei vir die akademiese en kwantitatiewe geletterdheidskomponent van die Nasionale Normtoetse. Hierdie toetse, beter bekend as die NBT’s of National Benchmark Tests, word toenemend deel van universiteitstoelatingsveresistes. En Lindeniete vat nie kanse nie — as so ‘n toets geskryf moet word, wil hulle weet wat om te verwag. Dit was ‘n kwessie van: “Wys ons die hekkie en ons spring oor hom”. Continue reading “Slim Lindeniete nou nog slimmer”
Can you prepare?
Can or should you prepare for the Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) component of the National Benchmark Tests? Of course you can. Why would you not prepare? Why would you not seek to become familiar with the unusual format of such tests? Why would you not grasp the opportunity to gain an understanding of what academic literacy means? If you do an example test and check the correct answers, you will certainly develop your ability to use academic language. And that ability is exactly what the AQL component tests! Continue reading “NBT AQL preparation: yes or no?”
Vandag het die Graad 12s hul welverdiende Vrydagmiddag-ontspanning opgeoffer om ‘n beter kans te staan vir universiteitskeuring en/of plasing. Die Nasionale Normtoetse (Engelse benaming NBTs) se taalkomponent is waarvoor die leerders vandag hul vaardigheid geslyp het. Dit staan bekend as ‘n toets van Akademiese en Kwantitatiewe Geletterdheid (AKG) en moet bepaal of studente die nodige taalvaardigheid asook basiese syfer- en grafiese begrip het om in die akademiese wêreld te kan presteer. Continue reading “Bethlehem se Witteberg en Voortrekker Graad 12s oefen saam vir die Nasionale Normtoetse (NNTs)”