This page contains Technical Sciences CAPS Document for FET Phase Grade 10 – 12 (Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12).  This is the most important information for Teachers and Learners, that guides the progress of the Technical Sciences  subject curriculum for the FET Phase as per the South African Department of Education standards.

The main aim of Technical Sciences is to support learners in the three focus areas of technology, namely Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology and Civil Technology. Learners will have an NQF level 4 competence in Technical Science.

Learners at Technical High Schools will be able to integrate scientific knowledge in a more informed way in their subject offerings in technology. Scientific concepts and skills will be more accessible to learners that have a technical orientation in schooling. Technical Sciences will address the needs of the industry and the technology subjects by being an enabling subject to promote technology study in schools.

Skills that learners will acquire include classifying, communicating, measuring, designing an investigation, drawing and evaluating conclusions, formulating models, hypothesizing, identifying and controlling variables, observing and comparing, interpreting, predicting, problem-solving and reflecting. The main skills will be practical application and observing simulations.

Technical Sciences will prepare learners for further education and training, employment, citizenship, holistic development and socio-economic development. Learners choosing Technical Sciences as a subject in Grades 10 – 12 will have improved access to applied technology courses, vocational career paths and entrepreneurial opportunity. Technical Sciences will also promote skills development in the fields of technology, thus promoting economic growth and social well-being of more citizens in our country.

The six main knowledge areas that Technical Sciences comprises of are:

  • Mechanics
  • Matter and Materials
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves, Sound and Light
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Change

The document contains the prescribed learning content as well as the weekly and annual teaching plans for Technical Sciences for FET Phase (Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12), which includes:

  • Weekly Lesson Plans / Teaching Plans
  • Informal Assessments
  • Daily Assessments
  • Moderation and Marking of Assessments
  • Tasks and Projects
  • Investigations
  • Practical Work, and
  • Demonstrations

The document gives a clear indication of what topics and learning outcomes are required for Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, and Term 4.

Download the Technical Sciences  CAPS Document for FET Phase Grade 10 – 12

Below you can download the Technical Sciences CAPS Document for FET Phase (Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12) in pdf format.

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