Grade 12: Life Science

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R3,200.00 R1,800.00

What is Life Science?

‘Life Sciences’ is the scientific study of living things from a molecular level to their interactions with one another and their environments. To be accepted as a science, it is necessary to use certain methods for broadening existing knowledge or discovering new things. These methods must lend themselves to replication and a systematic approach to scientific inquiry. The methods include formulating hypotheses and carrying out investigations and experiments as objectively as possible to test these hypotheses. Repeated investigations are carried out and adapted. The methods and results are analysed, evaluated and debated before the community of scientists accept them as valid.

Knowledge production in science is an ongoing endeavor that usually happens gradually but, occasionally, knowledge and insights take a leap forward as new knowledge, or a new theory, replaces what was previously accepted. As with all knowledge, scientific knowledge changes over time as scientists improve their knowledge and understanding and as people change their views of the world around them. Scientific investigations are mostly about things that are poorly understood or not understood at all. Scientists are frequently involved in debates and disagreements.

Scientists continue to explore the unknown. They tackle questions to which no-one has definite answers, such as: ‘Why is the climate changing?’; ‘What is causing the universe to expand?’; ‘What causes the Earth’s magnetic field to change?’; and ‘What, exactly, is the human mind?’. No one knows for sure.

Course Overview

Specific aims for Life Science.

Life Sciences is the study of life at various levels of the organisation and comprises a variety of sub-disciplines, or specialisations, such as:

  • Biochemistry;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Microbiology;
  • Genetics;
  • Zoology;
  • Botany;
  • Entomology;
  • Physiology (plant and animal);
  • Anatomy (plant and animal);
  • Morphology (plant and animal);
  • Taxonomy (plant and animal);
  • Environmental Studies; and
  • Sociobiology (animal behavior).

At the school level, all of these sub-disciplines are introduced, to varying degrees, to provide a broad overview of the subject, Life Sciences. The three main reasons for taking Life Sciences are:

  • to provide useful knowledge and skills that are needed in everyday life;
  • to expose learners to the scope of biological studies to stimulate interest in and create awareness of possible specialisations; and
  • to provide sufficient background for further studies in one or more of the biological sub-disciplines.

Course Fees

R3,200.00 R1,800.00

Includes

  • 1 Year Licence
  • Interactive Learning
  • FREE Teachers Guide

 

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• Quad Core CPU at 1.7 GHz processing speed
• 32GB internal storage space
• 2GB RAM
• Android version 6

• iOS 10 or higher
• iPad 4 and higher, iPad Mini 2 and higher, iPad Air or iPad Pro
• iPhone 6 or higher

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• Tablet or laptop
• 32GB internal storage space
• 4GB RAM

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What is Life Science?

‘Life Sciences’ is the scientific study of living things from a molecular level to their interactions with one another and their environments. To be accepted as a science, it is necessary to use certain methods for broadening existing knowledge or discovering new things. These methods must lend themselves to replication and a systematic approach to scientific inquiry. The methods include formulating hypotheses and carrying out investigations and experiments as objectively as possible to test these hypotheses. Repeated investigations are carried out and adapted. The methods and results are analysed, evaluated and debated before the community of scientists accept them as valid.

Knowledge production in science is an ongoing endeavor that usually happens gradually but, occasionally, knowledge and insights take a leap forward as new knowledge, or a new theory, replaces what was previously accepted. As with all knowledge, scientific knowledge changes over time as scientists improve their knowledge and understanding and as people change their views of the world around them. Scientific investigations are mostly about things that are poorly understood or not understood at all. Scientists are frequently involved in debates and disagreements.

Scientists continue to explore the unknown. They tackle questions to which no-one has definite answers, such as: ‘Why is the climate changing?’; ‘What is causing the universe to expand?’; ‘What causes the Earth’s magnetic field to change?’; and ‘What, exactly, is the human mind?’. No one knows for sure.

Course Overview

Specific aims for Life Science.

Life Sciences is the study of life at various levels of the organisation and comprises a variety of sub-disciplines, or specialisations, such as:

  • Biochemistry;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Microbiology;
  • Genetics;
  • Zoology;
  • Botany;
  • Entomology;
  • Physiology (plant and animal);
  • Anatomy (plant and animal);
  • Morphology (plant and animal);
  • Taxonomy (plant and animal);
  • Environmental Studies; and
  • Sociobiology (animal behavior).

At the school level, all of these sub-disciplines are introduced, to varying degrees, to provide a broad overview of the subject, Life Sciences. The three main reasons for taking Life Sciences are:

  • to provide useful knowledge and skills that are needed in everyday life;
  • to expose learners to the scope of biological studies to stimulate interest in and create awareness of possible specialisations; and
  • to provide sufficient background for further studies in one or more of the biological sub-disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Senior Certificate (as amended):
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have:
    • a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC); or
    • a Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven). stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or
    • a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level which requires two official languages.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate and whose School-Based Assessment (SBA) validity has expired.
  • Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department.
  • Adult candidates who are 21 years and older with an incomplete NSC and whose School-Based Assessment component has not yet expired may choose to complete the NSC, or convert to the Senior Certificate (as amended).  Should the candidate choose to convert to the Senior Certificate (as amended), they may not revert to the NSC and attempt to complete the NSC qualification.

Exam Preparation

What do I need to register for the exams?

South African candidates:

  • a certified copy of your previous results (see above for entry requirements)
  • a certified copy of your ID
  • proof of residence

Foreign candidates:

  • a copy of your previous results or highest qualifications (please make sure these have been assessed by the South African Qualifications Associations.
  • a copy of your valid passport, visa or study permit
  • proof of residence

Exams and Registrations

When are the exams held?

The Amended Senior Certificate exams take place in June/July of each year. Registrations open in October and all registrations must be completed at any education district office or online by 31 January.

 

In the table below you will find your district office contact information:

ProvinceWebsiteContact details
Eastern Capehttp://ecdoe.co.za/080 – 1212 570
Free Statehttp://www.education.fs.gov.za/051 – 404 8314
Gautenghttp://www.gauteng.gov.za011 – 355 0000
KwaZulu Natalhttp://www.kzneducation.gov.za/033 – 392 1004
Limpopohttp://www.edu.limpopo.gov.za/015 – 290 9439
Mpumalangahttp://www.mpumalanga.gov.za/education/013 – 766 0033
North Westhttp://www.nwdesd.gov.za/018 – 389 8099
Northern Capehttp://ncedu.ncape.gov.za/053 – 839 6500
Western Capehttps://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/home/021 – 467 2000

 

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