Biblically Integration & Character BuildingOur curriculum is founded on the Word of God. All our learning books are integrated with Biblical principles and values. Scripture is the foundation of all learning. Character traits such as honesty, kindness and loyalty are taught within the content of all support materials. The learner observes Godly living in the Christian character illustrations and applies these lessons to their own lives.
Individualized LearningEach child is unique. Two learners might be the same age, but they might not perform on the same academic level. Each learner is treated as an individual with unique learning styles, God-given abilities and talents. Our curriculum is tailor-made for the individual in order to accommodate each learner’s individual capabilities. Each individual, whether a fast or slow worker, will be able to achieve success.
Self-Instructional, Modular UnitsOur curriculum material is bite-sized, achievable work booklets. These units are self-instructional. Learners can work in each unit as an individual on their own. They do not have to wait for fellow class mates. Learners complete the required activities utilising their own academic capability. Learners are informed from the first page what is expected in the unit and assumes full responsibility for their own learning.
Academic MasteringEach work unit should be mastered and all learning outcomes fully achieved before engaging with new content. Throughout each unit, the learner will be assessed in various built-in check points. Upon completion of all activities and assessments, the student will write the unit test whereby a score of at least 80% needs to be achieved before moving on to the next unit. Through academic mastering the learner achieves a high standard of education.
Extra Curricular AssignmentsThe learner will be required to complete additional assignments and projects. These are designed to aid in the whole person development of the learner. Topics for the assignments, projects, tasks, group-work, orals, essays and practicals are chosen to be real-world examples of specialized academics, or relevant and cultural significant material geared to give special awareness to a specific content or theme.
CAPS Compliant / A-Level ComparisonOur curriculum program covers the outcomes and minimum standards prescribed by the Department of Education in South Africa. An independent academic body in the UK has benchmarked the quality of our curriculum and found it comparable to Cambridge A-Level. Upon completing all work required and graduating, learners will be able to apply and attend further education at universities or colleges locally and internationally.
The Need for Diagnosis
Based upon a learner’s academic history a learner may have certain areas of learning which needs special attention in order to effectively progress in his/her work. Leaving these learning gaps unattended may create a challenge later in his scholastic education. Through the aid of the Diagnostic Tests, we can identify the area(s) where a learner needs to focus on. A learner’s true Performance Level is hereby determined and specific curriculum materials that address the learning gaps are prescribed which will ensure a firm foundation on which to build.
Reading Readiness TestThis test is given to anyone going to Grade 1. The outcome of the test will determine whether a learner is ready to commence with his training in the skills of reading and literacy.
Diagnostic TestDiagnostic Testing is required for all applying learners from grade 2 level. The subjects tested are the following: Mathematics, English, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Afrikaans and Word Building (Spelling).
Chronological vs Performance Levels
At Young Eagles we are interested in placing a Learner on his/her real Performance Level. This will enable a learner to perform and master his/her academic work. Learners are not merely placed based upon his/her age and Chronological Level while ignoring all areas in which learning gaps have been created through the previous years. When sufficient time and energy is spent to address these learning gaps, the learner will be better equipped to address the challenges of the higher academic levels. With hard work and endurance, this process will pay off in the long run.