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Ivy Academy is an online Distance Education Provider for learners who are studying towards the National Senior Certificate qualification (the NSC “Matric”), Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge IGCSE©, and Cambridge AS/A level.
Ivy Academy also offers the South African CAPS (Curriculum Policy Assessment Statements). This is the curriculum set by the South African Government, for the purposes of earning a National Senior Certificate, what you may think of as a “Matric Certificate".
Understanding the need to broaden your horizon, Ivy Academy provides you with the advantage of gaining career skills through extracurricular programmes. These include:Music – Digital music production with Soul Candi Institute of Music;Media – Radio Club AND Journalism Club with Boston Media House;Sports – Football, Rugby, Table Tennis AND Chess;Skills of the future – Coding / App development AND Power computer user;Personal Development – Study Skills.
Ivy Academy assists learners on their journey by providing online classes, continuous informal assessments to keep track of their progress and support in the form of qualified teachers to help with any difficulty that the learner may experience. In addition to this we have Computer Centres across the country for those learners that do not have the facilities at their disposal. Learners may come to these centres to take their online classes, complete their SBAs (Site Based Assessments), and take their formal exams (June, November and Preliminary). Ivy Academy registers learners with SACAI a provisionally accredited Assessment Body for the completion of the NSC qualification.
After work is uploaded to the platform the Ivy Academy markers will be given access to the work to mark. Once they have completed marking the Auxilio internal moderators will moderate the work and Auxilio will compile a moderation file for SACAI for the external moderation by SACAI and Umalusi.
The final mark is made up from the formal assessments sent by Auxilio. This includes tasks, tests and exams. Each subject has its own weighting.
As this is a National Qualification the promotion requirements will be the same as that of a school, therefore a valid Report Card of the previous year is needed. Note that to register for Gr 12 you will need to present a valid Gr 10 and Gr 11 Report.
At the end of Gr 10 and 11 the student will receive a Progress Report form Ivy Academy and if the learner was successful he/she receive the National Senior Certificate after his/her Grade 12 year.
The learner receives all tasks for the term at a specific date as indicated on our year plan this will include instructions that explains exactly what is expected from the learner.
Learners scan and upload the work as they complete it and not later than the date specified on their General Information Sheets / also on the year plan. Tests and Exams are uploaded by the Invigilator within an hour after the session is completed.
Laptop or desktop computer with a 2.0Ghz processor, with 4GB of memory (RAM)
Webcam and microphone to participate in live classes
Microsoft Office, Open Office, or Google Docs for assignments.
Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser
Internet access with 10mbps download speed, and 2mbps upload speed. Fibre, Wi-Fi or LTE (Check your Internet speed here: http://speedtest.mybroadband.co.za/ )
Laptop or computer with an Intel i3, i5, i7 or an equivalent AMD processor, with 4GB of memory (RAM) or more
Webcam and a headset with a microphone
The latest version of Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser
Internet access with 10mbps download speed, and 2mbps upload speed. Fibre, Wi-Fi or LTE (Check your Internet speed here: http://speedtest.mybroadband.co.za/ )20GB of Internet data per learner per month
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