Hoërskool Marais Viljoen High School

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English / Engels

Engels Huistaal / Eerste Addisionele Taal

English Home Language / First Additional Language

Departementshoof / Head of Department: Mrs. L. Zwecker

Engels Huistaal

English Home Language

Entrance Requirements
This is a compulsory subject.
Approach
English Home Language concentrates on listening, speaking and writing skills, with an emphasis on insight and practical application.
Syllabus
The main sub-divisions are literature, poetry, visual literacy, language, writing and speaking skills. These are integrated in presentation and projects encourage self-study and research. Assessment is done on a continuous basis.
Subject Activities
There is opportunity to enter a variety of writing competitions, such as the Sacee Competition, as well as the Department of Arts competition. We also participate in the Speech and Drama College (SA) – Public Speaking Competition.
Career Possibilities
English Home Language is a prerequisite for any further studies. Careers specifically with English as major are: journalism, translator, diplomat, radio and TV presenter, teacher, lecturer, public relations officer, lawyer, as well as any other career where a command of the English language is vital. With English as a primary language, possibilities also open for a learner to study overseas.

Subject Achievements

2015

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 56%
  • 100% Pass rate

2011

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 60%
  • 100% Pass rate

2014

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 62%
  • 100% Pass rate

2010

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 61%
  • 100% Pass rate

2013

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 64%
  • 100% Pass rate

2009

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 62,1%
  • 100% Pass rate

2012

  • Distinctions: 1
  • Average: 63%
  • 100% Pass rate

2008

  • Distinctions: 4
  • Average: 64%
  • 100% Pass rate

English First Additional Language

Engels Eerste Addisionele Taal

Entrance Requirements
This is a compulsory subject.
Approach
We teach mainly communicative skills, with the emphasis on speaking, reading and writing in context.
Syllabus
The main categories are oral [listening, speaking, reading], language structures, comprehension, literature and poetry. Continuous assessment is done throughout the year.
Subject Activities
Activities include public speaking and orators.
Career Possibilities
English First Additional Language is a prerequisite for any further studies. Careers pertaining to English are: translator, interpreter, editor, copywriter, proof-reader, journalist, advertising, radio or television presenter, writer, communications, teacher, tourist guide, play-wright, actor. A command of English is vital for any job opportunity.

Subject Achievements

2015

  • Distinctions: 5
  • 100% Pass rate
  • Average: 66%

2011

  • Distinctions: 19
  • Average: 70%
  • 100% Pass rate
  • Highest average in Ekurhuleni South district
  • Best results in district: Mrs. L. Zwecker, Mrs. A. Potgieter

2014

  • Distinctions: 14
  • 100% Pass rate
  • Highest Average in Ekurhuleni South District
  • Best results in district: Mrs. L. Zwecker, Mrs. A. Potgieter

2010

  • Distinctions: 10
  • Average: 70%
  • 100% Pass rate

2013

  • Distinctions: 14
  • Average: 71%
  • 100% Pass rate

2009

  • Distinctions: 19
  • Average: 62,4%
  • 100% Pass rate
  • Highest Average in Ekurhuleni South District
  • Best results in district: Mrs. L. Zwecker, Mrs. A. Potgieter

2012

  • Distinctions: 22
  • Average: 72%
  • 100% Pass rate
  • Highest Average in Ekurhuleni South District
  • Best results in district: Mrs. L. Zwecker, Mrs. A. Potgieter

2008

  • Distinctions; 22
  • Average: 64%
  • 100% Pass rate
  • Highest Average in Ekurhuleni South District
  • Best results in district: Mrs. L. Zwecker, Mrs. A. Potgieter.