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  • Afrikaans at St Benedict's College
    Issues Support School Psychologist Specialist Care College Pastoral Care Structure College Academic Support Lessons Payments Admissions Policies Contact Us Contact Details College Staff Afrikaans First Additional Language Academics Departments Languages Afrikaans First Additional Language Afrikaans Subject Staff Curriculum Initiatives Resources Afrikaans Afrikaans is currently the 1st Additional Language taught at St Benedict s It is compulsory for boys from Grades 9 to 12 Immigrants are exempt from taking Afrikaans St Benedict s The main aim of the Afrikaans Department is to ensure pupils have accessibility to Afrikaans and to promote their communicative skills In a country with such diverse population demographics it is a necessity to communicate at least at a basic level in more than one of the official languages Pupils are encouraged to greet and talk to their Afrikaans speaking teachers in Afrikaans when not in the formal classroom environment and are often surprised at their own ability to hold a conversation Please follow the link below to peruse the subject policy within the website s policy library St Benedict s College Policy Library Afrikaans Teachers Afrikaans HOD U Smith smithu stbenedicts co za Afrikaans K Ashworth ashworthk stbenedicts co za Afrikaans M du Plessis duplessism stbenedicts co za Afrikaans J Lourens lourensj stbenedicts co za Afrikaans E Mathey matheye stbenedicts co za Afrikaans A Stothard stotharda stbenedicts co za Afrikaans S Strydom strydoms stbenedicts co za Grades 8 12 Language and the various aspects of languages sentence construction parts of speech figures of speech and so on are taught across the grades and if our pupils leave St Benedict s at the end of their Matric year with the ability to communicate well in Afrikaans then we have achieved our goal Throughout their College career boys are taught the following 1 Taal Language 2 Letterkunde Literature 3 Begripstoets Comprehension 4 Mondeling Communicative Competence and Oral Grades 8 9 At the junior level the learning of Afrikaans needs to be as interactive and as fun as possible for example the Grade 8 s hone their Scrabble skills on a regular basis as they build their vocabulary in an informal manner They also listen to Afrikaans music and read Afrikaans stories to help build their vocabulary and comprehension Grades 10 12 Afrikaans in the three senior grades prepares boys for their final Matric examination The language learnt builds on previous years learning while the literature both poetry and fiction is chosen to prepare the boys for their matric setworks and their final matric examinations Speech Evening The inaugural Toespraak Aand was held in 2013 and was a resounding success Boys in each Grade participate in an evening of entertaining public speaking The Grade 9 boys also entertain the audience by presenting one of their poems The aim is to encourage boys to speak Afrikaans in a more formal environment and to also showcase our best Afrikaans speakers Grade outings The purpose of these outings is to enhance and supplement teaching that takes place in the classroom If there is

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  • Mathematics
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  • Mathematical Literacy
    Structure College Academic Support Lessons Payments Admissions Policies Contact Us Contact Details College Staff Mathematical Literacy Academics Departments Mathematics Mathematical Literacy Maths Literacy Subject Staff Curriculum What is Maths Literacy Mathematical Literacy is a subject that uses mathematical concepts and applies them to everyday situations Mathematical Literacy is not an alternative to what was once Standard Grade Mathematics advocates for the subject suggest that it is an entirely new and independent subject Typical lessons include How to buy a house including calculating transfer fees legal fees and bond repayment amounts The benefits and downfalls of Hire Purchase Reading and interpreting statistics in newspaper articles How to calculate income tax These lessons provide learners with the opportunity to become financially responsible and mathematically literate adults Looking at the debt situation in South Africa one can certainly see that these are sorely needed skills Taken from Robyn Clark s article Maths vs Maths Literacy the continuing debate Mathematical Literacy allows learners to make sense of the real world a world characterised by numerically based arguments data representations and misrepresentations Learners are exposed to mathematical content within real life contextual situations The subject Mathematical Literacy should enable the learner to become a self managing person and a participating citizen within a developing democracy Boys who are mathematically literate should have the capacity and confidence to interpret any real life context that they encounter and be able to identify and perform the techniques calculations and or other considerations needed to make sense of the context In this sense Mathematical Literacy develops a general set of skills needed to deal with a range of large problems St Benedict s College Policy Library Mathematical Literacy Teachers Mathematical Literacy HOD G Cook cookg stbenedicts co za picture to follow Mathematical Literacy B Tennant tennantb stbenedicts co za

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  • Creative Arts
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  • Dramatic Arts at St Benedict's College
    the internet drama elements in the selected media form positive and negative effects of media stereotyping including typecasting labelling stock characters in stories theatre film television and radio stereotyping according to age gender class status and culture etc GRADE 8 9 ASSESSMENT Theoretical Assessment Research Task A minimum of 2 tests July Examination November Examination Practical Assessment Term one practical assessment July Practical Examination November Practical Examination Grade 10 11 12 Broad Topic 1 Personal Resource Development Improvement vocal and physical aspect of performance relaxation breath awareness control and capacity awareness of breath posture and alignment neutral pose resonance articulation projection modulation tone pitch pace emphasis pause release of unnecessary tension energy concentration focus trust isolation warming up cooling down physical characterisation Development of skills in Improvisation ensemble work physical and verbal exploration non verbal and verbal communication workshopping understand develop and maintain skills of communication Integration of vocal and physical aspects into performance Broad Topic 2 Acting and Performance Acting and performance skills Acting and reacting acting tools subtext interaction in a scripted and unscripted work interpretation of text characterisation in scripted and unscripted work acting in various styles Stanislavski Brecht Grotowski physical storytelling mastering 3 different styles and genres demonstrating vocal and physical interpretation of texts Broad Topic 3 Performance Texts in Context Textual study 3 plays are studied a year at least one form the world and one from South Africa the plays are studied in context World Theatre Contexts Origins of theatre Ancient Greek Theatre Medieval Theatre Theatre of the Renaissance Commedia Melodrama Realism Symbolism Expressionism Surrealism Dadaism Epic Theatre Poor Theatre Theatre of the Absurd Post Modern Theatre South Afrcan Theatre Contexts Cultural forms and practices South African Theatre 1960 to 1994 South African Theatre 1994 present workshopped theatre community theatre educational theatre environmental theatre workers theatre Protest theatre Broad Topic 4 Theatre Production Principles and elements of drama Basic design elements Staging conventions Production process and roles The designer the director playwright performer all integrated into the study of texts context and performance stage Management lighting and sound design set builders crew producer funding marketing budget front of house Audience the theatre review audience appeal relevance to audience all integrated into study of texts in context and performance GRADE 10 12 ASSESSMENT Theoretical Assessment Written research analysis tasks A minimum of 3 tests July Examination November Examination Practical Assessment A minimum of 3 practical assessments July Practical Examination November Practical Examination As an extracurricular activity the Drama Department runs a rich and dynamic programme This programme is headed up by The Drama Executive Council drawn from the Matric Drama Students Internal Play Festival We have an Internal One Act Play Festival where Grade 12 and Grade 11 drama students direct productions Students from grade 8 12 participate in the productions either on stage or behind the scenes and compete for prestigious awards Students in Grade 11 and 12 who do drama as a subject are assessed and the result contributes to their portfolio s

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  • Music
    focuses on listening appreciating and describing music composing and performing music and learning to read and write music at an elementary level Both group and individual work are done and topics covered include Rock n Roll Film Music Protest Music Instruments of the Orchestra Song Writing and Elements of Music GRADE 10 11 and 12 In these Grades the boys can choose to do Music as one of their seven subjects for Grade 12 following the IEB curriculum or they can do it as an additional subject following the syllabus of one of the recognised external examination bodies Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Trinity College London or UNISA In choosing to do Music as a subject it is necessary that the boys learn a musical instrument and they need to reach a minimum of Grade 5 6 on that instrument These lessons need to be taken with a private teacher after school hours and at an additional cost All theoretical work which includes history of music listening skills theory harmony composition improvisation and aural is covered during class lessons Boys who choose to do the External option are required to pass the Grade 7 Practical Examination of the ABRSM Trinity College or UNISA and the Grade 6 Theory examination if doing ABRSM or Trinity College and the Grade 5 Theory examination if doing UNISA The practical component is taken with a private teacher and the school offers theory lessons in order to complete the theoretical component Although taking Music as a subject does not automatically mean that you have to make it your career just as taking History does not mean that you have to become an historian there are many careers in the Music Industry which is the second largest in the world after computers besides teaching and performing Careers that can be followed include music engineer sound engineering recording engineer law dealing in entertainment law composing arranging pop songs jingles cell phone ring tones film scores music for computer games TV shows music therapy Arts administration music criticism conducting session work St Benedict s College Policy Library Music Teachers Music HOD J Chalmers chalmersj stbenedicts co za Music Intern S Green greens stbenedicts co za Grade 8 Elements of music Rhythmic melodic notation Composition Blues Reggae Traditional African Music Keyboard Skills Grade 9 Instruments of the Orchestra Programme Music Film music Protest Music Keyboard Skills Grade 10 Grade 1 2 and 3 Theory Composition Improvisation Aural Elements of Music Instruments of the Orchestra Bands Ensembles and the Orchestra Score Reading Popular Music Baroque Music Classical Music South African Music Industry Copyright Law Grade 11 Grade 4 5 Theory Composition Improvisation Aural Romantic Music Music of the 20 th Century Film Music Jazz Blues Ragtime Dixieland Music in Cultural Contexts Grade 12 Four Part Harmony Melody Writing Composition Improvisation Aural Musical Theatre Symphony The Art Song South African Urban Music Jazz Swing Be Bop Cool COLLEGE ENSEMBLES CHOIR The College Choir meets on a Monday from

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  • Visual Art at St Benedict's College
    sculpting as well as expressing their ability through other means like digital design and animation The ability to translate two dimensional to three dimensional and vice versa remains a sought after skill for medical students engineers and architects alike Also the conceptual development and lateral thinking styles taught in Visual Arts give students the ability to approach issues from a variety of perspectives We encourage students to be individuals and express themselves through their theory and practical work Please click here for the subject policy Visual Art Teachers Visual Art HOD M Coetzee coetzeem2 stbenedicts co za Visual Art C Brunke brunkec stbenedicts co za GRADE 10 CONTENTS Art and Architecture from Pre Historic times up to and including Rococo in Europe from approximately 1600 to 1700 THEMES Manifestation of Societal Systems Comparative Studies of different Belief Systems Body and gender issues Changes in the roles of the Artist and Patrons The Narrative and symbolism Art and its links to power Aesthetics the Study of the Notion of Beauty The Ideal versus the Real Determining artistic value in aesthetically unappealing works Materials and Mediums Application and relationship to historical era and or intent of artist ART MOVEMENTS ERAS 1 Pre Historic Art 2 Egyptian Art and Architecture 3 Greek Art and Architecture COMPULSORY 4 Roman Art and Architecture 5 Middle Ages c 400 500 c 1500 AD from the fall of Roman Empire 5th Century to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 Early Christian art Byzantine Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture 6 Proto Renaissance in Italy 7 Early Renaissance in Italy and the rest of Europe COMPULSORY 8 High Renaissance in Italy and the rest of Europe COMPULSORY 9 Mannerism in Italy and Spain 10 Baroque in Italy France Spain Holland England COMPULSORY 11 Rococo GRADE 11 ISSUES THAT ART ADDRESSES Western Art and Architecture from Romanticism to German Expressionism Fauvism and Cubism THEMES ART MOVEMENTS Manifestation of Societal Systems cont Art and Power Belief Systems Manifestations of Power Propaganda Art and Gender Representation versus observation Sexuality and Sensuality The Nude Changes in Appearance Impact of technology Photography Cinematography New materials Colour theories Industrialisation Growing global communication systems The World becomes smaller Cultural boundaries broken down Exploring Truth Ideal versus Reality Desired truths versus portrayed realised truths Truth to material Asserting the picture plane moving away from creating illusion Select 7 of the 11 art movements eras below for study There are 4 compulsory movements and a further 3 are electives which individual educators are free to select BRIEF exposure to the remaining movements is recommended if time permits Neo Classicism Romanticism Pre Raphaelite Realism Art Nouveau Pointillism Impressionism COMPULSORY Post Impressionism COMPULSORY Fauvism and or German Expressionism COMPULSORY Cubism COMPULSORY GRADE 12 ISSUES THAT ART ADDRESSES THEMES ART MOVEMENTS ERAS AND ARTISTS Awareness of Psychology and behaviour Internal and External Influences Continued Influence of Technology New Media computer aided art videos audio and other technological tools Meaning through medium Manifestation of Societal Systems cont Social Political Historical Economic

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  • Artwork database
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