The Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) is the current curriculum used in South African schools. It was implemented in 2012.

You can download the Business Studies CAPS Document and other Policy Documents that will assist you at teaching the subject.

These documents provide the necessary guidance to ensure teaching that meets the standards of the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE). Download and use them to guide your practice.

CAPS for Business Studies – FET Phase

CAPS – Business Studies – Further Education and Training (FET) Phase, Grades 10-12

Provides detailed guidelines on what to teach and assess in Business Studies, Grade 10-12. This includes main topics, sub-topics, annual teaching plans, weight of assessments per term, and suggested forms of assessments to use each term.

Complementary Documents

The following documents are to be used in conjunction with the above policy statements. They provide guidance in terms of learner assessment and promotion.

National Protocol for Assessment Grades R-12

Provides a standardised framework for recording and reporting processes in Grades R-12

National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 (NPPPR) – as revised November 2015

Describes the requirements that learners need to meet in order to be promoted, as well as the number of subjects that should be offered to learners in each grade.

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Additional Guidelines

These guidelines help teachers promote diversity and inclusivity in their practice. They provide strategies that complement the curriculum and support differentiation in the classroom.

Guidelines for responding to learner diversity through CAPS

Guidelines to strengthen CAPS Implementation 2017 – FET

Guidelines for Inclusive Teaching and Learning (2010) – South African Department of Basic Education

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