(CAPS) Policy Documents
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
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.
The following documents are to be used in conjunction with the above policy statements. They provide guidance in terms of learner assessment and promotion.
Provides a standardised framework for recording and reporting processes in Grades R-12
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.
These guidelines help teachers promote diversity and inclusivity in their practice. They provide strategies that complement the curriculum and support differentiation in the classroom.
Other Resources You Might Find Useful
- Grade 12 Past Exam Papers and Memos | Business Studies
- Exam Practice Questions | Grade 12
- South African Business Legislation
- Annual Teaching Plans | Business Studies