Should I Change to Maths Literacy? Making the Big Decision.

Maths Literacy or Maths? How do I decide?  If you are thinking about this, you are probably in Grade 10 or 11 and maths is not working out for you.  This doesn’t mean you haven’t worked hard.  There are all sorts of reasons why we struggle to make friends with maths.   Here are some questions to help you make the decision.  (If you are in Grade 12, it is too late to change subjects – sorry).

What do you want to do when you finish school?

Many tertiary courses require you to have maths rather than maths literacy.  If you are interested in health, finance, science or engineering then you most likely will need maths.   To find out if you are going to need maths, look up your dream career on GoStudy.  Required subjects are listed under information about the career.    However, there are 100s of other courses you can study that do not require maths.  You can study a tertiary course with maths literacy as long as you meet other entry requirements.  To find out about alternatives that do not require maths, look here. Read more

High School Scholarships 2019, Shortlist!

Congratulations to all 52 learners who made it through to SAILI’s final round of testing.  You are all winners and we wish we could award scholarships to everyone.  If you haven’t made our final shortlist, remember to keep working hard, be curious and never give up.  SAILI is now closed for scholarship applications for high school 2019.  If you missed out on applying with SAILI you can apply to Leisure Education Trust.  

 

The following learners are successful in their application.  To continue with your scholarship application you must apply to a SAILI high school and be offered a place.  If you accept a scholarship with another organisation, please let us know as soon as possible.  To find out more about our scholarship deal, read here.

Final High School Shortlist, 2019

Name Surname School
Anshaar Daniels Silverlea
Aqeelah De Leeuw Liesbeeck
Azrah Meyer Jamaica Way
Caleb Brooks Kenmere
Clemence Mujinga Mountain Rd
Eldrich Seymour Palm Palk
Ethan Hill Prince George
Gerard Umegbolu St Augustine
Ghaleel Phillips Parkhurst
Hope Sheldon Zwaanswyk Academy
Jaydon Dreyer York Rd
Kelsey Van Neel Floreat
Makeya Hendricks Rondebosch East
Maya Morkel Sid G Rule
Mickyle Cupido Alicedale
Miheer Faki Turfhall
Mishaad Ross Fairview
Moegamat-Redaah Menton Arcadia
Mogamad Zaakir Cloete Sid G Rule
Mogamat Lut Ryland Searidge Park
Naadir Mahomed Sunlands
Nisha Meyer Sid G Rule
Nohah Gierdien Kenmere
Nuriya Ahmed Rylands
Tasneem Fredericks Square Hill
Tatum Jacobs Prince George
Unathi Kaleni Imperial
Usenathi Mamoza Imperial

Building a Career if you Failed School

When you look at the kids sitting in a Matric class, the class does not look half empty. But the numbers show that of the class that started school 12 years ago, only half are currently sitting in a Matric class. Half will have failed school and dropped out of the system before they get to the end of Grade 12.

How many of the kids that started school 12 years ago, will have a degree three years after they complete Matric? The most recent research shows that it is 9,9%. Read more

Tertiary Acceptance – How good do my marks need to be?

We all know that nail biting time.  You have applied to a university or university of technology.  You know that they have your application but you don’t know if they will accept you.   What are your chances?  Unlike playing the Lottery, acceptance to university isn’t just good luck.  Universities have particular things they are looking for.  These include the subjects you have taken, the marks you have for those subjects and your overall average.   This blog takes some of the mystery out of tertiary acceptance.   Read more