Grade 4-6 Express

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The freedom to enjoy learning at your own pace.

EXPRESS for Grade 4-6 allows you to choose and source study material for your child/a student, and provides an assessment portfolio that your child/a student can complete at his/her own pace.

Parent involvement is required to ensure success in this programme.

Parent guidance required

No classes

No deadline

This learning plan is ideal if you...

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Are able to source your child’s study material.

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Would like to complete the CAPS aligned assessment portfolio in your own time and at your own pace.

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Don’t want to be bound by timelines and set schedules.

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Don’t necessarily have regular internet access.

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Still want to comply with the legal requirements.

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Want the option to obtain a Brainline report.

Comprehensive

R13 750

per year

  • Follow a structured learning programme, based on the CAPS requirements, in the comfort of your own home.
  • Comply with the legal requirements.
  • Need academic support and guidelines from Brainline throughout the year.
  • Complete scheduled tasks, tests and examinations.
  • Tests and examinations to be marked by experienced subject specialists.
  • Receive progress reports after each assessment cycle.
  • Obtain a valid academic record for your child’s future academic prospects.

Express

R7 000

per year

  • Source your child’s study material.

  • Complete the CAPS syllabus at your own pace.

  • Don’t want to be bound by timelines and set schedules.

  • Don’t necessarily have regular internet access.

  • No classes.

  • Comply with the legal requirements.

Report2Go

Complete the academic year and receive a formal Brainline report – from the comfort of your own home.

CAPS syllabus

Complies with legal requirements

Valid academic record

Continues reporting

Purchase own study material

Daily/weekly live online classes

Scheduled tasks, tests, and exams

Tests etc. marked by subject specialists

Regular internet access required

Academic support & guidelines

Inclusion of teacher-created learning resources

COMPREHENSIVE

FromR13 750 / Year

EXPRESS

FromR7 000 / Year

Optional

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Summary of product

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the previous grade is recommended.

Assessment integrity

Supervision by an independent invigilator is recommended during tests and examinations. An independent invigilator is required during the final examination if enrolled for Report-2-Go.

Enrolment period

Enrolment is open throughout the year.

Report

A Junior School BrainlineEXPRESS learner who wishes to qualify for a Brainline-accredited year-end report, must enrol with both the grade-appropriate BrainlineEXPRESS product and the corresponding Report-2-Go product.

Calendar

January to September | Enrol for the EXPRESS portfolio at www.mybrainline.com and Report-2-Go, should you wish to write the final examination through Brainline and receive a formal Brainline report.
June | Complete the included mid-year Self-assessment Portfolio items.
October | Revise the year’s work. Consider enrolling for Report-2-Go to obtain a formal Brainline report.
November | Write the final exam according to the set schedule (if enrolled for Report-2-Go).
December | Receive a Brainline report, if you enrolled for Report-2-Go.

Required resources

Step 1

  1. Enrol at www.mybrainline.com.  
  2. We create a Microsoft 365 Student account for each learner, which they can access by visiting https://office.microsoft.com. These accounts will be activated within 24 hours of receiving the Brainline welcome email, sent upon enrolment approval.

The Brainline learner will use his/her unique Microsoft credentials to log in to Snapplify at https://brainline.snapplify.com/overview where they can purchase their digital books. 

Step 2

  1. Download the list of prescribed and recommend books for the year from: https://brainline.com/booklist/
  2. Go to: https://brainline.snapplify.com/overview and log in with Microsoft, using the learner’s unique account details that we provide upon enrolment. 
  3. Navigate to the shop and purchase each book in accordance with the list you downloaded in Step 1 that is relevant to your child. 

Note: Purchased books are automatically loaded to the Snapplify Reader and must be accessed there. 

  1. Go to https://getsnapplify.com/ and select your device type. Download the application/installer and install it on your device. 
  2. Open the application and log in with your child’s username and password (created in Step 2). 
  3. In the application, you will see the items you have purchased available for download. 
  4. Once you have downloaded the books, you can access the learner’s study material.

If you need any assistance, please send an email to help@snapplify.com

Subjects We Offer

English

Home Language
First Additional Language

Afrikaans

Home Language
First Additional Language

Mathematics

Life Skills/Orientation

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Overview of product

The product has been adapted to enable learners to succeed in either the CAPS or the IEB NSC (National Senior Certificate) examinations and is designed to aid seasoned home educators in completing the CAPS compliant year work assessment section of the various grades for each learner.

 

It offers home-educated learners the opportunity to self-assess their progress through the South African CAPS curriculum (year work) as required both by good educational practice and by law. Homeschooling parents are expected to make use of assessments that have been set by suitably qualified and experienced educators when compiling the annual portfolio of work for each learner.

The portfolio of work provides the necessary measurement of mastery of the required skills that is fundamental to education.

A Junior School EXPRESS learner who wishes to qualify for a Brainline-accredited year-end report, must enrol with both the grade-appropriate EXPRESS product and the corresponding Report-2-Go product.

The Report-2-Go option includes:

  • Year-end access to the CAPS-aligned subject content resources for use in preparation for the final examinations, including:
    • All recorded teaching sessions/lessons;
    • Content resources (such as notes, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and additional past papers).
  • A fixed year-end examination timetable for the learner’s chosen subjects, which:
    • must be written on the prescribed dates and times;
    • must be submitted via the learner management portal (www.brainonline.com);
    • will be marked by Brainline.
  • A Brainline-accredited year-end Report-2-Go report.

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The junior school EXPRESS product includes:

  • assessment items for year work to be a done by learners either under supervision of an invigilator (mostly controlled tests) or as their own work (mostly tasks and assignments);
  • marking guidelines for use by parents when marking completed tasks and formal tests;
  • a cover sheet to record all marks;
  • a safe virtual (cloud-based) storage space to save the work portfolio for record-keeping purposes. (Note that the uploaded portfolio of year work will not be marked or moderated by Brainline.)

The junior school EXPRESS product excludes:

  • Teacher support (via any communication platform);
  • Live and/or recorded teaching sessions/lessons;
  • Content resources (such as notes, PowerPoint presentations, videos, additional past papers);
  • Technical support, should issue be experienced by clients due to malfunctioning hardware or software. (Note that the latter should not occur as the product is supplied in simple PDF format.)
  • Final year-end examinations;
  • An academic report.

A Junior School EXPRESS learner who wishes to qualify for a Brainline-accredited year-end report must enrol with both the grade-appropriate EXPRESS product and the corresponding Report-2-Go product.

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50%+ for Home Language
40%+ for First Additional Language
40%+ Mathematics
30%+ in two other subjects

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