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In the 2021/22 academic plan, the Government has decided to introduce a General Education Certificate that will be awarded to learners after completing a certain grade. This is to promote other schooling and post-schooling options that are valuable to learners. 


In South Africa, very little maths research is conducted in well-resourced schools, which are generally located in middle class and wealthy suburbs. But there is research to suggest that grade 9 learners in these schools are about four years ahead of their counterparts in schools located in lower-income urban and rural areas.


Choosing subjects in grade 9 can be a tough decision to make because these subjects can determine your future. An education expert says grade nines should weigh their options carefully before making the choice. 


The Basic Education Department has given parents the option to homeschool children if they do not want them to go back to school. The Department has provided steps explaining how parents can do this. 


The Answer Series provides useful study guides for high school learners in grades 8 to 12. Grade 12 learners can now access free video lessons on the Answer Series website.

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