The Cape Town Science Centre has launched free online classes for South African learners. Their latest addition to these resources include online Matric Masterclasses held every Saturday at 10 am.
These classes are a collaboration with the Western Cape Education Department and Astron Energy. They aim to help learners with physical science through this free resource.
“We are deeply grateful to Astron Energy who has unfailingly supported the Cape Town Science Centre and have made the first batch of our online resources freely available,” says Julie Cleverdon, the Director of the Cape Town Science Centre. “As education at this time is a serious challenge, the CTSC has worked closely with the Education Department’s curriculum advisors to ensure the relevant material and required standards are met.”
The physical science Grade 12 learner programme provides free resources, which are highly visual and easily comprehensible. It is backed up by additional free attendance to a series of interactive online workshops, where learners can further firm up their knowledge and ask questions. Additional programmes also include the Zoom Science Online lessons across the grades; quizzes; maths challenges; coding clubs and do-at-home hands-on science activities.
“Now more than ever, the mainstay of our matric learners’ preparation will be reviewing past matric exam papers and we believe we have a unique approach. We are not simply revising past papers with learners, we are clarifying content, equipping learners with strategies to answer questions and then offering the opportunity of live online sessions where they can ask questions and consolidate their revision,” said MJ Schwartz, the Centre’s Head of Education.