Life Orientation

HOD Life Orientation:
Mr. Brett Riskowitz

For any queries regarding Life Orientation,
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Life Orientation allows learners to develop life skills and vital knowledge about our democratic and diverse country. It is here that healthy behaviour and mental well-being is promoted. The learners are also exposed to various study methods, as well as a varied physical fitness programmes. In essence, Life Orientation teaches on a holistic approach to life.

Most tertiary institutions require a minimum of 60% for the subject. Learners should therefore aim for a minimum of 80% in this subject in order to optimise their Admission Point Score.

There is a job-shadow programme that is compulsory and aims to help learners develop their skills, as well as gain knowledge about the field in which they are interested. The grade 11 learners do an aptitude test to assist them with career choices. Throughout the year, universities and colleges give talks to the learners about the courses on offer and any changes in requirements. Learners are also given opportunities to attend a variety of workshops, career exhibitions, exchange programmes and conferences, locally and internationally.

The beauty of this subject is that it can expose learners to real-life controversial issues and teach them to make informed decisions.