POST PRIMARY EDUCATION | 2018 GRADE 9 SELECTION LIST

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Secondary education covers Grade 9 to 12. Lower secondary covers Grades 9 and 10 whilst Upper Secondary covers Grades 11 and 12.A secondary education is provided in a variety of institutions to students in Grades 9 to 12. This will equip them with life skills, enabling them to return to their communities or pursue further education and training. Students who demonstrate the ability to pursue further education receive a high quality secondary education providing them with the depth of knowledge to satisfy personal community demand.

Projected Secondary School Enrolments


PLAN

In line with Government priorities in education, there will not be a significant increase in access to secondary education during the plan period. The expansion of existing schools rather than the establishment of new schools will be the principal strategy for improving access to secondary education. The transition rate between Grades 8 and Grade 9 will drop over the plan period to 50 per cent whilst the transition rates of 25 per cent from lower to upper secondary will be maintained. These targets will require a marginal increase in the number of Grade 11 places each year and considerable increase in grade 9 classes. The number of schools expanding to take Grades 11 and 12 classes will slow down. Selection to Grade 11 will be carried out by the Department of Education on the basis of the number of places available. Secondary schools offering grade 11 and 12 classes will be properly planned and have all necessary buildings, equipment and teaching materials
in place before teachers are allocated and Grade 11 classes enrolled.

2018 GRADE 9 SELECTION LIST