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Dur­ing a site visit to the Pro­maths cen­tre in Dob­sonville Fin­week found no learn­ers loi­ter­ing in the yards and the only voices heard from the class­rooms were those of teach­ers giv­ing lessons in front of the class­room, while the learn­ers qui­etly and in­tently lis­tened to the lessons be­ing taught.

Each year, Grade 12 learn­ers get ex­posed to 258 hours of in­tense maths and sci­ence ex­tra lessons. Grade 12s at­tend lessons at the cen­tre from Fri­day af­ter­noon to Sun­day af­ter­noon ev­ery week­end and ev­ery day on school hol­i­days. Grade 11s at­tend Fri­day af­ter­noon and a full day on Satur­day, while Grade 10s at­tend only on Satur­days.

Lessons per sub­ject are three hours long, with an hour each ded­i­cated to teach­ing, work­ing through ex­er­cises and re­me­dial work.

Head of cur­ricu­lum at Kutl­wanong Pat Tshikane says although the cen­tre uses the Na­tional De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion’s cur­ricu­lum as a guide­line, Pro­maths sets its

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