Available courses

Language is a tool for thought and communication. It is also a cultural and aesthetic means commonly shared among a people to make better sense of the world they live in. The Home Language level provides for language proficiency that reflects the mastery of basic interpersonal communication skills required in social situations and the cognitive academic skills essential for learning across the curriculum.

Outcomes of the course include:

• acquire the language skills required for academic learning across the curriculum
 
• listen, speak, read/view and write/present the language with confidence and enjoyment.

• use language appropriately, taking into account audience, purpose and context

• express and justify own ideas, views and emotions confidently in order to become independent and analytical thinkers
 
• use language and their imagination to find out more about the world around. 
 
• use language as a means for critical and creative thinking; for interacting critically with a wide range of texts; for challenging the perspectives, values and power relations embedded in texts and for reading texts for various purposes, such as enjoyment, research, and critique.

The multidisciplinary study of the human and physical environments, here we examine both physical and human processes over space and time. We interrogate spatial dimensions in order to understand the continuously changing environment.

Outcomes of the course include:

  • explaining and interpreting both physical and human geographical processes 
  • describing and explaining the dynamic interrelationship between the physical and human worlds 
  • developing knowledge about where places are and the nature of a range of different places at different scales 
  • practising essential transferable skills – literacy, numeracy, oracy, graphicacy 
  • promoting the use of new technologies, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • developing a commitment towards sustainable development 
  • creating awareness and sensitivity for inequality in the world 
  • making and justifying informed decisions and judgement about social and environmental issues

The study of how the internet, computers and technology can be used to enhance and understand the world around us.

Outcome of the course include:

  • an ability to use technological advancements to effectively communicate

The scientific study of living things (microorganisms, plants, and animals) from molecular level to their interactions with one another and their environments. It makes use of scientific methods to broaden existing knowledge and discover new things. 

Outcomes of the course include:

• knowledge of key biological concepts, processes, systems and theories 

• an ability to critically evaluate and debate scientific issues and processes 

• greater awareness of the ways in which biotechnology and knowledge of Life Sciences have benefited humankind 

• an understanding of the ways in which humans have impacted negatively on the environment and organisms living in it 

• a deep appreciation of the unique diversity of past and present biomes in Southern Africa and the importance of conservation 

• an awareness of what it means to be a responsible citizen in terms of the environment and life-style choices

• an awareness of South African scientists’ contributions

• scientific skills and ways of thinking scientifically that enable one to see the flaws in pseudo-science in popular media 

• a level of academic and scientific literacy that enables one to read, talk about, write and think about biological processes, concepts and investigations.

From Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning is the study quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and useS them to formulate new conjectures. It makes use of symbols and notations for describing numerical, geometric and graphical relationships. 

Outcomes of the course include:

  • an ability to observe, representing and investigating patterns and qualitative relationships in physical and social phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves
  • develop mental processes that enhance logical and critical thinking, accuracy and problem solving that will contribute in decision-making
  • enables us to understand the world (physical, social and economic) around us, and, most of all, to teach us to think creatively

  


Physical Sciences investigate physical and chemical phenomena. This is done through scientific inquiry, application of scientific models, theories and laws in order to explain and predict events in the physical environment.

Outcomes of the course include:

  • investigating skills relating to physical and chemical phenomena
  • skills in scientific inquiry and problem solving; the construction and application of scientific and technological knowledge; an understanding of the nature of science and its relationships to technology, society and the environment.
  • empower one with skills for future learning, specialist learning, employment, citizenship, holistic development, socio-economic development, and environmental management
  • an ability to classify, communicate, measure, design an investigation, draw and evaluate conclusions, formulate models, hypothesize, identify and control variables, infer, observe and compare, interpret, predict, problem solve and reflect.

This course is dedicated to equipping learners with the necessary information and skills required at a university level. Tutors of LEFA Education have all gone through the university system and will share their experiences and knowledge on how to navigate this space.

Outcomes of the course include:

  • learn about the different Universities in South Africa
  • learn about the courses offered at university
  • learn how to apply for university
  • learn how to critically engage with your university content
  • learn skills that will enable you to live a holistic life in university - where do we find the balance?