NOTICE TO PARENTS AND LEARNERS
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The Beeldskool Kalender has been adapted according to the latest School Calendar as gazetted on 12 February 2021.
All online classes on this timetable are presented in English for English speaking learners.
All students entering any University in SA for the first time have to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT). Meta-cognitive skills needed at University level differs significantly from the skills required at school level. The purpose of this course is to assist students in acquiring more meta-cognitive skills needed for studying at University, as well as preparatory skills for NBT tests.
Always contact your prospective University about their specific NBT testing timeframes. Most Universities are setting their own testing dates and tests.
GENERAL INFO: You can download the information below from the window. Click on the link or the image and save it on your computer.
Go to the NBT Website to book a test date when they open - it will contain the latest information.
Otherwise, contact your prospective University.
See the timetable for the NBT course.
Our Presenter for NBT is an expert in Alpha Mathematics, Marker and Administrator thereof, Author of Alpha Maths Textbooks, and with years of education experience, also in management positions within the Department of Education. She has a special way of working with learners.
CAN NBT PREPARATION HELP YOU FOR MEDICAL SELECTION OR FOR ANY OTHER FACULTY SELECTION?
During the pandemic, Universities themselves will determine whether they continue with NBT testing. Please contact the respective Universities. NBT can be helpful for enrichment in preparation for metacognitive thought processes at University level, but can also assist with school performance, especially Mathematics.
Where NBT testing is used for selection, it will be advantageous to follow the Beeldskool NBT-preparatory program. The presenters play no role in selection processes.
Selection for MBChB is based on academic merit (APS), Grade 11 and 12 achievements, the NBT and the Value Added Questionnaires, as well as additional selection criteria among other designated population groups. There is an OPEN category and a DESIGNATED category for the selection process in which candidates compete.
For admission in 2021, NBT was not used at the University of Pretoria, as well as other Universities. NBT may again be required for admission in 2022 and beyond. Learners who dropped out during the initial MBChB selection may be considered again during the mid-year selection, but there are specific requirements. You will notice that specific university subjects are required, as well as a minimum APS, and minimum mark for Mathematics during the National Senior Certificate examination. See the UP brochure as attached below - click on the button. This may differ between universities.
Where a learner has not been selected initially, parents can contact Beeldskool when support is needed with subjects for the mid-year selection process.
You should look at each university's respective admission requirements to their medical faculties, as well as other faculties according to your choice of field of study. By doing so already, learners have a purposeful goal. Learners must contact their Universities for a timetable when NBT will be written, if at all. It is recommended that learners who want to study medicine should attend Beeldskool NBT-preparatory classes earlier in the year.