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dc.contributor.advisor Themane, M. J. Nkgapele, Dimakatso Esther 2022-04-14T07:35:05Z 2022-04-14T07:35:05Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M. Ed. (Curriculum Studies)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract Limpopo Province comprises five districts namely Capricorn, Vhembe, Sekhukhune, Waterberg and Mopani. Furthermore, Limpopo Province has been amongst the bottom three provinces concerning Grade 12 results for the past years specifically since the introduction of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in 2014. The Capricorn District of Limpopo Province has shown a decline in Grade 12 results from 71.6% to 69.9% in 2016. However, there are certain schools in this district that are high performers while some are low performers. Also, the Sekhukhune District has shown a decline in Grade 12 resulted from 63.9% in 2014 to 51.1% in 2016. The purpose of this research study was to investigate and analyse the factors influencing Grade 12 results in low performing and high performing secondary schools in the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province. The objectives of this research study were to identify factors contributing to the high performance and low performance of grade 12 learners in the Capricorn district and investigate the perceptions of teachers and principals with regards to the school’s academic performance. Besides, the objectives include assessing the culture of teaching and learning in the participating low and high performing secondary schools and its influence on academic performance and assessing the roles of the school management team in the schools. This study employed a qualitative research approach in examining the factors that contribute to the academic performance of Grade 12 results of high and low performing schools in Capricorn District of Limpopo province. In addition, a case study was utilised to collect data of this study through interviews, observations and field notes. The sampled population of this study is as follows: Two school principals from the selected two secondary schools, thus one from poor performing school and one from high performing, four grade12 teachers from the two secondary schools, thus two grade 12 teachers from high performing secondary school and two teachers from low performing secondary schools. The data was thematically analysed by highlighting phrases that presented the respondents’ attitudes and thoughts, repeating the interview transcripts, reading to ensure accuracy, highlighting important statements and organising the themes that emerge from the interview. . vi The following themes emerged from the thematic analysis of data in this study (i) Physical resources, (ii) parental involvement, (iii) learner discipline, (iv)school community and (v) senior support. The findings of this study revealed that for the schools to achieve high performance and obtain excellent results, both teachers and learners must be distinctly committed to the teaching and learning process. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 120 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Academic performance en_US
dc.subject Grade 12 results analysis en_US
dc.subject High and low performing schools en_US
dc.subject Capricorn District en_US
dc.subject Limpopo Province en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematical optimization en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en_US
dc.title Factors influencing academic performance : an analysis of grade 12 results of high and low performing schools in Capricorn District, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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