AP Maths (Addmaths) is a highly sought after subject both for its positive impact on Core Maths and its benefits for tertiary education.
Additional Maths (Addmaths) used to be a seventh subject provided as an extension subject for those learners who wished to extend themselves Mathematically. After the decision on the part of the Department of Education to cancel this seventh subject the IEB decided to examine it for a certificate during the final Grade 12 exams. This means that any learner still has the opportunity to learn and get certification for this valuable subject.
A lot of schools do not or can not offer AP Maths (Addmaths), or simply are not able to give it the attention it needs. AP Maths (Addmaths) is a tough and important subject, this is where we come in, to provide schools and learners with an outsourced AP Maths solution.
Study Advanced Programme Mathematics (AP Maths / Addmaths) as an extracurricular course run from one of our in-person centres at Greenside High School [Gauteng], Westville Boys High School [KwaZulu-Natal] or Maris Stella [KwaZulu-Natal] or online.
*Please note, the subject is called Advanced Programme Mathematics, AP Maths for short. However, it was formally known as Addmaths. We refer to it as Addmaths as we know from research that most people are looking for Addmaths as they are not aware of the course’s updated name.
|VENUE||GRADE 10 (weekly)||GRADE 11 (weekly)||GRADE 12 (weekly)|
|Westville Boys' High School||Tuesday 17:30-19:00||Monday 17:30-19:30||Wednesday 17:30-19:30|
|St Henry’s Marist College||Monday 17:30-19:00||Tuesday 17:30-19:30||N/A|
|Greenside High School*||Monday 17:30-19:00||Tuesday 17:30-19:30||Wednesday 17:30-19:30|
|FEES & COST||GRADE 10||GRADE 11||GRADE 12|
|Full Course Cost||R6,350.00||R6,350.00||R6,350.00|
|COST||GRADE 10||GRADE 11||GRADE 12|
|Full Course Cost||R6,350||R6,350||R6,350|
|SYLLABUS||GRADE 10||GRADE 11||GRADE 12|
|Module A||Algebra 1||Algebra 2||Algebra 3|
|Module B||Calculus 1||Calculus 2||Calculus 3|
|Module C||Statistics 1||Statistics 2||Statistics 3|
Our course is a three year programme starting in Grade 10 and running through to the IEB Grade 12 exam. We focus on key learning areas and concepts aimed at helping you prepare for the IEB AP Maths exam. Our experienced educators have made the decision to focus on the sections of the AP Maths curriculum that are most beneficial to the cross section of learners. With this in mind the teaching team have decided to train learners on Calculus, Algebra and Statistics. Many learners and parents often ask us why we focus so heavily on Statistics when there are elective topics that are slightly easier. The answer is simple, Statistics is used the most by learners at a tertiary level and thus it is critical that they learn the fundamentals of Statistics in AP Maths.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 3 years of AP Mathematics with Advantage Learn and would recommend this course to anyone who aims to be successful in Core Mathematics, university mathematics, the NBTs or SATs. This course has deepened my passion for mathematics and improved my mathematics in every way possible.
The advantages of taking AP Mathematics are immeasurable. Not only does this course hugely benefit students in their Core Mathematics, but it also provides huge advantages in other exams like the NBTs and SATs. These exams are crucial in order to gain university acceptance, and with selection being so competitive, one must aim to achieve the best possible marks.
I took both the NBTs and SATs in my Matric year, and scored 86% for my NBT mathematics and in my SAT math I was placed in the 99th percentile overall achieving 96% for this section. I know for certain that my success in these exams is attributable to Advantage Learn, and in particular AP Mathematics. AP Mathematics ensures students have a solid fundamental understanding of mathematics, and then extends students to understand concepts beyond Core Mathematics that gives students ‘the edge’ in exams like the SATs and NBTs and thus ensures that students will be very successful in these exams.
AP Mathematics is not only highly beneficial, but it is truly interesting and exciting for anyone with a passion for mathematics. Advantage Learn provides students with world-class teachers who always are willing to go above and beyond what is expected of them to benefit their students. The combination of in-class teaching and online resources, allows students to achieve the best possible marks and combined it makes AP Mathematics something that is anything but daunting or overwhelming.
Choosing to take AP Maths at the end of grade 9 was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. At the time I was worried that my mathematical ability would not be enough to see me through a subject as tough as AP Maths and I would not match up to the standards of other learners as I was continuously achieving a low B for maths at school. Despite this I persevered and I could not be more glad that I did.
AP Maths taught me that maths can in fact be very logical and that it is not about aptitude or ability but rather about hard work, perseverance and practice. I found that I started to enjoy school maths much more as the concepts became easier and easier and my confidence in my ability grew infinitely. The major contribution that AP Maths has had to my successes in Core Maths has been invaluable and is illustrated by the high A that I achieved for Core Maths in my matric finals. Advantage Learn and Mrs Pike provided me with all the tools, knowledge and practice that I needed to succeed in AP Maths as well as Core Maths.
Despite the fact that I will not be doing any Maths at university I chose to continue with AP Maths and to write the final IEB exam at the end of matric. I chose to do this as I recognised the value AP Maths added to my Core Maths as well as teaching me a mathematical and logical way of thinking which will stand me in good stead for all my future ventures.
Taking AP Maths is something that I would highly recommend to all students no matter what you think your mathematical ability is.
Yes, however, you need to be a very motivated learner. We have had a learner attend our Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses in the same year and pass his AP exams. There are other options such as studying all the grades online in one year but it is completely up to you, the learner, to make sure you have the capacity to condense this course into a shorter time period whilst completing all the other school work you have.
If this is you then we will be glad to help you achieve your goal, please get in contact with us so that we can assist you.
The course is not an accredited course, however the IEB exam at the end of grade 12 is an accredited examination.
Everything that we do in this three-year course is to prepare learners to write and pass the final IEB AP Maths exam at the end of their grade 12 year. THIS exam is certified and recognised. It would be exceptionally difficult to pass this exam without having done a comprehensive AP Maths course such as ours.
Advanced Programme Mathematics, certified by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), is quality assured by UMALUSI and has been benchmarked by NARIC (UK) confirming it to be of an equivalent standard to the Cambridge curriculum A-levels in Mathematics. For learners applying to overseas tertiary institutions, the AP Maths certificate is becoming increasingly internationally recognised. For learners applying to South African Universities, successful achievement of the IEB AP Maths certificate serves as a helpful differentiator to aid acceptance into competitive degree programs.
Our programme covers the contents of this curriculum examined at the end of the Grade 12 year by the IEB. The official certificate is issued by the IEB to all learners who pass the exam (over 40% is considered a pass).
Read more from the IEB on what the Advanced Programme courses are here.