Enhance your skills and confidence


It is well known that South Africa has a critical shortage of engineers, accountants and scientists. Many learners, although keen to embark on a career in one of these fields, fail to do so because they choose not to take pure mathematics as a matric subject, believing that they do not have the skills to successfully pass the subject at the end of grade 12.

The Star Schools Grade 9 Maths programme aims to enhance learner confidence in the subject by offering extra tuition to grade 9 learners hoping to improve their mathematics results, thus convincing them to choose mathematics as a subject for the FET phase.

Learners are exposed to high-quality educational materials and instruction in the subject. The programme also touches on the basics of the grade 10 mathematics curriculum.

The syllabus covered is that used by the Department of Education and is aligned to the national CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) document.

Learners are required to attend five sessions of four hours each. The classes are conducted each term, just before learners finalise their course selection for grade 10.

All classes take place on Saturdays and consist of a mix of syllabus revision and pre-exam preparation sessions.

Special attention is paid to problematic areas of the syllabus with which learners are known to struggle. These include:

  • Exponents
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Factorisation
  • Equations
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

An assessment is written at the end of each session.


Only learners who are in grade 9 may register for the Grade 9 Maths programme.

Download and complete the admission form and bring it with you to registration. No faxed or emailed registration forms and/or proofs of payment will be accepted.


The following documents must be presented at registration:

  • Copy of learner’s ID or birth certificate;
  • Original proof of payment;
  • Completed admission form.


All payments must be made in full before registration. Debit and credit card payments are acceptable. No cash or cheques will be accepted at the office.

Fees are payable to:

Bank: FNB
Branch: Northgate
Branch Code: 256 755
Account no: 625 102 594 94
Reference on deposit slip: GR9 and the MOBILE NUMBER of the learner or parent


Cost: R1200-00





No faxed or emailed registration forms and/or proofs of payment will be accepted.
The cost of a lost registration card is R50-00.