ever-changing world, how to use a computer is a vital
skill that many boys’ develop in the ICT class, using
the Knowledge Network curriculum.
has helped me a lot in my school life and recreationally
at home. I have been taught many skills that most people
in the world don’t know about. It has opened my eyes to
many possibilities, and that programs that look so
simple can be used to create many complex tasks. A
simple assignment would be a huge undertaking without
concepts and skills that the Knowledge Network
curriculum has equipped me with. We take for granted how
much computers help us in a daily lives.
that the ICT programme that we follow from Knowledge
Network is very useful. My knowledge of word processing,
presentations and spreadsheets has improved greatly. I
have gone from doing very basic things in these programs
to using many of the advanced functions within the 2
years I have been at Grey High School.
covered a lot of work since we started Knowledge Network
in Grade 8. We have made a lot of progress in all
different types of assignments and projects. We have
learnt how to do these assignments under specific time
limits, thereby improving our time management and the
speed at which we need to complete them. These projects
have been completed using quicker and simpler methods –
we are starting to work smarter rather than harder. Our
progress has improved dramatically, and we are learning
new concepts and ideas all of the time. Our skills are
improving steadily, and will be put to good use in the
We have all
made tremendous progress in Knowledge Network since we
started in Grade 8. We’ve been introduced to, and
mastered a wide variety of skills which have opened up
many new possibilities when it comes to projects and
presentations. Computer skills are essential in today’s
modern world, and we at Grey High school are extremely
privileged to be using the Knowledge Network course.
Knowledge Network: ICT Award 2006
benefited immensely from ICT using the Knowledge Network
programme. I can type faster, create websites and
technologically advanced world, it is becoming important
for people to equip themselves with IT skills. These
skills allow learners to explore various graphic,
mathematic and creative solutions for common business
KN empowers learners
through a “step by step” learning curriculum, where the
most advanced features in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
are mastered. Throughout the course, other skills are
also developed, including:
Presenting ideas and products;
Listening and applying;
and developing unique products that can challenge even
the most creative minds.
are all combined in a 4h level 5 paper, where all the
concepts mastered over the last 4 years are used.
most notable advantage of the course is that it empowers
you to create your own IT solutions, and not rely on
other people. These skills form a critical part in the
modern business environment, and it gives learners the
confidence to succeed when challenging task are
van den Berg Grade 11 Knowledge Network: ICT Award
Knowledge Network programme offered by my school, has
afforded me a superb opportunity to develop my skills in
computer applications. The structure of the programme
allows people with limited knowledge to learn in a
simple way and achieve results.
Levels emphasise development of thought processes and
skills needed to function in the outside world. It
allows us to be creative and try new things.
confidence and skills that it has helped me achieve is
phenomenal, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. It
is truly a life skill!
Jehane le Grange
11 Current Level 5 student
Knowledge Network course has taught me many useful
skills and enhanced my computer knowledge throughout the
year. I can use these skills for the rest of my life.
8 Knowledge Network: ICT Award prizewinner 2006