Grade 9 Starter Pack


Find useful articles to help you make some big decisions about your future, like choosing which high school subjects to study until Matric, study tips, as well as introductions to some job shadowing.


  • Choosing Subjects in Grade 9


  • Pure Maths versus Maths Lit


  • How to Improve your Maths Mark


  • South African Salaries in 2017: What do Professionals Earn?


  • How to get a free email address?




Grade 9 subject choices

The time to make your Grade 9 subject choices is upon you. Do you play eenie-meeni-miny-mo or do you know exactly which subjects to choose? Find out how to survive the pressure with a few tips from Shirley.

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How to set Realistic Goals

Have you ever made a long list of New Year’s goals only to come to the end of the year without achieving any of your goals? You’re not alone. Shirley gives tips on how to set realistic goals.

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Ted Talks for Learners

Having a bad day? Feel like you’re getting nowhere? Some days you really just need a little inspiration. Shirley Erasmus has got you covered. Here are the 5 Ted Talks every student and scholar alike should watch. Spoiler alert- these are seriously inspirational!

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Grade 9: How to Choose your Subjects

Teacher, parent or learner, here is everything you need to know about choosing Grade 10 subjects.

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Pep Talk: Give the World a Reason to Dance

Listen to this pep talk and give the world a reason to dance. We all need a little encouragement every now and then.

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20 Things you Probably Won't Learn in School

You learn plenty in school. But there are many useful, practical things you don’t learn at school. If you are old enough to read this, then I am confident you already know that.

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Job Profiles: A Day in the Life of...

A sneak peak into all those weird and wonderful careers out there.

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10 Ways to Improve your Maths Mark

Are you struggling with Maths? Don’t worry. Help is here. Hannah breaks down 10 ways you can improve your Maths mark. Make sure you check it out, because Maths is pretty important for university applications.

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Discover your Career

We created this tutorial series to make choosing a degree or career path MUCH easier for you. We know how difficult it can be to choose what to do with your future. We’ve been in the same boat which is why we want to help you with your choices.

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Group Work - How to Work with Others

Some love it, and some hate it, but everyone needs to do it at some point. Group Work might not be the modus operandi for the majority of your academic career, but somewhere along the line, you will be asked to work with others.

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How to Avoid Getting Broke this Christmas

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Yip, it’s the time of the year that gets everyone broke. Christmas should be a time of stress-free festivities, and abundant giving, joy and celebration – but if you don’t plan ahead, you’ll end up giving your mom yet another vase, wrapped in newspaper.

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