Life Orientation is one of the core subjects for the FET phase, which means that every learner must do Life Orientation. It is important that learners experience the subject in a meaningful way, especially in the FET phase where they are making life and career choices. Life Orientation in the FET phase encourages learners to think critically about their personal development and about the world around them so that they become effective citizens in an increasingly changing world.
Grade 10 is the start of the FET phase and Life Orientation demands that learners start to look outward and consider their community and society. The focus in the Grade 10 Studying Life Orientation book is on human rights and is CAPS aligned with all the required FET Life Orientation topics covered in the book. Learners are asked to think about human rights with a particular focus on South Africa and the South African constitution.
A distinctive feature of the Life Orientation series is: ‘Ethics for Life’. International educational trends show that introducing learners to ethics through research and debate supports the development of positive social, emotional, environmental and global values. Each grade has a section or task where the development of ethical living is encouraged through debate, reading, research, discussion and thought.