Grade 9 is the final grade of the Senior Phase and the Grade 9 Studying Life Orientation book focuses on personal development and decision-making because subject choice at the end of Grade 9 is a requirement as learners move into the FET phase. The grade 9 book builds on the personal development and decision-making skills that were introduced in Grade 8 and is CAPS aligned, covering all required topics for Grade 9.
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.