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Life orientation

Grade 7

Orientation to one’s future career

Module 19

[lo 5.1 to 5.5]

Personal information

Full first name(s):


Date of birth:

Name and surname of parents or guardians:

Name and surname of parents or guardians:


Telephone number(s):

Mobile phone number(s):

E-mail address:

School(s) attended up to the present:

Serious illnesses / operations / accidents:

Make a copy of your birth certificate and keep it in the file. If your parents still have the clinic card indicating the immunizations and vaccinations you had as an infant, copy it and place it in the file as well.

1. short-term interests and objectives

Make a list of your present school subjects / learning areas in order of preference.

Fill in the latest mark or symbol you achieved.

Make a list of your extramural activities in order of preference:

If you are able to link an achievement or a mark to the activity, place it in the second column:

  • e.g. under 13 rugby: third team OR piano: Unisa Grade 4 – 85% .
  • If you received a special award in a certain field, insert it under “Achievement”, e.g. flute, Cum Laude – Kuruman Eisteddfod; trophy for the best Woodwind Instrumentalist .
  • Leadership:

Write down any leadership position that you hold at school:(For example library prefect, tuck shop assistant, scholar patrol officer, etc.)

  • Community service:

Complete this column if you are involved in any community service, e.g. cleaning the kennels at the Animal Welfare Society or washing penguins at SANCOB.

(If you have nothing to fill in here, you should think about becoming involved in some kind of community service. Perhaps you could simply take your elderly neighbour’s dog for a walk every afternoon.)

2. high school interests

Make a list of the high schools in your area. Arrange them in order of preference. Start with the school that is your first choice.

  • Motivate your first and last choice.
  • Which optional subjects (electives) do you plan to choose in grade 8?

3.tertiary education possibilities

Reflect on what you want to do once you have completed your school career; e.g. university studies, technikon studies, au pair work, overseas travel, etc.

If you are considering attending a university, technikon or college after completing your matric, complete the table below. Arrange your entries in order of preference.

Institution Field of study Website
e.g. University of Pretoria Music (B.Mus.) csc@up.ac.za

If you intend to take a “gap year”, hope to work as an au pair or are planning a future career, enter your choices in order of preference:

4.career research

Make a list of three careers that you would possibly like to follow one day, in order of preference:

In a few sentences, say why you have chosen them.

  • What kind of study or training do you need to follow each of these careers?
  • Which high school subjects do you need in order to prepare yourself for these careers?
  • Which personality traits and aptitudes do you need for the career in which you are interested? Do you have these qualities and aptitudes?


  • What is a testimonial? Find the meaning of the word in the dictionary.
  • If your class teacher is asked to write a testimonial on your behalf, what do you think it will be like? Imagine that you are the teacher, and write such a testimonial yourself.
  • Write a testimonial for your best friend. Be positive but objective.

6.dreams for the future

Write a few sentences about your plans for the future. You may give your imagination free reins. (Remember, Mark Shuttleworth wished that he could go on a space trip, and his dreams came true!)

7.address list

Compile a list of addresses, telephone numbers, contact persons, e-mail addresses and websites that you may need when you start working or studying.

8.information documents

Collect brochures, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, etc. that have to do with possible fields of study, institutions, careers, etc., in which you are interested. Put them in flip files.


Newspaper supplements that are aimed at potential school leavers often contain information on careers and fields of study.

9.certificates, achievements, results, etc.

Save your certificates, reports and any documents regarding sports, academic, cultural and leadership achievements in this section.


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 5
Orientation to the World of WorkThe learner will be able to make informed decisions about further study and career choices.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
5.1 discusses interest and abilities related to career and study opportunities;
5.2 explains the value and importance of work in fulfilling personal potential;
5.3 identifies services and sources for career and study information;
5.4 reports on an initiated or simulated career-related activity;
5.5 demonstrates time management skills and accountability in carrying out responsibilities.

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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