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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

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.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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