2015 Grade 9 sample
292 schools
12 514 learners
       
  No-fee schools Fee-paying schools Independent schools
Learner achievement 341 (3.3)  423 (10.0) 477 (11.5)
Average mathematics score (SE) 317 (4.2)  425 (11.9)  485 (11.8)
% of learners achieving at or above 400 in mathematics (SE) 19.0 (1.9)  59.6 (9.7)  80.6 (16.7)
% of learners achieving at or above 400 in science (SE) 16.4 (1.8)  58.5 (9.3)  81.0 (15.9)
Age      
Average age of learners in years 15.9  15.4  15.2
Home resources      
% of learners with basic home resources:      
Electricity 87 96 98
Running tap water 64 91 95
Water-flush toilets 44 90 94
% of learners with pedagogical resources:      
Computer 22 45 72
Internet connection 45 71 84
No or few books at home 46 37 26
% of learners with more educated parents:      
Maternal education above Grade 12 64 84 92
Parent with university education 15.5  31.4  48.2
Language      
% of learners who always or almost always spoke the test language
at home
19.3  51.1  56.9
School physical resources      
% of learners not affected by resource shortage:      
Mathematics 1.6  9 59
Science 2.2  9.3  59
% of learners whose teachers use textbooks as basis of instruction:      
Mathematics 79.8  59.8  56.1
Science 68.1  57.7  61.0
% of learners whose teachers use workbooks as basis of instruction:      
Mathematics 53.3  35.4  39.5
Science 36.4  39.6  31.4
School environment and climate      
Teachers arriving late: not a problem 32.6  44.2  72.3
Teachers absenteeism: not a problem 23.0  30.4  68.5
Learners arriving late: not a problem 10.3  6.7  22.3
Learners absenteeism: not a problem 7.7  2.1  44.4
School safety       
% of learners affected by school discipline and safety: moderate
problem
39.3  6.5  2.7
% of learners who have almost never experienced bullying 30.8  45.4  54.0