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What us Gapup?

Gapup is a study guide that bridges the gap between students’ current academic position and their potential.

What curriculum does Gapup use?

All lessons, notes and additional resources are based on the CAPS curriculum.

How was it developed?

The study guide is built on leading cognitive science research by expertise in teaching, research, educational leadership.

*Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind, learning and memory.

Which students does the study guide aid?

The study guide is designed to help grade 12 students of all abilities, from students who need extra marks to pass to students who need help achieving distinctions.

What do students need to access the study guide?

An internet connection and a desktop computer (both of which are provided by schools). Other devices that can be used include laptops, tablets and even smartphones.

Contact details?

Pilot study?

Gapup had a successful pilot study with Sci-Bono (and the Gauteng Department of Education) in 2015, the study aid has helped grade 12 overcome 1 700 000 problem areas as of 22 November 2018.

Academic Performance

How does the study guide help students?

The study guide helps students identify and overcome problem areas in real-time, this means students gain the knowledge to better their academic performance.

What are problem areas?

Problem areas range from learning difficulties to unaccomplished learning outcomes. For example, when a student is graded 45/100 for an exam, problem areas are represented by the other 55 marks.

What are the consequences of problem areas?

Problem areas negatively affect students’ academic performance and self-esteem. For the majority of students, problem areas are the leading cause of low marks and unfulfilled potential.

Why do you use pass exam questions?

Past exam questions are set on the same standards as current and future exams, so we found this to be the best method to prepare students on the level of exam difficulty.

Which subjects does the study guide cover?

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • English FAL
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Literacy
  • Physical Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Accounting

Why does the study guide focus on the final exams?

Final exams account for 75% of the student’s year mark and other academic activities during the year (including assignments, tests, etc.) contribute only 25% of the final report.