Grade 1 to 3 - Impaq Education
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Grade 1 to 3

At Impaq, we know that the Foundation Phase is crucial for laying the foundation for happy learning. That is why our lesson material is created with the holistic development of young learners in mind, equipping them with a broad range of skills and abilities.

GRADES 1 - 3

In Grades 1 – 3, we help learners build the necessary foundation skills needed for happy learning. Please note: Your child must be enrolled for Grade 1 in the year that he/she turns seven.

These grades include four compulsory subjects:

  • At least one home language (English or Afrikaans)
  • A First Additional Language (we offer English,Afrikaans, and/or isiZulu)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills
We also offer Bible Education and Lego Robotics and Coding as non-examinable additional subjects.

Assessments in the Foundation Phase Grades 1 - 3

  • Structured portfolio book with all the formal assessments and related assessment guides.
  • Memorandums that give sufficient guidelines on how to mark the formal assessments.
  • Access to our online portal, my.impaq, to capture marks, generate reports, and monitor your child’s progress.
If you do not want to mark the assessments yourself, you have two other options, namely:
  • Sending the formal worksheets to Impaq. We will mark the assessments for you. Do note that you will still have to do the oral tasks with your child as Impaq does not mark oral tasks in the Foundation Phase.
  • Asking a qualified teacher or tutor to assist. Impaq supports a large network of independent tutors that make use of Impaq’s products and services. They can support you with administrative and educational tasks. See a list of tutors here.
Learners in Grades 1 – 3 must complete the formal assessments before they can move on to the next grade.


All prices indicated below are per child per year.






Printed lesson material

Electronic facilitator's guides




Printed lesson material

Printed facilitator's guides


*Please note: The prices listed above exclude delivery fees.

Please note:

  • Prices indicated above are cost estimates.
  • The amounts listed on our online quote already include the discount.
  • The discount does not apply to supplementary products and delivery fees.
  • The deposit includes 25% or 40% of the lesson material cost (depending on whether you select monthly instalments or a monthly debit order), and the total cost for supplementary products and delivery fees.

Additional subjects

  • Bible Education costs R315 per year and is available for learners in Grades R – 9.
  • Lego Robotics and Coding costs R4 250 per set. Learners can use the set in Grades 1 – 5.

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Everything you need

Here’s what you will receive when you select any of the Foundation Phase packages:

Lesson material (printed)

Your child will receive all the materials required to complete each subject, including learner aids and age-appropriate readers (for languages).

Facilitator’s guides (printed and/ or e-books)

You will receive all the materials required to facilitate your child’s learning and make learning fun, including comprehensive facilitator’s guides that contain a subject plan and a suggested timetable, as well as lesson guidance and explanations.

Support services

We will guide you every step of the way with access to our dedicated Foundation Phase experts who will provide you with academic support, telephonically or via email. We also host free online classes to assist all Grade R – 3 learners.

Assessment elements and services

You will receive all the formal assessment components you need to evaluate your child.

Supplementary subject support

If your child decides to take isiZulu as a First Additional Language, you will receive English instructions and a DVD to guide you on the correct pronunciation of words.

What do I need to register?


Grade 1 – 3

  • Birth certificate/identity documents for the learner, parent, and account holder.
  • A computer or laptop with internet access and a reliable email address.
  • Upon registering, the parent confirms their child’s readiness and compliance with the requirements of the previous grade*.

Examination requirements


Grade 1 – 3

Parents will receive all the formal assessment components and memorandums required to assess their child at home. If parents do not want to mark the assessments themselves, they can:
  • Ask a qualified teacher/tutor to assist.
  • Send the assessments to Impaq and Impaq will mark the assessments for the parent. Parents, however, still need to assess their child’s oral tasks as Impaq does not mark oral tasks in Grades 1 to 9.

Requirements of homeschooling and how Impaq will assist you through the process.

Policy requirement

Parents should register their children for home education with their Provincial Education Department (PED).

Parents need to compile a portfolio of evidence (containing the activities and assessments) for every child.

Parents must provide the PED with feedback on the learner’s progress. Progress must be assessed by qualified teachers registered with the South African Council of Educators (SACE).

Parents can follow any curriculum that meets the minimum outcomes as set out in the national curriculum.

Parents are responsible for the education of their children. Tutorial or other educational support may be enlisted as needed.

Learners in the FET Phase (Grades 10 to 12) must be registered with an assessment body.

What Impaq offers

Impaq assists with information on the necessary steps to follow to register with the PED.

Our offering includes portfolio activities that assist parents in building a portfolio of evidence for every child.

Impaq provides parents with progress reports, which could be provided to the PED at the end of every phase. We make use of qualified teachers as per the policy requirements to develop all our assessments. For quality purposes, assessments can also be sent to Impaq for marking.

Registration with Impaq ensures that learners follow the national CAPS-aligned curriculum.

Impaq equips parents with all the materials needed to be the primary educator. Supporting tutorial services are subject to the restrictions contained in the policy.

Assessment bodies do not register independent candidates. FET learners, therefore, must register with a curriculum provider, who is registered with an assessment body. Impaq is registered with SACAI, which ensures the credibility of the NSC.