IT IS clear that on a National level, many South African children are struggling academically and any form of support is sorely needed to assist matrics in getting through their challenging final year of high school.
“The 2015 matric exam national pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, down from 75.8% in 2014,” Angie Motshekga, Minister of basic Education said earlier this year.
Cape Town TV has seen the need to support matric pupils and have responded to the poor matric pass rate by launching a brand new show called Paper Video TV which will broadcast on Mondays at 6pm from today.
Paper Video TV is a co-production between CTV and Paper Video. Paper Video is a website which creates and distributes educational resources. The enterprise was founded by Chris Mills and Paul Maree in 2014.
Paper Video creates unique study resources for pupils in Grades 10, 11 and 12 in the subjects of accounting, life sciences, mathematics and physical science, their mission is to increase the reach of effective teachers and they do so by allowing every student in South Africa to have access to excellent tuition in the subjects they struggle with most. To find out more about what subjects Paper Video covers, see www.papervideo.co.za.
This year Paper Video TV on CTV will be focussing on matric mathematics presented by Paul Maree, maths teacher and co founder of Paper Video.
This new show will cover the matric mathematics curriculum; taking pupils through question papers and helping them revise and will serve as a personal mathematics tutor.
Paper Video TV will run weekly on Cape Town TV until the end of the teaching year (mid November). Cape Town TV will also cover accounting, physical science and life sciences as from next year.
It airs on CTV, DStv Channel 263, as well as 839.25MHz channel 67 and 607.25MHz channel 32.