The Mathematics and Science Supplementation Curriculum (MSSC)
The Mathematics and Supplementation sessions focus on providing the learners with support in the Mathematics and Science school subjects. The Targeting Talent Programme (TTP) (through both the supplementary curriculum sessions and the residential enrichment programme) aims to support learners in accessing higher education at South African universities.
The session helps learners to:
- Focus on Maths and Science content enrichment
- Learn new methods of deriving answers
- Prepare for examinations
To date, the MSSC sessions have impacted 2651 learners nationally.
Venue: Birchwood Hotel and Conferencing Centre. Due to the COVID pandemic, an Online component has been added as of 2020.
Frequency: The Programme takes place during the March/April and September/October school break, annually.
Duration: Learners participate in a 1 week-long programme during both school breaks.
- N.B. If you would like to be involved, but your school is not a Targeting Talent feeder school please contact Arthee Roopnarain (Arthee.Roopnarain@wits.ac.za) or Dr Zena Richards (Zena.Richards@wits.ac.za) for more information.
The following are provided to participants:
- Accommodation in residences
- Transport to and from the pick-up point to the main Campus
- Devices and Data (online component)
During the MSSC sessions, the learners take part in a number of psycho-social educational activities. The purpose behind these activities is in line with the TTP’s aim to impact the learners’ lives from a psychological and social perspective, in addition to the academic supplementation offered by the session. In this way, the learners are impacted in a holistic manner. Activities hosted include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Alumni Career Talk
- Vision Board Exercise
- Movie Night
- DJ night
- Life of a teenager
- Entrepreneurial Workshops
- Bursary presentations
- TTP Champion address
- University entrance workshops
- Career guidance workshops
What 2019 MSSC participants said about their experience
“The lecturers made us view content in different dimensions.”
“The lecturers had to challenge us with lot of questions and answers.”
“The lecturers encouraged us to look at things differently.”
"I left the session with a much better understanding of maths then when I first arrived."
"Last year, my maths really increased after attending the MSSC, I hope that that will happen again."
"The session really helped me enjoy Maths and Science again."
"I learnt different ways of solving complex problems."
"I left feeling very confident in myself and my ability to do Maths again."