Applications open for the Pre-University Academy _ 2023

Posted on November 16, 2022

The PUA 2023 application is open

The University of Pretoria Pre-University Academy (UP-PUA) is a Senate approved programme which will operate from the Groenkloof, Mamelodi, Hatfield, and the Veterinary Science Campus in 2023. The programme’s main aim is to (i) prepare learners to qualify for tertiary studies by equipping them with a conceptual understanding of Science, and Mathematics concepts, enhancing mathematical and scientific skills and developing inter and intrapersonal skills; and (ii) prepare learners to succeed and thrive in their university studies.

The UP-PUA offers five programmes for the diverse educational needs of learners from grades 8-12. It provides academic enrichment in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, (Chemistry/Physics), Natural Sciences, Academic and Creative Writing / English, Computer Literacy, Philosophy as well as Academic Readiness and Support. Some programmes have trans-disciplinary offerings.

The UP-PUA is advertising suitable applicants for 2023 for the Virtual Enriched Blended Learning Programme at the Mamelodi Campus for Grades 8 and Grade 9. Please note there are limited spaces for both Grade 9 learners. The programme is offered face-to-face on Saturdays at the Mamelodi Campus and incorporates online preparation for class. The Science and Mathematics teaching is complemented by practical work in the University’s Science and IT laboratories. Specific programmes for Grades 8-11 learners who are not part of the PUA are described below.


- Author Martina Jordaan

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