The relationship between grade 7 learners’ performance in English versus Mathematics

A case of school X in Oshana Region

  • Shiwana T Naukushu
Keywords: Learners’ performance, English, Mathematics, comperative study, Namibia

Abstract

This study explored the relationship that exists between theGrade 7 learners’ performance in English ve rsus Mathematics at School X in the Oshana Region. The study sought to answer the following questions: 1. How does the performance of the Grade 7 learners in English compare to their performance in Mathematics? 2. What relationship exists between Grade 7 learners’ performance in English and in Mathematics? The study utilised Document Analysis that is, data was drawn from the Grade 7 learners’ English and Mathematics mark sheets for their August examinations. The quantitative approach was used study since the study was dealing with numerical data. Also, the study utilized Total Population Sampling meaning that all the Grade 7 learners (27) at School X constituted the sample for this study. The quantitative data was analysed used descriptive and correlational statistics. The findings of the study revealed that the Grade 7 learners’ performance in English and Mathematics is more or less the same. The study also revealed that a strong positive correlation exists between the Grade 7 learners’ performance in English and Mathematics. It was therefore concluded that learners’ command of English can actually compromise their performance in Mathematics. The study recommends teachers to practise cross-curricular teaching in order to harmonise learners’ performance in English and Mathematics.

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Published
2019-11-20
How to Cite
Naukushu, S. T. (2019). The relationship between grade 7 learners’ performance in English versus Mathematics. The Namibia CPD Journal for Educators, 5, 70-86. https://doi.org/10.32642/ncpdje.v5i0.1249
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