Life exists in a variety of life forms, and it is in the study of DNA, genetics, and inherited characteristics that life at molecular level intersects with Strand 4: Diversity, Change and Continuity in the CAPS curriculum.
In order to understand species, speciation, biodiversity and change, it is essential to understand how DNA and chromosomes enable continuity and change. This module covers all the requirements for the DBE NSC exams w.r.t. the topic: Genetics and Heredity:


  • DBE Exam guidelines for learners
  • 2015-2022 NSC past papers
  • 2014-2022 national diagnostic report on learner performance
  • Approved grade 12 national textbooks
  • Internet
  • Gauteng grade 12 Life Sciences Revision booklet
  • Grade 12 Life Sciences Self Study Guide 3 Genetics and Inheritance