Theodor Herzl High
"Prior to using the Wamark Theory & Workbooks, teaching EMS was one big headache! I Always felt I was doing a half cooked job.
I now look forward to going to class! I can now also give homework regularly. There is now a lot more interaction – we discuss and then we do!
The learners' results are much better – many learners achieving 100% for some of the activities. The standard of the work has been pitched just right.
PS Thank you for the Budget DVD and worksheet. The learners thoroughly enjoyed it!"
St Catherines Convent
"This is my first year teaching EMS and I have found that the lesson plans have made my preparation much easier. My teaching is meaningful. I find the material to be appropriate as all the Learner Outcomes and Assessment standards have been covered. The learners and I are benefiting from the use of the material.
The learners have received the material in an open minded way – the specific content remains challenging and educational. The level of language used sets a serious tone for EMS. The workbooks are of a high but appropriate standard.
A fantastic workbook!"
James De Wit
Fourways High School
"Previous resource material did not meet Departmental requirements. There were no activities that were recent and relevant. Also no tests were included.
I feel a lot more confident. My students always have work and are challenged by the worksheets. The website also has provided me many time with worksheets when teachers are absent.
The activities stimulate interesting discussions in class. The learners find the worksheets challenging and rewarding when they get the answers correct. There is an overall increase in the degree of enjoyment of the subject.
The constant updates are appreciated and my workload has come down by at least 50%. Thank you!!!"
Edenvale High School
"Previous EMS workbooks included the accounting. This confused the learners. The accounting activities were outdated and there were not enough activities.
The Wamark EMS workbooks broaden the view of the learners. The workbooks are interesting and up to date. The learners enjoy the work and can relate to it. Their marks, work ethic and work standard has improved.
I recommend these workbooks to all EMS teachers of our country."
Greenside High School
"Previous resource material was very boring. I found the content "scanty" – no real substance. It was irrelevant and outdated. – not current or keeping abreast of times. The learners could also not relate to the material.
I have found the Wamark EMS workbooks BRILLIANT! I cannot explain enough how it facilitates sequential, coherent and uninterrupted teaching. The workbooks are also VERY LEARNER FRIENDLY. The learners enjoy working within the parameters of a solid structure. The workbooks are EDUCATOR FRIENDLY – Educators are not left in any dilemma regarding the teaching of EMS and has made teaching FUN, FUN, FUN!
The learners have responded very positively and they love the workbook. They like and enjoy the current issues that are relevant to their lives. They contribute enthusiastically to class discussions. It is amazing how these discussions are transformed now – they are more facilitative.
We have only been using the workbooks for three months now but we have already noted a huge improvement in the results. Perhaps it's due to the interesting content.
I commend Wamark Publishers on a job well done! Particularly for the brilliant "after sales service". They are at our service always – long after payment has been made – this is almost unbelievable!"
M Simon Makena
General Smuts High School
"Prior to using the Wamark EMS workbooks, I needed more than one book for teaching and earning which made my preparation laborious.
The EMS workbooks have more than enough classroom activities. The activities are used for class work, activities, tests and exams.
I accessed and downloaded the Work Schedules, Lesson Plans and extra resource material such as the National Budget and EMS certificates that can be awarded to the larners form the web site.
Learners are responding well to the workbooks. Learners are able to do extra activities for better understanding. The activities help the learners gain the necessary skills and knowledge. They work in groups, interpret information and solve community problems.
For 2009 the average has increased by 26% in the first term!
The Wamark EMS workbooks produce bright and knowledgeable learners!
Brett van Niekerk
Gr8C Edenvale High School
"Dear Yvette Gietl,
Thank you so much for the book. I didn't much care for EMS in Gr 7, but this year I'm really enjoying the work. Your books are brilliant and I also have a great teacher, Miss van den Berg. I think that makes a difference.
Thank you so much for replacing my book for me and for signing it, the guys are all so jealous, it's wonderful. One day when I become an accountant, I'm going to frame that page for my office, so that I will always remember where it began."
With love from
N I Madinane
Athlone Girls High School
"Most EMS textbooks only emphasis LO 1, 2 and 4. The learners wanting to take accounting in the FET phase are therefore at a major disadvantage.
The Wamark workbooks, educator guides, web site and additional support material have improved my teaching of EMS.
EMS is a very complex subject and the workbooks make my life easy. I don't spend all my time researching and I can concentrate on teaching. I have also made effective use of the Lesson plans and Work schedules.
The learners found the budget DVD and activity very exciting. (I also used the material for my Grade 11 and 12 learners).
The learners' end year results improved from 35% in 2007 to 55% in 2008. (This brought a smile to my Principal's face!) I am optimistic that we will do even better this year!"
Lindsay - School Shop Manager
Pinelands High School
Thank you so much for your excellent service once again. Can't you come and train all of my book suppliers in Cape Town????"