Promotional Requirements

Grades 8 and 9 (requirements in subjects prescribed by the Education Department)

All subjects: 40% CASS and 60% promotional exam.
The promotion requirements are:

  • At least level 4 (50%) in English.
  • At least level 3 (40 %) in Afrikaans FAL or isiXhosa FAL.
  • At least level 3 (40%) in Mathematics and any three other subjects.
  • In any two of the other required subjects a level 2 is required. 

 

Grade 10 – 12

All subjects: 25% CASS + 75% "external” assessment component.  

  • 40% in English and two other subjects and has complied with the SBA component
  • 30% for three other subjects and has complied with the SBA component
  • a full portfolio for the seventh subject (even if this subject has been failed)

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSION

The basic promotion requirements for a NSC are:

  • 40% in English and two other subjects
  • 30% for three other subjects
  • a full portfolio XE "portfolio"  for the seventh subject.

In addition to the Senior Certificate, the following are the minimum basic requirements for admission to a higher education institution for further study, as documented in the Government Gazette, 11 July 2008 :

Higher Certificate
The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (UMALUSI).

Institutional and programme needs may require appropriate combinations of recognized NSC subjects and levels of achievement.  For example, an institution may determine that a Higher Certificate in Architectural Design requires in addition to the NSC a specified level of attainment in Design and an associated recognized subject.

Diploma
The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with and achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects.

Institutional and programme needs may require appropriate combinations of recognized NSC subjects and levels of achievement.  For example, a Diploma in Diametrics might require a pass at a prescribed level in Mathematics or Information Technology.

Bachelor’s Degree

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognized 20-credit subjects  [on the designated subject list].

In summary, the following are the minimum basic requirements, in addition to the NSC XE "NSC" , for admission to a higher educational institution for further study:

Course of Study

%

Requirements

Bachelor Degree

50%

4 Designated Subjects (Hos­pitality, CAT, and LO are NOT Designated Subjects)

Diploma

40%

English + any 3 other subjects

 

30%

Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) of Higher Institution (e.g. Afrikaans for Stellenbosch)

Higher Certificate

30%

LOLT of Higher Institution

 

Various universities have additional entrance requirements for certain courses. These can be ob­tained directly from the university.

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