Can You Pass Matric With A 30% Average?

Many students believe that they can pass matric with a 30% average, however this is not completely true. Find out what the requirements are to pass your matric below.

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There are 3 matric pass levels:

Here are the pass requirements for each of these levels:

Higher certificate pass requirements

  • Must obtain 40% in your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% in two other subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for three other subjects.

 

Diploma pass requirements

  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% for three other High Credit subjects (Four, including your home language.).
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

 

Bachelor's Degree pass requirements

  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

 

The following subjects are compulsory:

  • Home Language
  • First Additional Language
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
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