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FAQs on Senior Certificate (amended)

FAQs on Senior Certificate

Each candidate must offer six subjects in order to qualify for the amended Senior Certificate.

Senior Certificate subjects credits that were passed prior to June 2015, at Higher Grade and Standard Grade levels, excluding Lower Grade conversions, will be recognized.

With the exception of Business English N3, Second Language, and/or Sakeafrikaans N3, Second Language, no N3 subjects will be recognised.

In the case of learners, who have attempted the National Senior Certificate examination, but were unable to complete all the subject requirements, and have exhausted the three year validity period allowed for the School Based Assessment (SBA), such candidates will have all their previous credits recognised.

Promotion requirements 

  • A Senior Certificate will be achieved by an adult candidate who satisfies the following requirements in these examinations:
  • Pass three subjects at 40%, one of which must be an official language at Home Language level.
  • Pass two subjects at 30%, one of which must be an official language at First Additional or Home
  • Language level.
  • Obtain a subminimum of 20% in the sixth subject.

SOURCE LINK: Senior Certificate(amended)




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