Passing Matric: Requirements

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Matric is a big commitment. Over the course of the year, you will pour your heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears and every other cliche for effort into your work. And quite rightly so; a Matric certificate is an essential part of today's education and employment landscape.

Passing Matric: Requirements

While there are options for furthering your education without one, your life will be one hell of a lot easier if you are able to pass Matric. With that in mind, it's probably important for you to know what the minimum requirements are for passing Matric.

Let's look at each PASS LEVEL in detail.

Please note: You have to pass six of your subjects to qualify for these endorsements.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE PASS

Pass 6 from the 7 subjects offered

  • Home Language 40% (compulsory)
  • 2 x 40% & 3 x 30%
  • 30% Pass in Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT)

DIPLOMA PASS

Pass 6 from the 7 subjects offered

  • 4 Subjects x 40% (level 3) achievement
  • Subjects include Home Language at 40% Compulsory Pass /
    excluding Life Orientation
  • 30% Pass in Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT)

BACHELOR'S PASS

Pass 6 from the 7 subjects offered

  • 4 Subjects x 50% (level 4) achievement
  • Including Home Language 40% Compulsory Pass /
    excluding Life Orientation
  • 30% Pass in Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT)
  • The Department of Basic Education has revoked the list of designated subjects with effect from September 2018
  • The minimum admission requirements for a Bachelor's degree programme remain the same, namely, a NSC with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the Higher Education Institution (HEI), coupled with an achievements rating of 4 (50-59%) or better in any four (4) NSC subject except Life Orientation.

MATRIC PASS LEVELS EXPLAINED

  • Bachelors - Admission to Bachelors Degree: the learner can go straight to University for a degree course.
  • Diploma - Admission to Diploma: the learner can proceed to a Diploma Study course.
  • Higher Certificate - Admission to Higher Certificate: the learner can proceed to a Higher Certificate Study course.
  • National Senior Certificate - Pass NSC: the learner has passed Grade 12.
  • Endorsed - Pass Endorsed NSC for learners with Special Educational Needs.
  • Did Not Achieve - Did Not Achieve NSC.
  • Incomplete - Result Incomplete.

These requirements were published by the Western Cape Education Department.


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