The final National Senior Certificate examination is conducted from October to December of each year.
Qualifications a learner can obtain
For admission to a Higher Certificate, a candidate must obtain a National Senior Certificate, that is a pass of 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level, and a pass of 30% in three subjects.
The minimum entrance requirements for Diploma study is a National Senior Certificate with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised National Senior Certificate subjects.
To meet the minimum admission requirements to a Bachelor’s Degree study at a higher education institution, a candidate must obtain, apart from a National Senior Certificate, an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50% - 59%) or better in four designated subjects.
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