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education.gov.za National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations : Department Of Basic
Name of the Organization : Department Of Basic Education
Type of Facility : National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations
Closing Date : October 2016
Head Office : Pretoria
Basic Education NSC Examinations
** The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations commonly referred to as “matric” has become an annual event of major public significance.
Related : Western Cape Education Department Online Senior Certificate Examination : www.sanotify.com/1207.html
** It not only signifies the culmination of twelve years of formal schooling but the NSC examinations is a barometer of the health of the education system.
** The first national examination, under the newly elected democratic government was administered in November 1996, following a highly decentralized approach.
FAQs on Examinations
When will the final National Senior Certificate examination be conducted?
From October to December of each year.
Must a learner register to write the final National Senior Certificate examination?
Yes, before 15 March of the year that a learner will sit for the final examination. All subjects to be written, including those from approved assessment bodies must be registered.
What are the minimum requirements for a candidate to obtain a National Senior Certificate?
The minimum requirements are :
** Achieve 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level and 30% in three subjects.
** Provide full evidence in the SBA component in the subjects offered
What is the role of Umalusi?
Umalusi is responsible for the quality assurance of assessment in the Grade 12-year and issues the National Senior Certificate to successful candidates.
Higher Education Institution requirements and support :
What are the minimum requirements for further studies relating to Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor Studies?
** Higher Certificate The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council.
** Institutional and programme needs may require additional combinations or recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement 15
** Diploma The minimum admission requirement is the National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate achievement, 40% – 49%) or better in four (4) recognised 20-credit subjects listed from the designated list.
** Institution and programme needs may require additional combinations of recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement
** Bachelor’s Degree To meet the minimum admission requirements to a Bachelor’s Degree study at a higher education institution, a candidate must obtain, apart from the National Senior Certificate, an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50% – 59%) or better in four (4) designated subjects.
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