Matric Rewrite

Admission to the Senior Certificate The following learners will qualify for admission to the Senior Certificate: Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have: a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC); or a Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven). stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level which requires two official languages. Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification. Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department. Adult candidates who are 21 years and older with an incomplete NSC may choose to complete the NSC as part-time candidates, or convert to the Senior Certificate. Should the candidate choose to convert to the Senior Certificate, they may not revert to the NSC and attempt to complete the NSC qualification. Adult candidates who have already obtained a qualification but wish to improve their results/status. Subjects to be offered The subjects listed below which are part of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement of the National Senior Certificate, will be offered as part of the amended Senior Certificate. The subjects will in essence be the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements of the National Senior Certificate, excluding the School-Based Assessment (SBA) component. Each candidate must offer six subjects in order to qualify for the Senior Certificate (as amended). Adults who have approved Senior Certificate subject credits, but do not comply with the required six-subject package, must select the remaining required subjects from the following list of 34 adapted National Senior Certificate subjects: Table A: Official languages at Home and First Additional level SUBJECT NUMBER Afrikaans Home language 13300019 Afrikaans First Additional Language 13310029 English Home Language 13300039 English First Additional Language 13310049 IsiNdebele Home Language 13300059 IsiNdebele First Additional Language 13310069 IsiXhosa Home Language 13300079 IsiXhosa First Additional Language 13310090 IsiZulu Home Language 13300099 IsiZulu First Additional Language 13310109 Sepedi Home Language 13300119 Sepedi First Additional Language 13310129 Sesotho Home Language 13300139 Sesotho First Additional Language 13310149 Setswana Home Language 13300159 Setswana First Additional Language 13310169 SiSwati Home Language 13300179 SiSwati First Additional Language 13310189 Tshivenda Home Language 13300199 Tshivenda First Additional Language 13310209 Xitsonga Home Language 13300219 Xitsonga First Additional Language 13310229 Table B1: Agriculture SUBJECT NUMBER Agricultural Sciences 10320239 Table B2: Business, Commerce and Management Studies SUBJECT NUMBER Accounting 12320249 Business Studies 12320259 Economics 12320269 Table B3: Human and Social Studies SUBJECT NUMBER Geography 16320279 History 16320289 Religion Studies 16320299 Table B4: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences SUBJECT NUMBER Computer Applications Technology 19320309 Information Technology 19320319 Life Sciences 19320329 Mathematical Literacy 19320339 Mathematics 19320349 Physical Sciences 19320359 The Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements for the above-listed Senior Certificate subjects are available here.   Subjects to be recognized 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, such candidates will have all their previous credits recognised. Examinations The Senior Certificate examination is written in May/June of each year. Candidates writing the Senior Certificate will be exempt from School Based Assessment(SBA), and this implies that the examination in the subject will constitute 100% of the final mark. Examinations will be administered at designated examination centres determined by the Provincial Education Department. The examination may also be offered by the independent assessment bodies accredited by Umalusi.   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. Registration for the 2024 Senior Certificate Examination Registration for the 2024 exams may be done online (www.eservices.gov.za) or at any education district office. Both online registration and manual registration will close on 8 February 2024. Preparation for the Senior Certificate Examination Learners that intend to write the Senior Certificate examination must commence with preparations for the examinations immediately, given that the curriculum is a year programme. Learners may obtain the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for the relevant subject from the DBE website or the nearest provincial education office. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has made available an Examination Guideline, which provides a framework on the structure and format of the examination. Exemplar question papers based on CAPS are also available on the DBE website.

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