What do the Matric Pass Codes Mean?

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The first thing you want to know is if you passed! The next step is to see how well you did.  If you pass six of your subjects then you are may get additional endorsements if your marks warrant it.  This is what the endorsements mean. Thank you to the WCED for supplying this information for us.

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.

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