Explained: Matric Results in 5 minutes

GrMatric results are the most crucial milestone in a learner’s education and aspirations. Your understanding of the levels system will help you in aiding your child to make informed career decisions.

As a parent, you should keep in mind that your child has the decision power in what career they wish to pursue. This cements the importance of your understanding of the levels system, so you may be able to support and guide your children extensively during this life-changing period of their lives.

 

National Senior Certificate (NSC) & Admission Point Score (APS) Comparison

NCS Level
NCS%
APS Level
APS%
8 90 – 100%
7 80 – 89% 7 80 – 89%
6 70 – 79% 6 70 – 79%
5 60 – 69% 5 60 – 69%
4 50 – 59% 4 50 – 59%
3 40 – 49% 3 40 – 49%
2 30 – 39% 2 30 – 39%
0 0 – 29% 0 0 – 29%

 

Matric Results: What you and your child need to know about Entrance Pass Levels

Pass Level
Points
Bachelor Pass
  • 4 in four High Credit subjects,
  • 3 in the Home Language &
  • 2 in the other two subjects.Total points: 23
Diploma Pass
  • 3 in the Home Language,
  • 3 in the other four High Credit subjects &
  • 2 in the other two subjects.Total points: 19
HC Pass
  • 3 in the Home Language,
  • 3 in the other two subjects &
  • 2 in three other subjects.Total points: 15
NSC
  • 3 in the Home Language,
  • 3 in the other two subjects &
  • 2 in 4 other subjects.Total points: 14

 

Levels Symbols Explained

Levels differ based on the percentage achieved, the varying levels represent levels of achievement which are used to determine which symbol and qualification you have attained. These results are documented in the National Senior Certificate (NCS).

A student must pass their home language with a minimum of 40%, a mark lower than 40% for the home language means the student has failed matric.

Achieving the provisional qualification entrances mentioned above does not guarantee the learner’s entrance into a tertiary institution (College or University). However, it guarantees the learner that they qualify for their respective qualification entrance and preceding qualifications. Tertiary institutions may or may not conduct further grading tests (National Benchmark Test (NBT)) for a learner to be accepted by the institution.

 

Note: the percentages below are minimums.

B Bachelors Pass
  • 40% for the Home Language,
  • 50% for four other High Credit subjects &
  • 30% for two other subjects.
D Diploma
  • 40% for the Home Language,
  • 40% for four other High Credit subjects &
  • 30% for two other subjects.
HC Higher Certificate
  • 40% in the Home Language,
  • 40% in two other subjects &
  • 30% for three other subjects. It is important to note that one of your languages must either be English or Afrikaans to qualify for a Higher Certificate.
NSC NSC Pass
  • 40% in the home language &
  • 40% for another 2 subjects. The learner can fail a subject, even the first additional language, but they must then get 30% or more for the other 6 making a total of 6 passes.If the learner has an average of 33⅓% they will be awarded the NSC but will not be able to study at any university.
F Fail Further study may not be possible unless the subjects are rewritten.

 

With a better understanding of the levels system, encourage your child to continuously use the levels system in assessing the admission requirements throughout matric.

Rutega Hubs offers 2 programmes that will assist your child with the results needed for university admission. Our Tutoring Programme focuses on aiding the learner during their matric (Grade 12) year, and our Matric Rewrite Programme aids learners who wish to upgrade or rewrite their matric entirely.

Matric results are the most crucial milestone in a learner’s basic education and aspirations. As a parent or guardian, make it a point to support and guide them during this life-changing period.

 

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