7.1      CRITERIA FOR TOP TEN AND CUM LAUDE
The minimum requirement for being eligible for Top Ten Award and Cum Laude is an average/aggregate of:

7.1.1       Grade 8           -       75 % average

7.1.2       Grade 9           -       75 % average

7.1.3       Grade 10   -     70 % average

7.1.4       Grade 11   -     70 % average

7.1.5       Grade 12   -     70 % average

8.        PROMOTION / PROGRESSION CRITERIA

8.1      PROMOTION (PASS) CRITERIA IN GRADE 8 & 9

A learner in Grade 8 or 9 must achieve:

8.1.1       at least an adequate achievement or level 4 (50 – 59%) in the Home Language (in our case English) 

8.1.2       At least a moderate rating or level 3 (40 – 49%) in the First Additional Language (in our case

Afrikaans) and Mathematics.

8.1.3       3 x Moderate achievement or level 3 (40 – 49%) in the other remaining subjects and

8.1.4       2 x Elementary achievement or level 2 (30 – 39%) in the other remaining subjects.

 

8.2      PROMOTION (PASS) CRITERIA IN GRADE 10, 11 AND 12

8.2.1       A learner must achieve at least 40 % in THREE (3) subjects and 

8.2.2       must achieve at least 30 % in THREE (3) other subjects.

8.2.3       A learner can fail one subject.

8.3      IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERPRETING A LEARNER’S REPORT

GRADES 8 & 9 PROMOTION/ PROGRESSION (PASS) VERDICT

RP

Ready to progress

Passed Term/Year

NRP

Not ready to progress

Failed Term/Year

GRADES 10-12 PROMOTION (PASS) VERDICT

P

Promoted

Passed Term/Year

NP

Not Promoted

Failed Term/Year

NATIONAL/RATING CODES

RATING CODE

LEVEL DESCRIPTOR

MARKS

7

Outstanding Achievement

80 – 100%

6

Meritorious Achievement

70 – 79%

5

Substantial Achievement

60 – 69%

4

Adequate Achievement

50 – 59%

3

Moderate Achievement

40 – 49%

2

Elementary Achievement

30 – 39%

1

Not achieved

ot Achieved

0 – 29%



9.        CRITERIA FOR AWARDS

9.1      ACADEMIC AWARDS

9.1.1       The awards are based on a learner’s Year Mark / CASS Mark / Portfolio Mark.

9.1.2       Grade 8 & 9 learners receive a Learning Area Awards for being one of the top ten learners in a Learning Area.

9.1.3       Grades 10, 11 and 12 receive a Subject Award for achieving 80% or more in a subject.

9.1.4       The following awards are based on a learner’s overall average:

Grade

Achievement Badge

Merit Scroll

Half Colours

Full Colours

8*

65-69%

70-74%

75-79%

80%+

9*

65-69%

70-74%

65-69%**

75-79%

70-74%**

80%+

75%+**

10

65-69%

70-74%

65-69%**

75-79%

70-74%**

80%+

75%+**

11

65-69%

70-74%

65-69%**

75-79%

70-74%**

80%+

75%+**

12

65-69%

60-64%**

70-74%

65-69%**

75-79%

70-74%**

80%+

75%+**

Based on average obtained over eight Learning Areas.

**Awarded to learners who maintain the overall average for two any years.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9.1.5       Achievement badges are also awarded to the learners for taking part in sport/cultural activities for three consecutive years even if they are not in their matric year

9.1.6       Service awards can be applied for to obtain a half colour or a full colour in order to obtain a white blazer.

10.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA AND BACHELOR’S DEGREE

10.1   Higher Certificate

10.1.1    The minimum Admission  requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) with a minimum of  30 % in the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) - English.

10.1.2    Institutional and programme needs may require appropriate combinations of recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.  For example, an institution to the NSC a specified level of attainment in Design and an associated recognised subject.

10.2   Diploma

10.2.1    The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with a minimum of 30 % in the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) – English  and an  achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.

10.2.2    Institutional and programme needs may require appropriate combinations of recognised FETC subjects and levels of achievement.  For example, a Diploma in Data metrics might require a pass at a prescribed level in Mathematics or Information Technology.

10.3     Bachelor’s Degree

10.3.1          The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with a minimum of 30 % in the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) – English  and an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the following recognised 20-credit NSC subjects (which will be known as the designated subject list):

·         Accounting

·         Business Studies

·         Civil Technology

·         Consumer Studies

·         Economics

·         Engineering Graphics and Design

·         Geography

·         History

·         Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognised language subjects)

·         Life Sciences

·         Mathematical Literacy

·         Mathematics

·         Physical Sciences

·         Religion Studies

·         Visual Arts

10.3.2          Satisfactory achievement in four designated NSC subjects provides the primary basis for admission to a Bachelor’s Degree programme. 

10.3.3          An institution is entitled to specify an appropriate level of subject achievement for a particular programme.  For example, admission requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art or Music might include a specified level of achievement in the corresponding recognised NSC subjects.  Similarly, an institution will be entitled to specify subject requirements for a particular programme.

10.3.4          Mathematics and Physical Sciences might be considered as requirements for admission to a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.