Matric Bachelor Pass Requirements For 2022

The Matric Pass Requirements 2022 for all the courses at the National Senior Certificate, Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree level is updated every year.

Matric Bachelor Pass Requirements

This article contains the National Senior Certificate, Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree coupled with their Matric general pass requirements.

For admission into programs of study at any South African institution that requires Matric result, an applicant must have the following requirements for successful admission.

MATRIC PASS REQUIREMENT FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE

  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

Level system

  • Level 7: 80 – 100% (Outstanding achievement)
  • Level 6: 70 – 79% (Meritorious achievement)
  • Level 5: 60 – 69% (Substantial achievement)
  • Level 4: 50 – 59% (Moderate achievement)
  • Level 3: 40 – 49% (Adequate achievement)
  • Level 2: 30 – 39% (Elementary achievement)
  • Level 1: 0 – 29% (Not achieved – Fail)

MATRIC PASS REQUIREMENT FOR NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE

This is the bare minimum needed to pass your matric year. 

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 2 other subjects
  • An APS score of 2 in 4 other subjects
  • A total APS score of 14

MATRIC PASS REQUIREMENT FOR HIGHER CERTIFICATE

  • Must obtain 40% in your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% in two other subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 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.

MATRIC PASS REQUIREMENT FOR DIPLOMA

  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% for three other High Credit subjects (Four, including your home language.).
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

LIST OF COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  • Home Language
  • First Additional Language
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

What are High Credit subjects?

  • Languages
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business Studies
  • Consumer Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Religion Studies
  • Visual Arts

Low Credit subjects

  • Agricultural Management Practices
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Civil Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Dance Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Electrical Technology
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Tourism

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FAILED YOUR MATRIC

If you have failed your matric.  Here is a list of things that you can choose from:

  • You can register for Adult matric
  • Register at another school and repeat your matric year.
  • Get a remark.  When your papers are remarked, every answer will be marked again to see which answers are correct and which answers are incorrect.
  • Get a recheck.  When you get a recheck for your exam papers, they check to see that your results were added up correctly.
  • Study courses without matric.  Matric College offers a variety of courses that you can study without matric.
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