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Education expert Mary Metcalfe says Matric Higher Certificate requires 40% in three subjects and the 30% pass mark in three or four subjects and that is the lowest category of pass.

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2022-01-19 09:48:00 AM

In order for learners to proceed to university they need to have at least 50% in four subjects, and 40% from Home Languages, then you can get 30% in only one subject expert. Matric2021 BacktoSchool

Education expert Mary Metcalfe says Matric Higher Certificate requires 40% in three subjects and the 30% pass mark in three or four subjects and that is the lowest category of pass.

She says this indicates that you have met the minimum requirements to say that you haveNational Senior Certificate (NSC)but you can’t apply to University or obtain a diploma.Metcalfe says in order for a learner to proceed to university you need to have at least 50% in four subjects, and 40% from Home Languages, then you can get 30% in only one subject.

“That means in the minimum of six subject that you’ve passed, four of them you passed at 50%, and others at 40% if you are going to be able to apply and go to University. So, the 30% pass doesn’t apply in terms of an expectation, so this will set them up for failure.

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