South Africa’s controversial 30% matric pass mark – how it works

2022/01/08 12:00:00

South Africa's controversial 30% matric pass mark - how it works

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South Africa's controversial 30% matric pass mark - how it works

The Department of Basic Education has published an explainer after repeated complaints about South Africa’s 30% matric pass requirement.

“Outrage is often expressed over the fact that the lowest possible pass mark per subject is 30%, however, what is not fully understood is that no candidate can obtain a National Senior Certificate if he/she passes all seven subjects at 30%. The learners must pass at least three subjects at 40%,” it said.

The department said that it is aware of arguments that raising this threshold to 50% would improve the education system; however, it said that this change would not be made as the system aims to encourage ‘different levels of achievement’.“The 2014 ministerial committee, which recommended several changes to the National Senior Certificate, many of which have been followed through, did not recommend changing the lowest threshold. It is acceptable assessment practice to ensure that provision is made for different levels of achievement. All education systems have different levels of passes, not just one pass mark.”

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When the National Senior Certificate pass rate is announced each year, concerns arise around whether this can be relied on as an indicator of progress in the sector, the department said.Renewed business confidence following a subdued 2020 has led to increased hiring demands across both the in-house and private practice legal sector, said Nicolas Rainier, Africa legal manager at Robert Walters.Gallery: SA Players Who've Played In The USA 2 Jan 6, 2022 - 01:57 pm By Soccer Laduma After penning a three-year deal with Major League Soccer club Minnesota United, Bongokuhle Hlongwane will join some of South Africa's greatest footballers who have played their football in the USA.In a statement published on social media, the French embassy in South Africa said that the change has already taken effect and that travel restrictions have been eased.

“Outrage is often expressed over the fact that the lowest possible pass mark per subject is 30%, however, what is not fully understood is that no candidate can obtain a National Senior Certificate if he/she passes all seven subjects at 30%. The learners must pass at least three subjects at 40%,” it said. “Movement at partner level has reinvigorated private practices, in many cases allowing for team members both fee-earners and support staff to follow suit. The department said that it is aware of arguments that raising this threshold to 50% would improve the education system; however, it said that this change would not be made as the system aims to encourage ‘different levels of achievement’. In recent years, the likes of George Lebese, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Miguel Timm have been in the USA, while players such as Nkosinatho Nhleko, Davide Somma and Danleigh Borman spent time in the US before them. “The 2014 ministerial committee, which recommended several changes to the National Senior Certificate, many of which have been followed through, did not recommend changing the lowest threshold.” Rainier said that salaries are expected to broadly increase in 2022 – especially at the top-end of the spectrum, as firms and businesses try to retain valuable skills and personnel with lucrative packages. It is acceptable assessment practice to ensure that provision is made for different levels of achievement. They were also subject to strict vaccination and quarantine requirements.

All education systems have different levels of passes, not just one pass mark. The skillsets that are likely to be most in-demand in 2022 include compliance and regulatory expertise and M&A and financing skills. Scroll through the gallery to see images of South Africans who have played their football in the USA!  Share.” University admission For a learner to gain admission to a bachelor programme at one of the country’s universities, they must attain a minimum of 50% in four subjects, the department said. Similarly, a learner will need to attain a minimum of 40% in four subjects to enter a Diploma programme, it said. Legal professionals are also proving to be highly mobile, with 19% surveyed being open to new job offers – mainly looking for a pay rise or career progression. “Hence it needs to be understood that candidates scoring 30% in most of their subjects will not qualify for admission to a Higher Education Institution. However, not all learners are expected to qualify for Higher Education admission,” the department said. The table below outlines the salaries legal minds can expect to earn, based on their job type.

In 2020, approximately 62.4% of learners (361,240) obtained admission to bachelor and diploma studies and only 79,178 learners obtained a lower level of achievement, the department said. Regional variations may also apply depending on location. Read: .