Obtaining a Grade 12 Bachelors Pass?

September 21, 2018

What do I need, to do to get a Bachelors Pass?

For a Bachelors Pass, you will need to obtain a National Senior Certificate (NSC), with a minimum of level 3 (at least 40%) for your Home Language and a rating level of 4 or better in at least four subjects chosen from the designated/high credit subjects (see list below):

Bachelor’s Degree pass requirements
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.

Which subjects are compulsory?
Home Language
First Additional Language
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
Life Orientation

What are Designated/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

What are the Non Designated/Low Credit subjects:

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

Level 7: 80 - 100%
Level 6: 70 - 79%
Level 5: 60 - 69%
Level 4: 50 - 59%
Level 3: 40 - 49%
Level 2: 30 - 39%
Level 1: 0 - 29%