Revocation of the Designated List of Subjects

The Department of Higher Education has revoked the current designated list of subjects for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the Senior Certificate, as amended.

All 20 credit-bearing subjects offered as part of the NSC now have equal status. The minimum admission requirement for a Bachelor degree programme remains the same. Adequate achievement in at least four 20-credit NSC subjects enables the candidate to qualify for admission to a Bachelor degree programme.

The revocation of the designated list came into effect from 1 October 2018 and will be applicable to candidates registered for the 2018 and subsequent NSC examinations. The revocation of the designated list does not apply retrospectively.

Grade 9 learners who will be selecting NSC subjects for Grade 10 in 2019 should be apprised of this revised dispensation.

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