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Free State Community Education and Training College.
The following are requirements for a student to enrol for this qualification:
(1.) Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have
(2.) Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
(3.) Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National
(4.) Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old
and who could not complete their school due to
circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department.
(5.) Adult candidates who are 21 years and older with an incomplete NSC
may choose to complete the NSC or convert to the
Certificate (as amended). Should the candidate choose to convert to the Senior Certificate (as amended),
they may not revert to the NSC an attempt to complete the NSC qualification.
(6.) Certified copy of a bar coded South African Identity document (ID); or
certified copy of a passport and a study permit if
the student is a foreign national.
(7.) Proof of address
Subjects can be chosen from the list below:
However, based on the need for a qualification for adults that is equivalent to the current National Senior Certificate (NSC), the Minister of Basic Education has approved the revision of the current Senior Certificate qualification such that it can be offered by learners who will have no alternative route to follow post June 2014.
The Senior Certificate retains its qualification structure but will utilise the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) subjects to support the qualification. This implies that the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) subjects will be offered as part of the Senior Certificate. The first examination based on the Senior Certificate (as amended) was written in June/July 2015. All Senior Certificate subjects that were passed prior to June 2015, at Higher Grade and Standard Grade levels, excluding Lower Grade conversions, will be recognized. The Senior Certificate also allows candidates to obtain University endorsement. As in the case of the NSC exam, they can also qualify for admission to Bachelor, Diploma or Higher Certificate programmes at Higher Education institutions.
Subjects to be offered
The subjects listed below which are part of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement of the
National Senior Certificate, will be offered as part of the amended Senior Certificate. The subjects
will in essence be the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements of the National Senior Certificate,
excluding the School-Based Assessment (SBA) component.
Each candidate must offer six subjects in order to qualify for the Senior Certificate (as amended). Adults who have approved Senior Certificate subject credits, but do not comply with the required six-subject package, must select the remaining required subjects from the following list of 34 adapted National Senior Certificate subjects
Table A: Official languages at Home and First Additional level
Subjects to be recognized
Senior Certificate subjects credits that were passed prior to June 2015,
at Higher Grade and Standard Grade levels, excluding Lower Grade conversions,
will be recognized.
With the exception of Business English N3, Second Language, and/or Sakeafrikaans N3, Second Language, no N3 subjects will be recognised.
In the case of learners, who have attempted the National Senior Certificate examination, but were unable to complete all the subject requirements, and have exhausted the three year validity period allowed for the School Based Assessment (SBA), such candidates will have all their previous credits recognised.
Candidates writing the Senior Certificate will be exempt from School Based Assessment, and
this implies that the examination in the subject will constitute 100% of the final mark.
Examinations will be administered at designated examination centres determined by the Provincial Education Department.
A Senior Certificate will be achieved by an adult candidate who satisfies the following requirements in these examinations