Practical Assessment Tasks

Assessment in the National Senior Certificate comprises School-Based Assessment, Practical Assessment Tasks, Language Oral Assessment for official languages and external examinations.

A Practical Assessment Task is a compulsory component of the final promotion mark for all candidates registered for the following National Senior Certificate subjects:

  • Agriculture: Agricultural Management Practices and Agricultural Technology;
  • Arts: Dance Studies, Design, Dramatic Arts, Music and Visual Arts;
  • Languages: Oral mark;
  • Technology: Civil Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design;
  • Life Orientation;
  • Computer Sciences: Computer Applications Technology and Information Technology; and
  • Services: Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies and Tourism.

The Practical Assessment Task mark must count 25% of the end-of-year examination mark.

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