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Promotion requirements for Grades 10 - 12

Learners in Grades 10-12 will be promoted from grade to grade if they have offered and completed the School-Based Assessment, Practical Assessment Tasks, where applicable, oral assessment and end-of-year examination requirements in not fewer than seven (7) subjects as contemplated in the policy document, National Protocol for Assessment Grades R – 12 and the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements of the various subjects:

  1. Achieved 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level, and 30% in three subjects, provided the School-Based Assessment component is submitted in the subjects offered.
  2. A condonation of a maximum of one (1) subject will only be applied to a Grade 12 candidate in the final National Senior Certificate examination, if such a candidate requires a maximum of 2%, either to obtain a pass at 30% or 40%. Such a condonation will be applied in only one subject, provided the application of the condonation allows the candidate to obtain the National Senior Certificate qualification.
  3. Subject to paragraph 28(7) learners who offer a Music programme from the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music or Trinity College of London or UNISA, must obtain the following ratings:
  • the Associated Board of Royal Schools Practical Music Examination Grade 7: at least 65%.
  • Trinity College of London Practical Music Examination Grade 7: at least 65%.
  • UNISA Practical Music Examination Grade 7: at least 50%.   

The norm for repetition is stipulated in paragraph 31 of the Admission policy for ordinary public schools, Government Notice 2432 in the Government Gazette, Vol. 400, No. 19377 of 19 October 1998, as one retained once in the Further Education and Training Phase in order to prevent the learner being retained in this phase for longer than four years.

Progression in Grades 10-12 does not guarantee in the final certification of a learner in Grade 12 and such a learner must comply with the certification requirements as contemplated in paragraph 37(1)(a) of the policy document, National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R -12 to enable him or her to obtain a National Senior Certificate.

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