There are three different Grade 12 passes, in the form of certificates or diplomas as set out in this section.
Grade 12 Certificate option: Diploma pass
A diploma pass requires 40% in four higher credit subjects, 30% in three lower credit subjects, and you may fail one subject.
With this pass, you can enrol for a bridging course at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college or a diploma course at a university of technology.
To receive a diploma pass, a student must:
– Pass 6 of the 7 subjects offered;
Of which 4 Subjects must be at least a 40% (level 3) achievement;
Subjects include Home Language at 40% Compulsory Pass /excluding Life Orientation;
– 30% Pass in Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT).