An Amended National Senior Certificate is equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and is available to people who have been out of school for more than 5 years and would like to improve their final matric results.
The only difference between the National Senior Certificate and the Amended Senior Certificate is that for the NSC you will have completed matric through school assessments and exams, while the National Senior Certificate does not require you to successfully complete the matric exams.
Because you will not be doing school-based assessments, the Amended Senior Certificate examinations count 100% of the final mark of the registered subject.
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Amended National Senior Certificate Examinations Required Scores
- Pass three subjects at 40%, one of which must be an official language at the Home Language level.
- Pass two subjects at 30%, one of which must be an official language at the First Additional or Home Language level.
- Obtain a subminimum of 20% in the sixth subject.
How to Approach your studies for Examination
Here is how you can approach your studies in such a way that you are more likely to achieve the best possible marks.
Creating a Proper Study Schedule
A proper study schedule is the best way to ensure that you get enough of your work done. This way, you can spread out all the work you need to complete over a set period. By doing this, you can be sure that all your work will be covered before your exams.
Studying for The Right Amount of Time
Your brain is most able to retain information in study sessions that are between 30 and 60 minutes long. This will ensure that you are getting the most out of each study session. You need to have a 10-minute break between study sessions too. This will ensure that you rest your brain, eyes, and body before getting back into your work.
Getting Enough Sleep
Without enough sleep, you will not be able to study successfully. You will also not be able to retain any information.
Practising Past Papers
Past papers are a great way to prepare yourself for the examination period. By practising past papers, you will be able to get a better idea of what questions will be asked and how exactly they should be answered. Past papers will also give you a better idea about how much of your work you know.
Make sure that you ask questions. Make use of your tutor and class groups online to ask your questions and make sure that you understand the work.
An important thing to remember about the Adult Matric course is that all of your marks come from your final exams.
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