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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No 84 of 1996)

The National Senior Certificate : A Qualification at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Chapter 1 : Introducing the Policy for the National Senior Certificate (NSC)

1. Purpose of the document


1) This policy describes the regulations, rules and provisos for the award of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) at Level 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The NSC is to be awarded for the achievement of the exit level learning outcomes stipulated in the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) Grades 10-1 2 (General).


2) This policy is based on norms and standards to which all assessment bodies in terms of Sections 3(4)(1) and 7 of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996) and Sections 6A and 61 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act. No. 84 of l996), must give effect.