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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)

5. Duration and general requirements of the NCS Grades 10-12 (General)


1) The duration of the NCS Grades 10-12 (General) programme is three years, namely Grades 10, 11 and 12. To obtain a NSC a learner must:
a) Complete the programme requirements for Grades 10, 11 and 12 separately and obtain the distinct outcomes and associated assessment standards of all three years; and
b) Comply with the internal assessment requirements for Grades 10, 11 and 12 and the external assessment requirements of Grade 12 as contemplated in the Subject Statements and the Subject Assessment Guidelines of the various subjects listed in Annexure A.