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


Regulations pertaining to the National Curriculum Statement for Grades R-12

3. Entrance Requirements


(1) Admission to Grades 1-9 is determined by terms of section 5 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996).


(2) The minimum entrance requirements for Grade 10 stipulated in paragraph 26 of the policy document, National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 are—
(a) an official Grade 9 school report which indicates that a learner has met the requirements for promotion to Grade 10; or
(b) a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET); or
(c) a NQF Level 1 Certificate which requires two languages; or
(d) a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level 1 which requires two official languages; or
(e) an official document that the learner was progressed in the Senior Phase in terms of 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.
(f) an official document of approval from the relevant Head of Education confirming that a learner who has received home education prior to Grade 10 has reached the required level in Grade 9.


(3) For Entrance into Grades 11 and 12, an appropriate statement of achievement at the appropriate levels is issued by an approved or recognised assessment body.