There are many advantages to achieving a Bachelor’s Degree pass at the end of Matric. These include:
- More choice of where to study
- More choice of what courses you can apply to
- Better chances of being chosen for an internship
What Does A Bachelor’s Degree Pass In Matric Mean?
Achieving a Bachelor’s Degree pass means that you have achieved the highest passing level in Matric. There are four passing levels. Each passing level has its own subject passing requirements and its own APS requirements, which are as follows:
Bachelor’s Degree pass
Higher Certificate pass
National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass/Matric pass
Note that these are the minimum requirements for each passing level, and that achieving these requirements does not guarantee your admission into any university courses.
Is A Bachelor’s Degree Pass The Highest Matric Pass Level?
Yes, a Bachelor’s Degree pass is the highest passing level you can achieve at the end of Matric. It is also the most difficult passing level to achieve. The National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass is the lowest passing level, and the easiest to achieve.
The NSC pass is also the minimum requirement to pass Matric. If you do not meet the requirements for the NSC pass, you will not pass Matric.
How Many Points Is A Bachelor’s Degree Pass?
A Bachelor’s Degree pass requires a minimum APS of 23. However, this is only the minimum requirement. Many universities will have their own entry requirements for Bachelor’s Degree courses, and some courses will have specific subject requirements.
Make sure you check with the university you are applying to about any additional or specific requirements for the course you would like to study.
Can You Get A Bachelor’s Degree Pass If You Fail One Subject?
Yes, you can still achieve a Bachelor’s Degree pass if you fail one subject. You may fail one of the two subjects that you should achieve 30% in. The only subject you cannot fail is your Home Language subject.
What Can You Do With A Bachelor's Degree Pass?
There are many things you can choose to do with a Bachelor’s Degree pass, such as:
- Apply to study for a Bachelor’s Degree of your choice
- Apply to study for a Diploma in your chosen field if you do not meet the requirements for your particular Bachelor’s Degree
- Start working
- Apply for internships
What Have We Learned?
- There are many advantages to achieving a Bachelor’s Degree pass at the end of Matric
- A Bachelor’s Degree pass is the highest passing level in Matric
- There are four passing levels, each with their own subject and APS requirements
- A Bachelor’s Degree pass requires an APS of 23
- You can still get a Bachelor’s Degree pass if you fail one subject, as long as it is not your Home Language subject
- There are many opportunities available to you when you achieve a Bachelor’s Degree pass
Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Razeen Dollie
Date: July 12, 2022