National Senior Certificate

National Senior Certificate

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) is a South African Qualification awarded to learners who pass Grade 12 in High School, which is also known as Matric. It takes 3 to 5 years to complete a National Senior Certificate. The NSC  consists of studies done in:

  • Grade 10 
  • Grade 11 
  • Grade 12

You have to pass these grades to be awarded a National Senior Certificate.

What Is The NSC Exam?

The National Senior Certificate exam is a South African examination written every year by Grade 12 learners. The exam is important to learners as it gives them access to universities and colleges as well as bursaries, learnerships and entry-level work.

Who Qualifies To Write The National Senior Certificate Exam?

The following groups qualify to write the National Senior Certificate exam: 

  • Learners currently in Grade 12 
  • Learners who have a complete School-Based Assessment (SBA)
  • Learners who are rewriting their Matric Exams

When Is The NSC Exam Written?

The National Senior Certificate exam is written every year from October to December. Specific dates for the exam are published on the Department of Basic Education website, and your school will provide you with an exam timetable when the exam is near. NSC exams are also written in May/June, which is reserved for learners rewriting their Matric exams.

National Senior Certificate (Results)

To receive your National Senior Certificate results from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Go to the DBE website 
  • Register with your personal details
  • Click on 2021 NSC results 
  • Enter your exam number 
  • Your results should appear here

How Are National Senior Certificate Final Marks Calculated?

National Senior Certificate results consist of 25% internal school-based assessments (SBA) and 75% from examinations. The 25% SBA includes class activities such as: 

  • Tests
  • Oral presentations
  • Assignments
  • Trail examinations (Preliminary/Preparatory exams)
  • June examinations 

Are National Senior Certificate Trial Exams Important?

Trial exams (exams set before the final examinations) are important because they add up to your School-Based Assessments (SBA) mark. Trial exams usually make up about 7% of your SBA. This is dependent on what the percentages for the other assessments are. Make sure that you study hard for every assessment and aim to get the highest SBA mark possible. 

These exams are also important because once you have written these exams, you can see how prepared you are for the final examination. Not only do you see how the exam papers are set up, but you also have a better indication of which subjects you need to work harder on.

National Senior Certificate Pass Levels

There are four pass levels for a National Senior Certificate: However, a lot of students are not aware of the criteria of these NSC pass levels and incorrectly think that if they get 30% across all their subjects, they will pass their Matric. This is not the case. If a student does not meet the minimum pass requirements on the subjects written, they can be disappointed when they get their results.

Here are the different pass levels you can achieve after you have completed your Matric:

Bachelor’s Degree Pass Level 

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of 50% in four subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in 2 other subjects 

Diploma Pass Level 

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of 40% in four subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in 2 other subjects 

Higher Certificate Pass Level 

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of  40% in two subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in 3 other subjects 

National Senior Certificate Pass Level 

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of 40% in two other subjects 
  • A minimum of 20% in other subjects

Note: Keep in mind that each tertiary institution has its requirements. If you want to study at university, you will have to research the university and course you want to study.

You might gain entry into a university, but this does not mean that you meet the requirements for a particular course.

E.g. You gain entry into a university because you received a Bachelor’s pass, but you do not qualify for the Engineering course because you have received 50% for Mathematics.

Watch Jan Badenhorst, Our CEO Of Matric College, Discuss The Matric Pass Levels

How Do I Calculate My APS Score?

Here is how you can calculate your APS score for your National Senior Certificate:

APS PercentageType of Achievement APS Points
80-100% (Distinction)Outstanding Achievement7 points
70-79%Meritorious Achievement6 points
60-69%Substantial Achievement5 points
50-59%Adequate Achievement4 points
40-49%Moderate Achievement3 points
30-39%Elementary Achievement2 points
0-29%Not achieved Achievement 1 point
  • English First Language – 56% = 4 points 
  • Tshivenda Home Language – 60% = 5 points 
  • Life Orientation – 79% =  (we do not count L.O when we calculate APS)
  • Mathematics – 45% = 3 points 
  • Economics – 66% = 5 points 
  • Business Studies – 81% = 7 points (Distinction)
  • Accounting – 36% = 2 points


Is 75% A Distinction In National Senior Certificate?

No, when you receive 75% for a subject in your National Senior Certificate, is not considered a distinction. A 75% pass in a subject is a distinction in college and university but NOT for your National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate (Amended). 

The distinction percentage for a subject completed in your National Senior Certificate in South Africa is 80% and above. If you obtain distinctions in your subjects, you have a better chance of being accepted into university. However, a distinction does not automatically give you entrance into a university. You still have to meet each institution’s requirements as well as the requirements of the course you wish to study.

Make sure that you research the university you want to enrol at, and the Degree/Diploma you are interested in and work towards meeting those requirements.

Who Can Rewrite The National Senior Certificate?

If you are under 21 years old, you can rewrite your National Senior Certificate through the Department of Basic Education. Students who recently wrote their National Senior Certificate exams and are not satisfied with their results can apply for the Second Chance Programme. They can do so whether they passed or failed their exams. The programme is there to help students improve their Matric marks. The Second Chance Programme is also known as the Second National Programme, Supplementary Exams or Matric Rewrite. 

You may qualify to write the Second Chance Programme if: 

  • You are 21 and younger
  • You wrote the exam last November 
  • Could not write with valid reasons such as illness, death in the family, or other special reasons  
  • You failed a subject
  • Have proof of university admission and need to improve a subject to gain entry 
  • Want to improve NSC exam results

These exams take place every year in May/June. Applications can be made in High Schools, Provincial and District offices.

Documents you need to apply for Matric Rewrite/Supplementary Exam/Second Chance Programme: 

  • A completed form (Form is available at the place where you apply) 
  • Certified ID copy OR (Birth certificate/Passport) 
  • Results from the last exam 

Once your improved results are out, the department will automatically issue you with a certificate that has your best results. If you rewrite your National Senior Certificate and your second results are not better than the first ones, they will combine your results and give you the best marks.

If you do not want to rewrite your National Senior Certificate, here are other options you can consider: 

  • Remark 
  • Recheck 
  • View Paper


Your exam paper goes to an examiner that is different from the one who marked it last time. This is to make sure someone else can correct possible missed by the last examiner if there are any. These can include a question not marked and marked incorrectly. To get your exam paper remarked costs R120. 


Your exam paper is thoroughly checked to make sure that all questions have been marked and marks are allocated correctly. To get an exam paper rechecked costs R29.00. 

View Script 

You can only view your exam paper after it has been rechecked or remarked. The cost for each subject to be viewed is R234.

Application for remark, recheck and viewing of scripts can be made online through the DBE website.

Can I Combine NSC With Other Certificates?

Yes, you can combine the National Senior Certificate with other certificates. Here are examples to show you how you can combine the certificates: 

Example 1: Combining National Senior Certificate With National Senior Certificate 

You are 18 years old. You wrote your National Senior Certificate last year and did not pass. You apply for a Matric rewrite/second chance programme/supplementary exam/second national programme/ with your National Senior Certificate. You write the National Senior Certificate rewrite exam and obtain a Diploma pass. 

What Happens When You Get A New Certificate? 

Now that you have two National Senior Certificate results, and you are under 21 years old, the Department of Basic Education will automatically combine both your results and give you the best marks. 

Example 2: Combining A National Senior Certificate With A Senior Certificate (Amended) 

You are 24 years old. You passed your National Senior Certificate 7 years ago with a Bachelor’s Degree. You want to apply for an engineering course at university, and one of the entry requirements is 60% in Mathematics. In your National Senior Certificate, you do not have Mathematics as a subject, you only have Mathematical Literacy with a 55% mark. 

You can apply to Matric College for the Matric Upgrade course, where you can choose a new set of subjects or choose the same ones you have. In this case, you choose a new set of subjects and include Mathematics in your subjects. You study for the Upgrade Matric course and pass with a Bachelor’s Degree pass and get 70% for Mathematics. You get awarded a National Senior Certificate. 

What Happens When You Get A New Certificate? 

You can use the new certificate (Senior Certificate (Amended) to apply for your engineering course at university. You still have your National Senior Certificate, and it is still valid, it does not expire simply because you have a new certificate. This means that you can still use your National Senior Certificate to apply to places where you see fit. 

What Happens When You Get A New Certificate?  

Your old National Senior Certificate does not expire simply because you have a new one with the same subjects. You can choose to combine your old and new certificates because they have the same subjects. This makes it easy for you when you apply. You have one instead of two certificates. However, you do not have to combine your certificates. You can use both the National Senior Certificate and Senior Certificate (Amended) separately or together, even if they are not combined. 

Combination Of Certificates 

You can apply to combine certificates online through the Department of Basic Education website Here is a list of documents you need when you apply for a combination of results: 

  • Both results or certificates from exam settings 
  • Certified copy of ID book 
  • Proof of payment (Fee is R164)

Can I Get My National Senior Certificate Online?

Yes, you can get a National Senior Certificate online, but this does not mean that you can do the course online. This only applies to people who have already completed their National Senior Certificate. You can apply online through the Department of Basic Education website. To use their e-Re-issue online service, you must register first as a user on the e-Government Portal. You can also apply online through the official Umalusi application portal. The following documents will be needed when you apply online: 

Lost Or Damaged Certificates 

Documents you need to apply for lost or damaged certificates: 

  • An affidavit explaining what happened to the last National Senior Certificate
  • Original Certificate (not applicable if you lost it) 
  • Certified copy of ID book 
  • Proof of payment (Fee is R141.00)

Update Certificate

To update your National Senior Certificate, you can apply at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) offices. You can only apply to make changes to your certificate if it is not more than 12 months from the day it was issued. You have to visit their offices to explain to the officials the status of your certificate. A re-issue will be granted if there is enough proof that the error was made by the department or school. This is whether it is a subject mark, personal details or subject choice. If the application is granted, you may be issued with a statement of results while you wait for the certificate to be updated. 

Documents you need to apply for National Senior Certificate Update: 

  • Your original ID book 
  • Certified copies of your ID book 
  • A fee of R141.00 
  • The National Senior Certificate 
  • An affidavit stating what has to be altered 
  • Application form (available at the DBE)

When you apply through the Department of Basic Education, a replacement certificate will cost R155,00. If you apply through Umalusi, the price will depend on whether you collect the certificate yourself, or have the certificate couriered to you. If you choose to collect the certificate yourself from the Umalusi offices in Pretoria, it will cost R137,00. If you choose to have the certificate couriered to you, it will cost R202,00.

Note that these prices are valid only for the 2022 – 2023 financial year. After this, these fees will be subject to change.

The above fees are available only from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Can I Do The National Senior Certificate Online?

Yes, you can do a National Senior Certificate online. You can also study for a qualification that is on the same NQF Level as a National Senior Certificate, you can do it through distance learning. You can apply for a Matric Equivalent Course or our Adult Matric course at Matric College. 

With Matric Equivalent Courses offered at Matric College, you learn skills. You can use these skills to find employment.  

The Adult Matric course awards you with a Senior Certificate (Amended). This is a Matric Certificate. The only difference is that you receive it as an adult in a college. 

Here is a list of Matric Equivalent Courses and the Adult Matric course you can study through distance learning at Matric College: 

Adult Matric 

The Requirements For Adult Matric:

  • You must have at least a Grade 9 or Grade 9 Equivalent Qualification,
    • i.e.: Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Level 4
  • You have an incomplete Matric 
  • You must be able to read, write and understand English or Afrikaans 
  • You must be 21 years or older to write the exams 
  • You may sign up for the Adult Matric at the age of 19 years old, but you will only be able to write the Adult Matric exam once you are over 21

Matric Equivalent Certificates 

ICB Small Business Financial Management course (SAQA ID: 48736)

 Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 11 Certificate OR Grade 11 Equivalent Qualification 
  • Be 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English    
  • Be able to study via distance learning 

Once you have completed the ICB Small Business Financial Management course, you will be awarded a Matric Equivalent Certificate. 

ICB Junior Bookkeeping: Certificate (SAQA ID: 58375)

Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 10 Certificate
  • Be 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English    
  • Be able to study via distance learning 

Once you have completed this course, you will be awarded a Grade 11 Certificate. You can use the Grade 11 Certificate to apply for the ICB FET Bookkeeping course.

ICB FET Bookkeeping course (SAQA ID:58376)

Entry Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of the ICB Bookkeeping Certificate OR be a qualified Certified Junior Bookkeeper
  • Be 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English    
  • Be able to study via distance learning 

Once you have completed this course, you will have a Matric Equivalent Certificate

What Can I Do With A National Senior Certificate?

This Is What You Can Do With A National Senior Certificate:

  • Further your studies 
  • Find employment 

Further Your Studies 

You can use a National Senior Certificate to further your studies at Matric College. We offer different courses. These are both accredited and non-accredited courses. These courses are:

  • NATED courses
    You need a Matric Certificate (Amended Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate) to study these courses. They are accredited by the QCTO and the DHET. You will gain a qualification that increases your chances to find employment in South Africa.
  • ICB courses
    You can start studying one of the ICB Programmes with a Grade 10. If you have a Matric Certificate or Matric Equivalent Qualification, you have an even better advantage. ICB courses are accredited by the ICB and the QCTO. These courses are nationally and internationally recognised. This means you can further your studies or find employment in South Africa and abroad.You can apply for these courses with a National Senior Certificate of any pass level.

  • Short Courses
    You can study our non-accredited courses and gain skills. These courses prepare you for work. They are also beneficial in the following way:

    • You gain specific skills
    • Quicker to complete
    • They advance current skills
    • They are cheaper

  • Or

    You can further your studies through a college or at university. Keep in mind that you must meet the requirements of the course and the institution to be accepted.

Find Employment 

You can use a National Senior Certificate to look for entry-level employment. You can work as: 

  • Secretary 
  • Receptionist 
  • Store Cashier 
  • Call Centre Agent 
  • Sales Representative 
  • General Worker 
  • Personal Assistant 
  • Store Assistant 
  • Student Administrator

Is A National Senior Certificate Important?

Yes, a National Senior Certificate is important. This is because of the following reasons: 

  • It gives you access to further your studies at university or college 
  • You gain knowledge 
  • You gain qualities such as commitment and hard work 
  • You are able to read, write and understand information 
  • You learn to use your thinking capacity well 
  • You earn a chance to apply for bursaries 
  • You earn a chance to apply for learnerships
  • You can look for entry-level employment 
  • You are able to start and run a business successfully

Benefits Of Distance Learning At Matric College

Studying through distance learning means that there are no contact classes to attend. Students and tutors/lecturers communicate online through mediums such as Emails, Calls and Telegram. Distance learning through Matric College also means you can study from anywhere you want, including at home. Here is a list of why studying through distance learning is beneficial: 

  • Save Money 
  • Accommodating 
  • Improve Skills Fast 
  • Grow Connection 

Save Money

Since there are no contact classes to attend in distance learning, you will not have to spend money on transport, food, and other academic expenses related to attending contact classes. This way, you will save money.


Distance learning makes studying easy for everyone. It accommodates anyone who wants to study, including the following groups:

  • Parents
    • As a parent who is busy working and taking care of the kids, it is not always easy to find time to advance yourself academically. However, with distance learning, you can study the qualifications you want whenever you want. There is no fixed time at which you study. You can set your study schedule for times that suit you best.

  • International Students 
    •  If you are a student from another country, you can apply to study through distance learning at Matric College. You will only have to come to South Africa if there are exams that have to be written for the course you choose. Besides exams, you study from wherever you are.

  • Employees 
    • If you are working and wish to study a course that will add to your qualifications, consider distance learning. There are a variety of courses you can choose from at Matric College, including courses as short as 2 to 6 months which are skills-based. This is a great way to advance yourself and increase your chances of getting a promotion.

Improve Skills Fast 

You can learn a set of practical skills. At Matric College, we offer a variety of qualifications you can choose from. We have skills-based courses that will advance your skills and help you stand out from other candidates.

Grow Connection 

As a student learning with people both local and international, you will be exposed to networking. This means you will make friends or get used to different people of unique cultures, skills and contacts. You may find mates who turn out to be colleagues or business partners.

Our Accreditation


The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) oversees the development of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Our Matric courses are registered with SAQA. This gives our courses recognition in the NQF system


The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is a professional body. They do the following: 

  • They are responsible for administering our Matric exams 
  • They approve exam centres for our Matric courses


Umalusi is a Quality Council that does the following: 

  • Provides accreditation for Matric Qualifications  
  • Issues Matric Certificates

How To Study At Matric College

You can apply for courses at Matric College easily. This can be done online or by phone. Here is how you can apply: 

Application And Registration Process 

  • Click here to apply for our Matric courses

  • Our course experts will reach out to you and help you register for the course you wish to take
  • When you have been registered, we will send your study material via courier 
  • The delivery process takes 5 to 7 days 


Tutors are available to help you with your assessments. You can contact them by email, phone, or Telegram. They are available Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. Having tutors will help you with the following:

  • You can ask academic questions 
  • Ask for help with course assessments 
  • Learn new information 


We will send you your study material once you have been registered. The delivery process takes 5 to 7 days.  The study material will assist you with your assessments. The study material is included in your course fees, you do not pay extra costs. 

If you need urgent assistance, our support team will assist you before they head home. You can fill out the Red Alert Form to get the message to them. 

Our Course Experts can provide detailed information regarding the course you choose. They will explain everything you need to know.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you cannot do a National Senior Certificate in 3 months. You must complete Grade 12 for a full year and pass the exams to get a National Senior Certificate. The only time you can do a National Senior Certificate in 3 months is if you already have the National Senior Certificate and you want to apply for a rewrite

For example, if you receive your National Senior Certificate results in January you can apply to rewrite your exam in the same month which will then be written in May/June. This means that you can complete your National Senior Certificate in three to four months.

Yes, the National Senior Certificate is accredited by Umalusi. The NSC is also registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as NQF level 4. If you want to further your studies at university with a National Senior Certificate, you can. Keep in mind that your acceptance will depend on whether you meet the requirements of the university.

Umalusi is a professional accreditation body. Umalusi is part of three quality councils in South Africa. Two more quality councils include the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Umalusi currently awards Matric qualifications, Vocational qualifications as well as Adult and Training qualifications.

Matric Qualifications Vocational Qualifications Adult and Training Qualifications
The Senior Certificate (Amended) SC(A) National Certificate Vocational (NCV) (GETC: ABET) The General Education and Training Certificate for Adults NQF Level 1

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) 

The National Technical N3 Certificate (GETCA) General Education and Training Certificate for Adults NQF Level 1
Both Matriculation qualifications are NQF Level 4 Both Vocational qualifications are NQF Level 4 (NASCA) National Senior Certificate For Adults NQF Level 4

A National Senior Certificate is a qualification you get when you finish high school. This is after you have passed Grade 10 – 12. A National Certificate Vocational is a qualification you get when you complete your NCV Level 2 to 4 in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college. Level 2 is equivalent to Grade 10, Level 3 to Grade 11, and Level 3 to Grade 12. 

NSC and NCV are NQF Level 4 qualifications. The differences are mentioned below in the table:

National Senior Certificate (NSC) National Certificate Vocational (NCV
Available in High School Available in TVET colleges
Focuses on academic knowledge Focuses on specific practical skills
The entry requirement is a Grade 11 certificate The entry requirement is a Grade 9 certificate
You can gain access to university You can gain access to university
Equivalent to NQF Level 4 if you have completed Grades 8, 9, 10 11 and 12 Equivalent to NQF Level 4 if you study NCV Level 2, 3 and 4
You can apply for a job with this qualification You can apply for a job with this qualification
Accredited qualification Accredited qualification

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) is awarded to learners who have passed their exams and finished Grade 12. A Senior Certificate (Amended) is awarded to adults who have finished their Adult Matric course. The certificates are the same, the only difference is when and how you get them. Here is a table that explains the differences between the National Senior Certificate and Senior Certificate Amended:

National Senior Certificate Senior Certificate Amended
National Senior Certificate is Available in High School Senior Certificate Amended is Available through distance learning/Department of Basic Education
Focuses on academic knowledge Focuses on academic knowledge
Need Grade 11 to study Need Grade 9 to study
Must be below 21 to study Must be 21 or older to study
Can rewrite before you turn 21 Can rewrite as many times as you want
Access to university Access to university
Accredited qualification Accredited qualification
Must choose 7 subjects to study Must choose 6 subjects to study
NQF Level 4 NQF Level 4
Entry-level job-friendly Entry-level job-friendly

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People Also Ask

Writing your final exams can come with a lot of pressure from different sources in your life, and this can be distracting to your studies, especially for the goals you have for the outcome you want from these exams. Here are a few tips to help you motivate yourself:

  • Believe in yourself
  • Set realistic goals
  • Create a study schedule
  • Find a study method that works for you
  • Take breaks and reward yourself
  • Eat healthy and get enough sleep
  • Manage stress
  • Focus on the present moment
  • Remember why you’re doing this
  • Believe in the power of positive thinking

Matric College offers many resources for our student to practice and study for each of their subjects effectively. They are able to receive the right information and have the confidence to write their exams without being nervous, allowing them to receive the marks they deserve.

Our resources include:

  • Study Materials
  • Tutor support
  • Access to Telegram study groups

Study Materials

These are made for each subject and cater to each student, allowing them to study without the need for assistance. They are delivered right to your home and are ready for use as soon as you receive them.

Tutor Support

We have tutors for all subjects and courses. This means that if you feel stuck during your study sessions, you can contact one of our tutors, and they will be available to assist you as soon as possible.

Access To Telegram Study Groups

We have dedicated study groups for all your subjects/ courses. These groups all students and tutors to interact and share information about courses, assignments and announcements. They also give students a chance to socialise, create connections and receive encouraging messages from the tutors.

Parents play an important role in the education of their children, especially when it comes to exams. There are many methods they can use to support their children during their matric exams, and they can use the same methods if they decide to re-do their own exams, such as:

  • Create a positive and supportive environment
  • Help establish a study routine
  • Provide a conducive study space
  • Encourage effective study techniques
  • Promote healthy habits
  • Offer emotional support
  • Avoid exam-related discussions
  • Celebrate their efforts
  • Seek professional help if needed

Yes, studying through distance learning offers many benefits for students, but it can come with its own challenges that might seem hard at first, but there are solutions to help you tackle them.

Self-Discipline And Motivation

Adjusting to distance learning can take a while in the beginning, especially since you are working on your own. Having to come up with your own methods to keep going can sound like an unnecessary struggle, but it is possible, and it comes with many benefits.


  • Set realistic goals and create a study schedule.
  • Break down large assignments into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  • Reward yourself for completing tasks and reaching goals.
  • Find a quiet and distraction-free study space.
  • Take regular breaks to avoid burnout.

Lack Of Face-To-Face Interaction With Teachers And Classmates

Distance learners are usually studying over the internet, whether at home or anywhere they feel productive, however it can take a while to be able to do the work alone. Some people might be used to interacting physically with the teachers and other students, which can make studying alone difficult.


  • Take advantage of study groups to connect with classmates and teachers.
  • Participate in online study sessions with other students.
  • Join online study groups or communities.
  • Reach out to your teachers or tutors for help when needed.

Access To Technology And A Reliable Internet Connection

There are many factors that can affect distance learning student, technology and internet being a major one. This is because students need to interact with tutors for help, upload assignments and communicate with other students to share study tips and guides.


  • Use public libraries or community centres that offer free Wi-Fi access.
  • Consider using a mobile hotspot if a reliable wired internet connection is not available.

Distractions At Home

Home life comes with its own responsibilities that you have to face because it can become distracting to your studies.


  • Set clear boundaries with family members and roommates to minimize distractions during study time.
  • Create a designated study space that is free from clutter and interruptions.
  • Inform family members of your study schedule and ask for their support in minimizing distractions.
  • Use earplugs or noise-canceling headphones to block out background noise.

Time Management And Juggling Multiple Commitments

Everyone has a life outside of class, or home in this case, and this means that being too busy for your studies can affect your attention and take away precious time for learning and practising.


  • Create a realistic weekly schedule that allocates time for studying, work, family, and personal time.
  • Prioritize your tasks and focus on completing the most important ones first.
  • Delegate tasks to others when possible.
  • Learn to say no to additional commitments when you are already overloaded.

Author: Mulisa Nethononda
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: March 23, 2022