Date Published: December 18, 2020
What can I study with a diploma pass?
Learners with a diploma pass can study at a college and get a diploma certificate. Learners can also study at a university that offers diploma courses.
To get a diploma pass you have to;
- Get at least 40% in your home language
- At least 40% in three other subjects
- At least 30% for two other subjects
You are allowed to study NATED Courses with a Diploma pass.
NATED stands for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. To study a NATED course you have to have a matric certificate. Here is a list of NATED courses on offer:
Can I pass matric with 5 subjects?
No, you can not. As a matric student, you need to pass at least 6 out of 7 subjects. Here are the minimum pass requirements:
- Pass your home language at a minimum of 40%
- Two other subjects at 40%
- Three other subjects at 30%
Level system: What the grades mean
To further your studies after high school it is important that you understand what your grades mean.
Here is what each level represents:
80–100% (Outstanding achievement)
70–79% (Meritorious achievement)
60–69% (Substantial achievement)
50–59% (Moderate achievement)
40–49% (Adequate achievement)
30–39% (Elementary achievement)
0–29% (Not achieved: Fail)
More on your matric symbols and levels.
Jan Badenhorst, the CEO of Matric College, discusses your options after passing matric with a Diploma Pass
Author: Omega Fumba
Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden, 2 July 2021