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APS Scores | What Is It and How to Calculate APS Score

APS Scores and how they work

Let’s discuss APS scores now that we have an understanding of the different passes.

What is APS (Admission Point Score)?

APS scores are used to calculate learners’ matric marks. Furthermore, this system is used by universities to determine if a student qualifies. However, it’s vital to note that the APS scores do not guarantee acceptance to a university.

How to calculate APS score?

Students will need to add the marks of their six subjects (excluding Life Orientation). Each point is determined by the percentage they get for a specific subject. The highest APS score is 7, while the lowest is 1.

If a student has:

80-100% for a subject they will score 7 APS points
70-79% for a subject they will score 6 APS points
60 – 69 % for a subject they will score 5 APS points
50 – 59 % for a subject they will score 4 APS points
40 – 49 % for a subject they will score 3 APS points
30 – 39 % for a subject they will score 2 APS points
0-29% for a subject they will score 1 APS points

APS scores for different Matric pass requirements

Let’s take a look at how APS scores affect the matric pass requirements. Here, we will take a look at each pass level accompanied by APS scores.

Bachelors pass – 23 APS points

In order for a student to get a Bachelors’s Pass, they will need to have a total of 23 APS points.

4 APS points for four high credit subjects
3 APS points in home language
2 APS points in other two subject

This means they will need to get:

At least 50-59% for four subjects
40-49% in home language
30-39% for two other subjects

Diploma pass- 19 APS points

Students will need at least 19 APS points to get a Diploma pass.

3 APS points for home language
3 APS points in four high credit subjects
2 APS points in two other subject

This means they will need to get:

At least 40-49% in home language
40-49% in four other high credit subjects
30-39% in two other subjects

Higher certificate pass- 15 APS points

For a student to get a higher certificate pass they will need at least 15 APS points.

3 APS points for home language
3 APS points in two other subjects
2 APS points for three other subjects

This means they will need to get:

40-49% for home language
40-49% in two other subjects
30-39%  for three other subjects

National Senior Certificate- 14 APS points

Students who pass with an NSC will obtain a minimum of 14 APS points.

3 APS points in home language
3 APS points in two other subjects
2 APS points in four other subjects

This means they will need to get:

40-49% for home language
40-49% in two other subjects
30-39%  for four other subjects

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