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HIGCSE & IGCSE
    must have matric exemption
    must have 4 HIGCSE subjects including English (1st or 2nd language) and Mathematics as well as preferably Chemistry, Physical
     Science, or Biology and at least 1 IGCSE subject. They may also have 5 HIGCSE.
    only 1,2 or 3 are acceptable for HIGCSE and A,B & C are acceptable for IGCSE
                                                                                               Double the Maths and highest
                          HIGCSE                                  IGCSE
                                                                                               Science score and add 3 other
           GRADE             %            POINTS         GRADE      %        POINTS            scores and multiply the result by
             1              75+              8             A        70          6              6/5 (or multiply it by 1.2 because
             2             60 - 74           7             B        60          5              there are only 5 subjects not the
             3             50 - 59           6             C        50          4              usual 6).

Must obtain at least 48 points

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
    must have matric exemption
    must have 3 Higher level (HL) subjects
    must have at least grade 4 HL Mathematics
    must have a Natural Science subject at least 5 at SL or 4 at HL: preferably Chemistry or Physics or Biology
    must have English (at least at SL)
    must be in possession of the DIPLOMA and not CERTIFICATE of the IB.
    must have at least 30 points (include Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge score)
Must obtain at least 48 points on the UCT admissions rating table below:

                                    CONVERSION TABLE:
    IB HL is equivalent to A-level points and symbols and SL is equivalent to South Africa’s
                              Standard Grade symbols and points
A-LEVEL POINTS                  10              9            8               7             6
A-LEVEL GRADES                  A              B             C              D             E
IB GRADES                       7               6            5               4             3
SG SYMBOLS                      A              B             C              D             E
SG POINTS                       6               5            4               3             2

Double the Maths and best Science subject and add to other scores (not more than 6 subjects and each subject only
used once). From the total subtract 4 points (or X 0,94 will give you the same result).




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ABITUR
                                                                                           Point range             % range
                                                                                      15                           100 - 95
    at least “Gut” for Mathematics                                                   14        sehr gut            94 - 90
    1,2 or 3 for Physics / Chemistry / Biology                                       13                            89 - 85
    must have English as a 1st or 2nd Language subject                               12                            84 - 80
                                                                                      11           gut              79 - 75
Mark         German rating                     Rating                 %               10                            74 - 70
  1      serh gut (8.5)                  very good                 85 - 100           9                             69 - 65
  2      gut                             good                      70 - 84            8       befriedigend          64 - 60
  3      befriedigend                    satisfactory              55 - 69            7                             59 - 55
  4      ausreichend                     adequate                  40 - 54            6                             54 - 50
  5      mangelhaft                      deficient                 20 - 39            5        ausreichend          49 - 45
  6                                      inadequate                 0 - 19            4                             44 - 40
Must obtain 48 points


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A & O LEVELS
    must qualify for a matric exemption from the Matriculation Board
    must have at least 2 A-level subjects including Maths and a Science - the rest can be O-level
          must have Mathematics: at least D at A-level or B in Additional Mathematics at O-level
          must have at least E in Chemistry or Physics or Biology at A-level
    must obtain at least 48 points (no subject can be counted more than once) as follows:

       SYMBOL                       A-LEVEL                            O-LEVEL
                                %          Rating                   %        Rating
             A                 70+          10                     70+         6
             B                60 - 69        9                    65 - 69      5
             C                55 - 59        8                    60 - 64      4
             D                50 - 54        7
             E                40 - 49        6

    Double the Maths and best Science score and add 4 other undoubled best scores (including English) and multiply the result
    by 0.914.


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AS & O LEVELS
    must qualify for a matric exemption from the Matriculation Board
    must have at least 4 AS-level subjects including Maths and a Science (Only grades A to D are acceptable-) the rest can be O-level
     subjects (grades A to C)
          must have Mathematics: at least C at AS-level or B in Additional Mathematics at O-level
          must have at least D in Chemistry or Physics or Biology at AS-level
    must obtain at least 48 points (no subject can be counted more than once) as follows: double the Mathematics score and one best
     Science subject score and add 2 other best subject undoubled scores.

                                 SYMBOL                               RATING
                                                           AS-Level          O-Level
                                       A                      8                  6
                                       B                      7                  5
                                       C                      6                  4
                                       D                      5            Not acceptable
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AICE
(ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS OF UNIVERSITY OF
CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE)
    must have equivalent of 5 full courses
    A - D are considered as passes and only merit or distinction is acceptable.
    must have English, Mathematics and Physical Science (refer to Maths & Science Info sheets for details).
    to calculate total score: add the scores of the 5 subjects using the table below
    each case will be assessed individually

     FULL CREDIT COURSES                                HALF CREDIT COURSES                       Double the Maths and best
     GRADE         POINTS                              GRADE          POINTS                      Science score and add other
       A             10                                  A               5                        undoubled scores
       B              8                                  B               4                        (including English) and
       C              6                                  C               3                        divide the result by 0.914.
       D              4                                  D               2

Example: Student scores:                   Maths B, Science C, History A, English B, Biology C
                                           (8 x 2) + (6 x 2) + 10 + 8 + 6 = 52
                                           52 x 0.914
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SYSTEM (James McKay for queries {System’s DBN Office}
(3 SENIOR CERTIFICATE SUBJECTS PLUS 3 SYSTEM SUBJECTS RECOVERY PROGRAMME TO
IMPROVE MATHS & SCIENCE MARKS AT A UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE LEVEL)

    must have passed senior certificate English and another language on the higher grade
    must have passed Maths, Chemistry & Physics on the SYSTEM Programme with at least 50% (these 3 count as Maths and
     Physical Science[average Chem & Physics scores to get Physical Science score])
    symbols same as SA higher grade calculations.
    to find the total score: add the 2 SYSTEM scores to the 4 remaining senior certificate scores, and then add the score for Maths
     and the best Science score.
    points and symbols work roughly as for SA higher grade calculations but each case will be assessed individually.

Example: Student scores:                   Maths A, Physics C, Chemistry A, History C, English D, Biology A, German C
                                           (8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 8 + 6) + (8 + 8) = 56 points




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UCT: FACULTY OF SCIENCE: BSC SUBJECT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION SHEET
APPLICANTS MUST OBTAIN AT LEAST 48 POINTS AND MEET THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
PROGRAMME        SPECIALISATION/ MAJOR                    MINIMUM   MATHEMATICS                ENTRANCE      MINIMUM PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND/OR OTHER MATRIC
                                                          REQUIREMENT                                        SUBJECT REQUIREMENT
SCIB06           Business    Computing/     Computer      D (HG)                                             E (HG) or C (SG) for Physical Science OR at least an E on
                 Science/ Applied Computing               A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B    HG or a C on the SG for Biology or Physiology AND/OR D
                                                          /HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                  (HG) for Computer Studies or Computer Science
                 Computer Engineering/ Bioinformatics     D (HG)                                             E (HG) or C (SG) for Physical Science
                                                          A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B    Physics A-level E/ AS-level D/ HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4
                                                          /HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                  (HL) or grade 5 (SL)/
SCIB12           Archaeology                              E (HG) or A (SG)                                   E (HG) or C (SG) for Physical Science OR At least an E on
                                                          A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B    HG or a C on the SG for Biology or Physiology
                                                          /HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                  Physics, Chemistry or Biology A-level E/ AS-level D/ HIGCSE
                                                                                                             grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL) or grade 5 (SL)
                 Environmental     &     Geographical     E (HG) or A (SG)                                   E (HG) or C (SG) for Physical Science OR At least an E on
                 Science                                  A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B    HG or a C on the SG for Biology or Physiology AND HG
                                                          /HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                  Geography
                                                                                                             Chemistry & Geography A-level E/ AS-level D/ HIGCSE
                                                                                                             grade 3/IB grade 4 (HL) or grade 5 (SL)
                 Atmosphere Science/ Botany/              E (HG) or A (SG)                                   E (HG) or C (SG) for Physical Science
                 Ecology/ Evolutionary Biology/
                 Geology/ Marine Biology/ Ocean &
                 Atmosphere Science / Zoology
SCIB13           Biochemistry     /     Biotechnology/    E (HG) or A (SG)                                   E (HG) for Physical Science
                 Genetics       &        Development/     A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B/   Chemistry A-level D/ AS-level C/ HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade
                 Microbiology/ Physiology/ Human          HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                   4 (HL)
                 Biosciences/ Chemistry
SCIB14           Applied    Mathematics/     Actuarial    D (HG)                                             E (HG) or C (SG) for Physical Science OR At least an E on
                 Science/   Mathematics/    Statistics/   A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B/   HG or a C on the SG for Biology or Physiology
                 Demography & Statistics                  HIGCSE grade 4/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                   Physics, Chemistry or Biology A-level E/ AS-level D/ HIGCSE
                                                                                                             grade 3/ IB grade 4 (HL) or grade 5 (SL)
                 Physics                                  D (HG)                                             D (HG)
                                                          A-level D/ AS-level C/O-level Additional Math B/   Physics A-level D/ AS-level C / HIGCSE grade 3/ IB grade 4
                                                          HIGCSE grade 4/ IB grade 4 (HL)/                   (HL)/




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