Subject Choices

In South Africa subjects you choose at the end of grade 9 can either open up some doors in terms of tertiary education, or they can slam them shut. Some careful consideration is needed. The following is the minimum subject requirements to qualify for the National Senior Certificate (Matric Certificate).

• 4 Compulsory subjects
• 3 other subjects

• 2 Languages (one as Home language and the other as First Additional Language)
• Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
• Life Orientation

Further Subjects:
• Designated subjects relevant to tertiary education


The Orange can offer you guidance in your subject choice by conducting the following:

  • Free subject choice questionnaire
  • CAP assessment
  • PDA assessment
  • Subject choice coaching


For further guidance or assistance with career choice please contact us.