Physical Science


Physical Science explores physical and chemical phenomena. You will learn to use scientific inquiry application of scientific models and theories and laws to explain and calculate certain events in the physical environment. You will also learn about the importance of society’s need to understand how the physical environment works in order to benefit from it and responsibly care for it. There are six knowledge areas that will be covered: Matter and Materials, Chemical Systems, Chemical Change, Mechanics, Waves, Sound and Light and Electricity and Magnetism. This subject will be essential for any student wanting to pursue a career in Engineering Studies/ the National Technical Certificate.

Deposit : R450.00

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 Mode of delivery: Distance Learning
Subject breakdown
Physical Science



Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have:
• A General Education and Training Certificate (GETC): or
• A Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven), stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or
• A recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level 1 which requires two official languages.
• Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
• Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school
education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department
in the Provincial Education Department.



 Course type: Short Course

  Quality council: Umalusi


Assessment information

The Amended Senior Certificate Examinations take place in June/July every year. If you meet the qualifying criteria and wish to take the examinations and obtain your certificate, you must register for the examinations no later than January 2024, to take the examinations in June/July 2024.

Learners wishing to write these exams can register at any provincial education office, which includes the provincial head office, district offices and circuit offices.

To achieve an Amended Senior Certificate, you must meet the following requirements in the exams:

Pass three subjects at 40%, one of which must be an official language at Home Language level.
Pass two subjects at 30%, one of which must be an official language at First Additional or Home Language level.
Get a subminimum of 20% on the sixth subject.
Students who have previously passed their Senior Certificate subjects at Higher and Standard Grade levels, can receive credits for those subjects.

A Higher-Grade pass is set at 40%
A Standard Grade pass is set at 33.3%

Exam Information

Exam registration dates:

Exam registration opens in October 2023
Online registration opens in October 2023
Exam registrations close in January 2024

Exam registration fees are NOT included in the course price
You may register for any number of subjects per exam sitting
You can complete all your subjects in a single sitting or over a period
The exams are set by the Department of Education
Exams are written only once a year
Registration for exams can be done at the Department of Education Examination Centres (Community Centres/Schools)
As a student, you are responsible to register for the Amended Senior Certificate examination. The College accepts no responsibility for registering any student for the ASC exams.




Course fee: R2150.00

Course DepositR450.00

Monthly instalment option: R170.00

Payment duration: 10 Months

Study duration: 12 Months


 Online Classroom Access