Mathematical Literacy - College SA

Mathematical Literacy

Our world is characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data that can be represented and misrepresented in various ways. Mathematical Literacy will help you understand, take part and contribute to this twenty-first century world. This subject will provide opportunities to analyse problems and formulate ways to use mathematics to resolve such problems. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skill to reason, interpret information, make decisions based on data, solve problems and manage resources. You will become a self-managing person, supporting worker and participating citizen in a developing democracy.

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Course fee

Total Course Fee:


Textbook option

Monthly instalment option:

R210 per month

Payment duration:

7 months

Study duration:

36 months

Registration fee:


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Accreditation information

Status: Umalusi certificate

Type & reward: Amended Senior Certificate - NQF level 4 (SAQA ID 49647)

Provided by: Umalusi

Minimum credits: 130

What is included in the course fees?

  • Textbooks or e-books (depending on your choice)
  • Courier Fees (Should you choose the physical textbook option)
  • Access to the Online Classroom and activities

Course starting dates

With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our educational planners about your enrolment and study options.

Entry Requirements

21 + Years

You need to be 21 years or older to enrol for the Amended Senior Certificate programme.

Internet access

You will need access to the internet via a computer or smartphone to complete your activities in the online classroom.


Recognised NQF 1
qualification with
2 official languages.


RSA Identification document
OR Valid Passport and
Study Permit.


Incomplete National
Senior Certificate


GETC Certificate OR Grade
9 / Standard 7 School Certificate (not recommended)

Entry Requirements

Exam registration dates:

Exam registration dates: The Amended Senior Certificate Examinations take place in June/July every year. Registration for the 2021 Senior Certificate Examination will open  in October 2020. Please visit the Department of Basic Education website to view a list of district offices in your area.

  • Exam registration opens in October 2020
  • Online registration opens in October 2020
  • Exam registrations close in January 2021

Exam info:

  • 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.

Assessments 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 2021, to take the examinations in June/July 2021. 

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%