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NBT and NSC

What is difference between the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) and the National Senior Certificate (NSC)?

THE NBT

THE NSC

In respect of each domain NBT examines -

Reflects to what extent  a school-leaver, who is applying to University is prepared for the core academic literacy, quantitative literacy and mathematics demands of higher education study.

In respect of each subject  NSC examines -

 Reflects to what extent a Grade 12 student has met the Curriculum Statement expectations as expressed in the Subject Assessment Guidelines.