# How to Calculate Matric APS Score Points

How to Calculate Matric APS Score Points:

Figuring out your Admission Points Score (APS) is a crucial step as you prepare for university. Don’t worry, it’s not too complicated! Let’s break it down:

#### Step 1: Pick Your Best Six Subjects

Start by selecting your six best subjects from your matric examination results. These are the subjects where you got the highest marks.

#### Step 2: Learn the Points System

Each range of marks corresponds to a certain number of points. Here’s the scale you’ll use:

• 80% â€“ 100%: Earns you 7 points
• 70% â€“ 79%: Earns you 6 points
• 60% â€“ 69%: Earns you 5 points
• 50% â€“ 59%: Earns you 4 points
• 40% â€“ 49%: Earns you 3 points
• 30% â€“ 39%: Earns you 2 points
• 0% â€“ 29%: Earns you 1 point

#### Step 3: Match Your Marks to Points

Now, take the percentages you scored in each of your top six subjects and match them to the points on the scale.

#### Step 4: Total Your Points

Add up all the points for each subject. This sum is your APS.

#### Example:

Let’s take an example. Sarah got the following marks:

• Biology: 62% = 5 points
• History: 75% = 6 points
• Mathematics: 81% = 7 points
• English: 68% = 5 points
• Physical Science: 54% = 4 points
• Geography: 49% = 3 points

Sarah’s APS would be 5 + 6 + 7 + 5 + 4 + 3 = 30 points.

• The maximum APS you can get is 42, which means scoring above 80% in all your subjects.
• Different programs require different APS scores:
• Bachelorâ€™s Degree: Minimum 21 points
• Diploma: Minimum 18 points
• Higher Certificate: Minimum 15 points