Teaching Courses at Walter Sisulu University – Admission and Application Requirements

WSU has one of the reputable pedigrees in education in South Africa, offering a wide range of programmes.
The programmes focus on the initial professional education of teachers as well as their continuing development.  Specialist focuses on mathematics, science and technology education are also catered for as too are social sciences and development studies.
These areas are housed in four areas:
– Initial Professional Education of Teachers (IPET)
– Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (CPTD)
– Continuing Professional Teacher Development (MSTE)
– Social Sciences and Development Studies (SSDS)

BEd (FET) Humanities

Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
REQUIREMENTS

  • APS: 25 – See our easy-to-understand scoring table
  • Senior Certificate: Two subjects with E (HG) or D (SG) in any two school subjects from Languages, History and Geography and a pass in any other two school subjects.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC subjects, two of which should be taken as Majors. NSC rating of at least 5 (60 -69%) for English if it is to be taken as a major subject and NSC rating of at least least 3 (40-49%) if not to be taken as a major which is the language of learning and teaching of WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.

 

BEd (FET) Natural Sciences

Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
REQUIREMENTS

  • APS: 22 – See our easy-to-understand scoring table
  • Senior Certificate: E (HG) or D (SG) in Mathematics and in any other two science subjects and a pass in any other or three school subjects.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Programme of the Faculty of Education.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics or 4 (50-59%) for Mathematical Literacy and 3 (40-49%) for either Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, provided one of these will not be taken as a major.
  • NSC rating of at least 5 (60-69%) for English if it is to be taken as a major subject and NSC rating of at least 3 (40-49%) if it is not be taken as a major which is the language of learing and teaching, and a pass in any other school subject.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.

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BEd (FET) Economic and Management Sciences Education

Ibika, Nelson Mandela Drive, Zamukulungisa & Queenstown
  • APS: 25 – See our easy-to-understand scoring table
  • Senior Certificate: with at least E (HG) and D (SG) in any two of the Business, Commerce and Management subjects.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in any four NSC subjects, two from BCM Learning Field, or Computer Applications Technology.
  • NSC rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 

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BEd (FET) Consumer Science Education

Zamukulungisa
  • APS: 25 – See our easy-to-understand scoring table
  • Senior Certificate: with at least E (HG) and D (SG) in any two from Consumer Studies, Hospitality studies, Tourism, Needlework & Clothing and Home Economics
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in any four NSC subjects, two of which should be from the Services Learning Field and are to be taken as majors for the programme. NSC rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 

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BEd (FET) Technology Education

Ibika
  • APS: 25 – See our easy-to-understand scoring table
  • Senior Certificate: at least E (HG) and D (SG) in any two of the approved technical subjects Mech Tech, Civil Tech, Electrical Tech, EGD
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics and 3 (40-49%) for Physical Sciences.
  • Rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.

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Teaching Courses Requirements at Walter Sisulu University

Admission into undergraduate programmes

For all Bachelor’s Degree programmes, only applicants whose National Senior Certificate (NSC) results indicate that the learner has met the requirements for admission into Bachelor’s Degree, that is Bachelors’ endorsement, may be admitted. In the case of the old Senior Certificate, only applicants with a Matriculation Exemption endorsement will be considered for admission.

Admission Point System (APS)

The Education programme endeavours to use a point system for admissions. The achievement levels are then translated into points for each NSC subject. Points will be used to calculate the total Admission Point Score (APS).

• The minimum APS required for likely admission into Diploma programmes (ND ABET and ULME) shall be 20.

• The minimum APS required for a Bachelor’s degree is 26.

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The Education Admissions Committee considered the administration of admission point score as proposed by HESA. The Committee appreciates the breakdown made in the achievement levels as this advantages a student whose performance is better than others.

On the basis of the HESA proposal the points will be awarded as in the following example:

NSC percentage per subject points 

NSC percentage per subject

Points

91%

8.1

86%

7.6

82%

7.2

79%

6.9

64%

5.4

55%

4.5

43%

3.3

39%

2.9

31%

2.1

30%

2.0

29%

1.9

28%

1.8

27%

1.7

26%

1.6

25%

1.5

The purpose of the above split will assist departments in admitting students according to their performance as opposed to the previous point system where a learner who scores 70% and the one who scores 79% would both attain 6 points.

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