Cambridge qualifications are accepted and valued by universities in South Africa and around the world, including MIT, Harvard and Cambridge.
They are recognised as qualifications that prepare and equip students with the skills they need to succeed both at university and beyond. Universities tell us that they value the independent research and critical thinking skills, as well as the deep subject knowledge that our qualifications bring.
Students can be confident that their Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS4 & A Level qualifications are accepted as equivalent to Matric.
Cambridge vs Matric: The following options are available according to SAQUA requirements. Cambridge students are treated as foreign students but are well received by universities because of the higher standard.
Equivalent to matric exemption
4 AS subjects with grades A-D and 1 IGCSE subject grade A-C
Note: One of the AS subjects has to be English and a second language is required at any level. VTC offers Afrikaans, French, Spanish and Italian as second language options. See SAQUA requirements.