Supplementary examinations for Grade 10 and 11

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Is Supplementary Examinations the right product for you:

This is ideal for a student who needs to:

  • fulfil the requirements to pass Grade 10 or 11.
  • change one or more subjects before enrolling for Grade 11.
  • comply with the legal requirements.
  • submit a valid report for Grade 10 or 11 upon enrolling with Brainline.
  • receive a progress report reflecting the Supplementary Examination mark/s.
  • receive a valid academic record, that is a prerequisite for admission to Grade 11 or 12.

Supplementary Examinations for Grade 10 and 11 timeline

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Supplementary Examinations for Grade 10 and 11 overview


The accredited brainMATHS Study Programme that offers students an unique opportunity to grasp this important subject, is available for purchase.

Prescribed content for subjects is available for purchase either as ebooks via your personal ebook library, or as hard-copies. These approved textbooks from well-known publishing houses, have been hand-selected to best assist students to excel.

Examination demarcations are available as proposed subject work schedules.

Assessment integrity

Supervision by an independent invigilator, registered with Brainline by the student, is required during tests and examinations.

Enrolment period

Students who require a pass in one or two subjects in order to be promoted to Grade 11 or 12 must enrol to write the Session 1 Supplementary Examinations in January of the new academic year.

Students who enrol with Brainline during an academic year, and are required to write a Supplementary Examination, must enrol for the first available session. These sessions are scheduled in June/July and in October/November.

Subjects for Grade 10 and 11 Supplementary Examinations

To qualify for a National Senior Certificate, a learner should complete 7 subjects: one Home Language, an Additional Language, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, and a minimum of 3 NSC approved subjects.


  • Afrikaans Huistaal
  • Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language*

Natural Sciences

  • Physical Sciences*
  • Life Sciences*
  • Agricultural Sciences*
  • Equine Studies*

Economic Sciences

  • Accounting*
  • Business Studies
  • Tourism

Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy

Culture and Arts

  • Music*
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Engineering Graphics and Design*
  • Computer Applications Technology*
  • ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Digital Electronics (Grade 10 only)
  • ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Electronics (Grade 10 only)


  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation

Subject prerequisites for Grade 10–11

Mathematics is highly recommended.

Physical Sciences
Mathematics is compulsory.

You need to attend a compulsory scheduled oral session in Grade 12 at one of our five branches.

Computer Applications Technology
– Requires the full professional version of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Microsoft Office 365 containing these full versions will also be accepted.
– Compulsory practical examination in Grade 12 at a Brainline branch.

Life Sciences
Compulsory practical examinations in Grade 12 at a designated Brainline branch. Additional fees apply.

Agricultural Sciences
Life Sciences is recommended.

Engineering Graphics and Design
Additional software required: TurboCAD 21 Deluxe. An A3 printer is required.

The student must have access to his/her instrument, must have passed at least Grade 2 theory and practical from an accredited examination board, and must be receiving private lessons that focus on (at least) Grade 3 theory and practice.

Equine Studies
– Grade 10–12: Access to a qualified international Level 1 instructor for practical assessments.
– Grade 10–11: Competing in graded or equivalent shows at Novice Level.
– Grade 12: Competing in graded or equivalent shows above Novice Level.
– Regular riding lessons.

Basic conversational fluency is required.
As this is a First Additional Language subject, the curriculum does not teach basic skills, but focusses on grammar, writing skills and literature.

Price for a Supplementary Examinations for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11

Supplementary examinations for Grade 10 and 11 Price
Grade 10 examination fee (per subject) R1 800
Grade 11 examination fee (per subject) R1 800

Getting started with Supplementary Examinations
for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11

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