Official List of WCED Subjects That You Can Study

List of Western Cape Education Department, WCED Subjects that you can study.

Candidates can register to write exams for one or more subjects that appear in the lists below.

You need to write 6 subjects and pass at least 5 subjects to qualify for a Senior Certificate.

You can register to write exams for at least one of the subjects, and a maximum of six subjects in one year.

PLEASE NOTE: Information Technology (IT) is no longer offered as a registered subject in the Western Cape.


Candidates can only register for Computer Applications Technology (CAT) at an institution that offers the subject and not online.

Table A: Official Languages at Home and First Additional Level

Subject Number Code
Afrikaans Home Language 13300019 AFRHS
Afrikaans First Additional Language 13310029 AFRFS
English Home Language 13300039 ENGHS
English First Additional Language 13310049 ENGFS
IsiNdebele Home Language 13300059 NDBHS
IsiNdebele First Additional Language 13310069 NDBFS
IsiXhosa Home Language 13300079 XHOHS
IsiXhosa First Additional Language 13310089 XHOFS
IsiZulu Home Language 13300099 ZULHS
IsiZulu First Additional Language 13310109 ZULFS
Sepedi Home Language 13300119 SEPHS
Sepedi First Additional Language 13310129 SEPFS
Sesotho Home Language 13300139 SESHS
Sesotho First Additional Language 13310149 SESFS
Setswana Home Language 13300159 SETHS
Setswana First Additional Language 13310169 SETFS
SiSwati Home Language 13300179 SWAHS
SiSwati First Additional Language 13310189 SWAFS
Tshivenda Home Language 13300199 TSVHS
Tshivenda First Additional Language 13310209 TSVFS
Xitsonga Home Language 13300219 XITHS
Xitsonga First Additional Language 13310229 XITFS
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Table B1: Agriculture

Subject Number Code
Agricultural Sciences 10320239 AGRSS

Table B2: Business, Commerce and Management Studies

Subject Number Code
Accounting 12320249 ACCNS
Business Studies 12320259 BSTDS
Economics 12320269 ECONS

Table B3: Human and Social Studies

Subject Number Code
Geography 16320279 GEOGS
History 16320289 HISTS
Religion Studies 16320299 RLGSS

Table B4: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences

Subject Number Code
Computer Applications Technology 19320309 CATNS
Life Sciences 19320329 LFSCS
Mathematical Literacy 19320339 MLITS
Mathematics 19320349 MATHS
Physical Sciences 19320359 PHSCS

New subject names:

Please note: the names of some subjects have changed for the revised Senior Certificate. The following table compares the names that applied before July 2014 to those that now apply, for your guidance.

Current Senior Certificate Subjects offered Replaced by Senior Certificate Subjects
Accounting HG | SG Accounting
Agricultural Science Agricultural Sciences
Biology HG | SG Life Sciences
Biblical Studies HG | SG Religion Studies
Business Economics HG | SG Business Studies
Commercial Mathematics Mathematical Literacy | Mathematics
Computer Studies HG | SG Information Technology
Computyping SG Computer Applications Technology
Economics HG | SG Economics
Functional Mathematics SG Mathematical Literacy | Mathematics
Functional Physical Science SG Mathematical Literacy | Mathematics
Geography HG | SG Geography
History HG | SG History
Mathematics HG | SG Mathematical Literacy | Mathematics
Physical Science HG | SG Physical Sciences
Physiology HG | SG Life Sciences
Physiology and Hygiene SG Life Sciences
Travel and Tourism SG Tourism
Typing SG Computer Applications Technology



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