HOS Life Sciences:
The minimum entrance requirement for this subject is 40% in Maths examinations (Maths CASS is excluded).
Life Sciences is a science and as such it demands a particular attitude and aptitude for the subject.
The subject matter is intensive and comprehensive. Through the FET phase (grades 10 to 12) the following knowledge areas are covered: life at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels; life and processes in plants and animals; diversity change and continuity; and environmental studies.
At tertiary level one has to have a chemistry background in order to study Life Sciences. This emphasises the scientific nature of this subject. Some qualities of a successful learner in this subject are: good reading skills, a willingness and commitment to work daily on the subject matter, ability to prioritise and analytical skills.