The Access for Success University Preparation Programme is the ideal opportunity to improve your Grade 12 Mathematics and Physical Science marks.


2023 Applications open 1 November 2022

Access for Success facilitates the re-writing of Grade 12 Mathematics and Physical Sciences (NSC).

Selected learners embark on a one-year focused Access for Success (A4S) programme. Learners will receive 10 hours of tuition (Mondays to Saturdays) presented by the AEL at Duin in die Weg Campus, Gariep, Northern Cape. This to improve their scores in the National Senior Certificate (Gr12) in Mathematics and Physics to a level where they qualify for admission into a university to prepare themselves for critically important occupations in STEM professions.

During this university preparation year learners will enhance their foundational skills through exposure to leadership skills, life skills development modules and excursions to allow them to advance to their next phase of life with increased self-confidence. The programme will also assist students in career guidance and the processing of university and bursary applications.

What is a STEM profession?

A STEM profession includes any critically important occupation in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. With a foundation in these subjects, these professionals are equipped to solve problems, conduct research and develop new ideas.

The A4S programme assist learners to qualify for admission into a university to eventually occupy a job in a STEM profession. Here are some examples of STEM jobs.




The A4S programme is a selection programme - to be selected for the programme in 2023, you need to comply with pertinent entry requirements. Prospective students should:

  • Be in Grade 12 in 2022

  • Have passed the National Senior Certificate with at least 40% for Mathematics

  • Have passed the National Senior Certificate with at least 40% for Physical Sciences

  • Have passed the National Senior Certificate subjects with at least 50% for English

  • Have passed the other subjects from the group of subjects designated for university admission with at least 50%

  • Have passed the National Senior Certificate with at least a 50% average (excluding Life Orientation)

    No students with mathematical literacy will be accepted.


  • SIOC-CDT full bursary programme

    The bursary is available to 50 learners. The bursary is a full bursary and will cover the learners cost for the duration of the A4S programme for teaching, lodging, meals and logistics from and to Kuruman or Thabazimbi.

    This bursary programme is open to educationally disadvantage learners from die SIOC-CDT beneficiary areas:

    John Taolo Gaetsewe District:
    • Gasegonyana Local Municipality
    • Gamagara Local Municipality
    • Joe Morolong Local Municipality

    ZF Mgcawu District:
    • Tsantsabane Local Municipality

    Thabazimbi District:
    • Dwaalboom Circuit Local Municipality

Contact & application information

2023 Applications will be open from 1 November 2022. The closing date for all applications to be announced.

Application forms together with all supporting docs can be submitted via one of the following:

  • Online Application

    2023 Entries are closed

  • Fax

    021 914 1332

  • Email

  • Hard Copy Application Form

    Will be available for download

  • Only complete applications with copies of the supporting documents listed will be considered. Please write applicant’s name & surname on all supporting documentation.

  • The AEL reserves the right to cancel an application if false or incorrect information is supplied.

Applications will be open from 1 November 2022.
The closing date for all applications to be announced.

The final selection will take place immediately after the closing date of applications.

For consideration an applicant must provide the following:

  • Your final National Senior Certificate results
  • The application form
  • All supporting documents as listed here.

Successful candidates will be informed about their selection and placement to the programme during the week following the release of the National Senior Certificate results.

NB: The decision of the admissions committee will be final. 

The A4S Programme will commence on 18 February 2023.

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Three Daily Meals

Three tasty and nutritious meals are served daily, freshly prepared by our well trained kitchen staff, right from the convenience of our on-site fully equipped kitchen.


Furnished Rooms

Our campus accommodation offers fully furnished rooms, with clean and regularly serviced ablution facilities.


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