What is the Xcel-programme?
Mathematics and Physical Science (Basic Education)
The Xcel-programme has small classes with only 20 available places. The selection for the Xcel program is, therefore, strict.
The students have the opportunity to build new SBA marks (School-Based Assessment portfolio). The SBA is a portfolio of evidence that contributes to the final assessment in the matriculation examination.
The students repeat the Grade 11 and 12 curricula (sometimes Grade 10 content is repeated as well). There are 10 hours of Mathematics and 10 hours of Physical Science class per week, as well as 2 hours of tutorial classes per subject per week. It is compulsory to attend all classes.
The students write the NSC exam in Mathematics and Physical Science again under the supervision of the Department of Basic Education at a neighbouring high school. All classes are offered on the NWU campus.
University Subjects (Higher Education)
ALDE111 and ALDE121 (Academic Literacy Development)
CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and Programming
The impact of a second chance
A second chance to achieve better matric results may just be the key to a thriving career in engineering. Through the innovative Xcel-programme, the North-West University (NWU) is giving talented matrics whose final results stand in the way of their dream to become engineers the opportunity to pursue their passion. To learn more about the positive impact the Xcel-programme has already made, click here.