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Maths Lit

Mathematical Literacy


Business Studies



Computer Applications Technology

Computer Applications Technology



Life Science

Life Science




Physical Science

Study Opportunities


Here are some degrees that you will need Mathematics to get into. These degrees may have additional subject requirements, such as Physical Science or Accounting.

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)(Speech and Hearing Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSci)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
Mathematical Literacy

Here’s a list of possible degrees that require Maths Lit or have no Maths requirement at all:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (General)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Law
  • Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Art)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)
  • Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP)
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences (BOHS)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Audiology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Undergraduate LLB

This is a Financial Sciences field of study, therefore there are specific High School subjects that are required to study in this field. You also need to meet the minimum APS score in the University you are going to study at. The following subjects are needed and essential for the curriculum:

Business Studies

Business studies may open a host of career opportunities and study options for you. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Labour Relations Consulting
  • Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Management
  • Training
Computer Applications Technology

When it comes to study opportunities after high school, CAT is useful in many different fields. While it does not lead you towards a particular study path, it is useful across the board. Almost all tertiary studies will involve some form of computer interaction. To give a few examples, tertiary studies will usually involve report or essay writing, using more advanced software for things like engineering or accounting, researching on the web, creating slideshow presentations etc.

If you are pursuing a career straight after high school instead of tertiary studies, the likelihood is that you will have to operate a computer in some way. This might be through communications in emails or recording data or countless other tasks. Whatever the nature of the task, CAT can be beneficial, particularly if you do not already encounter computers and computer related tasks in your everyday life.


Studying History prepares one for various different career opportunities. The more obvious ones being: educators, professors, scholars, historical consultants, researchers, writers. History students also make very good journalists, archivists, librarians, lawyers, advocates, judges, archaeologists, philosophers and politicians.

Most people overlook the value of a history major in preparing an intelligent person for a career in business. Historians track historic trends, an important skill for those developing products to market or engaged in corporate or financial planning. They also learn how to write persuasively, and this training gives an edge in advertising, communications, media, and marketing. 

Industries depend on an intimate knowledge of government policies and historical trends thus history majors have found their skills useful in extractive industries and in public utilities.

Life Science

Students who choose this subject must prepare themselves for a lot of work.

There is lots to learn, meaning that the workload may seem overwhelming at times, but they need to know how to apply knowledge as well as how to evaluate and understand it. Here’s a handy summary of the different jobs you will find in the Life Sciences sector:

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Research Assistant
  • Bioinformatician

There are many people behind the scenes who make things happen so that you can enjoy your holiday, from the travel agent who booked your flights and accommodation, to the housekeeper at the hotel, and the local travel guide who showed you around.

If you’re looking for exciting career opportunities in this line of work, look no further. Taking tourism as a subject is not a requirement, but will definitely give you the background knowledge you need for becoming a:

  • Travel agent
  • Hotel manager
  • Spa manager
  • Tour operator
  • Event & conference organiser
  • Tour guide
  • Executive chef
  • PR manager
  • Leisure activity co-ordinator
Physical Science

With a physics degree, you could work in research and development, engineering, information technology or finance. Physics graduates are sought after for their scientific knowledge and problem solving skills.

Though physics graduates can get jobs in a range of sectors, those who study physics are most often found in research roles. Physics is the science that deals with matter and energy in all its forms, and is fundamental to understanding how the world works. It also provides us with information on the future of solar power, quantum computing, and renewable energy sources.

There is a huge diversity of career opportunities that students with a physics degree can go into.

Physics graduates have skills that are in high demand in many industries so this is definitely a great degree to study and subject choice to select.

With physics as a subject, students can go into business, finance, research, IT and engineering.

Important to note:

Even though subjects like Mathematics, Physical Science and Life Science come with great study opportunities, you have to be realistic about their requirements. There is no point in taking Physical Sciences but achieving only 40%. Careers that require these subject usually require you to be the best of the best, so when you do decide on these subjects, make sure it’s a realistic and achievable choice for you.

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