ADAM

Promotion Requirements

The promotion requirements can be found on the “Administration” tab, under the “Academic Administration” heading. Click on “Edit promotion requirements” to begin.

National Senior Certificate Promotion Criteria

ADAM comes with default National Senior Certificate promotion criteria already added to the system but which are initially disabled. If you want to make use of these settings, you can, but you must enable the criteria first and ensure that they are displayed in the correct order. Make sure also, that they are set to look at the correct grades and qualifications, based on your school’s needs.

While you are able to change the settings of these particular criteria, please be advised that we may well override the settings in future updates. If you want to modify them, we strongly suggest that you copy these and make your own set to ensure that they are not unwittingly overwritten without your knoweledge.

Creating your Own Promotion Criteria

Navigate to Administration → Academic Administration → Edit the promotion requirements.

At the top of the screen, click on Add new promotion requirement:

The following screen will appear:

For each decision, enter the following information:

Explanation of Syntax of the Criteria

In each of the criteria are a number of lines that are essentially colon “:” delimited lines. If a line cannot be delimited accurately into 4 sections (i.e. contains three “:” characters) it is ignored and has no effect on the criteria.

Example:

Five Subjects at 30:5:30:134,133,145,82,153,138,139,142,125,136,137,85,135,107

In this example, ADAM must find 5 subjects with a minimum mark of 30 from the list provided in order to satisfy this criterion.

How strict is the syntax?

If ADAM can’t match the syntax, it ignores the line. Thus any comments can be entered simply on the line. Do not enter a comment at the end of the line because the whole line will then be ignored.

In the examples below, comments are CAPITALISED for ease of reading only.

Also, indented lines in the examples below, indicate a long, continued line that should be entered on the previous line as one line.

Templates for Typical Promotion Requirements

The following requirements are based on official guidelines. All these promotion criteria are linked to DBE codes and so all criteria need to be set to use DBE codes.

Promoted (Grades 10 – 12) BD

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Two official languages :2:0:1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23,25,26,28,29,31,32

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Three Elective Subjects :3:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

BACHELOR'S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

English or Afrikaans at 30% :1,2,4,5

Home Language at 40% :1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Four 20cr Subjects Above 50% :4:50:1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23,25,26,28,29,31,32,35,77,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted (Grades 10 – 12) D

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Two official languages :2:0:1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23,25,26,28,29,31,32

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Three Elective Subjects :3:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

English or Afrikaans at 30%:1,2,4,5

Home Langauge at 40%:1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Three Subjects Above 40% :3:40:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted (Grades 10 – 12) HC

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Two official languages :2:0:1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23,25,26,28,29,31,32

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Three Elective Subjects :3:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

HIGHER CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

English or Afrikaans at 30%:1,2,4,5

Home Langauge at 40%:1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Two Subjects Above 40% :2:40:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted (Grades 10 – 12)

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Two official languages :2:0:1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23,25,26,28,29,31,32

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Three Elective Subjects :3:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

NSC REQUIREMENTS

Home Langauge at 40%:1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Two Subjects Above 40% :2:40:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted - Language Exemption (Grades 10 – 12) BD*

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Four Elective Subjects :4:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

BACHELOR'S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

English or Afrikaans at 30% :1,2,4,5

Home Language at 40% :1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Four 20cr Subjects Above 50% :4:50:1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23,25,26,28,29,31,32,35,77,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted - Language Exemption (Grades 10 – 12) D*

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Four Elective Subjects :4:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

English or Afrikaans at 30%:1,2,4,5

Home Langauge at 40%:1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Three Subjects Above 40% :3:40:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted - Langauge Exemption (Grades 10 – 12) HC*

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Four Elective Subjects :4:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

HIGHER CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

English or Afrikaans at 30%:1,2,4,5

Home Langauge at 40%:1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Two Subjects Above 40% :2:40:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted - Language Exemtption (Grades 10 – 12)*

NSC SUBJECT OFFERING

One official language at HL Level:1:0:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Mathematics or Maths Lit:1:0:35,77

Life Orientation:1:0:42

Four Elective Subjects :4:0:44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

NSC REQUIREMENTS

Home Langauge at 40%:1:40:1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31

Five Subjects above 30% :5:30:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Two Subjects Above 40% :2:40:2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,77,42,44,45,46,52,53,54,80,99,43,48,55,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,47,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,73,74,83,84,85,161,162,163,87,89,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,49,56,78,57,60,70,86,50,72,75,82,51,71,95,58,100,101,102,76,79,81,88

Promoted (General Education and Training Phase)

Home Language at 50%:1:50:1,4

First Additional Language at 40%:1:40:2,5,14

Mathematics at 40%:1:40:35

Three subjects at 40%:2:40:40,41,38,37,39,42

Two subjects at 30% (+3 @ 40):5:30:40,41,38,37,39,42

Promoted (Intermediate Phase)

Home Language at 50%:1:50:1,4

First Additional Language at 40%:1:40:2,5,14

Mathematics at 40%:1:40:35

Two subjects at 40%:2:40:38,37,42

To list all pupils as promoted without performing any checks

Details to Enter:

Description:        Promoted GENERIC

Priority:        Evaluate after … (whatever is last!)

Grades:        Select all grades except those that already have promotion requirements

Result:        Promoted

Criteria to copy-and-paste:

Any subject:0:0:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,195,196,197,198,199,200

How are the conditions used?

In each promotion criterion, there are a number lines, each with a different criterion. ADAM must be able to apply ALL of the criteria for the promotion decision to be valid.

If ADAM is not able to match a criterion within the list against a pupil’s marks, a note of the failed condition is made and this is shown later as part of the detailed explanation of the promotion decision in the pupils “Detailed Academic History” within their profile on ADAM. A screen shot of this is shown below.

In this example, the pupil did not qualify for a “BD” pass because they only have two designated subjects over 50 and they only have 2 (English, History). They also missed six subjects at a minimum of 30% (English is not counted here and Maths is at 29%).

The candidate missed a “D” pass because they required 3 subjects over 40% and they only achieved 2 (excluding English and LO).

Thus the candidate achieved a HC pass.

How the promotion conditions work together

For a promotion decision to be applied, a pupil must meet all of the criteria that are supplied in that condition. If the pupil does not, the promotion decision is not awarded to them, and thus ADAM begins looking at the next promotion decision to see if that can be applied. ADAM notes the reason that it was not matched in the promotion decision explanation.

ADAM stops looking for a promotion condition as soon as it finds the first one that matches. For this reason, it is important that the most stringent and difficult criteria are placed first.