I want to become a Psychologist.

Question:  I want to become a Psychologist.

To get a good overview of the Psychology-related careers please CLICK HERE

NOTE: Please remember that to practice you need to have at least an Honours and usually a Masters degree.

Subject Requirements

These are the subjects you must have:

  • English
  • 2nd Language
  • Maths
  • Life Orientation


You need another three and you can find a list of other subjects to choose from: CLICK HERE

Life Science would be a good subject if you are attracted to it.

History – since it is generally about people, might be useful.

BUT, the most important thing is that you need to have at least 70% pass in most of your subjects. (They say a minimum of 60% but this is a hugely competitive area so you want to make sure you are accepted.) Remember that work at school gets more difficult every year so try to start in Grade 9 with 90% pass mark!

What will also benefit you is if you do related volunteer / community work in your school years.