A scientific background is a huge advantage for sensible decision-making in many spheres of life. The skills learnt in science will give you the ability to read and understand the world around you and enable you to make good decisions. Science is a subject that challenges us to solve problems.
We are living in a technological age. In the past one hundred years, applications of the knowledge acquired by scientists have led to more changes in our way of life than in the previous one thousand years. How will we cope in the coming decades without a background in Science?
Science is a pre-requisite for many degrees. Even if Science is not a direct requirement for your field of study, possession of a good result in matric Science will count in your favour on any application. Success in Science demonstrates an ability to think. Science opens many doors.