WCED resources for Matric 2020

The Western Cape Education Department has listed some of the available resources that matriculants can use for preparation for the 2020 National Senior Certificate Examinations, which will officially commence on the 5th November and conclude on the 15th December 2020. 1. The WCED’s ePortal The ePortal hosts a variety of[…]

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Support your matriculant no matter what the outcome

With the release of the matric results on Tuesday evening, the anticipation and nerves of those awaiting their achievements must be running at an all-time high. Professor at the University of Pretoria, Kobus Maree has reminded parents of matriculants that now is not the time to play the blame-game but[…]

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Parents urged to vigilant as learners celebrate

By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert As Matric exams come to an end, the stress for parents have just begun. While students are out celebrating their academic milestone, concerns have been raised about “pens down” parties that have become a tradition in celebrating the end of school. Earlier this week suspected matric celebrations[…]

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Marking of matric exam papers begins

Umalusi has approved the 2019 national senior certificate (NSC) exam results, saying there were no leaked exam papers this year. Lucky Ditaunyane, the spokesperson for the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) said they are happy that no major incidents were reported. “In other[…]

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Supplementary exams to be scrapped from 2019

The Department of Basic Education is implementing a new system that will do away with supplementary exams and replace them with a second national exam, giving students an opportunity to better their results. The new system will save the department money and give pupils more time to prepare for exams.[…]

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IEB happy with 98.76% pass rate

The Independent Examinations Board is happy with its 2017 matric exam pass rate of 98.76%. This is a slight adjustment from last year’s 98.7%. Over 11000 matric learners sat for the exam and 88.5% of them obtained a university pass. The results were released at midnight. The Board’s CEO Ann[…]

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51 year old completes her matric, despite being blind

“You’re never too old to learn!” So says feisty 51 year-old Sadia Daniels, who despite being visually impaired, overcame the odds to complete her Matric and receive a Bachelor’s pass. Daniels says this is more than achieving a qualification, to her it’s a triumph over the challenges that blindness presented[…]

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Private schools boast 98% pass rate

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) is boasting a matric pass rate of 98.67% this year, up from the 98.30% in 2015. The results enable 87.61% of those who passed to go on to study for a degree if they want to, up from the 85.26% in 2015. And 9.83% qualified[…]

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