Matric pass rate of 75.1% for 2017

The matric class of 2017 have achieved a pass rate of 75.1%‚ a 2.6 percentage points increase from 72.5% in the previous year. This is still down from a peak of 78.2% of matriculants who passed in 2013. The figure reflects the achievement of the 401‚435 matriculants who passed their[…]

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How to access your matric results

Western Cape matrics, the wait for your results is over! How to get your results​ On 5 January you can visit the Western Cape Education Department’s website (available from 2pm onwards). Go to your high school on 5 January 2018. Results should be available as from 11am (instead of 12pm as originally planned to[…]

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MEC praises “outstanding” WCape Matrics

As matriculants breathe a sigh of relief, the Department of Basic Education begins the task of working to assess and improve basic education across all provinces. Last night, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the release of the results and commented on the results across the country. This year’s national[…]

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NSFAS funding deadline looms for matrics

The National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on the Matric Class of 2016 to submit applications for student aid for 2017. The scheme says its centralised system is closing its application window for the 2017 academic year at the end of November. Most of the applications received so[…]

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Vuwani Grade 12s to finally start preliminary exams

About 2 500 Grade 12 learners from Vuwani and the surrounding villages in Limpopo are expected to start with their preliminary exams on Thursday after it was delayed by a week. The Basic Education department says the reason for the delay is that learners were still behind with their school[…]

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No repercussions for schools who publish names: DBE

Nerves are at an all time high for the current crop of Matric students ahead of the scheduled release of their National Senior Certificate (NSC) results, during the early part of next week. The release will be somewhat different this year, with the Department of Basic Education resolving not to[…]

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D-Day for Matrics as exams commence

With the start of the National Senior Certificate Examinations on Monday, Grade 12 learners across the country face the most difficult period of their schooling career. The first paper written was Computer Application Technology (CAT) which did not consist of much theoretical work as it was based on practical performance.[…]

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