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The department of basic education will be releasing the class of 2017 National Senior Certificate matric results on 5 January 2018.
In 2017, 803,636 pupils registered to write the matric exams, of which 634,527 were full-time, while 168,109 were part-time candidates. These include 104,001 matriculants who were pushed through despite failing Grade 11.
Education body Umalusi council, said on Sunday that there was a steady upward trend in maths and science marks. For the 2016 year, Umalusi said it did not change the marks for physical science, but adjusted the results of the matric exams for maths, maths literacy, and life sciences upwards.
Following last year’s adjustment, 51.1% of the 2016 matric class passed maths, 71.3% passed maths literacy, and 70.5% life science. Physical science, which was not adjusted, had a pass rate of 62%.
The Independant Examination Board (IEB) Exam results will be available from midnight 3 January 2018. The IEB offers examinations for various client schools, mostly private schools.
The IEB boasted a matric pass rate of 98.67% for 2016, up from the 98.30% in 2015.
How to get your results
Learners can access their results (or register to receive them) in the following ways:
- Learners can access their results directly by logging onto the Department of Basic Education’s website here. Alternatively students who took the IEB examinations can access their results from the IEB website here.
- A number of online news websites will publish the results, including News24’s Matric Results page, which offers learners a chance to win R10,000.
- Learners can also sign up to the SABC’s SMS service: SMS the learner’s ID and Student number to 35658 or dial *120*35658# to register. The SMS will tell learners if they have passed or not, while the USSD system (*120*35658#) will deliver the more detailed results.
- For learners who do not have access to the Internet or a cellphone, the results will also be available in the morning papers, as well as from the schools or learning facilities at which the exams were written.
- You can also contact the Department of Education directly by dialing 082 152 to receive your matric results.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results at the SABC’s Auckland Park offices on Thursday afternoon.
A “technical briefing” is scheduled to start at 16:00, when the processes surrounding the examinations is expected to be discussed.
The official release of the matric results is scheduled to start at 18:00.
A reported 789 289 pupils wrote the examinations – 37 828 less than the number who wrote in 2016.
In 2016, 72.5% passed the NSC examination – a 1.8 percentage point increase from 2015’s 70.7% pass rate.
The number of progressed pupils – pupils who advanced to matric after failing a grade 11 twice – is expected to once again make a dramatic impact on the pass rate.
In 2016, more than 100 000 of the roughly 800 000 matriculants were progressed pupils.
Without the progressed pupils, the 2016 pass rate was 76.2% compared 74% in 2015.
Pupils are “progressed” to “ensure learners don’t get frustrated and drop out,” the education department’s Dr Rufus Poliah previously said.
However, pupils are still required to pass the NSC examinations to pass.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it would attend the announcement ceremony and congratulated matriculants on their hard work over the past year.
“It is imperative to know whether there has been any progress made in the performance of our schooling system at the senior level, especially given that 41% of the learners enrolled in Grade 10 in 2015 did not enrol for matric in 2017,” DA education spokesperson Nomsa Marchesi said in a statement.
“The DA is committed to the provision of quality basic education and will continue the fight to ensure that all our children have access to it.”
If you passed with a Higher Certificate Pass, you can attend any of the following tertiary institutions after you complete Grade 12:
- A bridging course at an TVET college.
- Trade schools like beauty schools, chef schools or IT colleges.
- In-house training in various industries.
You can also apply for manual or administrative positions at various companies.
If you passed with a Diploma Pass, you can enrol for:
- Bridging courses at TVET colleges.
- Diploma courses at various universities, and universities of technology.
Since universities of technology focus on practical learning, you’ll usually find that a diploma is shorter than a university degree, but includes a much larger practical component.
1.Study at University
If you passed with a Bachelor’s Pass, you can study at any tertiary institution in South Africa, as long as you have met the requirements for your chosen field of study.
3. Apply for Learnerships and Begin Training While Earning Income
A learnership programme could be a good start for you if you did not manage to get a bursary. A learnership is a programme where people with just grade 12 can be offered some training for a certain period but also getting an income at the same time.
After completing your learnership programme, you are supposed to get a certificate indicating the unit standards you have completed. With this certificate, you can use to apply for a job or use it to complement your other academic results to gain access to tertiary training. To find recent learnerships click here or use the search button to find positions available posted on this website.
To make sure you know when your results are available, AfterMatric.co.za will let you know via email as soon as the results are out.
Minister Motshekga will release the examination results on the evening of 4 January 2018.
Candidates will be able to access their results from Friday 5 January 2018 through the DBE website and through the various media outlets through which the results will be made available.
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