Be the first one to access your matric results in January 2018. Look out for places to get your matric results.
Here are Four Ways to Check Your Matric Results
Bear in mind that website traffic will be high on the release date, so expect delayed response times.
- Log on to the Department of Basic Education’s website here.
You will need the following to log in:
- Exam number (don’t misplace this during the holiday!)
- Home Language
- Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)
If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available on this site.
2. The Newspaper
Your results will be published in the Newspaper on the day of the results release. It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands, like The Rapport, The Argus and The Star.
Remember it will not be your full results. It will just state whether or not you passed and with what symbol you passed – B for Bachelors Pass, D for Diploma, etc.
3. Your High School
A day after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results. This is not the official matric certificate, it’s just your results for each subject. You will be able to fetch your official matric certificate in a few months – once it has been printed in full. If you are eager to get exact dates you should contact your school to find out further information.
4. Your Cellphone
You can use your cellphone (or someone else’s) to receive your results. SABC Education and the Department of Basic Education have provided a service that allows you to get an SMS with your results. Yep, it’s pretty awesome! You can register and have your results sent to you as soon as they are released. How?
You have two options:
- Register via SMS
- Send your ID number and exam number to 35658
- You’ll get a confirmation SMS once you’ve successfully registered.
- SMSes cost R1 and free SMSes don’t apply
- Get your results immediately when they are released
- Use the USSD service
- Dial *120*35658# on the release date
- Answer a few multiple questions
- Enter your ID number
- You will get your results per subject
- USSD rates apply
What to do if you have failed Matric
The first step that you need to take is to determine why you failed your exams. Think about it and be extremely honest with yourself. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Did I go out on the town or sit around watching TV when I should have been studying?
- Did I think I was too cool to study and now I regret it?
- Did I study hard enough?
- Did I participate in class throughout the year or did I try to make up everything at the end of the year?
- Did I think it was going to be easy and I didn’t put the effort in?
- Did I become frustrated and give up?
- Was I too sick to write my exams or was there a personal crisis in my life that prevented me from finishing?
How to get courses to study
EduCourses can assist you to get courses to study in 2018 from various institution. This service is provided free by EduCourses.
You can also register for short skills courses at The Shaw Academy. These courses are offered online and most of them last for about a month. The free short courses can help you to get new skills and can help you discover new business ventures.
You can register at the Shaw Academy here.
More from After Matric
- Subscribe to Get Matric Results Notifications When Released
- Release of 2016 National Senior Certificate Examination Results: Dept of Basic Education
- Things to Do With Your Matric Results [Pass or Fail]
- Ways to Get Matric Results in 2017
- Matric Results Announcement: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
- Matric Results to Be Withheld for Two Schools in Limpopo