2017 Matric Results: How to check your matric results 2017 online or via phone

How to check your 2017 matric results

Here are a few ways you can check your 2017 Matric Results

1. Matric Results 2017 Online

One of the earliest ways to obtain your results is to log on to the department of basic education’s website. If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available on this site.

You will need the following to log in:

  • Exam number (let’s hope you haven’t misplaced this during the holiday!)
  • Home language
  • Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)

2. 2017 Matric Results – Newspaper

Your results will be published in various newspapers. It will be in all of the big newspaper brands.

Remember these will not be your full results. It will just state whether you passed and with what symbol – B for Bachelors Pass, D for Diploma, etc.

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3.  2017 Matric Results – Your high school

The results will be released at the different schools around the country.

4. 2017 Matric Results via SMS – Your cellphone

You can use your cellphone (or someone else’s) to receive your results. SABC has a News Break Matric Results Service that allows you to receive your results as soon as they’re released.

Follow these steps to sign up for the service:

  • SMS your exam number and ID number to 35658
  • There is aonce-off cost of R3 when you register
  • As soon as the department releases the results, you will get your results via SMS immediately

5. 2017 Matric Results via a phone call

You could also opt for the old-school method by giving the department a call on the day the results are released. Just take note that a lot of matric students will be phoning to find out their results so you might wait for quite a while to get yours. Dial 082 152 for results.

2016 Matric Results

The Free State produced the highest number of pupils who passed their 2016 Grade 12 examinations.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga praised the Class of 2016, which “was the largest cohort in the history of basic education to sit for any National Senior Certificate (NSC) in South Africa”.

“For the past six years we have noted that the NSC pass rate has consistently been above the 70-percent threshold. The Class of 2016 must be commended for maintaining this trend.

“A possibility existed that pupil performance could drop but this did not happen,” said Motshekga.

2017 Matric Results

2017 Matric Results

2016 Matric results in numbers

The Class of 2016 was the largest group in history to write the National Senior Certificate Matric exams.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Wednesday that the pass rate increased from 70.7 percent in 2015 to 72.5 percent in 2016.

2016 Matric Results by Numbers

  • 717,371: The number of people who wrote the NSC exams
  • 442,672: The number of people who passed the 2016 exams
  • 56,926: More girls than boys wrote the 2016 exams.
  • 74.3%: Boys passed the exams compared to 71.1% girls
  • 158,395: Distinctions obtained in total
  • 6,576: Distinctions for Accounting
  • 8,076: Distinctions for Maths
  • 33,521: People got 60% or more for Maths
  • 7,046: Distinctions for Physical Science
  • 28,510: People got 60% or more for Physical Science

10 things you should know from the 2016 matric results

1. This year’s matrics were the largest group in South African history to write the National Senior Certificate exam.

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As many as 800 000 students wrote the 2016 NSC exam. In 2015, 799 306 learners wrote the exam. The number of candidates may have increased as a result of the department’s progression policy, which allows learners who failed Grade 11 twice to be promoted to matric. At least 108 000 students who sat the examinations were progressed learners, which is more than the number of pupils who were progressed in 2015.

2. Pass rate remains over 70%

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The national pass rate for 2016 is 72.5% – an increase on the 2016 pass rate, which was 70.7%. The numbers show that the progression policy might not be as successful as the department hopes. Excluding progressed students, the national pass rate rose to 76.2% for 2016.

3. Free State is the province to beat

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Excluding progressed learners, the Free State obtained the highest matric pass rate in the country with 93.2% of learners passing matric. The Western Cape was second-highest with a 87.7% pass rate, and Gauteng third at 87%.

4. Eastern Cape still struggling

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The Eastern Cape remains the worst-performing province with a 63.3% pass rate in 2016. The province’s low pass rate is often explained by the poor infrastructure of schools, a lack of learning material and resources, and teachers who are not adequately trained.

5. More than 150 000 matriculants have done enough to get into university

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A total of 151 830 pupils have obtained a bachelor’s pass. Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were the two provinces who had the highest number of bachelor’s passes.

6. 54% of matriculants come from the three poorest-performing provinces

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These students come from KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape.

7. Limpopo shines

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The province only obtained a 62% pass rate and its share of dire obstacles when schools were torched in Vuwani prior to local government elections. But the province produced 13 of the 25 national top achievers.

8. More than 40% of students dropped out before matric

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This is according to basic education activist group Equal Education, whose research has shown that between 40% and 50% of pupils drop out before matric. The group says that the department’s focus on national matric results obscures the problems in the schooling system that lead students to drop out.

9. 18 schools have a 0% pass rate

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And only 111 schools achieved a 100% matric pass rate.

10. Of 33 511 students who scored more than 60% for maths, 1 700 were black African students

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In her speech, Motshekga said: “In 2016 1 700 black African learners achieved 60% or more for maths. This is a great improvement.”

Many, however, are worried that so few black African learners achieved more than 60%. Equal Education has said that closer attention needs to be paid to inequality and historical legacies and their impact.

Although congratulations and celebrations are in order for the hundreds of thousands of students who have passed matric, there’s no doubt that South Africa has a way to go yet towards giving learners the best possible opportunities.

Matric Rewrite 2017

What are you options when you fail matric?

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Failing matric can seem like a disaster BUT there are still many options available so don’t feel too depressed. You can easily study a course that doesn’t need a matric through colleges such as:

  • Skills Academy
  • TWP Academy
  • The Decor School
  • The Learning Group
  • Home Study College

The Matric exams are coming up and while preparations are underway, but there is also the chance that the worst could happen. That you could fail one or more subjects in your matric year. This could cause you to not be able to study, and might even stop you from being able to get your matric certificate. If this happens it is not the end of the world although it might feel like it. You still have a chance. You can do a matric rewrite on the subjects that you failed or didn’t do well enough in. These normally take place in March, but the government has not released the official matric rewrite dates yet. As soon as they do you will be able to find all the information you need right here.

I Have Just Failed Matric – What Now?

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Oh no! You received your Matric results and you found out that you failed. You are probably feeling depressed and hopeless. It seems like your friends are moving on and you feel like you have been left behind. Failing Matric can really hurt but we are here to tell you that failing Matric is not the end of the world. Not everybody gets to write Matric, and of those that do write Matric over 50% fail. Relax! There are steps you can take to move forward and upward, and continue on to a brighter future.

Figure Out Why You Failed

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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?

Once you have figured out the reason that you failed you can move onto the next step.

What Are My Next Steps?

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Now that you have figured out where you went wrong you can take steps to improve your situation. This process is not difficult but it does take a lot of time to do this. So what are your options?

Go Back To School

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Not everybody gets to write Matric, and of those that do write Matric over 50% fail. You are not alone. If you absolutely have to get a Matric the only way to do that is to go back to school and do a matric rewrite. You can approach your nearest high school and talk to the principal to find out what matric rewrite options they can offer you. You can also register for an ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) course ABET courses give you a Matric equivalent qualification.

Get Your Papers Remarked

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Rather than do a matric rewrite you could apply to have your papers remarked. Remarking is expensive so it’s only recommended if you honestly feel you did better than the mark you got. This means that you will not rewrite your exam but you will ask that it gets marked again. Also be sure to check your local newspapers for the re-marking deadline date and fees. Students from no-fee schools may not have to pay application fees.

Write A Supplementary Exam – Matric supplementary exams 2017

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If you have failed less than 3 subjects, you may apply to write supplementary exams. Deadline date to apply is usually near the end of January. Supplementary exams are FREE! If you need more information you can get hold of the Department of Education via their website www.education.gov.za or info@dbe.gov.za or phone them on 0800 202 933.

Rewrite Matric or Repeat The Year

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If you feel that re-doing your Matric will help you in the long run, then you will need to repeat the year. Talk to the principal of your school to find out how to do this. This way you can rewrite your exams next year and if you have correctly identified why you failed in the first place, you can pass your exams the second time around.

Register For an Adult Based Education and Training Course

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If you missed out on your opportunity to get a Matric Certificate, then there are many other options for study. Some of them are promoted as “Matric Equivalent” qualifications. So before you sign up for a Matric Equivalent Qualification, you must make sure you understand how such a qualification compares to a Matric Certificate.There are many institutions that can offer a quality curriculum and assessment in accordance with the regulations of the government. These institutions need to be registered with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), and students need to meet the entrance requirements of the institution. Contact Umalusi here: www.umalusi.org.za to find out which Adult Based Education and Training Institution is best for you.

Register For A Course That Does Not Need A Matric

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If you feel like this will take too long and you do not want to do a matric rewrite, you might be wondering if you can study a course that does not need a Matric. Yes! You can! There is a wide selection of courses that you can study without having to finish Matric. If you are over the age of 16, can read and write in English, and you have a Grade 10 or Grade 11 certificate then you can register for one of these great courses with Skills Academy and start your studies today.
You still have other options apart from a matric rewrite. There are many professional accredited colleges that accept students at any time during the year. An example of this is Skills Academy.

What do I do if i absolutely HAVE to get a Matric?

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If you absolutely have to get a Matric the only way to do that is to go back to school and do a matric rewrite. You can approach your nearest high school and talk to the principal to find out what options they can offer you. You can also register for an ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) course ABET courses give you a Matric equivalent qualification.

What is Adult Based Education and Training?

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Adult Based Education and Training grew as a result of the political struggles of South Africa’s past. Adult Based Education and Training aims to make a significant improvement in the quality of life of people who have had trouble finishing their schooling, or were not afforded the opportunity to progress further with their education.

So what exactly is Adult Based Education and Training? The Department of Education defines Adult Based Education and Training as the general foundation towards lifelong learning and development, a system that is made up of developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are required for social, economic and political participation and transformation. It is flexible, developmental and targeted at the specific needs of particular audiences and, ideally, provides access to nationally recognised certificates.

There are many institutions that can offer a quality curriculum and assessment in accordance with the regulations of the government this is a useful alternative to doing a matric rewrite. These institutions need to be registered with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), and students need to meet the entrance requirements of the institution. Students who comply with the national policy requirements are awarded the National Senior Certificate (Matric), which should be accredited by Umalusi.

This whole process can take several years to achieve. On the other hand, you can get a Matric Equivalent Certificate.

What Is A “Matric Equivalent” Qualification?

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If you want a Matric Certificate from Umalusi (the government body that issues Matric Certificates), you need to stay in school, finish Matric, and get your Matric Certificate.

If you missed out on your opportunity to get a Matric Certificate, then there are many other options for study apart from doing a matric rewrite. Some of them are promoted as “Matric Equivalent” qualifications. So before you sign up for a Matric equivalent qualification, you must make sure you understand how such a qualification compares to a Matric Certificate.
A Matric Certificate is on an academic level called NQF 4 (National Qualifications Framework Level 4).

There are many qualifications that do not give you a Matric Certificate, BUT which is on the same academic level, NQF 4 level.

These other qualifications are not better and not worse than a Matric. But they will not get you a Matric Certificate. Because they usually have different subjects from a Matric. And usually, they are examined by a different government body. So they can be examined by a SETA, or by a Professional Body. And these bodies will then issues your qualification. Only Umalusi can issue a Matric Certificate.

When these other qualifications are also on NQF 4 level (academic level) and if they are properly Accredited, then they are called “Matric Equivalent” qualifications.

Matriculation Certificate South Africa

In South Africa, matriculation (or matric) is a term commonly used to refer to the final year of high school and the qualification received on graduating from high school, although strictly speaking, it refers to the minimum university entrance requirements.

In general usage, the school-leaving exams, which are government-administered, are known as the “matric exams”; by extension, students in the final year of high school (grade 12) are known as “matrics”. (For example, “Only matrics can be prefects, not students in grade 11.”) Once the Matric year has been passed, students are said to have “matriculated”. (For example, “Mark matriculated with 3 distinctions.”) A ‘normal pass’ is given for an average mark 40%-49%, a pass with merit for 60% – 89%, and a distinction is given for each subject achieved at 80% or above.

Officially, the qualification obtained at the end of secondary schooling is the National Senior Certificate, and the school-leaving examinations are the “Senior Certificate Examinations”. Students who fulfill certain requirements (an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50% – 59%) or better in four (4) designated subjects) in their Senior Certificate results receive a Matriculation Endorsement/Bachelor’s Pass on their certificates; this endorsement is the legal minimum requirement for admission to a bachelor’s degree at any South African university. Students applying to a South African university with foreign school qualifications can obtain a “Matriculation Exemption” to show that they meet the same standards.

This multiple meaning can lead to confusion; for example, the statement that a person “passed matric” or “has their matric” may mean either that they received a Senior Certificate (i.e. they finished high school) or specifically that they received a Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement (i.e. they are eligible to enter university).

South African universities do not set their own entrance examinations, although many use standardized entrance tests of linguistic, numerical and mathematical ability, called the National Benchmark Tests, split into the AQL Test (Academic and Quantitative Literacy) and the Mathematics Test.

Before the 1990s, the standard Matric Certificate with Endorsement was worded as “Examination result – Passed with full exemption”. This wording meant that the candidate passed their NSC exams with exemption from entrance exams when applying for University entrance.

The GED® credential is an alternative to a grade 12 which is recognised in South Africa by both SAQA and Universities South Africa. It can usually be achieved in less time than traditional matric as candidates can choose their own test dates. Tests are written on computer at one of 37 test centres in South Africa. There are only 4 subjects which are tested. There is no Afrikaans test. There are no prerequisite qualifications. The only requirement is that candidates must be age 16 or older. The four subjects are:

  1. Mathematical Reasoning
  2. Reasoning Through Language Arts
  3. Science
  4. Social Studies

Universities SA, which governs the entrance criteria for South African universities, recognises the GED® as a foreign grade 12 equivalent and they will issue a certificate granting a foreign conditional exemption to candidates who meet the following requirements:

The GED® is required in combination with either

  1. a letter of acceptance to an accredited American university or
  2. a prescribed score on the SAT test

Candidates wishing to prepare for the GED® tests can enrol for online classes at www.onlineged.co.za.

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