Our Matric Advice page will help you come to terms with your Matric results. Many students are not happy with their matric results. If you did not get the marks you wanted, or outright did not pass – here is what your options are. What
Matric Advice for Students who Failed
We want to ensure that you make careful informed decisions about your education. That is why we have a selection of articles related to all your different concerns, queries and other information we think will be useful to you.
I need to get my Matric
There are three options.
Firstly, you can have your exams rechecked, where they will check to see if your exam marks were added up correctly. This costs R25 per paper.
Secondly, you can have your exams remarked completely, where they will check every answer to see what you got right and wrong. This costs R105 per paper.
Thirdly you can apply to rewrite certain exams, this is when you did not do well in certain matric exams and you can rewrite the exams in May. The application to rewrite your exams expires in January so the decision needs to be made soon. If you want to know more about your options you can find that out here.
No Matric options
So you don’t have Matric, whether this is due to failing, or never writing the exams, or maybe just some really unfortunate circumstances doesn’t matter. You can still become qualified and successful.
The first option is try to get your matric
The second option is to study an alternative. There are many qualifications that you can start with as little as a grade 10, which can take you two levels past a matric to a National Diploma. So think carefully about what you need from your qualification.
Some great No Matric courses to consider are the following fully accredited Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) qualifications offered by Skills Academy:
- Financial Accounting (Grade 10 entry requirement)
- Entrepreneurship (Grade 11 entry requirement)
- Business Management (Grade 11 entry requirement)
- Public Sector Accounting (Grade 11 entry requirement)
Advice for Students who need Better Results
Some students got a pass, but it was not high enough for the entry requirements for their chosen area of studies. In this case your best option is a Matric Upgrade.
With this option you can just choose the subjects where you want better marks. You can also select subjects you have not written before if you discover you need to pass a subject you never took.
If you are 21, and have a grade 9 certificate you can do the adult matric.
If you choose this option you will write your exams in May, along with the students that are upgrading or rewriting their matric.
Last updated: September 12, 2019