How To Get Your Matric Certificate

You can get your matric certificate or results at your school OR exam centre. The Expected Matric Results Dates Are: National Senior Certificate: February 2022  The Independent Examination Board (IEB)...

You can get your matric certificate or results at your school OR exam centre.

The Expected Matric Results Dates Are:

National Senior Certificate: February 2022  The Independent Examination Board (IEB) Exams:  February 2022

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How Can I Get My Matric Certificate?

Here is how you can get your matric certificate:

What Are The Different Ways I Can Get My Matric Results?

There are many ways you can get your matric results. Here are your options:

Get Your Results Online

You can get your results online at the National Department of Education’s website Exam Results Page.

Matric Results in the Newspapers

The matric results will be published in all the major newspapers. So make sure to get a few copies to keep and to give away to friends and family!

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Get Matric Certificate

Get your Results from your School or Exam Centre

Your results will be available from your school or exam centre.

More information about Matric Results

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Telephone numbers for provincial and national Departments of Education

National office: (012) 312 5845/6/7

Free State: (051) 404 8000

Gauteng: (011) 355 0588

KwaZulu Natal: (031) 327 0538/0331

Limpopo: (015) 290 7747/7830

Mpumalanga: (013) 766 0033

Northern Cape: (053) 839 6585

North West: (018) 384 3100/51

Western Cape: (021) 467 2483

What everyone refers to as a matric certificate is actually the NSC (National Senior Certificate). This is what you will get when you complete your grade 12 year.  The subjects that you have chosen to take in Grade 10 (which is a minimum of 6), will each have the percentage that you achieved for that subject as well as the relevant level. The levels that you achieve work as follows.

  • 80-100%: Level 7
  • 70-79%: Level 6
  • 60-69%: Level 5
  • 50-59%: Level 4
  • 40-49%: level 3
  • 30-39%: Level 2
  • 0-29%; Level 1

If you do not achieve at least a level 2 in a subject then you have failed that subject. However, you have to do more than just get 30% average to pass matric. To pass matric and receive your National Senior Certificate you need to:

  • Get at least 40% for your home language subject
  • Get 40% or higher for two other subjects not including your home language
  • Get 30% or higher (not including the 3 subjects you got 40% or higher for)

This means that you can only get a level 1 or fail one of your matric subjects. Failing more will cause you to fail matric. So the idea that all you need is 30% average to pass matric is false.

There are other different types of pass levels, for your matric certificate. Each of these will mean something different for you. There are four kinds of matric certificates.

The first is the national senior certificate pass which is the one discussed above. There are three others namely the higher certificate pass, diploma pass, and the bachelor’s pass. To achieve the higher certificate pass you need to meet the following requirements:

  • 40% in your Home Language
  • 40% in two other subjects
  • Obtain at least 30% for three other subjects

It is important that one of your languages must either be English or Afrikaans to qualify for a Higher Certificate.

To achieve the diploma pass you need to meet the following requirements:

  • 40% or higher for your home language subject.
  • 40% or higher for three other subjects not including your home language subject.
  • 30% or higher for your remaining 3 subjects.

A diploma pass does give you the advantage of being able to study at a university of technology. However, a diploma pass is not enough to allow you to study at a regular university. For that, you need a bachelor’s pass. To get a bachelor’s pass you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • 40% or higher in your home language subject.
  • 50% or higher for at least 4 of your subjects, (This can include your home language subject)
  • 30% or higher for your remaining 3 subjects.

This is the highest level of a matric pass that you get. This qualifies you to be able to study at any tertiary education facility in South Africa. However, this just means that you will be able to apply to any tertiary institution in South Africa, it does not mean that you will be accepted for your chosen field of study. The requirements to definitely be accepted vary depending on the field of study as well as the institution you applied for.

The CEO of Matric College, Jan Badenhorst, discusses how you can get your matric certificate

Last updated: September 30, 2021


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