How to Check Matric Results Online

Online Matric Results: How To Find Them

Online Matric Results_ How To Find Them

Adult Matric Results

On the 26th of May 2021 the examination started, and on the 7th of July 2021 it ended. The department says that it was successful, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

239 024 participated in this exam. Here is how many students were for the National Senior Certificate and for the Amended Senior Certificate:

  • 95 929 were for the National Senior Certificate (NSC), and 
  • 143 499 were for the Amended Senior Certificate (SC)

How To Get Your Adult Matric Results

Students can get their Adult Matric Results online from the Department of Basic Education website.

Positive Feedback For This Year (2021)

The following statement came from the Department of Basic Education:

“Despite the protests and the rise in infections during this period, in certain provinces, the marking was completed according to plan, observing the high standards commensurate with these examinations.”

Here are some of the positive outcomes:

    • Students that were tested positive – for COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms during the exam were allowed to write in a special isolated area venue
    • Cheating – that involved crib notes and cell phone usage were less than previous years

What Was This Examination Period Used For?

This particular examination period was used for the following cases:

  • Adult students that does not have a matric certificate
  • Students that wrote the November examination previously, but did not meet the requirements for a matric certificate
  • Students that wrote the November examination previously, and have passed, but want to improve their matric results
  • Learners that left school due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Learners that were absent but have a valid reason

*Students that are not satisfied with their marks can get their results, rechecked, remarked or viewed.

How to get your matric results from the Department of Education

Finding your matric results online is a fairly easy process if you follow these steps

  • Step 1: Visit the website of the Department of Education matric results page. 
  • Step 2: Enter your examination number.
  • Step 3: More personal details may be required.
  • Step 4: Press ‘search’. 
  • Step 5: Your matric results will now come up. 

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021

 

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Send the SMS to this number: 45856
  • Step 4: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 5: Your exam number will be checked – if you send an incorrect exam number it won’t work
  • Step 6: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021

There are a few other methods that you can use to find your online matric results

Here is everything you need to know about finding your matric results.  

  • Platforms for Online Matric Results 
  • Alternative Platforms 
  • Understanding Your Results 
  • National Senior Certificate Results 
  • Failing Matric 
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

The Department of Education Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga confirmed that the matric results will be released on the 23rd of February 2021 as planned. Read the full article here.

Jan Badenhorst, Education Specialist, explains the steps to get your matric results.

Platforms for Online Matric Results

Multiple platforms will release the 2020 matric results. Here are a few sites that will help you get your results quickly and hassle-free.

 Since all of our day-to-day business has moved online, this might actually be the best way to access your matric results. 

  • The Department of Education 
  • Matric College 
  • News 24 

The Department of Basic Education

The Department of Basic Education website has an online platform where all the matric results will be released. 

This is one of the options when looking for your online matric results. All you have to do is log into the Department of Basic Education website using your examination number and personal details. 

For any students who attended private schools that were part of IEB, the same steps apply on the IEB website when the results are released.

Matric College

Matric College is a highly reputable distance learning institution that offers students the chance to get their matric.

Not only does it offer courses that you can take without a matric certificate, but it also has a news page that will keep you up-to-date with the latest news in education. 

This news-site will also publish the matric results as soon as they are released to the public. You can find the online matric results here on the 23rd of February. 

News 24

Another reputable place that you can find online matric results is News24. This news platform has a page specifically dedicated to the release of the online matric results. Click here to view their release on the 23rd of February 2021. 

Alternative Platforms to Online Matric Results

Online matric results are not the only way to get your results. There are other methods that are just as easy to access. 

SMS

For a quick and easy method to receive your matric results as soon as they are released, students can use SMS.

All you have to do is register beforehand and you will get an SMS of your results when they are released on the 23rd of February. 

Here is how you can use the USSD service: 

  • Send an SMS to 35658.
  • You will be required to enter your ID number and your examination number.

USSD

USSD is a quick and easy way for you to get your matric results. If you do not want to go online or use an SMS, this might be the best way for you. 

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions. 
  • Enter your ID and examination number.

Newspapers Where You Can Find Your Matric Results

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Gauteng that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Western Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Eastern Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Mpumalanga that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in North West that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Free State that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Northern Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Limpopo that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper. Here are the newspapers in Kwa-Zulu Natal that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Understanding Your Online Matric Results

Whether you have online matric results or find them in the newspaper, you will need to know what they mean.

Here is all the information you need when it comes to understanding your matric results. 

Your Pass Level

When you pass matric, there are a few pass levels you can achieve that will determine how you passed your year. These include:

  • Bachelor Degree Pass
  • Diploma Pass
  • Higher Certificate Pass 
  • NCS Pass

Bachelor Degree Pass

To meet a BD pass, you need:

  • An APS score of 4 in at least 4 high credit subjects 
  • An APS score of 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of 2 in any 2 other subjects  
  • A total APS score of 23

Diploma Pass

To meet a diploma pass you need:

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 4 high credit subjects 
  • An APS score of 2 in any other 2 subjects 
  • A total APS score of 19

Higher Certificate Pass

To meet an HC pass, you need:

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 2 other subjects 
  • An APS score of 2 in 3 other subjects
  • A total APS score of 15

NSC Pass

To get an NSC pass, you need: 

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 2 other subjects
  • An APS score of 2 in 4 other subjects
  • A total APS score of 14

You can find an APS calculator here to ensure that you calculate the correct APS.

National Senior Certificate Results

Here are a few links to the provincial Department of Education. If you have any difficulty finding your results, you can contact your provincial department for help. Or you can follow these links to find the provincial online matric results. 

Some provinces also give their results on their websites 

Telephone numbers for provincial and national Departments of Education: 

  • National office: (012) 312 5845/6/7 
  • Eastern Cape: (043) 604 7709/73 
  • 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 To Do If You Fail Matric

We have been taught that failing matric means that we cannot build a successful career. This is however untrue.

Even without a matric certificate, you can further your studies. Even in careers that you might have thought impossible like financial accounting of business management. 

Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College speaks about what your options are if you have failed your Matric.

Adult Matric

If you were unable to complete your matric year and now want to do it, you can opt for an adult matric. Matric College offers you the chance to complete your matric once an for all.  

Here are the requirements to qualify for Adult Matric:

  • You have to be 21 or older. 
  • Applicants must have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7 to qualify.
  • If you don’t have grade 9, applicants must have a General Education and Training Certificate(GETC), or an NQF Level 1.

Matric Upgrade

A matric upgrade is a second chance for you to improve your matric results.  With a matric upgrade, you get the chance to rewrite the subjects that you want to improve.

Take a year to improve your results so that you can get accepted into a course of your choosing. 

Courses Without Matric

It is just as important to know which colleges offer courses that you can study without a matric certificate. Here are a few reputable colleges that you can choose from:

Learning Group

For all the creatively inclined individuals, this is a perfect choice. 

The Learning Group offers extensive creative courses that you can study without matric.  

The Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Ember Academy

The Décor School

If you are looking to study without matric and you have an interest in design, The Décor School is the ideal choice. 

Whether you want to study interior decorating or interior design.  The Décor School is the perfect institution to help you perfect your craft.

Matric College

Matric College is a distance learning institution that focuses on providing a second chance to study matric.

Matric College also offers a variety of courses that you can study without matric. 

ICB courses 

Educare and childcare

Beauty therapy

Registration

A successful career without matric is entirely possible. Whether you want to finish your matric year or jump straight into furthering your studies, you can. Matric College is your second chance to build your career. 

If you are interested in registering with Matric College, why not give us a call on 012 762 7100 and speak to one of our course experts. It is not too late to choose education. 

For any more information about online matric results, follow our news page

Author: Andrea Frisby

Last updated: 14 September 2021

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