Latest News: Umalusi Approves Matric Results
On Friday (29 December 2017) the Umalusi council approved the results for the Matric Class of 2017. For the first time in many years, there were not leaked papers.
Umalusi says that the quality of student answers has improved. And that marks has increased overall. So here is to a better result that you might expect!
Matric results 2017
Matric Results 2017 will be officially released by the Minister of Education on the 4th of January 2018. Students will be able to get their results at their schools, or at the centres where they wrote their exams; on 5 January 2018.
The release dates are as follows:
National Senior Certificate: 4 January 2018
The Independant Examination Board (IEB) Exams: 3 January 2018
Get your Matric Results 2017 on 5 January 2018
Obtaining your matric results
Department of Basic Education
It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands for example:
- The Rapport
- The Argus
- The Star
- And online at News24.com
Your High School
Two days after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results. (Note: This isn’t your official matric certificate)
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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?
Once you have figured out the reason that you failed you can move onto the next step.
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?
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Get Your Papers Remarked
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
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
Email: [email protected]
Or phone them on 0800 202 933.
Go Back To School
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. 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 or courses to study without matric.
Last updated: January 25, 2018