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Matric Results 2017 Release Date

 

Matric Results Release Date

Matric Results Release Date is: 5 January 2018

Here are the Matric results 2017 release date: 4 January 2018. The next day, 5 January 2018, you can get your results online or from your school, or in the newspapers.

Official Release Dates:

  • National Senior Certificate: 4 January 2018
  • The Independent Examination Board (IEB) Exams: 3 January 2018
  • Online you can get your results from the website of the Department of Education.
  • To get your results online, you need your Exam Number, Home Language, Name, Surname and Contact Details.
  • The IEB Matric Exam Results will be available on the IEB website.

The 2018 Matric Results are Being Released by the Minister now

What Courses can I Study Without a Matric Certificate?

Not everyone manages to finish their Matric. The good news is that you do not need to have a Matric to start studying! Here is a list of distance learning courses you can study if you have no Matric:

How to get Your Matric Results 2017 Via USSD (Cell Phone Quick Codes)

You can get your results by using your Cell Phone Quick codes, what you need to do is, dial *120*35658# on the day that the results are released.
You will have to answer different questions and enter your ID number, and you will then get your results per subject. You need to opt-in to get your results, so remember to select that option. USSD rates will apply.

Other Ways of Getting Your Matric Results

Department of Basic Education

One of the first ways to getting your results is to log onto the Department of Basic Education’s website below. If you went to a public/government school, then your results will definitely be on this site.

You will need the following to log in:

  • exam number
  • home language
  • your personal details (name, surname, etc.)

The Newspaper

It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands for example:

  • The Rapport
  • The Argus
  • The Star

Your High School

On 5 January 2018, your school will give you your results.

Your Matric Results in the Media

Read more about your matric results on Huffington Post, or on News24

You can also read more about education in MyNews24.

NSC Matric Pass Rate of 2017

If you are interested in the national and provincial pass rates of matric for 2017 then look no further as we have all the data right here.

The Matric pass rate for this year and how it compares over the last 9 years.

2017: 75.1%
2016: 72.5%
2015: 70.7%
2014: 73.9%
2013: 78.2%
2012: 73.9%
2011: 70.2%
2010: 67.8%
2009: 60.6%
2008: 62.5%

The National Pass Rate Per Province.

Free State: 86%
Gauteng: 85.1%
Western Cape: 82.7%
North West: 79.4%
Northern Cape: 75.6%
Mpumalanga: 74.8%
Kwazulu-Natal: 72.%
Limpopo: 65.6%
Eastern Cape: 65%

This shows that matric pass rates are increasing really well, which is without a doubt a good sign.

IEB Matric Pass Rate

The IEB matric pass rate this year was great, increasing from the already high 98.67% in 2016 to new heights of  98.76% in 2017. These results are from the 112 000 students who wrote the IEB exams nationwide. 88.50% of those IEB students are able to study for a Bachelors degree with their marks.

Getting Your Specific Matric Results

There are two main ways that you can get your matric results right on your phone! You can get your results by SMS and by Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).

Results Through SMS:

  1. send an SMS to 35658
  2. the SMS should include the ID number and your student number
  3. this SMS will cost you R1,50
  4. you will get your results via SMS

Results Through USSD

  1. Dial  *120*35658#.
  2. Through Prompts enter your ID number and your student number.
  3. This costs R0,50 per 20 seconds.
  4. You will get your results

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 no leaked papers. Umalusi says that the quality of student answers has improved, and that marks has improved overall.

Watch the Umalusi announcement on YouTube.

What Courses can I Study Without a Matric certificate?

Not everyone manages to finish their Matric. The good news is that you do not need to have Matric to start studying! Here is a list of distance learning courses you can study if you have no Matric:

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 no leaked papers. Umalusi says that the quality of student answers has improved, and that marks has improved overall.

Watch the Umalusi announcement on YouTube.

Finished with Your Matric? What Will you do Next Year?

Congratulations on finishing your school career! If you got great marks and you are on your way to university, then you are one of the lucky few, so go for it and make a success of your higher education studies.

If you are not going to university because you could not get a space, or your marks are not good enough to get university entrance, there are still many options available to you.

What Does my Pass Mean?

Bachelor’s Pass

A Bachelor’s Pass means you have:

  • at least 40% in 5 higher credit subjects
  • 30% for 2 lower credit subjects
  • no failures on any subjects

With a Bachelor’s Pass, you can apply to study for a degree at a university or university of technology. You can also study for a higher certificate or diploma.

Diploma Pass

You get a Diploma Pass if you have:

  • 40% in four higher credit subjects
  • 30% in three lower credit subjects
  • failed one subject

With a Diploma Pass you can register for a bridging course at a Further Education and Training (FET) college or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College or a diploma course at a university of technology.

Certificate Pass

You get a Certificate Pass if you have:

  • a 40% pass in your home language
  • two subjects above 40%,
  • four subjects above 30% AND
  • failed one subject

With a Certificate Pass you can study for a Higher Certificate.

What Study Options do I Have if I Failed Matric?

There are many courses you can study if you failed matric. You don’t have to go back to school, you can start right away with training that will help you build a real career in the world of business.

What are my Next Steps?

Now that you have figured out where you went wrong you can take steps to improve your situation, this is not difficult but it does take a lot of time.

Go Back to School

Not everybody gets to write Matric, and of those that do write Matric over 50% fail. 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 Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) course. ABET courses give you a qualification on the same level as matric.

Get Your Papers Re-marked

You could apply to have your papers re-marked.  Remarking is expensive so you should only do it 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 (Rewrite)

If you have failed less than three subjects, you may apply to write supplementary exams. The 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 info@dbe.gov.za  or phone them on 0800 202 933.

Repeat the Year

If you feel that redoing 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 figured out why you failed in the first place, you can pass your exams the second time around.

Breaking News: Important Information if you are a new Unisa Student in 2018

Students studying with Unisa for the first time in 2018, can now study for free. Read more here

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Written By: Robin Louw

Last Updated: August 10, 2018