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Matric Results 2017 Release Date

he Matric Results Release Date for the Matric Class of 2017 is 4 January 2018

Matric results 2017 release date – For the Matric Class of 2017, the date is 4 January 2018 – on that date the Minister announces the results. The next day, 5 January 2018, you can get your results online or from your school, or in the newspapers.

Matric Results Release Date

Matric Results Release Date is: 5 January 2018

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

Matric results 2018 – Go to the live news event on News24.

The Department of Basic Education releases the 2017 matric results technical report: See the Live Video Here.

Matric Results 2017

Matric Results 2017

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 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. You will then get your results per subject. You need to opt-on to get your results, so remember to select that option.
USSD rates will apply.

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 the upward moving trend of the increase in matric pass rates is continuing, which is without a doubt a good sign.

 

IEB Matric Pass Rate

The IEB matric pass rate this year was exceptional increasing from the already high 98.67% from 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 the IEB students are eligible to study a degree programme in 2018

 

Getting Your Specific Matric Results

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

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 be sms’ed your results

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 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!

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 a matric to start studying! Here is a list of distance learning courses you can study if you have no matric:

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 if your marks are not right for University entrance. Or even if you failed matric, there are many options still open to you. So don’t give up!

 

What does my Pass mean?

Bachelor’s Pass

A Bachelor’s Pass means you have:

  • at least 40% in 5 higher credit subjects, AND
  • 30% for 2 lower credit subjects AND
  • Did not fail ANY subjects.

With a Bachelor’s Pass you can apply to study 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 4 higher credit subjects, AND
  • 30% in 3 lower credit subjects, AND
  • you may fail 1 subject.

With a Diploma Pass you can register for a bridging course at a Further Education and Training (FET) college or 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, AND
  • 2 subjects above 40%, AND
  • 4 subjects above 30% AND
  • you may fail 1 subject.

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

Failed (Sorry! But don’t give up!)

Failing is painful. Read more about your options if your failed Matric, here.

I was unsuccessful, what do I do now?

 

What Study Options do I have?

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

Here are 16 college courses that you can study right now.

Looking for a college where you can study? Here is a list of colleges you can consider.

Here is a list of accredited distance learning colleges.

Here you will find lots of help and courses for students who never finished school. Even if you just have your Grade 10, there are accredited courses you can study.

 

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.

 

What if I want to have my papers remarked?

You can apply to have your papers remarked if you failed 1 or more subjects. But you must apply very soon after getting your results. The deadline for remarking is very close to the exam results date.

Department of Basic Education

One of the first ways to obtain your results is to log onto the Department of Basic Education’s website below. If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available 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.

matric results 2017 release date

Did you marks not come back the way you hoped?

What Are My Next Steps?

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?

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

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 or info@dbe.gov.za  or phone them on 0800 202 933.

Repeat The Year

If you feel that re-doing 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 correctly identified why you failed in the first place, you can pass your exams the second time around.

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:

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 if your marks are not right for University entrance. Or even if you failed matric, there are many options still open to you. So don’t give up!

What does my Pass mean?

Bachelor’s Pass

A Bachelor’s Pass means you have:

  • at least 40% in 5 higher credit subjects, AND
  • 30% for 2 lower credit subjects AND
  • Did not fail ANY subjects.

 

With a Bachelor’s Pass you can apply to study 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 4 higher credit subjects, AND
  • 30% in 3 lower credit subjects, AND
  • you may fail 1 subject.

 

With a Diploma Pass you can register for a bridging course at a Further Education and Training (FET) college or 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, AND
  • 2 subjects above 40%, AND
  • 4 subjects above 30% AND
  • you may fail 1 subject.

 

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

Failed (Sorry! But don’t give up!)

Failing is painful. Read more about your options if your failed Matric, here.

I was unsuccessful, what do I do now?

What Study Options do I have?

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

Here are 16 college courses that you can study right now.

Looking for a college where you can study? Here is a list of colleges you can consider.

Here is a list of accredited distance learning colleges.

Here you will find lots of help and courses for students who never finished school. Even if you just have your Grade 10, there are accredited courses you can study.

What if I want to have my papers remarked?

You can apply to have your papers remarked if you failed 1 or more subjects. But you must apply very soon after getting your results. The deadline for remarking is very close to the exam results date.

What happens if you fail an assignment?

 

 

Last Updated: January 25, 2018