Matric Results 2020: Gauteng

Matric Results 2020: Gauteng

Date published: December 19, 2020

Matric Results 2020 Gauteng

Gauteng managed to score second place in their provincial matric pass rate. Their 2020 matric pass rate was 84%, which was 3% lower than in 2019.

Matric Pass Results for Gauteng 2010 - 2020:

  • 2010: 79%
  • 2011: 81%
  • 2012: 84%
  • 2013: 87%
  • 2014: 85%
  • 2015: 84%
  • 2016: 87%
  • 2017: 86%
  • 2018: 89%
  • 2019: 87%
  • 2020: 84%

Gauteng Matric Results 2020

Gauteng has managed to keep its matric pass rate above 85% since 2016. This may be hampered by the impact that COVID-19 had on the 2020 academic year.

Gauteng Matric Results (2010-2020)

Gauteng Quality of Passes

Gauteng had the second-highest number of candidates at 110 191. 45.1% of them received Bachelor’s Degree Passes and 27.8% passed with a Diploma pass.

11 879 students got a Higher Certificate Pass making up 10.8% of the class of 2020. Finally, only 1 student received an NSC pass in Gauteng.


Where To Find Your Matric Results As A Student In Gauteng

As a student in Gauteng, you have the following options when it comes to receiving your matric results:

  • The Department of Education in Gauteng
  • Online Platforms  
  • Your Mobile Device 
  • The Newspaper

Districts with the best Matric Results in Gauteng – 2019


The top-performing district in Gauteng for the 2019 matric results is Tshwane South with a pass rate of 93.3%.

Here are the top 4 districts with the highest matric results:

  • Tshwane South
  • Gauteng North 
  • Tshwane North
  • Sedibeng East

Click here to read more about the top districts with the best matric results.

Options If You Are Unhappy With Your Results 

It might happen that you are not happy with your matric results. You have until the 26th of March 2021 to apply for re-marking, re-checking or viewing of your examination paper. 

To apply, you must fill in an application form for re-checking and re-marking. You will be able to find these forms at any District offices and your respective school. These application forms will also be made available at examinations centres where students wrote.

The fees are structures as follows:

  • Re-mark: R120
  • Re-check: R29 
  • Viewing: R234 

Please keep in mind that a viewing of the exam paper can only be done after a re-mark or a re-check. The applications for this close 7 days after the release of the respective re-mark or re-check. 

Any candidate that is from a non-paying school or who have been granted a concession on school fee payments do not have to pay for the remarking of rechecking. 

Withheld Results 

Examination irregularities will mean that your matric results will be withheld. You can either:

  • Contact your school or district office and ask why your results are being withheld. 


  • You can appeal in writing and apply to write the May/June examinations. 


All students are given a second chance to write their matric exams in June 2021. This can be either because you want to improve your results or because you did not pass the first time. 

Students who were absent during the combined November examinations can also write at this time. Applications close on the 26th of March 2021. 

Author: Elzanne Van Niekerk

Published: March 4, 2021


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