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Matric Rewrite Registration Closing Date 2018

We are so glad you want to rewrite your Matric exam. There is no shame in that. You did not get the result you wanted and you are now looking to get a better one. We need more students like yourself with this attitude – if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Read on to find out more about the Matric rewrite registration closing date and other options if you have failed Matric.


When is the Closing Date?

The closing date will be 19 January 2018, while the starting date opened in October 2017.


Bad Matric Results? You Have Options!

If your Matric results are not what you wanted, you still have other options.

  1. Get your exam papers remarked.
  2. Get your exam papers rechecked.


  1. Get your exam papers rechecked.

You should go for a recheck if you think that there was a problem with the adding up of your marks of a certain paper. This is not a remark though; they will only make sure the marks are added up properly, they will not go through every answer to check if they are correct. You must apply for a recheck at your school or department of education district office. The deadline is 19 January and the fee is R21 for every paper that you want rechecked.


  1. Get your exam papers remarked.

If you ask for a remark, then your entire paper is remarked and all your answers are checked to see if they are right or wrong. The fee for a remark is R92 per paper that you want remarked. Remember, the deadline is 19 January.

If you want to view your exam papers, you can only do that after the remark or recheck. You must apply to view your paper within seven days after the release of the remark or recheck. Viewing your paper will cost R180 per paper.

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Latest News: Umalusi Approves Matric Results

Matric Results Release Date 2018

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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 have increased 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 into University, 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 five higher credit subjects
  • 30% for two lower credit subjects
  • not failed 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 a 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%
  • failed one subject.

You can study for a higher certificate with a certificate pass.


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 immediately start with training that will help you build a real career in the world of business.

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


What to do if you Have Failed Matric

The first step that you need to take is to find out why you failed your exams. Think about it, be very honest with yourself, and 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 work hard in class all 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 were there personal issues in my life that held me back from finishing?

Once you have figured out the reason that you failed you can move onto the next step.


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.


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Go Back to School

Not everybody gets to write Matric, and of those that do, less than 50% pass. If it’s a must for you to get Matric, the only way to do that is to go back to school. You can go to your nearest high school and talk to the principal to find out what options they have.

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.Matric Rewrite

Register for an Adult Based Education and Training Course

You can also register for an Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) course. ABET courses are qualifications on the same level as Matric. Contact Umalusi to find out which Adult Based Education and Training Institution is best for you.

Register for a Course That Does not Need Matric

If you feel like getting your Matric will take too long, you might be wondering if you can study a course that does not need Matric. There is a wide range of courses you can study without Matric. If you are over the age of 16, can read and write in English, and you have a Grade 10 or Grade 11 certificate, then you can register for one of these great courses with Skills Academy.  

Written by: Robin Louw
Last updated: September 11, 2018