Matrics to write prelims and finals at once

Matrics to write prelims and finals at once

Date Published: September 6, 2020

The final matric exams will consist of both the November exams and the preliminary exams. This reconfiguration of the examination periods comes after serious thought on behalf of the Department of Basic Education. 

Since all classes, revision workshops and school time has been greatly disrupted due to the pandemic, plans have been made to allow the matric class of 2020 to complete their academic year. 

Here's what you need to know

  • Schools and learners will have enough time to complete their syllabus: The Department of Basic Education has ensured that with this exam period alteration and the joining of both prelims and finals, students will have enough time to complete their 2020 syllabus. 
  • All students registered for the May/June examination period will be allowed to write: Early last month the Department of Basic Education announced that all students registered for the preliminary examination period can expect to write their exams in November. 
  • All students registered for the October /November exams will be allowed to write: Students registered for the final exams will be allowed to write in the newly shifted examination period.
  • Final matric exams will see more than 1.1 million candidates in 2020: More than 1.1 million students are estimated to write exams in the November examination period. 
  • All Candidates will receive an admission letter before the end of the September month: This letter will include subjects that they qualify for. It will also include the venue where they will write the end year examinations.

Resources

Find the final matric timetable here

For more information about the Woza Matrics initiative and when you can watch it, click here.

If you’d like to learn more about the newly trimmed curriculum that affects all grades, click here.

Author: Andrea Frisby