The North West has been up and down with their matric results over the years.
Luckily, 2019 saw the biggest increase in 6 years and ranked the province third nationally.
2020 Matric results predictions for North West and a nine year overview by Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College
2016 saw the North West rank fourth provincially with a matric pass rate of 83%.
610 178 full-time students wrote the 2016 matric exams and proved an overall pass rate of 76.2%. The North West stood 6.3% above the national average.
The North West matric pass rate dropped slightly in 2017. Having decreased by 1%, the province’s matric pass rate declined to 82%.
The national pass rate also took a tumble to 75%, yet the North West was able to remain above the national average.
2018 saw the North West ranking fourth nationally yet again. However this time they saw a drastic improvement. Increasing by 2%, the matric pass rate for the North West finally entered the 80 percentile range.
With an 81.1% pass rate, the North West remained 3% above the national average.
2019 showed the biggest improvement in the North West matric pass rate. An increase of 3% took the provinces matric pass rate to 88%
This was the highest the pass rate has been in the North West for 6 years. This pushed their provincial ranking to third place.
The 2019 matric pass rate was 87%. Their matric pass rate in 2020 dropped to 76%. Despite the large difference, it was still a notable achievement with the COVID-19 circumstances.
When will you get your results?
IEB results: February 19 2021
National Senior Certificate results for all provinces except Western Cape: 6am on February 23 2021
National Senior Certificate results for Western Cape: 5am on February 24 2021
Get your Matric Results from your School or Exam Centre
Your full Statement of Results will be available at your school or exam centre on 23 February 2021, but remember:
- Social distancing
- Wear a mask!
- Follow covid safety rules at your school
The IEB (Independent Examinations Board) Matric Exam results for the Matric Class of 2020 will be released on Friday, 19 February 2021.
IEB Matric students can get their results as follows:
- Step 1: Go to this page: http://www.ieb-online.co.za/asp/login.aspx
- Step 2: Login with your Exam Number and your Birth Date
- Step 3: Click on the “submit” button
- Step 4: Get your results!
How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021: North West
- Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
- Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
- Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
- Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
- Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
- Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
- Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021
Newspapers Where You Can Find Your Matric Results
North West to Host the Release of the Results for the 2020 NSC
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.
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: Andrea Frisby