The Difference Between a Recheck and a Remark

The Difference Between a Recheck and a Remark

The Difference Between a Recheck and a Remark

Whilst a recheck means an examiner will only take a glance over your papers, a remark means that each question will be reviewed with new eyes. 

If you are thinking of having a remark or a recheck, here is everything you need to know:

  • What is a Remark?
  • What is a Recheck? 
  • Studying Without a Matric Certificate

What is a Remark?

A remark will help you if you need a few extra marks to pass or to get a higher mark.  In this case, an examiner will mark your paper as if it had never been marked to see if you were not given the marks you deserved. 

Keep in mind that with a remark, you should not expect to have your mark drastically changed.  If that is what you want, rather opt for a Matric Upgrade that is offered by Matric College

This way, you will get the chance to redo the matric subjects that you failed.

What is a Recheck?

When you choose to have your paper rechecked, an examiner will go through the paper to ensure that all questions were marked and that all the marks were then added up correctly.   Similarly to a remark, you must not expect for your mark to change drastically. 

If you have failed or gotten a lower mark than expected, a Matric Upgrade might help you increase your mark a bit more.  If the recheck does not give you the desired results, click here to find out more about the options offered by matric college. 

Be sure to apply for a recheck as soon as your matric final results are released.  That way you will not risk missing the deadline.

Studying Without a Matric Certificate

Even if your remark or recheck does not give you the desired results, you will still be able to further your studies without a matric certificate. 

Here are a few colleges that offer courses you can take without a matric certificate:

ICB Without Matric

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is a highly reputable distance learning institution that offers courses in business and financial management.  Each of their programmes are scarce skills which means that after you qualify, it should be relatively easy for you to find a job with a respectable salary. 

 ICB offers 5 learning programmes:

The only ICB programme that requires a grade 12 certificate to start is Office Administration. The other courses either require a grade 10 or 11 certificates. 

Here is a breakdown of what each ICB programme has to offer. 

Business Management 


Financial Accounting 

Public Sector Accounting 

Office Administration


Starting out without a matric certificate means building a successful and lucrative career with ICB.  So why wait? 

Call Matric College on  012 762 7100 and speak to one of our course experts.  Or, fill out this form and we will call you back.

Author: Andrea Frisby 

Published: January 14, 2021


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