What Can You Expect With the Release of Your Matric Results?

Matric results can be found in different places including the Department of Basic Education website, newspapers and the places where you write your exam.

There are many things you can expect with the release of your Matric results. We have compiled a list of things you will look at. These are the things you can expect with the release of your results: 

Know The Matric Results Date

The Matric results date for the Matric learners that are currently in Matric in the year 2022 has not yet been issued. The Matric results date is usually released when the Matric students have written their final examination in November/December. 

You can find the Matric release date on the Department of Basic Education website after the final exam. 

Get Your Matric Results In Different Ways

You can receive your Matric results in different ways. Below is a list of the methods you can use: 

  • School 
  • Department of Basic Education website 
  • Newspapers 
  • SMS 
  • USSD 

School

The school where you wrote your Matric final examination will have your Matric results. You can get the results from them. 

Department of Basic Education Website

You can obtain your Matric results from the Department of Basic Education, website. This is what you must do: 

  • Go to the Department of Basic Education website
  • Press the examination results button 
  • Select NSC exam results
  • Your exam number must be put in 
  • More personal details will be asked for 
  • Select the search button
  • You will see your Matric results 

Newspapers

There are certain newspapers that publish the Matric results as soon as they are out. These newspapers usually run out fast. You must buy them early to receive your results. 

SMS

To receive your Matric results through the SMS method, you must send your exam number to the number 35658. You will find your results when they are available. SMS costs R1.50c. Please note that the fee is subject to change. 

USSD

To receive your Matric results through the USSD method, you just dial *120*35658#. You may be asked to enter your exam number. Complete the process until you receive your results. Please note that the fee is subject to change. 

Matric Pass Levels

When you have received your Matric results, you will know whether you passed or failed Matric. To pass your Matric, you must receive one of the following Matric Pass Levels

Requirements For A Bachelor’s Degree Pass Level

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of 50% in four subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in two other subjects 

Requirements For A Diploma Pass Level

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of 40% in four subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in two other subjects 

Requirements For A Higher Certificate Pass Level

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of  40% in two subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in four other subjects 

Requirements For A National Senior Certificate Pass Level

  • A minimum of 40% in your home language 
  • A minimum of 30% in two other subjects 
  • A minimum of 30% in three subjects 
  • You can fail one subject 

Matric Distinction Pass

To know if you have received a distinction pass for Matric, you must have a mark of 80% or above. This is a great pass, and it increases your chances of getting into a university. 

Where To Study After Matric

Knowing where you can study after Matric depends on the marks you have received in your results. We have compiled methods you can use whether you passed or failed Matric: 

Failed Matric

Failing Matric can be demotivating, especially when you did your best. We have options for you to gain better Matric results, or use the ones you have to study other courses. Here is what you can do: 

  • ICB Courses 
  • Short Courses 
  • Rewrite Matric Course 
  • Remark 
  • Recheck 
  • View

ICB Courses

At Matric College, we have many courses you can study without Matric. These also include ICB Courses. Our ICB Courses are created to help you know more about business. These courses equip you with business knowledge and skills that help you when you look for employment or open your own business. 

Through ICB Courses, you gain skills such as the following: 

The above skills are known as scarce skills. These are skills that employers are in need of in the work environment. When you gain these skills, you have a higher chance of getting employed. 

ICB Courses are accredited by the following professional bodies: 

  • QCTO 
  • ICB

Accredited Courses help you gain an education that is trusted by employers because they know you gained a professional education. These are the ICB Courses you can study: 

Short Courses

Our Short Courses at Matric College are created by the college. These courses are created to help you gain skills that help be self-employed or find employment. Short Courses are based on skills. They give you everything you need to work well in the work environment. 

Short Courses are not accredited. They are best for skills. This is how they increase your chance of getting employed. They are best if you also want the following: 

  • A course that will not take long to study
  • Gain skills for a promotion at work 
  • Gain skills to start a business 
  • Improve your current skills 
  • Study and only write assignments without exams 

These are the Short Courses we offer: 

Rewrite Matric Course

The Rewrite Matric Course is a course that helps you gain knowledge that prepares you for university. You learn different subjects that help you develop your knowledge. The Rewrite Matric Course is a chance for learners who failed Matric to make up for it.

The Rewrite Course helps you gain a Matric Certificate when you finish the course. You can use this certificate for university applications or entry-level positions.

Remark

A remark is an option for students who did not pass their Matric. They can apply for a remark through the Department of Basic Education. The remark is R104 per exam paper. The remark means that the exam paper is marked for the second time to ensure all mark allocations are right and fair. The fee is subject to change. 

Recheck

A recheck is an option for students who have failed Matric. They can apply for this option through the  Department of Basic Education. The recheck is R25 per exam paper. The recheck means that the exam paper is checked to ensure all marks are correctly calculated, and all questions have been marked. The fee is subject to change. 

View

You can apply for the view paper option. This helps you see the exam paper for yourself. You can only view the paper after a remark or recheck is done. This costs R200 per subject. Please note that the fee is subject to change. 

Passed Matric

If you passed Matric, you can use your Matric results to do the following courses at Matric College: 

Upgrade Matric Course

The Upgrade Matric Course is meant to assist anyone who has Matric and wishes to improve their results. The course allows you to make changes to your subjects if you want. You can add subjects or change the ones you have. You can only change a minimum of four subjects. We have Course Experts who can assist you in choosing subjects if you want help. 

When you have completed the Upgrade Matric Course, you will gain a Matric Certificate that you can use to do the following: 

  • Study at university 
  • Gain a bursary 
  • Gain a learnership 
  • Get entry-level career 

NATED Courses

The NATED Courses are designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). These courses focus on equipping you with knowledge and skills that are good for the work environment. 

NATED Courses help you gain work experience and knowledge while you are doing the course. This helps you when you look for employment. You already have everything employers look for, which is: 

  • Skills 
  • Work experience 
  • Knowledge 

NATED Courses are accredited by professional bodies, which are the QCTO and the DHET. This helps you gain qualifications that are trustworthy based on their accreditation. These are the NATED Courses we offer: 

What To Do With A Matric Certificate?

You can use a Matric Certificate to do the following things:

Study further at a college Study at university Get a bursary opportunityGet into a learnership Find employment

Can I Take A Gap Year After Matric?

Yes, you can take a gap year after Matric. This is because Matric is tiring. The class takes a lot of your time and energy, which, sometimes, requires that you take a break. A gap year is a chance to rest forms of school and clear your mind. Some people use their gap year to do the following: 

  • Upgrade their Matric results 
  • Apply to many universities 
  • Gain work experience through volunteer work 
  • Learn a new skill, e.g. cooking 
  • Taking trips 
  • Spending time with friends and family 
  • Opening a business 
  • Working on their talents/gifts 

Author: Mulisa Nethononda 
Editor: Razeen Dollie
Date: June 22, 2022