What to Know Before Getting Your Matric Results

What to Know Before Getting Your Matric Results

Date Published: December 3, 2020

Before you get your matric results, you must know what they mean and how to read them. There are a few things you should know about your results, these include:

  • Levels of Passing 
  • Studying Without a Matric 
  • Upgrading Your Marks 

Here is everything you need to know before you get your matric results.

Levels of Passing

When you get your results, you will also receive your pass level. 

  • Bachelor Degree Pass
  • Diploma Pass
  • Higher Certificate Pass 
  • NCS Pass

Bachelor Degree Pass

This is the prerequisite pass you need to get into university. That means the minimum marks needed for a university course. 

To meet a BD pass, you need:

  • An APS score of 4 in at least 4 high credit subjects 
  • An APS score of 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of 2 in any 2 other subjects  
  • A total APS score of 23 (find an APS score calculator here

Diploma Pass

This pass is the minimum requirement to get into a diploma course. 

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 4 high credit subjects 
  • An APS score of 2 in any other 2 subjects 
  • A total APS score of 19 (find an APS score calculator here)

Higher Certificate Pass

With this type of pass, you can only get into higher certificate courses or colleges. 

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 2 other subjects 
  • An APS score of 2 in 3 other subjects
  • A total APS score of 15 (find an APS score calculator here)

NSC Pass

This pass means that you will not get access to university. You can go to a trade school or choose a course that does not require a matric certificate.

  • An APS score of at least 3 in your home language 
  • An APS score of at least 3 in 2 other subjects
  • An APS score of 2 in 4 other subjects
  • A total APS score of 14 (find an APS score calculator here)

You Can Study Without a Matric Certificate

You can further your education without a matric certificate. If you do not pass matric or are not able to get high enough marks to get into a specific course. 

With an institution like Matric College, you can get qualifications that will build you a successful career without ever having passed matric. Highly reputable colleges that offer these courses are:

You Can Upgrade Your Marks

If you do not get the results that you wanted, you can opt for a matric upgrade. This also helps if:

  • You failed some subjects
  • If you need to change your chosen subjects to get into a course
  • If you want to improve your marks

Author: Andrea Frisby 

Published: February 12, 2021

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