What If I failed Matric Subjects in 2017?
If you failed the recent matric examinations, you don’t need to distress there is still options that you can pursue. There are three options. Firstly, you can have your exams rechecked, where they will check to see if your exam marks were added up correctly. This costs R18 per paper. Secondly, you can have your exams remarked completely, where they will check every answer to see what you got right and wrong. This costs R80 per paper. Thirdly you can apply to rewrite certain exams, this is when you did not do well in certain matric exams and you can rewrite the exams during February and March. The application to rewrite your exams expires in January so the decision needs to be made soon. If you want to know more about your options you can find that out here.
Matric Rewrite Exam Timetable
If you want to know how the supplementary exams work and what the schedule of exams are and when you are writing each specific certificate that can be found here.
I don’t have a Matric Certificate
Don’t despair if you don’t have a Matric certificate! You will find numerous further education and training (FET) colleges that offer courses that don’t require you to have a Matric certificate to gain entrance to the courses. These colleges have designed courses ranging in length from 3-6 months up to 24 months:
At Skills Academy you can study the below courses even without a Matric:
At The Decor School you can study the below courses even without a Matric
If you don’t have Matric, and you still want to study, look out for courses that recognise prior learning. For example, if you are older than 23 years, some of these courses will recognise that you have gained experience in the workplace and allow you to register.
Alternatively, look out for courses that only require grade 10 as an entrance requirement.
Even if you don’t have Matric, you can still further your studies to:
- Find a full-time job that allows for growth opportunities, i.e. promotion.
- Pursue a career in many different fields.
- Provide a steady home for your family.
Last Updated: April 17, 2018