Hey Matrics, 

As you head into your final exams, know that we at the Careers Portal are rooting for you! We fully support you and one of the ways we would love to show you our support is by providing you with helpful resources to assist you along your journey. 

The Careers Portal provides resources dedicated to making your matric year easier. We want to make sure that all students have an easy and convenient way to gain access to the resources they need in order to succeed during their exams.

You’ll be able to find everything you need from matric rewrite, matric results, study guides, matric past papers, to tips, advice and more.

Past Papers

Get all the Matric past papers you need right here! With the Careers Portal, you can make your Grade 12 year epic. 

Click here to check out all past matric examination papers

How To Cope With Exam Stress

The final Matric exam period can be very stressful and overwhelming. It's important to have strategies to keep not only your body but your mind healthy as well so that you can excel!

Guide To Remaining Calm For Matrics

4 Tips On How To Cope With Exam Failure

How To Keep The FOCUS When Exams Fatigue Sets In

Matric Study Tips

The key to succeeding in your exams is to have a game plan and to stick to it. Remember, having a plan for before, during and after your exams can wipe away that feeling of not being in control.

Common Study Mistakes Students Make

Study Techniques That Work

Study Guides & Resources

Besides past papers, there are so many resources and study guides out there which can help you better prepare for your Final Matric exams.

Mind The Gap Grade 12 Study Guides

Free Online Resources For Matriculants

Resources To Help You Get Distinctions

Post-Matric Options

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do'? Well, we can help.

Where To Study in South Africa

Tips For Students Transitioning From High School To University

Not Going to University? Here Are Other Options For You


Are you looking for ways to fund your studies? Perhaps an academic bursary is the answer to your financial worries.  Academic bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from engineering to journalism.

Find all the latest bursaries and scholarships here.


NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a bursary fund for students through the NSFAS funding. The NSFAS bursary will cover everything from your fees to your accommodation. To learn more about NSFAS, click here.

Funza Lushaka Bursary

The Funza Lushaka Bursary is one of the teaching bursaries available to students. Click here to find out everything you need to know about the Funza Lushaka Bursary.


ISFAP refers to the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme which provides bursaries to students from poor and missing middle backgrounds. Click here to find out more about ISFAP.

Student Loans

If you don't qualify for a bursary or have not been successful in applying for one, a student loan could be how you fund your studies. 

Fund Your Studies With A Loan From Fundi

Banks That Offer Student Loans in South Africa

5 Things to Think About When Taking Out a Student Loan

Student Accommodation

There are various ways to find student accommodation if you're looking to study away from home. It is sure to be a major adjustment but there is always support available.

Click here if you're looking for student accommodation.

Career Advice

Looking for career advice? Careers Portal can help you with how to apply for jobs, how to create a CV, answer interview questions and even help you answer any other questions about working that you might have.

Find everything you need to know here.

It's more common than you would think to come across someone who doesn't have their matric qualification. These individuals could then decide to obtain their matric part-time.

Approximately 31% of South Africans are not qualified for further and higher education - this excludes them from a wide range of skilled and professional areas of employment. In a country with a 32.1% national unemployment rate - this education crisis is clear. 

Dingaan Moropane, Acting Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning at The Independent Institute of Education’s Rosebank College, outlines the minimum requirements for various Higher Certificate, Diploma, and Bachelor's Degree programmes, and explains why the prelim exams are more than a test run for finals.

If you've applied to university, you will most likely be required to write the National Benchmark Tests. There are a few things you should know before you register to write. We also have the information you need on how to register for the NBTs.

If you're a student in South Africa who is concerned about passing matric, then you should know that it's not as easy as you think. Here are the pass requirements you need to meet if you want to obtain your National Senior Certificate.

If you haven't passed your Matric - or you want to improve your marks - there are a number of options for you to re-write. Here are some of the colleges where you can rewrite your matric.

Between all the matric pass levels available in South Africa, the Bachelor’s Pass allows the student the most variety to pursue multiple post-matric opportunities without restraining the student’s options. The following is a description of these pass options, including what the requirements are for a Bachelor’s Pass.


Are you an IEB learner wishing that you could have a second go at your Matric examinations? Well, you can. All you will need to do is apply for a Matric rewrite through a supplementary examination, here's how to do so.

Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Well, find out which Grade 12 subjects are required to be eligible for a teaching degree.

Matric is a major rite of passage for South African children. Thirteen wide-ranging and diverse years of school are suddenly distilled into one, all-important National Senior Certificate. Pass/Fail. With or without university exemption.

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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


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