2024 May/June Rewrite Matric Timetable Now Available

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Learners participating in the May/June matric exams can begin preparing for their matric exams. The matric timetable for the exams is now available. 

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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has released the 2024 May/June matric exam timetable. The timetable will indicate when learners will write their National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams and their Senior Certificate (SC) exam rewrites. 

The 2024 May/June matric exams will commence in the final days of April and are set to conclude in June 2024. The exams will commence with learners writing various league subjects followed by the English examination in the afternoon exam session

Matric Exam Timetable

The DBE indicated that learners who participate in the SC exams can only sit for subjects marked with an asterisk (*) on the timetable. 

One of the best methods used by learners to prepare for matric exams is to practise answering past exam question papers. Past papers for all Grade 12 subjects can be found on the Careers Portal website.

Learners can also access a wealth of resources to prepare for the examinations on the DBE’s website. These resources include study guides, audio lessons, video tutorials and past exam question papers and memorandums.

Matric Passes Explained 

With the National Senior Certificate, there are the following types of passes available depending on what marks you get for your subjects:

The Higher Certificate Pass which allows the student to pursue a Higher Certificate in tertiary education. Study programmes for a Higher Certificate are predominantly vocational, meaning that they relate to a particular occupation or set of skills, with the course material being industry-oriented. At a later stage, the student would be able to apply for a higher qualification such as an Advanced Diploma.

The Diploma Pass which allows the student to pursue further studies in diploma courses at a university of technology (also known as technikons) and TVET Colleges .There are various diploma options, including an advanced diploma and a national diploma. 

The final pass option is the Bachelor’s Pass. This grants the student the opportunity to complete a degree at an institution of their choice, ranging from colleges and universities

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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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