Last Chance For May/June Matric Rewrite Registration

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Rewriting your matric exams is a great opportunity for learners to improve their matric results. Improving their matric exam results can often lead to an increased amount of study opportunities at the tertiary education level in South Africa. 

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One of the main ways to improve matric results is by doing a matric rewrite. This means that the exam will be completely rewritten.

Should candidates who are participating in the upcoming 2023 October/November examination period still feel unsatisfied, those who were writing their National Senior Certificate exams can apply to write the 2024 rewrite examinations.

Registrations for the 2024 May/June matric rewrite exams closes today, individuals who feel like they have an incomplete senior certificate qualification and are interested in participating are encouraged to apply to avoid missing the deadline.

When Does May/June Matric Rewrite 2024 Registration Close? 

Registration for the 2024 May/June exams opened on Monday, 2 October 2023 and closes on 9 February 2024 and can be done online or in person at a provincial education district office or at an examination centre they previously used.

How To Apply For Matric Rewrite 2024 Registration

You will need a copy of your ID and your Matric certificate or statement of results to register. Once you have compiled all the necessary documentation, you may visit the local district office of your provincial education department to apply for a Matric rewrite.

Second Chance Matric Registration For 2024

If you want further support to make sure you're prepared, you can apply online via the Second Chance Programme website. The Second Chance Programme provides various study materials and face-to-face classes.

The following opportunities to rewrite exist:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) supplementary exams which are usually in March
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) progressed learners (learners who wrote the NSC the previous year but did not sit for all 6 subjects) which are usually in June
  • Part-time NSC candidates (learners who attempted the NSC examinations post 2015) which are usually in November

When preparing for a Matric rewrite, a great strategy is to do Matric past papers. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SOME!

Closing Date For Matric Rewrite 2024

Don't forget that the closing date for Matric rewrite 2024 is the 9th of February 2024.

Online Registration for Matric Rewrite 2024

If you would like to register for a Matric rewrite you can do this as part of the Second Chance Matric programme 2024. Online registration for Matric rewrite 2024 is the cheapest way to rewrite your Matric exams.

2023 Matric Results

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has achieved a matric pass rate of 82.9%. This is an increase of 2.8 percentage points from the  80.1% achieved by the class of 2022. 

The DBE administered the 2023 NSC exams to 898 520 (717, 377 full-time and 181,143 part-time) candidates.

The minister revealed that the class of 2023 achieved 282,894 Bachelors passes, 187,876 Diploma passes and 101,973  higher certificate passes. 

Provincial Matric Pass Rates 

  • Western Cape: 81.5%
  • Gauteng: 85.4%
  • Limpopo:79.5%
  • Eastern Cape: 81.4%
  • Kwazulu-Natal:86.4%
  • North West: 81.6%
  • Northern Cape:75.84%
  • Mpumalanga:77.0%
  • Free State: 89.0%

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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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