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

Free Study Timetable Template

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.

Careers Portal is a progressive website that will connect you with the institutions and courses you have chosen to apply for. Whether it's a tertiary institution, technical college or training facility, Careers Portal will provide you with the information you require to make an informed decision about your further studies. From bachelor degrees and diplomas to advanced certificates, Careers Portal gives detailed course information and an extensive list of Institution and places to study.

We’re here to make sure you have a smooth ride to success in matric. Lots of people dream of getting distinctions in their matric. But this isn’t something that just happens, you have to earn them by working hard in high school. 

Have you ever wondered why getting your Matric certificate is so important? Certification and accessible resources is the guiding light you need for your future success. We have the resources and information you need to unlock all your future opportunities.

If you have rewritten your matric exams and you want to know how you can access it, here's how you can do that. 

Some universities in South Africa require students to have a National Senior Certificate (Matric) and a National Bench Mark Test (NBT) score to determine whether the students are suitable to attend their university. Here's how you can register for your NBT.

If you are part of the cohort of 2021 matric learners and want to better your NSC matric marks, the education department has extended the registration deadline. This opportunity is only for National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) candidates.


If you didn't do as well as you wanted to in your National Senior Certificate final exams, you can still do a Matric rewrite. Here's who qualifies for a Martric rewrite.

If you are not satisfied with your results for the National Senior Certificate examination then you may have another chance to achieve your desired results. Here's who qualifies for a matric rewrite. 

This time last year, the class of 2021 entered their school gates with so much excitement, as a collective. However, as individuals, they have exited with marks that determine their individual post-matric life as it awaits them. 


You have just received your matric results and find that, for some reason, you do not qualify for a matric rewrite. Here is what you can do about it. 

Have you just matriculated and wondering what is out there in the post-Matric world? We can give you some insight into post-Matric opportunities for the youth.

Receiving your matric results is a big deal after going through years of schooling in the education system. However, if you are among the matriculants who did not receive their exam results, here is the reason why.

Not happy with your Matric results? Well, here's your second chance. Matric rewrites give you the option of improving your Matric results should you feel the need to. 

When matric results were released on 21 January 2022, not every matriculant jumped for joy as some failed to pass. You might be in this position, but this is not the end of the road, as there are options that you need to explore before giving up.

You’ve made it! You’ve finished school. Congratulations! For most of you, this is just the beginning. You’ve just started your life – and you’re about to start a whole new chapter, full of challenges and opportunities.

As the matric class of 2021 receive their results this week, we at Careers Portal just want to say that we are proud of all the matriculants of 2021, and we celebrate your achievements, big and small. We salute your efforts in the face of challenges. 

The matric results will be released on 21 January 2022. The matric class of 2021 are awaiting their final exam results. For many students this is the start of a new phase in their life and will open up opportunities to study at a university. For others however, it may feel like they have failed their last chance to prove themselves worthy, and they could feel alone and isolated.

Are you looking at completing your matric online this year? There are many registered Higher Education Institutions offering the option to complete your matric online. 

If you are an IEB learner looking to rewrite your matric subjects through the IEB NSC supplementary examinations, we have provided all the information you need to know about these examinations. 

At the beginning of every year, the previous year’s matric learners await anxiously as the release date for their final results approaches. As such, it is often useful to help ease some of their own nerves by having a general idea of how they may perform by understanding how the final marks are calculated.




General News

Doing an assignment is a process, believe it or not. Planning, time management and drafting will set you up for success. Approaching assignments like a project can help you get your head around it.  

There's no denying that preparing an assignment can be overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be something you dread.