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Matric Advice

Get all the latest matric advice and resources so that you can ace your matric year and beyond. Useful articles to help you #DefineYourFuture. This advice is applicable for grade 10, 11 and 12 learners. 

Find advice on colleges in South Africa, universities in South Africa, final exams, preparing for job interviews, first-year students, past examination papers,study options, student funding, student accommodation, life after matric challenges and more.

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MATRIC!!!! Such an exciting yet scary, uncertain, stressful, confusing, exhausting year. Matrics of 2021, are you ready for what is too come? Life after matric is....well, let's just say a handful. Here is some advice for you.


Being a grade 12 learner will probably be one of the most memorable and challenging years of your life, here's how to get through it in one piece.


Are you struggling to find an affordable way to do your matric? Feeling a bit lost? Not knowing how to complete your matric? Careers Portal have compiled all the contact information for you.


There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. The Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) initiative aims to reduce this number by offering foundational learning programmes to motivated people.


How do you stay motivated in matric? Finding ways to stay motivated is so important. Motivation enforces a change in our behaviour, develops competencies, allows us to be creative and pushes us to achieve. Matric is not easy and it's daunting knowing that the world is at your fingertips and that you are about to start plotting the course of your career - and that what you make of things from here on out depend heavily on those decisions.


Many of South Africa’s Matric learners are approaching their looming final examinations filled with dread and anxiety, in anticipation that they won’t do very well or, even worse, fail the most important assessment in their academic life so far.


In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series of Open Days – events meant to showcase their offering to prospective students from the Matric Class of 2021.


If you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, you must apply for replacement at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Replacement application form.


Don't waste time during the June/July holidays. This is the perfect opportunity for you - matriculants to investigate the higher education options for next year.


With Matric finals slowly approaching, the limited time available before and during the exams should be strategically managed.


We are all excited to kick-start the New Year. However like bogus recruiting agencies we also have bogus unregistered colleges. Matric learners, be aware of these colleges. Check out our list of registered institutions n South Africa.


As the Matric class of 2021 settle into the rhythm of their classes and exams, an education expert has warned them not to become complacent, but instead to knuckle down and give it their best sustained effort right until the end. Here are some words of motivation for the matric class of 2021.


Do you want that Degree but need to improve your grades first? The Matric second chance programme is an opportunity to better your Matric results and future! Applications are now open!


With half of the matric 2021 year almost done, it is nearly that time again for matriculants who are not studying further to consider applying for jobs. What many don’t realise is that the worst is yet to come, the job market for matriculants is worse than ever as many companies are focusing on job retention rather than expansion, due to the economic climate.


If you are a matriculant or a student interested in studying and pursuing a career in law and you are unsure about the admission requirement that come with a law degree, than this one is for you. We have the information you need about APS scores and subject requirements. 


If you are a student or you have recently matriculated and are looking to study psychology, we are here to help you find out whether or not you meet the needed requirement to pursue a psychology degree.


While some matriculants were celebrating their achievements and looking forward to going to tertiary institutions, not all learners had the same luxury as their results were not good enough. However, that is not the end of the world as these learners do have options to achieve their goals.


With the Matric Class of 2020 having finally received their results, some may have performed better than anticipated and discovered that they are now eligible for further study – and the good news from an expert is that registrations are still open at some higher education institutions, so there is no need for matriculants to put their plans on hold until next year.


Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital spoke to Careers Portal and explained what Youth Capital is, what they do, and how it can help matriculants face challenges. If you are interested in what she had to say, then keep on reading.

 


Careers Portal sat down with Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital to speak about the importance of young South Africans staying positive.

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