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

Finding ways to stay motivated is so important. 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 thus far.

The upcoming release of the 2022 matric results is likely to leave some learners wondering how to proceed with furthering their education, particularly those unable to go to university. An institute currently has learnership opportunities available for this cohort of learners.

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.

As hundreds of thousands of Matric students consider their study and career options for next year, many won't have the option of going to university for three years to earn a degree. The good news is that some of the highest in-demand jobs in South Africa can be accessed without a graduate degree, according to an education expert.

The period between completing an assignment or an exam and receiving your marks back can be extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing for a student. To cope with this stress period, a SHAWCO representative offers 5 tips.


Matric is the ultimate goal for all students. Completing matric will allow you to pursue tertiary education, thus improving your chances of getting a better job with a higher salary.

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.


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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude 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 considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


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