Free State Starts Preparing 2021 Matric Exams

2021 Matric

The Free State Education Department announced that they will begin with the preparations for the 2021 Matric final exams soon.


Even though the Free State Education Department is pleased with achieving top Matric results, 2020s Grade 11's were negatively affected by the current pandemic since they had to miss lots of class time. 

The Free State achieved an 85.1% matric pass rate. The percentage of matriculants who received a Bachelor's Pass was 44%.

Marc Van Der Nest matriculated from St. Andrews High School in Bloemfontein with nine distinctions. He said that due to the support from his family, teachers and friends he was able to achieve great results and make it through the toughest matric year.

Neo Mthombeni was also one of the Free State's top achievers. He also obtained distinctions for all his subjects, which included Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, English, Sesotho

Mpho Popa was the top achiever at Bartimaeus Special School and she said that being the only girl in her class gave her the motivation to achieve top marks at her school. 

Marc Van Der Nest looks forward to studying Medicine at the University of Pretoria and Neo Mthombeni is excited to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. Mpho Popa is eager to study Media Studies this year.

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