Matric results


A National Senior Certificate, locally known as a Matric is obtained once a Matriculant completes all there necessary years of schooling. A Matriculant is a student who is in their final year of schooling. Matriculants will participate in a final end of year Matric Exam. 

Their Matric Results are determined on how good or bad they do on their Matric Exams. Matric Result Calculations are done like this, a 25% school work mark combined with the 75% Matric End Of Year Examination Mark. Matric Results Release Date is usually the following year in January.

A no-fee school, Forte High School in Dobsonville, Johannesburg has produced top matric results, the principal Mukosi Mudhavi shared how his school achieved this. 

Thousands of candidates across the country are currently sitting for the May/June Matric examinations and the Basic Education Department has been pleased with how the examinations are progressing. 

As Matric mid-year exams kick into high gear this week, it is important for students to get an eagle's eye view of the significance and importance of these exams – to provide them with perspective regarding the assessment's role in the greater scheme of their final year, as well as their prospects post-Matric, an education expert says.


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.

Are you interested in studying at Helderberg College of Higher Education (HCHE) this year? The good news is that applications for 2022 are currently still open.

It appears that the 2021 final matric exams did not entirely proceed without any irregularities following an announcement by the Basic Education Department that hundreds of learners cheated in the final Matric exam. The Minister also outlined the interventions they intend to put in place to prevent such incidents in future.

The Education Department had been happy that it was able to overcome some of its matric 2021 challenges such as loadshedding and a storm that had resulted in exam papers being lost at one of its marking centres. Another storm that was still brewing was that of learners and teachers investigated for cheating in the exams.


The Department of Basic Education in Limpopo could soon be without a MEC as calls continue for the dismissal of MEC Polly Boshielo, following the province's poor performance in the 2021 matric results. However, some analysts believe that it would be a premature intervention, as a more sustainable solution is needed.

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.

In 2020, learners lost 4 months of their learning time, however, the majority in that cohort of matric learners managed a pass rate of 76.4%. However, experts have raised questions around these stats and other factors that the public should be concerned about when it comes to the health of the South African education system.

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. 

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga says she has been pleasantly surprised with the results from the matric class of 2021, as they had faced many adversities in the past two years of their schooling. 

E-commerce businesses thrived as the pandemic required digitalised tools to keep up and generate profits. When it comes to the education sector, experts believe that the digital divide further widened, but the education Minister has introduced technical subjects to equip learners with skills relevant to digital spaces.

The NSC class of 2021 has achieved an overall pass rate of 76.4%, a slight increase of 0.2% compared to the year before. The education sector has had its fair share of challenges in the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic.


If you were not given a space at College or University when you applied, you still have a chance to get into University or College by using the Central Applications Clearing House, also known as CACH. CACH applications are set to open soon!

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 day has officially arrived where the Minister of Basic Education announces the Matric results. This year's Matric results came as a surprise when compared to the previous year's Matric results.

With matric results being published, it is widely known that it will be a difficult time for some learners who will not have done well. A clinical psychologist offers some insights into how learners can deal with this sort of anxiety.

The Covid-19 pandemic extended over a two-year period, changing the entire education sector. As IEB matric results have been published, the board along with parents were thrilled over the outcomes of learners.