Matric south Africa: Check 2020-2021 Matric Results
In South Africa, matriculation (or matric) is a term commonly used to refer to the final year of high school and the qualification received on graduating from high school, although strictly speaking, it refers to the minimum university entrance requirements.
The 2020-2021 Matric Results are NOW available at this time.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that the matric class of 2020 has achieved a pass rate of 76.2% compared with 81.3% in 2019 and 78.2% in 2018.
For the class of 2020, it was a year that will go down in history for its unpredictability and uncertainty.
Pupils had to adapt to online learning and little to no contact with their teachers, all while being locked down and living with the threat of the pandemic.
- Candidates are urged to get their statements of results from their school/centre where they wrote the exams. Candidates’ partial results are available on this website.
- Result queries should be submitted for investigation within 30 days after the release of results.
- Candidates must ensure that names and identity numbers reflect correctly on their statement of results and report any required corrections to the Department
RE-MARK/RE-CHECK OF EXAM SCRIPT
A candidate may apply at the prescribed fee for the re-mark/re-check of his/her examination scripts. Registration can be done at either the school or district office in the province (all instructions appear on the reverse side of the Statement of Results).
Fees for re-marking and re-checking per subject:
Re-mark : R112.00
Re-check : R27.00
Viewing of scripts may only be done after a re-mark or re-check of results. The closing date for applications is 7 days after release of re-mark or re-check results. The fee for viewing is R219.00
Steps To Check Matric Results Online
Ways to Check your Matric Results 2020 2021
There are a few different ways of obtaining your results. Choose the method which is easiest for you and follow the guidelines we provide here ?
1. Department of Basic Education
One of the first ways to obtain your results is to log onto the Department of Basic Education’s website below. If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available on this site.
You will need the following to log in:
- Exam number (don’t misplace this during the holiday!)
- Home Language
- Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)
2. The Newspaper
Your results will be published in the Newspaper on the day of the results release. It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands, like The Rapport, The Argus and The Star. News24 will also have it available online.
Remember it will not be your full results. It will just state whether or not you passed and with what symbol you passed – B for Bachelors Pass, D for Diploma, etc.
3. Your High School
Two days after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results. This is not the official matric certificate, it is just your results for each subject. You will be able to fetch your official matric certificate in a few months – once it has been printed in full. If you are eager about exact dates you should contact your school to find out further information.
4. Your Cellphone
You can use your cellphone (or someone else’s) to receive your results. SABC has a News Break Matric Results Service which allows you to receive your results as soon as they’re released.
Follow these steps to sign up for the service:
- SMS your exam number and ID number to 35658
- There is a once-off cost of R3 when you register
- As soon as the Department releases the results – you will get your results via sms immediately
5. Make a Call
You could also opt for the old-school method by giving the department a call on the day that the results are released. Just take note that a lot of matric students will be phoning to find out their results so you might wait for quite a while to get your results.
Dial 082 152 for your results.
6. If you end up not passing matric or didn’t receive the results you wanted – don’t worry. There are many options for you. You can use an alternative route to obtain your NQF 4, do a bridging course, study an extended degree program or take a gap year to figure your options out.
7. Learners can receive their 2020 matric results by SMSing their exam number to 45856. The system will verify their exam number and provide them with their results. The price per SMS is R1.50 and free SMSes do not apply.
8. Learners can receive their matric results by using the USSD code *120*45856# and entering their exam number to register. The learner’s matric results will then be sent to their phone once they are available. The USSD service will be charged R1.50 per minute.
9. Download the MatricsMate App for free from Google Play and Apple App Stores.
10. The 2020 matric results will be published in most of South Africa’s major daily newspapers on 23 February 2021. To find results, users will have to know their exam numbers (learners’ exam numbers will be published instead of their names).