How to obtain your matric results

This is the time of year when radio stations debate on the quality of education and when schools prepare to release the matric results. But for you, 2016 matriculant, it’s the time you will always remember biting all your nails off!

The National Senior Certificate results will be released at the different schools at 8am on 5 January except in the Western Cape, where the results will be made available on 6 January.

Educonnect, an education directory platform, explained the five ways you can access and understand your matric results.

You may call or visit the website of the Department of Basic Education, sign up for an SMS, check the daily newspaper or go to your high school, where you can check your results to see whether you qualify to study towards a bachelor’s degree, diploma or certificate.

Email the department:

Log onto its webiste where your public or government school results will be available. Remember your exam number, which you will need to enter to receive your results.

Check the newspaper:

Some would follow other ways of getting their results, but buying the newspaper with your name in it is a time-old tradition.

Your results will be published on 5 January in daily newspapers like Beeld and The Star. News24 will have it available online, Educonnect said. “Remember it will not be your full results. It will just state whether or not you passed and what symbol you achieved – B for Bachelor’s Pass, D for Diploma, etc.”

Eyewitness News also has an online platform where you are able to check your results.

Going to your high school:

Your school will also have your results, although it’s not your official matric certificate. You will be able to receive your official matric certificate a few months later.

Signing up for an SMS:

You can sign up to receive your results via SMS. SABC has a News Break Matric Results Service which allows you to receive your results as soon as they’re released.

SMS your exam number and ID number to 35658 at a R3 once-off cost.

Calling the department:

On 5 January you can call the Department of Basic Education on 082 152 for your results.

And if you failed?

Your name will not appear in the paper and your results will indicate this on the other platforms. But not to worry, Educonnect said if you end up not passing matric or didn’t receive the results you wanted, 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 programme or take a gap year to figure your options out.

The Department of Social Development opened the Gender Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) to matriculants who may be anxious about their examination results.

“The centre can be reached toll-free on 0800 428 428. Callers can also request a social worker from the command centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cellphone. Callers can also interact with the centre using Skype. Just add HELPME GBV to your contacts and a social worker will accept the invite and call you back,” the department said, in a press release.

Chantelle Fourie
Metro Reporter

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