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Matric results and supplementary exams

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Matric results and supplementary exams

Release of results and counseling support

The 2011 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results will be released at the different schools at 8:00 on 5 January 2012. Principals of schools will collect results from the district offices and give them out to learners at 8:00. Plans have been put in place for principals and teachers to offer counselling to those learners that may need such support. The Department of Basic Education and provincial education departments will have their call centres operational on 5 January 2012. Attached to the call centres will be a counseling service for candidates that may be traumatised by the outcome of the results.

Re-marking and re-checking of examination answer scripts

Candidates may apply for re-marking or re-checking of examination answer scripts immediately after receiving their results. The closing date for application for a re-mark or re-check is Monday, 23 January 2012. Late applications will be accepted until 27 January 2012. Application forms for re-marking or re-checking of examination answer scripts are available from schools or centres where the candidates sat for the examination. There will be cost implications for re-marking and re-checking, except for candidates from no-fee schools who will be exempt from payment of re-marking and re-checking fees.

Supplementary examinations

The following categories of candidates qualify for a supplementary examination:

  • candidates that have not met the minimum promotion and certification requirements but require a maximum of two subjects to obtain the NSC
  • candidates who could not sit or finish the examination due to medical reasons, a death in the immediate family or other special reason, provided documentary evidence is submitted
  • candidates who do not satisfy the minimum higher education, higher education faculty requirements or the requirements for the specific occupation, provided documentary evidence is submitted.

Candidates who qualify for a supplementary examination can register at the centres where they sat for the examination immediately after receiving their results. The closing date for application for the supplementary examination is Tuesday, 24 January 2012.

Senior certficate examinations

The Department of Basic Education has extended the conduct of the Senior Certificate examination until May/June 2014 and has also relaxed registration requirements. Adult candidates who are 21 years or older and who have never registered for the Senior Certificate before, are now allowed to register for the Senior Certificate Examination if they undertake to complete the Senior Certificate in the next two to three years and they provide a motivation to the Head of Department why they should be allowed to register.