FAQ’s

Here are some FAQ’s asked by other Matric students.

1I received my results to find out that my name/ID number/ date of birth is incorrectly printed. What must I do?
Within 30 days of receiving your results, you must submit a certified copy of your ID and your results for changes to be made. This can be sent to the Department of Basic Education or done through your school.
2How long will the correction process take?
The process is estimated to take a minimum of 5 working days.
3What do the codes on my certificate stand for?
NSC/BACH - National Senior Certificate: This qualifies a learner to study towards a Bachelor Degree.
NSC/DIP - National Senior Certificate: This qualifies a learner to study towards a Diploma.
NSC/HC - National Senior Certificate: This qualifies a learner to study towards a Higher Certificate.
NSC: Achieved a National Senior Certificate.
NSC/LSEN: National Senior Certificate, achieved by a learner who has special educational needs.
NOT ACHIEVED: This does not qualify for a National Senior Certificate.
4I wrote my exams in another province to where I live now - can I get my results still?
Yes, this is not a problem. All you need to do is visit a Provincial Education office or contact your school to find out what to do next. Usually, there is a form and a small fee to pay to obtain the results.
5I passed all my subjects but my marks were lower than my internal school assessments. Can I write the supplementary exams?
You may do so. But only for approved further studies.
6What is a matriculation exemption?
A matriculation exemption is a legal-requirement to study further in South Africa. Students who studied abroad are required to have their qualifications exempted in order to further their studies in South Africa.
7How long do I have to apply for re-marking?
The re-marking applications close 21-days after results were published.
8When will my National Senior Certificate be available?
If you who wrote the NSC exams in November, you can collect your certificate during the month of June at the school you attended.