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Class of 2015: more pass their exams

Class of 2015: more pass their exams

The class of 2015 number the most South African matriculants so far to have written their final exams. There were 110 000 more candidates who sat the National Senior Certificate Examinations in the last year compared to 2014, achieving a pass rate of 70.7%.
Umalusi: matric exams were fair

Umalusi: matric exams were fair, credible

This year's matric exams have been approved by the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, even though there was evidence of cheating and group copying in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Maths and science marks were also lower than in previous years.

2012: bornfrees'(w)rite of passage

The class of 2012, which features the first group of South Africa's bornfrees to complete their school career, will start writing their matric exams on Monday 22 October.

South African matric results up 7%

Despite schooldays lost to the Fifa World Cup and a prolonged public servants’ strike, South African students writing the national matric exams in 2010 managed to score a 67.8% pass rate – a 7.2% improvement on the previous year’s result.
Top marks for IEB matrics

Top marks for IEB matrics

School-leaving matric candidates who wrote their 2010 final exams under the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) had reason to smile on Tuesday 4 January, with more than 98% passing their exams – 1% more than last year.

Top marks for IEB matrics

School-leaving matric candidates who wrote their 2010 final exams under the Independent Examinations Board had reason to smile on Tuesday, with more than 98% passing their exams – 1% more than last year.
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Blazer Fridays for the Class of 2010!

Blazer Fridays for the Class of 2010!

Put on your old tie, squeeze into your old blazer, resurrect your school colours ... This Friday, and every Friday until the matric exams are over, South Africans are being called on to demonstrate their gees by wearing part of their old school uniform in support of the country's Class of 2010.
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‘Second chance’ for SA’s matrics

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has urged all learners who did not succeed in the 2009 matric examinations to try again and register for the supplementary exams, which start on 15 February, by no later than 22 January.

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