Matric Results: How to improve your marks

Matric Results: How to improve your marks

Are your Matric results disappointing? This is what you can do to improve them...

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Female student raising hand to ask question in classroom/ iStock

Passing Matric is the key to higher learning and offers an opportunity for you to pursue the career of your dreams. 

Unfortunately, sometimes things don't go as planned and not all learners pass their matric. 

If you are one of those who failed matric or did not achieve the results you were aiming for, don't fret. 

You can apply for either a re-mark or a re-check. To apply for this, you would need to fill in forms which can be obtained at schools or examination centres. 

Another option is to partake in the Department of Basic Education's Second Chance Matric Support Programme. This programme was established in 2016 and aids those who wish to improve their Matric results. 

According to DBE, 'candidates that have not met the minimum requirements in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or matric examinations, and who require no more two subjects to obtain an NSC' qualify for this programme. 

However, you need to register before the cut-off date. According to Fundi Connect, registration for the Second Chance Matric Programme (SCMP) began on 1 October 2023, and will conclude on 9 February 2024.

READ: DA brands matric pass rate of 82.9% 'misleading'

The following subjects are available for re-write: 


Agricultural Science

Business Science


English FAL




Mathematical Literacy

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

READ: Should SA have one type of Matric examination?

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