With the release of the National Matric Results coming ever closer, all of the important information you could need can be found here.
KwaZulu Natal Matric Results 2010 – 2021
The results were as follows:
- 2010: 71%
- 2011: 68%
- 2012: 73%
- 2013: 77%
- 2014: 70%
- 2015: 61%
- 2016: 66%
- 2017: 74%
- 2018: 77%
- 2019: 81%
- 2020: 78%
2021: Will be released on 21 January 2022
What You Need To Know
The KwaZulu Natal Department of Education has stated once again that the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic have been widespread, but the changes adopted by the Department of Education, schools, and students has made approaching the Matric examinations easy and successful.
Here is all of the need to know information regarding the National Matric Examinations for 2021:
Important Dates For Your Matric Examinations and Results
The KwaZulu Natal Department of Education has confirmed the following dates applicable to the National Senior Certificate Examinations for the province:
- Start of Marking Process – 08 December 2021
- End of Marking Process – 22 December 2021
- Results Delivered for Capturing – 27 December 2021
- Release of Results – 21 January 2022
Where Will The Results Be Announced?
The provincial Matric Results for KwaZulu Natal will be announced by the MEC for Education, per the KwaZulu Natal Department of Education, on the 21st of January 2022. The location for the announcement has yet to be confirmed, as well as the expected time of the announcement.
How Will Your Results Be Made Public?
In a statement released on the 11th of January 2022 by the Department of Basic Education, it was announced that due to their adherence to regulations set forth by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) no matric results would be published on public media platforms.
Traditionally students were able to find their individual matric result in print media such as Newspapers, by means of their ID number as well as their unique exam number. The Department of Basic Education has however deemed this to be in contravention of the POPIA.
The Gauteng High Court ruled on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, that the results for the National Matric Examinations will be allowed to be published on public platforms. Thus students will still be able to get their general result as published in various Newspapers, etc.
How To Get Your 2021 Matric Results
Due to the changes announced by the Department of Basic Education regarding the publication of the National Matric Results for 2021 the following ways are available to students to get their results:
Physical Results Certificate
Students can get their result certificates directly from the school they attended on the 21st of January 2022. To do this they will need to provide the staff at their school with their proof of identification, for example their ID.
Students can make use of the National SMS service provided by the Department of Basic Education. The SMS service is charged at R1.50 per SMS. To do so they must complete the following steps:
- Step 1 – Send a text message to 35658
- Step 2 – This message must first contain your 13 digit ID number, followed by a space, and then your unique 13 digit exam number
- Step 3 – Once you have successfully completed your registration your results will be sent to your phone number when available
Students can use the USSD service as made available by the Department of Basic Education. Standard USSD rates apply. To do so students must complete the following steps:
- Step 1 – On your mobile phone dial *120*35658#
- Step 2 – Answer a number of questions as asked by the USSD system
- Step 3 – Enter your 13 digit ID number
- Step 4 – Select either “Yes/No” to opt-in or opt-out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act regulations
- Step 5 – Your results will be sent to you per subject as they are made available
Students can also register to view their results on the Department of Basic Education website. This process involves two-step verification and students will need to provide both their 13 digit ID number as well as their unique 13 digit exam number
With the ruling by the Gauteng High Court on the 18th of January 2022, students who expressly provided their consent to have their results published on public media platforms, such as local Newspapers, will be able to view their results within specified local Newspapers on the 22nd of January 2022.
How The Matric Results For 2021 Were Affected By Covid-19
As Covid-19 continues to impact the daily lives of every citizen in South Africa, the effect it has had on the educational system continues to be challenging.
The KwaZulu Natal Department of Education has released a statement assuring schools, parents, and students that no issues or problems were caused during the 2021 National Matric Examinations within the province.
Working closely with the Department of Basic Education, the provincial department of education for KwaZulu Natal will release the results achieved by students during the 2021 Matric Examinations on the 21st of January 2022.
KwaZulu Natal Matric Results 2020
The class of 2020 in KwaZulu Natal achieved a pass rate of 78%. Compared to the results obtained in 2019, 81%, this was a decline of 3%.
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Over a four year period, KwaZulu-Natal has experienced a consistent rise in their matric results. The KwaZulu-Natal class of 2020 saw a pass rate of 78%. This was a decline from the 81% matric pass rate that they received in 2019.
KwaZulu Natal Quality of Passes
KwaZulu Natal had the highest number of candidates to write the 2020 matric finals at 135 225. Of these students, 37.8% received Bachelor’s Degree passes whilst 26% got Diploma passes. 18 658 students passed with a Higher Certificate pass totalling 13.8% of the 2020 class. 24 students received an NSC pass.
Where To Find Your Matric Results As A Student In KwaZulu-Natal
As a student in KwaZulu-Natal, you have the following options when it comes to receiving your matric results:
- The Department of Education in Gauteng
- Your Cellphone
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Districts with the best Matric Results in KwaZulu-Natal – 2019
The top-performing district in KwaZulu-Natal for the 2019 matric results is the Ugu district with a pass rate of 86.3%.
Here are the top 4 districts with the highest matric results:
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Options If You Are Unhappy With Your Results
It might happen that you are not happy with your matric results. You have until the 26th of March 2021 to apply for re-marking, re-checking or viewing of your examination paper.
To apply, you must fill in an application form for re-checking and re-marking. You will be able to find these forms at any District offices and your respective school. These application forms will also be made available at examinations centres where students wrote.
The fees are structures as follows:
- Re-mark: R120
- Re-check: R29
- Viewing: R234
Please keep in mind that a viewing of the exam paper can only be done after a re-mark or a re-check. The applications for this close 7 days after the release of the respective re-mark or re-check.
Any candidate that is from a non-paying school or who have been granted a concession on school fee payments do not have to pay for the remarking of rechecking.
Examination irregularities will mean that your matric results will be withheld.
You can either:
- Contact your school or district office and ask why your results are being withheld, OR
- You can appeal in writing and apply to write the May/June examinations
All students are given a second chance to write their matric exams in June 2021. This can be either because you want to improve your results or because you did not pass the first time.
Students who were absent during the combined November examinations can also write at this time. Applications close on the 26th of March 2021.
Author: Morné van Emmenis