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Get your Matric Results First

The long awaited matric results for 2020 will be released tomorrow.  There are several ways for learners to get their matric results.

Using a Cell Phone 

Get your results by dialling the USSD Code using your phone or by sending an SMS to 35685.

  • The USSD Code you must use is *120*35658#. Follow the steps provided, enter your ID number and get your results per subject.
  • When you register for your matric results using SMS, send through your ID and exam number to 35685.
  • On the day of release, you will get a confirmation message with your marks.


News Websites 

Most News websites will update matric scores on the day of the release. It however will not be full grades and will only let you know if you passed or not.

Directly From Your School 

You can go to your school to get your marks per subject. Most high schools will plan a final ceremony on this day for their matric students.


The government posts the results through the Department of Basic Education website. Follow the instructions below to access your results:

  1. Visit education.gov.za
  2. Register using your details. You can register online now until 22 February 2021.
  3. Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results.
  4.  Enter your examination number.
  5. Your results will appear on the screen. Click the download button and print.

Register with SABC to receive results via sms

 SMS your exam number to 45856

• The system will verify the exam number. The exam number must be correct in order to be accepted.
• Learners will be charged R1-50 per SMS, free SMS’s do not apply.

Or use USSD

• Dial *120*45856# enter exam number to register
• You will be charged R1-50 per minute
• Results will be sent to your phone once they are available

Call Centre

The Sabc also offers a call centre for students that have queries regarding the release of results.  The call centre is open Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 17:00.  On Tuesday, 23 February however, the call centre will be open from 00:01 to 17:00.   011 507 4630

Matricsmate App

Students can download the matricsmate app from Google Apps, or Apple Playstore.  

Afriforum bid against rewrite in court

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday will hear an urgent application by AfriForum challenging the Department of Basic Education (DBE)’s decision for all the country’s grade 12s to rewrite two exam papers.  The mathematics paper 2 and Physical Science paper 2, was leaked, prompting the Department of Basic Education to schedule a rewrite for all matriculants.

Last week, Minister  of Basic Education Angie Motshekga made the unprecedented announcement that matrics across the country will have to sit again for the Maths Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 next week.  AfriForum confirmed that it was heading to court to fight for the rights of matriculants who were being punished for a few hundred who cheated on a National Certificate Exam.

Afriforum is demanding that the department reverse its decision of a national rewrite of the two leaked exam papers. Speaking on behalf of Afriforum, Kallie Kriel said there were other ways to deal with the matter other than using a blanket approach.

“Of course, we agree with the department that the credibility of the exam is important. But you cannot use a blunt instrument by penalising 400,000 students.”

AfriForum has not been  the only group against the national rewrite, the South African Democratic Teachers Union has indicated it will also be approaching the courts on the matter.  Meanwhile Grade 12’s across the country is studying hard for the rewrite, some hoping to get another chance at a good result.

“Consequences will be harsh”, Angie Motshekga

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has said that the individuals who leaked the matric maths exam paper, will face harsh consequences.  Learners from eight provinces may have already gotten their hands on the 2nd Mathematics paper before writing the exam on Monday.  Initially it seemed the paper was only leaked in Gauteng and Limpopo but it has now come to light that the leak was far wider.  A task team was appointed to probe the matter with the assistance of the Hawks.

Learners could be banned from writing the National Senior Certificate exams for up to three years while an employee in the education system could face jail time for leaking exam papers.   “The integrity of the exam is very important, and we have to protect the integrity of the exam paper for everybody else. A learner can be banned from writing exams for three years,” Motshekga said.

Rufus Poliah, the chief director for national assessment and public examinations,  said that a team investigating the matter will report back by the end of November to determine whether a rewrite of the exam is necessary before 15 December.  The probe into the matter must be concluded by the end of January 2021.

“I mentioned on the outset, that the leakage of one paper does not compromise the examination as a whole. The responsibility of this investigative team will be to make a recommendation to the director general and to the minister to ensure that the examination as a whole was not compromised.”

Education News: Parents guide to matric support in 2020

At the best of times matric exams throw the entire household into chaos. As the parent of a 2020 matric student, you’d be forgiven for asking: Why me? Why this year?! Matric is such an important rite of passage for both teens and their parents, and the global pandemic has played havoc with this special year in your child’s life. It can be incredibly hard to hold the space for your matric’s anxieties, disappointments and stresses, while dealing with your own fears, expectations and emotions about this tumultuous time.

The good news is that parents are actually far from helpless bystanders, and research shows that there is a lot that parents can do to provide much-needed support that will help your teen manage the stresses of writing matric in 2020. “Helping your child be emotionally, physically and mentally prepared is the greatest thing that you can do in this exceptional year,” says Counselling Psychologist, Lauren Martin who is on the panel at an upcoming SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) webinar, Parents’ Guide to Matric Support. “Understanding the impact of emotional well-being on their performance and coming up with practical ways to guide them through their studies and exam time will help you, your matric student, and the whole family navigate the experience with far less stress and chaos, and with better outcomes.”

Joining Lauren Martin on the webinar panel is Esmarie Cilliers, a registered Counsellor in private practice with a special interest in Developmental Psychology and Personal Growth. She says, “Studying for success is not a question of luck or talent alone. Researchers agree that students who have a strategy or a plan for how they are going to study, achieve the best outcomes. Students who follow a plan and scientific methods learn more easily, retain information for longer periods of time, and save themselves hours of study time which enables them to have more balance in their lives.”

One of the key aspects of how matrics and their parents approach the matric exams rests in their attitudes and perspectives on the challenges, which have been amplified by all the disruptions of the pandemic. On the one hand, it has served up anxieties and disappointments, and on the other it has provided an extraordinary life experience where the matric student can embrace their growing independence and tap into their inner characteristics such as resilience and courage. There is the choice to view this incredibly challenging time as an opportunity to improve self-discipline, time management and study skills. Drawing on our own inner attributes can help us to harness the motivation, will power, creativity and coping skills that will unlock the 2020 matric cohorts’ potential and empower them to succeed.

With a broader perspective, parents can also help in promoting and supporting practical, daily ways of taking physical, mental and emotional care of oneself. Sufficient sleep, supportive nutrition and being physically active every day too often fall by the wayside when study pressures mount. Yet, these are the very activities that support emotional well-being and optimal intellectual performance.

To find out more about how easy it can be for your child to get physically, mentally and emotionally in shape for the exams, parents can tune into SACAP’s free webinar Parents’ Guide to Matric Support on Saturday, 26 September at 10:00 am. There will be two presentations by the experts focused on the importance of emotional well-being and planning for matric. There will also be a Q&A session so that you can address any personal challenges in a supportive and caring environment.

Grace Trinity welcomes their matric class!

Mrs Swan,  the high school principle of Grace Trinity School for Girls, shared her experience of their Matric class returning to school.

“For the first time in months, driving into Grace Trinity once again felt like a coming home.

Hearing the sound of laughter and conversation across our boulevard has filled our teachers’ hearts with joy once again.

It is a privilege and a delight to be reunited with some of our girls and we are very excited about once again growing together with the young ladies of Grace Trinity.

Slowly but surely more and more of our ladies will return to on-site learning and as we transition we will be running a dual delivery of learning (online and face-to-face) until such time that we are all together again.

Today is the first line in a new chapter of learning and we can’t wait to continue our journey with our learners whom we have missed dearly.”




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