Here are ways to improve your matric results

Failing matric or getting poor marks doesn’t have to be the end of your school journey. You still have a chance.

If you want to upgrade your subjects in order to study your desired course, the Department of Basic Education’s Second Chance Matric Support Programme is here to help you.

To qualify:

  • You must be a candidate that has not met the minimum requirements in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or matric examinations, and only require a maximum of two subjects to obtain the Senior Certificate.
  • You must write the same two subjects taken in the previous year.
  • For those who did not write due to the death of a family member or medical conditions, you must provide documentary evidence of why you were not able to write in November.
  • To write the supplementary examination, you must register before the cut-off date on 31 January.

The Second Chance Matric Support Programme has several ways in which it offers support to those who want to improve their marks. These are:

  • Free face-to-face classes which are available in different schools in the country. You can enquire from your school to find out if it is not one of them.
  • Multimedia broadcasting solutions such as SABC Educational shows on Youtube and Geleza Nathi which is broadcast weekdays on SABC 1 from 5am to 6am with repeats at 11pm.
  • Online course support is available throughout the year, as well as printed resources.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page on ‘Centres and Venues’ to find class venues for face-to-face learning.