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Matric Exam Rewrites Commence Today


Each year, the Department of Basic Education gives learners the opportunity to rewrite their matric examinations if they were unsatisfied with their results. The 2023 mid-year matric rewrites begin today.

Despite the matric class of 2022 achieving the highest pass rate our education system has seen to date, some learners were not entirely happy with their results. Some learners may have failed a subject, or did not achieve the marks they needed to get accepted into their programme of choice.

This is why the Department of Basic Education (DBE) provides past matric learners with the opportunity to rewrite the subjects they wish to improve in.

The Second Chance Matric Programme was launched by the Department in 2016, to allow learners another chance to attain their matric certificate, or improve their marks in some subjects. Through this programme, students are provided with study tools and learning materials, as well as access to revision classes on SABC3, DStv and Openview and even face-to-face classes.

The 2023 mid-year matric examination rewrites will commence today, 3 May 2023 and will end on 14 June 2023.

Those who have registered to rewrite are encouraged to pay attention to their personal exam timetables which provides not only the date, but also information on the subject they are writing as well as the venue where the rewrite will take place. This timetable was released in March.

October/November Matric Rewrites

Those who wish to improve some of their matric results will also have an opportunity to rewrite in October and November of this year, when the matric class of 2023 is completing their final examinations.

This Second Chance Matric Programme has seen more than 400 000 students go on to complete their Senior Certificates (SC) and National Senior Certificates (NSC). This programme gives students a chance to obtain their matric certificate, further their education and enter the tertiary education system.

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