In just a few weeks, the Grade 12 Matric Class of 2021 will receive their examination results. Here are the steps taken by the education department before the results can be released to the learners.
UPDATE! The Minister has announced the Matric results for 2021. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS!
Step 1 - Matrics Begin Final Exams
Matriculants commenced with their National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations on 27 October 2021. The first exam kicked off the 2021 matric exam season with just below 900 000 learners writing various examinations for a 6 week period.
Step 2 - Marking Starts
More than 41 000 markers were employed by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to mark at 193 marking centers in the country's nine provinces. The marking process took place between 8 December 2021 and ended on 22 December 2021
Step 3 - Capturing Marks
Once the scripts were marked, the marks obtained by the students had to be captured. The process of mark capturing concluded on 27 December 2021.
Step 4 - NEIC meeting
In the first week of January 2022, the National Examinations Irregularities Committee (NEIC) meeting took place.
The NEIC supports the Provincial Departments of Education to ensure the credibility of the examination is maintained and also coordinates the handling of irregularities on a national level to ensure that a consistent approach is implemented in the handling of all irregularities.
This process concluded on 3 January 2022.
Step 5 - Pre-standardisation meeting (DBE)
The Department of Basic Education hosts its own pre-standardisation meeting before presenting its findings to Umalusi.
Step 6 - Umalusi Standardisation
Umalusi is the body that ensures that examinations are up to standard. They monitor and set the standard for the matric examinations. They will commence with the standardisation process on 6 January 2022.
Step 7 - Umalusi Approval of Results
On 14 January 2022, Umalusi is expected to announce their approval of the 2021 NSC examination results.
Step 8 - Ministerial Announcement - CLICK HERE to view matric 2021 results announcement
On 20 January 2022, the Minister of Basic Education will announce the outcome of the results of the 2021 NSC examinations. Here information about the pass rate of South Africa’s nine provinces are shared with the country. In the past, learners who have achieved excellent results are also celebrated.
Step 9 - Provincial Release of Results
On 21 January 2022, a day after the ministerial announcement, provinces will be authorised to release their results. It is on this day when matriculates can expect to receive their 2021 matric results.
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