Schools

Schools form the basis of our education system. The Department of Basic Education maintains the school system in South Africa, which runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is responsible for preparing students for life beyond Matric. Alongside the public schools in the country there also exist private schools, most run by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which emphasizes critical thinking and academic rigor. Regardless of whether one attends a public or private school, schools lay the foundations of our society by educating each new generation. Read on to stay updated with news on Matric results and other news related to schools.

Did you write Matric on the old syllabus? Do you want to redo Matric to improve your marks? This week in How to Redo Matric, we look at the options available for those of you who originally wrote on the old syllabus.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Grade 12s who are serious about giving their final exams the best shot now have the most valuable weapon in their arsenal – time – and should use it to their advantage, an education expert says.

Dreams, aspirations and passions gain hope as BIC chooses to change the future of South African students.

The Gauteng Department of Education says the number of unplaced learners whose parents applied online has been drastically reduced to 2 865.

While Ned Doman High School in Athlone in the Western Cape is situated in an area where socio-economic challenges such as gang violence and poverty haunt locals, the school has a great achievement to smile about.

The top 2016 Matric students in the Western Cape were celebrated at an awards ceremony and among them, Siphelele Xabendlini, received special honour for his achievement.

Teaching and learning have commenced this morning in many parts of the country as the 2017 academic programme gets underway.

The Department of Basic Education has dismissed claims that it removed some learners to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

The matric results can bring about relief for some but it can also be the catalyst for depression and suicide in others and relatives need to look out for warning signs.

OLICO is a non-profit organisation providing after-school maths support to township-school youth.

The Class of 2016 has achieved an overall national pass rate of 76.2% in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations, from a previous figure of 74%.

Malaba Nemavhadwe from Limpopo’s Tshivhase Secondary is proof that dynamites come in small packages.

The matric results for 2016 show a 76.2% pass rate for public school learners - when results for progressed learners are excluded.

A government helpline has been opened to assist young people who are anxious and concerned about their Matric results. Parents and friends who are worried about someone can refer them to the helpline for support.

The wait is almost over for the Class of 2016 as Matric learners will soon find out their fate as the National Senior Certificate Examination (NSC) results are set to be released.

IEB matric results

The IEB Matric Results for 2016 have been released and students who sat for the Independent Examinations Board matric have performed very well, with a 98.76% pass rate.

The Umalusi Council has made a determination to retain language compensation at 3% for learners who study through the medium of English as a second language in Grade 12 from 2016 until 2022.

Umalusi has taken a decision not to issue certificates to learners who are enrolled at independent schools that are not accredited by the council.

Learners will not rewrite the Mathematics 2 paper that was leaked in Limpopo, says the Department of Basic Education.

The Eskom Development Foundation has donated materials to help improve teaching and learning at the Tonga View Primary School, near Malelane, in Mpumalanga.

Where you were born should not automatically determine the direction you go in your future. What matters is how you take the opportunities given to you to change the circumstances you were born in.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has established a Ministerial Investigation Team that will investigate the recent leak of Mathematics Paper 2 paper.

The Department of Basic Education says it is shocked and disappointed at the leak of a Mathematics Paper 2 exam paper to Grade 12 learners in Giyani, Limpopo.

Learners across the country will today sit for their final 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

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