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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.

Steven Lebere

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact in 2020 on South Africa’s schooling system.  The forced closures of schools from the end of March to June, completely stopping teaching and learning.

Wankira Kamwere

It’s evident by the significant investments into skills development and educational programmes that Microsoft believes in upskilling our youth to have the right skills to succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. But even as we strive to include as many young learners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects as possible, our girl learners are lagging behind.

Matric results are out and you might be wanting to get your exam scripts re-marked or rechecked. You can do that by registering!

Anxious person

The release of matric results is typically a high stakes time for many students and their parents, but pandemic disruptions throughout 2020 are adding extra angst. This week, the anticipation will be over, but getting these final school marks in black and white can spiral some young South Africans, and their families, into despair and crisis.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

With the unprecedented disruptions that occurred to the schooling calendar of 2020 it is not surprising that the results for the Matrics of 2020 were not as good as those of previous years. The Minister of Basic Education has announced that the national Senior Certificate pass rate for the 2020 Matric exams dropped by 5 percentage points.

The Matric results are going to be announced soon but for some there are still questions about the next step.

The period between the last exam paper and the release of Matric results are some of the most anxiety-inducing, nail-biting weeks of school-leavers’ lives. 

Schools

On Tuesday the Gauteng Department of Education announced that the late online registration admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners were open.

Matric Rewrite

Many people feel that having the Matric Class of 2020 rewrite maths and physics paper 2 would not be beneficial to them, however the DBE believes that it would not be in their best interest.

Having run a successful classroom and teacher based High School for a number of years, whilst achieving 100% matric pass rate and culminating in an award for “top school in the district” Ivy Academy has now gone fully digital!

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