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.

The final exams are here and if you haven't thoroughly prepared there is nothing you can do about it, or is there?

Along with an assault on parent’s rights to run school governing bodies the Basic Education Department wants to hijack home education.

Helping children to build a healthy relationship with technology, and knowing how much of what is enough, is challenging for parents under the best of circumstances. Exam time however throws a whole new spanner in the works, an education expert warns.

Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has encouraged pupils, who are sitting for their 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) final examinations, to remain focused on their studies.

More than 40% of youth without a matric certificate are likely to end up unemployed. This is according to a survey done by Equal Education on youth and matric results. It established that a matric certificate is still very important.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has wished all matriculants all the best for their final exams, which get underway today.

Term 4, for so many, can feel much like approaching the finish line of the Comrades Marathon. Although the end is in sight, the distance already covered in the race may have been significantly challenging.

Of the twelve years that children spend at school, the foundation phase - years one through four - are the most critical for cementing the long-term potential of children and enabling them to become successful adults, an education expert says.


With university and Matric exams looming, desperate learners and students who feel that cheating may be their only shot at passing should reconsider, and not only for ethical reasons, an education expert says.

Don't let multiple choice tests trip you up, follow these tips to pass your next exam.

“I was the smartest kid in my school and that made me popular. I worked hard every day. If you want a certain life for yourself you must work for it, prepare for it,” said Itumeleng Sekhu during her visit to schools in Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage.

How do you help your Grade 12 child deal with final exams? All parents know that the end of year exam season is a stressful time at any age, but for matriculants there is added pressure to perform.

This month, hundreds of thousands of young South Africans will write the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations as the swan song to their school education.

Priscilla Ogunbanjo, the Director for Examination and Assessment, says just over 798 000 learners have enrolled to write this year’s matric exams, which start on 16 October.

Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students to help them cram for finals during the stressful months of October and November, but science suggests they drink rooibos tea as an alternative to help them stay on top of their “A” game.

The Basic Education Department has confirmed that schools reopen today, setting the record straight on false social media reports that schools were set to open next week.

A group of young people at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Vosloorus have tackled the problem of bullying and cyberbullying and almost completely eliminated the practice at their school.

Monash South Africa (MSA) is helping to ensure that learners are better prepared and feeling confident when writing their matric finals, by offering Matric Revision Reloaded sessions on their campus that can be attended by all matric learners from across Johannesburg.

Term 3 is over. Parents, learners and teachers are looking forward to some much-needed time-out! Alarm clocks, packed lunches, homework, and school-day routines are put aside for a few days, or so they should be.

Most parents are very aware that too much screen time for young children isn’t a good thing, but many are just as uncertain about what exactly the problem is and, importantly, how time can be more constructively spent without it becoming an additional daily burden adding to the stress of the adults.

Over 1500 High school leaners from Grade 10 – 12 will be hosted for two days where different skills and career paths will be showcased, allowing them to engage with experienced and knowledgeable individuals within the different sectors.

As the Class of 2017 return to their desks for arguably the most important few months of their school careers, it is time for them to eliminate all distractions, and budget their time to ensure they stay in control of their revision and ultimate success, an education expert says.

Writing Matric prelim exams and receiving your results can be a distressing eye-opener, but learners who perform worse than they would have hoped still have time to use the experience to their advantage before the final exams, an education expert says.

Imagine if babies were afraid of making mistakes. Learning to walk, holding a cup and speaking a language would be nearly impossible skills to master.

Teaching is often described as ‘a calling’ because the teachers that have the biggest impact are the ones with a genuine passion and a special aptitude for helping children learn and develop


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