Adult Matric

Adult Matric is aimed at people who desire to get their matric certification. You still have time to get your matric. Adults who meet the requirements may start their exam prep.

Find a Course That Caters to Your Needs

Congratulations, you’ve decided to finish school! The next step would be to explore your options and find out which program is best for you. You can study on your own, or you can enroll in an Adult Matric course. Skills Academy is a distance learning institute that offers adult students online support to help them with their final exams.

Going the Distance

An adult matric earner putting her laptop in a backpackDistance learning caters to the needs of all, especially students who have full-time jobs. The biggest benefit of distance learning? You won’t have to give up your financial responsibilities to finish school. And you don’t have to relocate to attend classes either. All you need to do is to manage your time properly and study for the exams. You will be your biggest challenge when it comes to distance learning. If you’ve enrolled in an Adult Matric course with Skills Academy, you will get assistance and support online to help you with your studies.

Go Digital

As an adult student, you will have too many responsibilities and won’t be able to go to school every day. But fear not, digital learning platforms will bring the classroom to you. Join online communities or study groups, and engage with your ‘classmates’ online. You can share study material, discuss topics you’re struggling with, and share tips in preparation for the exam. One of the benefits of enrolling in this course is that we provide you with online study groups, tutors, and study material.

What are the age Requirements for Adult Matric?

To enroll, you need to be at least 21 years of age or older. The program is called ‘Adult Matric’ for a reason. It caters to the busy lifestyle of adults, and enables them to prepare for exams. Finishing matric doesn’t mean you have to give up your adult responsibilities. It simply means you need to work on your time management skills to add room for one more responsibility.

Combining Your Results

If you failed matric in the past and never got a chance to rewrite those subjects, you now have a chance to redeem yourself. Not many people are aware that they don’t have to start from scratch. You can receive credits for the subjects you already wrote and apply to rewrite or register to take new ones to receive your Senior Certificate. Once you’ve passed the required subjects, it’s your responsibility to apply for a replacement certificate to change your status.

Exam Period

Mark your calendars, the next exam period is May/June. Are you worried that you might not be prepared enough? Well, distance learning colleges like us offer services that will help you prepare for exams. You will have access to tutors, an online community, and e-books. There are also many study tips you can find online that will help you ace your exams. 

Get Your Documents in Check

Make sure to sort out your documentation months before you register for the exams. If you’ve lost your ID, visit your local home affairs to get a new one. There are also other supporting documents you will need to register, so make sure you take the necessary steps to reissue or recover them. 

To register, you need a certified copy of your ID. International students need to provide a certified copy of their passport, visa, or study permit. You will also need to bring along your proof of residence and a certified copy of your previous results. 

How Many Subjects do I Need to Pass?

To qualify for a Senior Certificate, you will have to register for a minimum of six subjects and pass at least five of them. Here follow the subject requirements to obtain your matric certificate. 

  • Register for two official languages (one taken at Home Language Level and the other First Additional Language)
  • Obtain 40% in three subjects, including Home Language subject
  • Obtain 30% in two subjects, including language subjects
  • A sub-minimum of 20% in the final exams

Need Some Assistance With Finishing Matric? 

If you’re interested in getting your Adult Matric, you can call us on our toll-free number at 0800 39 00 27. Send us a message via Whatsapp on 082 318 8892. Or Simply fill in a form and we will contact you!

Author: Cherri-Lee Rhode

Last Updated: March 31, 2020

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