Matric Results 2019 North West

The Matric Results 2019 North West Have Been Released!

Matric Results 2019 North West province has been announced. The 2019 matric pass rate for North West is 86.8%, which is a 5.7% increase from the 81.1% matric pass rate they achieved in 2018.

The Matric Results 2019 North West province is the highest its been within the last 6 years.

How do I get my Matric Results 2019 North West?

There are many ways to get your Matric Results. Look at the list below and choose the one you would like to use.

At Your School or Exam Centre

Like many students, you can get your statement of Matric Results at your school or exam centre where you wrote on 8 January 2020. You will receive your Matric Certificate a few weeks later.


Getting your Matric Results has never been simpler. You can get your results sent straight to your phone on the day individual results are released.

Send an SMS to 35658, with your ID number and student number. SMSs cost R1,50. Or for USSD, dial *120*35658#. Enter your ID number and student number. This costs R0,50 per 20 seconds.

No free minutes or SMSs can be used.

In the Newspaper

You’ll be able to get your Matric Results in the newspaper too, as it will be published in all major news outlets. However, names of matriculants will not be published. Only examination numbers of matriculants and level of pass will be published in the newspaper. 

Getting Your Results Online

Getting you matric Results online is possible, but there are quite a few steps that need to be followed. You can go on to the Department of Basic Education website and follow the steps to receive your results. In order to get a statement of your matric results online, you will need your examination number. You will also be required to fill in some personal details in order to see your results. 

Damaged or Misplaced Matric Certificate

Damaging or losing your Matric certificate can happen to anyone. But you will be able to apply for a new one. You can go to your provincial education department of education or apply for a new one online. If your Matric certificate is damaged, you will need to take the damaged certificate to the education department in order to apply for a new one.

What Does my Pass Rate Mean?

When you receive your Matric Certificate, there will be codes which indicate on what level you passed your Matric. Below you can find a description on what the levels are, and what percentages you need to achieve it.

Higher Certificate Pass

For a Higher Certificate pass

  • Must obtain 40% in your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% in two other subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for three other subjects.

Diploma Pass

For a Diploma pass, you must achieve:

  • at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • at least 40% for three other High Credit subjects (Four, including your home language.).
  • at least 30% for two other subjects.

Bachelors Pass

For a Bachelors pass, you must achieve:

  • at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • at least 50% for four other High Credit subjects.

at least 30% for two other subjects.

North West Matric Results Over the Last 10 Years

Need to know what the Matric pass rates for North West were over the last 10 years? Check it out below.

2010: 75.7%

2011: 77.8%

2012: 79.5%

2013: 87.2%

2014: 84.6%

2015: 81.5%

2016: 86.2%

2017: 79.4%

2018: 81.1%

2019: 86.8%

The national matric pass rate is at a record breaking 81.3%, the highest recorded pass rate within the last 25 years!

Supplementary exams

Failed 2 subjects this during the November exam? You might just qualify for the supplementary exam. If you failed two subjects during the November exam, you can improve your marks by rewriting the subjects you failed. If you fare well and your marks increase, you could pass and achieve you NSC Matric Certificate.

You can however, rewrite as many subjects you want in order to obtain a higher mark if the qualification you want to achieve requires it.

Difference Between a Re-check and a Re-mark

If you know that you’ve put in the hard work, but its not seen in your Matric Results, you can request a re-check or a re-mark.

  • A re-check is when a moderator will re-check all the marks and see whether they have been calculated correctly. A re-check costs R27.
  • A remark is when your exam script is re-marked and calculated, to see whether markes were allocated correctly. A re-mark costs R112. 
  • The closing date for re-mark and re-check applications are 22 January 2020.

Matric Upgrade

Have you written the matric exam but you weren’t satisfied with the results? Then you might want to consider doing Matric Upgrade. Here get an opportunity to study from home and redo the matric subjects you didn’t fare well in, or take subjects that align with the career path you would like to take. You need to be 21 or older to do Matric Upgrade, and also take the standard subjects provided by the college.

Adult Matric

If you would like to do Matric, but you’ve never had the opportunity to finish High School, then Adult Matric is just what you need. With Adult Matric, you get to study from home with all your course material being sent to you. You can choose from the standard subjects given to you. To do Adult Matric, you need to be 21 and older to be able to qualify for this course. 

What to do After I Pass Matric?

Congratulations on passing Matric! Not sure what to do now! Well Skills Academy has got the courses ready, all you need to do is register with us. Our renowned Diploma Courses are sure to help you grow and become successful. 

Study Without Matric

At Skills Academy, you can study without Matric, gain valuable skills at affordable prices, all from the comfort of your home. No prior qualifications are needed to complete a life changing course with us. All you need is the ability to read and write in English, in order to complete assignments and tests.


Skills Academy offers a wide variety of courses which you can choose. Below are a few of the courses offered:

Benefits of Studying With Skills Academy

Here at Skills Academy we ensure that you have the best possible experience when studying us. Because of this, we offer great benefits to you, all included in your course.

  • Skilled tutors to ensure you get the best possible guidance.
  • Reliable courier services.
  • Course materials that are delivered to you.
  • Online study group, Together we Pass, where you can speak to like minded individuals who are studying with us.

Plus amazing more benefits that sure to interest you.

North West Department of Education Contact Details

You can contact the North West Department of Education by filling out this form, or contact them through their details below.

Tel: 018 388 2970

Fax: 018 384 5016

Physical Address

2nd Floor

Garona Building

Dr James Moroka Drive


Postal Address

Private Bag X2044



Author: Charnell Ward
Last updated: January 9, 2020

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