Matric Results 2020 Gauteng

The wait is finally over! The Matric Results 2020 Gauteng have been released. Find out where to find your results and what your options are with your matric results.

After the year the class of 2020 had, many expected the matric results to be significantly low. Even though there has been a decline in the pass marks across all provinces, they performed better than expected. Find out what the Matric Results 2020 Gauteng is below, as well as the national pass mark.

Gauteng Matric Results Over the Last 5 Years

So you want to find out what the pass rates were for Gauteng over the last 5 years? Well no need to look any further. You can find them below. 

  • 2020: 83.3%
  • 2019: 87.9%
  • 2018: 87.9%
  • 2017: 85.1%
  • 2016: 87%

The matric pass rate for Gauteng has been steady over the last few years, with 2018 and 2019 reaching 87.9%. However, the results have dropped by 4.6% in 2020. Even though there has been a declined, Gauteng reached the second highest pass rate for 2020. Well done!

National Matric Results Over the Last 5 Years

The results are finally in. The national pass rate for 2020 has dropped by 5.1%. Although it is lower than recents years, the class of 2020 can still be proud of this milestone. 

  • 2020: 76.2%
  • 2019: 81.3%
  • 2018: 79.4%
  • 2017: 76.5%
  • 2016: 76.2%

Expectations for the Matric Class of 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown may have brought schools to a halt. However, the learning continued, with teachers, learners and parents finding more ways for students to learn. Many virtual and online platforms were used to keep students up to date with their work. Many students feel the pressure of writing the final exams. 

How to get my Matric Results?

Stressed out about your Matric Results 2020 Gauteng? Well, no need to worry about where to find them. Below are a few ways to find your results. Find the one best suited for you.

At the School or Exam Centre

On the day the results are released, go to the school or exam centre where you wrote your matric exam, to receive a statement of your matric results. Your matric certificate will only be made available to you a few months after the official results are released.

In the Newspaper

One of the easy ways to get your results is getting it in the newspaper. The examination number of the student will be placed in major newspapers such as The Sowetan, Cape Argus and Huffington Post. Names of learners will not be included. 

SMS and USSD

You can have your Matric Results sent to you via SMS or request it via USSD. Just follow the steps below: 

  • Send an SMS to 35658, with your ID number and student number. SMSs cost R1,50. 
  •  For USSD, dial *120*35658#. Enter your ID number and student number. 

No free minutes or SMSs can be used.

Getting your Matric Certificate Online

You will be able to apply online for a new Matric Certificate if your certificate is lost or damaged. Follow the steps on the Department of Basic Education page. You will need:

  • Your examination number
  • Name and Surname
  • You will also be required to fill in some personal details
Student holding the textbooks he used to study for his final exams. Learn how to get your Matric Results 2020 Gauteng right here.

Different Matric Pass Level

When you receive your matric certificate, your final mark will determine how you will pass. It will tell you what pass level you have reached. There are three pass levels. Each of them are important in choosing where and what to study after matric. They are: 

Bachelor’s Pass

With a bachelor’s pass, you can study towards a degree, diploma and certificate. This pass means you can apply to a university, technikon, as well as college. To receive this mark, you need a minimum of: 

  • 40% for your Home Language.
  • 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • 30% for two other subjects.

Diploma Pass

With a diploma pass, you can study a national diploma or even advance diploma course in a range of fields. To get a diploma pass, you need to achieve at least: 

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

Higher Certificate Pass

With a certificate pass, you can apply to a wide variety of colleges such as FET and distance learning colleges. To get this pass, you need to obtain a minimum of: 

  • 40% in your Home Language.
  • 40% in two other subjects.
  • 30% for three other subjects.

Gauteng Education Department Contact Details

If you have any queries relating to your Matric Results, you can contact the Gauteng Department of Education

Tel: 011 355 0000

Toll-free: 0800 000 789

Physical Address 

6 Hollard Building 

17 Simmonds Street

Johannesburg 

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Last Updated: September 3, 2021

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