Matric Results 2020 North West

The Matric Results 2020 North West have finally been released! Take a look at how well they did through all their challenges, and where to find your results.

After the release of the matric results, many expected the class of 2020 to perform poorly. However, even though there has been a drop in the results, they performed better than expected. To the class of 2020, congratulations on reaching this milestone. Even if you failed your matric exam, there are loads of options available to get your matric. Find out what the Matric Results 2020 North West are below. 

North West Matric Results Over the Last 5 Years

The North West Matric Results have dropped by more than 10%. The class of North West have always found themselves in the top, but their results have declined. Below are the North West Matric Results over the last 5 years:

  • 2020: 76.2%
  • 2019: 86.8%
  • 2018: 81.1%
  • 2017: 79.4%
  • 2016: 82.5%

National Matric Results Over the Last 5 Years

Over the last few years, the national matric results have kept on improving. However, the rate has dropped by 5.1%. The results for the last 5 years, including 2020, are as follows.

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

Expectations for the Matric Class of 2020

It has been a difficult year for matriculants. During the peak of lockdown, they had to rely on online platforms and social media to complete tasks and stay up to date with their work. Their pleas to go back to school and complete this year successfully were felt across the country. Many matriculants are concerned about what will happen to them, yet try their best nonetheless.

For many, expectations are low. However, students have adapted to the new normal. Although the pass rate has declined, they proved that they were able to overcome all obstacles in their way. 

Where to get the 2020 Matric Results

There are many ways in which you can get your matric results. Each has been made quick and easy for your convenience, so you have one less thing to stress about. Choose the method that works best for you. 

At Your School or Exam Centre

Get your results at the school or exam centre where you wrote your final exams. Go on the day the results are released. Your friends and teachers will surround you when you get your results. 

In the Newspaper

One of the common ways of getting your results is in the newspaper. However, your name won’t be shown in the newspaper. Only your exam number and level of pass will be posted.

Get it Online

Want to get your results without leaving the house? You can also get your results online when you enter your exam number on the Department of Basic Education page.


Get your results sent straight to you. Send an SMS to 35658, with your ID number and student number. Keep in mind, no free SMSs or minutes can be used with this method.

One of many empty classrooms where matriculants will write and then get their Matric Results 2020 North West.

What Does my Matric Pass Rate Mean?

When you receive your matric certificate, your percentage you passed with will determine your pass level. These levels are broken into three are very important. They determine where you can study and also which qualification you can pursue. These include:

Bachelors Pass

This is the highest level you can pass with in matric. With this pass, you have more further study options. With a bachelors pass, you can enrol to a university, technikon and college. For a Bachelors pass, you must achieve at least:

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

Diploma Pass

This is the second level you can achieve in matric. With this pass, you can study for a diploma or certificate from a technikon or college. For a diploma pass, you must obtain 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

Even though this is the lowest level you can pass with, you still have many study options. With this pass, you can study at a college and achieve a higher certificate in the most sought after career. For a Certificate pass, you must obtain a minimum of:

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

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



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Last Updated: September 3, 2021


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Charnell Ward
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