Matric Results 2020 Northern Cape

The Matric Results 2020 Northern Cape have finally been released! Wondering where to get your results? Find out everything you need to know, and more right here.

The matric results have finally been released. The class of 2020 had to face challenges never seen before. Even though the pass rate has dropped across provinces, the are options available if you failed matric. Check out what you can do with your matric results below, and where to find them.

Northern Cape: Matric Pass Rate Over the Years

 Curious to know what the matric pass rate for the country was for the last five years was? You can view them here. You can compare them with the current pass rate for 2020.

  • 2020: 76.2%
  • 2019: 81.3%
  • 2018: 78.2%
  • 2017: 75.1% 
  • 2016: 72.5%

The Northern Cape Matric pass rate is the lowest it has been in the last 5 years at only 66% for the Northern Cape class of 2020. It was also the poorest perfoming province in 2020. Take a look below at the Northern Cape pass rate over the last 5 years.

  • 2020: 66%
  • 2019: 76.5%
  • 2018: 73.3%
  • 2017: 75.6%
  • 2016: 78.7%
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Expectations for the Class of 2020

What a rough year 2020 has been! Students and teachers have had to deal with new ways of learning. Despite this, the Education Department remains focused on their end goal: success for all their learners. With this in mind how do you think the Northern Cape will do? Only time can tell.

How to Get Your Results 

When the Matric Results 2020 Northern Cape are announced will you know how to access your results? There are a few resources available to you, so you won’t have to anxiously wait. 

Visit the Department’s Website: You can visit the Education Department’s Website for your results. Access to the website will only be available from 2pm onwards. 

Go to School: Go back to the place where it all happened – your high school. Your results should be ready for you from 12pm and you’ll be able to see your teachers and friends one last time. 

SMS Service:  To get your results via SMS follow these simple steps: 

  • SMS your ID number and examination numbers to 35658 or
  • Dial *120*35658# to register via USSD
  • You will receive an SMS and can then access your results. You can only view your matric results per subject by dialling *120*35658#

Newspaper: As per tradition matric results will be released via local newspapers. Search for your matric exam number and your results will be there. Why not buy a copy for everyone in the family to celebrate the good news?

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Matric Symbols – What do They Mean?

To receive your National Senior Certificate (NSC), you will need to achieve 40% in 4 subjects and 30% in 3 subjects. Wondering what the symbols next to your matric results mean? Or would you like to know what you can do to get your desired symbol? Here’s what each symbol means and what their requirements are:

Higher Certificate Pass (HC)

This symbol means you may get provisional entry to study at a college for a higher certificate. You will get this symbol if you:

  • Meet the minimum requirements for a NSC 
  • Get 40% for your Home Language
  • Obtain at least 30% for the language of learning and teaching (English or Afrikaans)

Diploma Pass (D)

Having this symbol next to your name means you can get provisional entry into any college or university for a diploma course. You will see this next to your name if you:

  • Meet the minimum requirements for a NSC
  • Get at least 40% for your Home Language)
  • Get at least 40% for four subjects
  • Obtain at least 30% for the language of learning and teaching (English or Afrikaans)

Bachelor Degree Pass (B)

A Bachelor’s Pass means that you get provisional entrance to study at a university and getting a degree. To get this you will need to:

  • Meet the minimum requirements for a NSC
  • Get at least 40% for your Home Language
  • Get at least 50% for four subjects.
  • Obtain at least 30% for the language of learning and teaching (English or Afrikaans)
Worried that you won’t meet the requirements? Don’t worry we offer courses to study without matric. So even if you don’t make the cut you can still access higher education with us! 

Department of Education Northern Cape Contact Details

The Department of Education in Northern Cape is open weekdays from 7.30 am to 4pm. Need to contact them regarding your Matric Results 2020 Northern Cape? You can contact them using the following information.

Provincial Office: 156 Barkly Road 

Homestead, Kimberley, 8301

Tel: (053) 839 6500

Fax: (053) 839 6580

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Last Updated: September 3, 2021


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Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee is the Head Writer and Content Team Leader at Skills Academy. She enjoys writing but loves the mentoring and training aspects of her job just as much. Her philosophy and answer for everything is 'skills are taught'. You can view her LinkedIn here

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