Matric Results 2020 Western Cape

The Class of 2020 is still working hard and waiting patiently for the end of the year exams. The Western Cape sported a 79.9% pass rate.

We’re sure you’re eagerly awaiting your Matric Results 2020 Western Cape. After long nights, hard work and sacrifices you’ll finally get the reward you’ve been waiting for.  The Western Cape, sported a 79.9% pass rate. 

Matric Results: Western Cape Pass Rate

The best predictor of future success is past success. Want to know what the odds are for the class of 2020? Let’s have a look at the Western Cape’s past Matric Results. 

Pass Rate for The Western Cape (2016-2020): 

Want to learn more about the past pass rate for the Western Cape? Here is how the province and its pupils performed the last five years:

  • 2020: 79.9%
  • 2019: 82.3%
  • 2018: 81.5%
  • 2017: 82.7%
  • 2016: 87.7%

National Matric Pass Rate (2016-2020):

See how pupils have performed the last five years. Can you think of any factors that may have impacted their results?

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

Expectations for the Class of 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for all sectors. Schools across the country have had to adapt to new ways of teaching. The Department of Education in the Western Cape has remained steadfast in their mission to provide learning to their students despite all these hiccups. The province has always been a top performer when it comes to their matric results, so one can expect that 2020 will be no different. 

Two students holding their graduation hat after receiving their Matric Results Western Cape 2020.

How to Get Your Results 

When the time comes 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 Western Cape 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?

A student researching Matric Results Western Cape 2020 on her laptop.

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)

I Failed Matric – What Should I do? 

Worried that your Matric Results 2020 Western Cape won’t be good? Remember failing matric doesn’t mean you won’t be successful with your future endeavours. Your success story has just begun. Here are your options to get your matric and further your education:

Re-Check

Not happy with your results? You can apply for an exam re-check. This is the most affordable way you can try to improve your marks. At just R27.00 per script, exam moderators will go back and calculate your scores to see if they missed anything. You can register for this option at your school or local district office. 

Remark 

Mistakes can often occur in the exam marking process, even though the Department of Basic Education has strict rules moderators must follow to ensure quality work. If you think that this might have happened to your exam scripts, it’s worth giving this option a try. You may register for this option at school or your local district office. 

Supplementary Exams

Supplementary exams is another opportunity that could help you improve your overall exam results. This exam should be taken within a year immediately after you have written matric

According to the Department of Basic Education, you qualify for supplementary exams if you:

  • Want to rewrite the subjects you have registered for in the November exams
  • Were absent for a valid reason (medically unfit, death in the immediate family or other special reasons) from one or more question papers
  • Want to improve your overall matric mark and final status
  • Asked your principal to submit a written report to the Head of the assessment body if you’ve missed one or more question papers for reasons other than the valid ones

Study Without Matric

Not many are aware that you can in fact study without matric. At Skills Academy we offer both accredited and non-accredited courses you can apply for without matric. We have an open entry system that’s non-competitive, and gives every student an equal chance to enrol with us. 

Apply for a Matric Upgrade

We offer Matric Upgrades for anyone 20 years and older. You can apply for a matric upgrade at any stage of your life. If you weren’t happy with your marks and would like to receive a better score to go to college or university, this is your best option. 

Contact Details for the Western Cape Department of Education

The Western Cape Department of Education is open weekdays from 7am to 4pm. You may use the following details to contact the offices:

Street Address: Room 9-26, 9th Floor, Grand Central Towers, Lower Parliament St, Cape Town, 8001

Postal Address: Private Bag X9114, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 467 2000

Fax: 021 467 2996

Email: [email protected]

Take the Next Step With a College That Cares

You’ve finished matric and now what? Enrol into our courses and start the next chapter of your life. Our course consultants are ready to help you through our quick registration process. 

  • Call us for free at 0800 39 00 27
  • Fill out a contact form and a course expert will get back to you
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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