[LISTEN] What to do if you did not fare well in your final matric exams

Matric exams are out the way and while most pupils are celebrating, others may have not performed very well.

CEO of Skills Academy Jan Badenhorst spoke to Relebogile Mabotja to give some guidance on what pupils can do next.

Badenhorst says while you can either go back to school and repeat the year, it is possible to ask for a remark before the 19th of January or write a supplementary exam.

You can apply for that before 19 January, it will cost you R 92 per paper. A remark means they mark it all over again.

Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Skills Academy

If you failed one or two subjects you can go for a supplementary exam, if you had medical reasons for missing the exam last year. If you passed but your marks are not good enough to get into higher education, you can go for a supplementary exam.

Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Skills Academy

If anything to improve your situation if it takes a week, six months, a year, you are not going to look back and regret having out in the extra effort because it impacts the rest of your life.

Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Skills Academy

Click on the link below to find out more about the kinds of higher education institutions you can apply to....


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] What to do if you did not fare well in your final matric exams


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Be warned: Faking matric qualifications is a criminal offence

Be warned: Faking matric qualifications is a criminal offence

Background screening company urges matriculants against faking certificates to give themselves an edge in the tight job market.

Children who fall through the Basic Education cracks and how to help them

Children who fall through the Basic Education cracks and how to help them

Louise Van Rhyn, CEO of Partners For Possibility Project talks about the thousands of children who don't make it to matric.

WC matrics achieve highest Bachelor pass rate, despite dip in results

WC matrics achieve highest Bachelor pass rate, despite dip in results

The WC achieved a 84.4% pass rate, which is down from 2016, but MEC Debbie Schafer says she's pleased with the quality of results.

98.76% pass rate for IEB matriculants

98.76% pass rate for IEB matriculants

Anne Oberholzer, CEO of IEB talks on the IEB matric results.

Higher Education urges matrics in limbo to register on CACH portal

Higher Education urges matrics in limbo to register on CACH portal

The Dept of Higher Education and Training explains how they are helping matric pupils who need help with post-school applications.

Popular articles
[Watch] Cape Town man calls his neighbours the K-word on Christmas Day

[Watch] Cape Town man calls his neighbours the K-word on Christmas Day

A video of a man calling his female neighbor the K-word has emerged on social media.

7 ways the new child maintenance law cracks down on defaulters

7 ways the new child maintenance law cracks down on defaulters

The new regulation will see those found guilty of dodging child maintenance blacklisted, among other measures.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.

WATCH: Innovative spray limits toilet flushes and saves water

WATCH: Innovative spray limits toilet flushes and saves water

Loo Me is a simple yet effective scented foam that takes the yuck out of "mellowing" toilets preventing multiple flushes.

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Can you love your partner, but no longer be in love with them? Dr Eve unravels stages of disaffection in romantic relationships.

‘Probably looking at tax hikes in February for middle-income earners’

‘Probably looking at tax hikes in February for middle-income earners’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews TaxTim cofounder Marc Sevitz.

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.