Getting your final matric results is an exciting (and nerve-wracking) time in anyone’s life. You’ve spent the 12 years of your schooling career working towards this major milestone. You’ve written the exams, cried the tears and, lived through the stress, then celebrated the end of your final school year with your friends and family. Now it is crunch time, and your final results will soon be released.
You’re already planning out your future, but you need good results to allow you to pursue those opportunities you’re dreaming of. You don’t want to wait any longer than you have to for the news. Luckily, there are many ways to check your matric exam results, including digital channels, so the suspense will soon be over. Good luck- we hope they are everything you’ve been dreaming of!
Matric Results 2023/24: Simple Steps to Check Your Exam Results:
You can check the release date for the matric results on the Department of Basic Education’s website, so you know when the ‘D-Day’ for your results will be. Typically, South Africa releases its matric results at the end of January. For example, they were released on January 19th 2023. However, the 2024 year will be unusually late, with the date set for 24 February 2024. Remember to take this into account when you are planning your application process for tertiary education or funding.
1. Through Your School or Government Education Office
While there are many ways to check your matric results online and give yourself peace of mind, there’s only one way you will be able to collect your actual matric certificate and official statement of results. You will need this to apply to your tertiary education institution of choice or to prove your academic record to potential employers. This will be by a trip to your original school or educational facility. They will also receive a copy of your examination results, so you can combine this into one trip if it is easier.
If you have since moved away from where you went to school or cannot return there for any reason, you will also be able to contact your nearest Department of Education Office for assistance in receiving your certificate. Of course, they are also a great place to find out your exam results! Be sure to take along your ID and proof of your examination number, like the exam card you used.
2. Through SMS or USSD
Everyone has a mobile phone on them- and now you can use it to easily access your matric results, too. In fact, you can sign up for the SMS matric exam result service in advance. While it won’t get you your matric results before they are released, it will ensure you receive an SMS with your results as early as possible on the day they are released. You will text your ID number and examination number to 35658. Make sure it is in 13-digit format. Once you are signed up for the service, you will automatically receive your results on the day they are released. There will be a small sign-up charge deducted from your airtime balance for this service.
Alternatively, you can use the USSD code any time after the results are released to get your results on your phone. Simply dial *120*35658#, and enter your ID and examination number when prompted. You will soon have your results sent to your phone.
3. Through The Department of Basic Education’s Website
The Department of Basic Education also has an online portal you can use to get your matric results online. You will find it here. On the site, you will enter your examination number and then your ID number (if prompted to). Click search, and your exam results will pop up on the screen for you.
4. Through Matric Results 2023/4 Newspaper Articles
Older readers may remember the days when the only way to check your exam results other than at your school was to wait for them to be published in that day’s newspaper. The tradition of celebrating matriculants’ successes continues today. You will still find printed sheets in newspapers which provide a hard copy, especially national papers and possibly your local town paper.
However, with the advent of the digital age, many newspapers also run online copies or may even only work through online copies now. Luckily, they haven’t forgotten about the eager matriculants waiting for their results! You will still find matric result lists in a variety of popular newspapers and online news portals for South Africa. You will be listed by your examination number only to preserve your privacy.
5. Through the MatricsMate App
The MatricsMate App was developed by the Government and the SABC to offer another modern way to get your matric results on your phone. You can download it from both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Simply sign in with your exam number and ID number, and you can access your results the moment they are released.
And there you have it! With these convenient and simple ways to check your matric results both online and off, you will be able to share the good news as soon as your results are released.
What NQF Level is Matric?
What NQF Level is Matric?. By the end of this article, you will clearly understand the NQF levels and where matric fits into this framework.
Which Province Achieved the Lowest Matric Pass Rate
Which Province Achieved The Lowest Matric Pass Rate? The whole point of understanding the matric exam pass rate in the various province
What Is the Highest Matric Pass Level?
What Is the Highest Matric Pass Level? We will dive into more of the matric pass level and the various relations.
What Happens If You Fail Matric?
What Happens If I Fail My Matric?. This article explains different options you can choose when you fail matric.
Which Course Can I Study With National Senior Certificate Pass?
We will look at the options available for individuals with a senior certificate pass and also highlights some of the statistics in the matric exams.
How to Find A Job Without Matric
In this guide, we'll explore how to find a job without matric, address whether it's possible to succeed without a grade 12 certificate and more
How Long Does A Matric Certificate Reprint Take?
Understanding the process, requirements, and ways to expedite the process can assist individuals in promptly obtaining a new matric certificate.
Matric Results: Things to Do If You Do Not Pass
If you have failed your matric, these are some things you should consider to find a new way forward.
How Many Matric Subjects Can You Rewrite?
How Many Matric Subjects Can You Rewrite? We will delve into the matric rewrite, which covers the subjects to write, its qualifications and more
Can I Still Upgrade My Matric Marks If I Pass?
This blog post will look at how the matric upgrade works, the requirements, the process, and other related information.
The Meaning of “Matric” in South Africa
But what does matric really mean? Today we break down the term and some other common questions around it.
How Long Does It Take To Upgrade Your Matric Results?
How Long Does It Take To Upgrade Your Matric Results? This article explains everything you want to know about upgrading your matric results.