Matric results in NC improve

2017-01-11 06:01

The Northern Cape has achieved an overall pass rate of 78,7%, which includes progressed learners, and a performance level of 82,2%, excluding the progressed learners.

A total of 1 230 progressed learners wrote the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, of which 659 passed, displaying a noticeable improvement from 31,2% in 2015 to 53,6% in 2016.

This, according to Martha Bartlet, MEC for Education, is the province’s best pass rate in the last ten years.

A total of 10 042 full-time candidates wrote the NSC examination in the Northern Cape for 2016.

A total of 7 902 candidates passed the examination, while 2140 did not make it.

A total of 20 schools in the province are recorded as having obtained a 100% pass rate, as compared to only nine schools in 2015.

Of the 10 042 full-time candidates who wrote the NSC examination, 1 649 candidates obtained distinctions, an increase of 4,5%.

A total of 2 606 candidates obtained access to bachelor’s degree university entrance, which shows an increase of 4,8%.

A total of 2 789 candidates wrote Mathematics and 1 694 candidates passed, which constitutes a pass rate of 60,7%, an increase of 4%.

A further 2 558 candidates wrote Physical Science and 1 469 of them passed, which constitutes a pass rate of 57,4%, an increase of 1%.

This, according to Bartlett, leaves the department on its toes to put more focus on these subjects for 2017, to ensure improved performance, as this could broaden the landscape of possibilities for learners.

The Namakwa District has recorded the highest pass percentage of 91%, with an increase of 14,5% provincially, putting it fifth among the best-performing districts nationally.

The Pixley Ka Seme District has recorded a pass percentage of 82,9% with an increase of 7,4%, followed by the ZFM Mgcawu District, with a pass percentage of 79,7%, an increase of 7,9%.

The Frances Baard District recorded a 78,4% pass percentage, with an increase of 10%, while the John Taolo Gaetsewe District recorded a pass percentage of 70,5%, an increase of 8,5%.

This means that the Northern Cape has no district performing below 70%.

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