Mixed results in NC

2018-01-17 06:00

The overall pass rate for the Northern Cape for 2017, excluding progressed learners, is 77,6%.

A total of 8 735 candidates, including progressed learners, completed the 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, of which 6 608 candidates passed, bringing the overall pass rate to 75,6% – a decline of 3,1% in comparison to 2016.

A total of 1 516 progressed learners made use of the Multiple Examination Opportunity, therefore their results will not be taken into consideration for the 2017 NSC results.

These learners will complete their NSC during the May and June 2018 examinations.

An additional 691 progressed learners opted to complete the 2017 NSC examinations, of which 365 obtained their NSC, reflecting a pass rate of 52,8%, a 0,8% decrease to 2016.

The progressed learners obtained 22 bachelor passes, 145 diploma passes and 198 higher certificate passes.

Of the 8 735 full-time candidates that wrote and completed the NSC examination, 1 538 candidates obtained distinctions, which is an increase of 1,2%, and 2 205 candidates obtained access to bachelor’s degree university entrance, a decrease of 0,7%.

A total of 2 796 candidates wrote Mathematics and 1 604 passed, a pass rate of 57,4%, decreasing by 3,4%.

A total of 2 344 candidates wrote Physical Science and 1 332 passed, a pass rate of 56,8%, decreasing by 0,6%.

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