2015 matric results in numbers

2016-01-05 19:25


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Johannesburg - Here are some statistics that point to the successes and failures of the Class of 2015.

- Matric results will be available here on Wednesday.

- KwaZulu-Natal continues to account for the largest number of learners (25%).

- No district in the Western Cape performed below 80%. The province is the top performer in the country, and the best overall matric pupil, Andrew Tucker, comes from SA College High in Cape Town.

- Best performing district is Sedibeng East.

- 20 965 schools are no fee schools - this is 87.14% of public schools.

- The class of 2015 is the 8th group of learners to sit for the National Senior Certificate. They entered the schooling system in January 2004.

- 799 306 pupils wrote the matric exam - 667 925 were full-time and 131 381 part-time. This is the highest number of candidates ever to write matric exams in South Africa.

- 7.8 million question papers were printed, and 10.5 million marked at 121 marking centres.

- Total invigilators - 65 000

- 49 900 markers in total.

- The three worst-performing provinces (Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape) account for 54% of the pupils, meaning they determined whether the pass rate went up or down.

- It might take 3-5 years to get the pass rate on an upward trend because of the changes in the education system.

- 72.9% of repeater pupils passed.

- KwaZulu-Natal , Limpopo and the Eastern Cape have the highest number of underperforming districts.

- 22 000 of the 65 100 progressed pupils passed.

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