WATCH: You have a second chance to ace matric

More than 150 000 matriculants obtained a Bachelors pass in 2017. What options are available for students who didn’t ace their exams? Watch.

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A parent’s guide to surviving matric finals

2017-10-25 09:54

The anguish of parenting a matriculant can become all too much, especially with the high stakes of end-of-year exams. Here are 5 ways to deal.

Download old matric exam papers here

2017-10-24 11:59

For our EDGE readers: Here's a list of all the matric subject pages, where you can find old NSC matric exam papers dating from 2008.

School’s matric class of 2014 goes to court to get their results

2017-09-06 14:09

The 2014 matric class of a KZN high school, who were accused of cheating in their exams, have still not received their results despite a court ruling ordering that they receive them.

Matrics should all write the same exams - Lesufi

2017-06-02 12:25

Gauteng’s MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, says all matrics should write the same exams, so that there is one standard for all pupils.

Time to learn

2017-02-03 12:16

What does South Africa’s matric pass rate actually mean? And what about those who didn’t make it?

Opportunity for marginalised pupils records steady progress

2017-01-29 07:37

Three young women from two of the 20 secondary schools adopted by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in 2013 were among the top performers in the matric class of 2016.

"I am a wolf parent": confessions of a matric mom

2017-01-23 08:52

Jennifer Crocker, whose last child just finished matric, reflects on the way she brought her kids up.

New ride for your Matriculant? 'Don't waste money on expensive cars'

2017-01-09 07:30

'Spending too much money on depreciating assets doesn’t make sense and leaves one poorer,' says Wheels24 reader Cornelius Odendaal who believes parent's shouldn't 'waste money on expensive cars but rather to save and invest wisely'.


Back off, mom – and 3 other things you need to hear right now as a parent of a matric student

2017-10-27 16:26

With matric exams well under way, here are a few tips on how you can make things a little easier for your anxious teen.

IN MEMES: The 6 stages we all go through when studying for exams

2017-10-24 13:38

We know just how stressful exam time can be and how taxing studying can get. So we thought we'd cheer you up and remind you you're not alone.

A few things to consider before cheating on that exam

2017-10-18 14:05

Cheating may seem like the quickest and easiest way to do well on your exams. But have you considered the consequences if you get caught?

Matric after-party turns violent at popular Cape Town nightclub

2017-09-07 12:23

A matric farewell after-party at a popular Cape Town nightclub went horribly wrong when a fight broke out on the dancefloor, leaving some pupils badly beaten.

NSC past exam papers: English Second Additional Language (SAL)

2017-06-07 00:00

UPDATED: Download these past matric exam papers to help you prepare for the final exams.

KZN woman still plagued by matric copying scandal

2017-02-24 08:10

A KwaZulu-Natal woman accused of being part of a group copying scandal in her matric year has been unable to move on with her life because she has still not received her results two years later.

How is SA changing: Education

2017-01-31 09:59

How have various aspects of education, including university enrolments, matric pass rates and representation in academia changed since the fall of apartheid?

12 Things all first-years must do

2017-01-29 06:09

Matric is over and a whole new experience lies ahead, which can be quite daunting. Danielle Fontaine offers some advice.

SA’s Matric results: Pretty mucky water lurks beneath a celebratory surface

2017-01-09 09:53

Education is back in the national spotlight after the release of the annual Matric results. A Wits professor explains why it is critical to look past the bald numbers.

How to get it right

2017-01-08 06:01

His pupils are seated every year among the country’s top achievers at matric-results functions and the cllass of 2016 was no exception.

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