Record-breaking matric results: SA youth are overcoming adversity
Most bachelor passes and distinctions in the class of came from female learners
Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly
Given Covid-19, the ensuing lockdown, and the number of school days lost, the odds have been stacked against this year’s matrics. But our country’s children have previously shown us just how resilient they are
ECD is the key for better results in matric
Attention has been given to democratic South Africa’s first matric pass rate of more than 80%, but the reality is that schools with a 0% pass rate still exist
The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify
Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage
With an 81.3% pass rate, the 2019 class has shown improvement, even in provinces with traditionally poor results
Private schools writing IEB exams obtained a 98.82% pass rate, a fractional decrease from last year
Artisans are in short supply and colleges and apprenticeships are a viable alternative to a university qualification
Every year a flurry of suicides occur after matric results are announced. We need to help our children to put things in perspective
This week, Bongekile Macupe looks at the provinces’ motivations for the excess workload put on matric students
Long-standing feuds between adults are playing out at schools, with the violence forcing them to be closed for long periods
The metric is poorly understood and is an inadequate standard by which to rate our education system
Educators say the state’s Second Chance programme doesn’t provide enough support to pupils who failed matric
The Swaziland government is trying to mend fences with South Africa instead of mending its education system.
Assessments show that a more advanced maths curriculum improves learners’ results, including those of weaker pupils
Limpopo’s matrics signed a pledge last month, undertaking to avoid cheating and dishonesty in the exams.
Hlaudi the hypocrite delivers a long-winded speech about the importance of the matric certificate. Because he has one. Not.
The report on matric reform by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s task team presents her with a political headache.
From making fun of Russia at the Winter Olympics in Sochi to focusing on the matric pass-rate standard, here’s what our readers had to say.
From the amount of pupils who will make it past grade 10 to the matric pass rate, here are 10 things you might not have known about education in SA.
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has defended the low matric pass requirement, saying SA is becoming "dangerously elitist".
We need to question the standard that has been set as acceptable for history, as well as the quality of the markers themselves, writes Maryke Bailey.
While unions and the ANC have joined Jacob Zuma in congratulating the education department on the matric results, the DA and others have dismissed it.
The department of basic education has called for more public comment on increasing the 30% minimum matric pass rate mark.
There is no crisis in the quality of education in Gauteng and South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said.
The quality of results achieved by this year’s matrics remains a concern despite a 3.7 percentage point increase in the 2012 pass rate.
UFS vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen says students are graduating from weaker universities with the same lack of basic skills as when they left school.
Umalusi says none of the marks for the 11 adjusted matric subjects were changed by more than 5% and is part of a standardisation process.
South Africa’s obsession with the matric pass rate is set to resurface as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga releases the 2011 matric pass rate.