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Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly

There is no honour in leaking a matric exam paper

Those involved in the breach must be ‘dealt with swiftly and harshly’

Testing times for grade 12 learners

Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive

Data-driven education SA’s success story

Its use ensures timeous targeted interventions to assist decision-makers, teachers and pupils

Pass rate says little about schooling

The metric is poorly understood and is an inadequate standard by which to rate our education system

No matter what, a matric remains within reach

Even if you have failed, don’t lose hope. You can take steps to improve your situation

We do have solutions for SA’s reading crisis

Several excellent projects could be expanded immediately — for a meagre R500-million a year

Single matric exam a step closer

The department believes it will promote equality but others say it’d be wiser to improve public schooling

Primacy of exam results stunts pupils’ development

The education system focuses doggedly on the National Senior Certificate and the outcome of these exams, to the detriment of students.

New matric: a sure way to fail ejected pupils

The basic education department proposes to reinstate an outdated qualification that is useless to pupils.

Matric pass rate highest yet at 78.2%

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced matrics achieved a pass rate of 78.2%, with the Free State getting the top marks of 87.4%.

Learners set up for failure

Let's place the truth about the 2010 matric results on the table.

Class of 2010 in limbo

More than 20% of learners who heard last week that they had passed the matric exams could be left in limbo in the 2011 academic year.

Pride — but no prejudice

SA's quality watchdog, Umalusi, explains what it did with the 2010 matric marks.

Slight increase in matric pass rate

More than 98% of candidates passed this year's National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Board.

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