If you’re one of those pupils who is either unhappy with the matric symbols you have attained or even if you have failed, don’t lose hope. You can take steps to improve your situation.
What then are your options? Here are a few:
You have passed matric but you haven’t achieved your desired results: You can apply for a remark if you think that you did better than what your results indicate, but ideally you should do this as soon as possible.
Another option is to register for supplementary exams to try to improve your symbols.
You have failed and want a second chance: The department of basic education offers a programme called Second Chance, which provides free support and enables you to write supplementary exams for a maximum of two subjects to meet the pass requirements of the national senior certificate (NSC) examinations.
The supplementaries are typically written in February or March after pupils have received 12 hours of fa