Matric Rewrites (Supplementary Exams)

All is not lost…

If you’re a 2016 Matriculant looking to be accepted into a tertiary institution or hoping to become employed, passing Matric and receiving your certificate is one of the essentials. However, due to various circumstances, Matric exams may have been an overwhelming struggle for you, resulting in you not meeting the minimum requirements to pass Grade 12 and step into your planned future.

But all is not lost – you may qualify for a supplementary examination (i.e. a Matric rewrite), allowing you a second chance to pass your failed subject/s.

 

Do I qualify?

According to the Department of Education you qualify for a supplementary exam:

  • If you did not pass Grade 12 but need to pass 2 subjects to obtain your NSC. You can register a maximum of 2 subjects for your supplementary exam. However, the candidate needs to have written these subjects during their final year exam.
  • If the candidate is medically unfit or other special reasons for the candidate’s absence, he or she may register for the supplementary examination.
  • If there is a death in the immediate family of the candidate, or other special reasons for the candidate’s absence, he or she may register for the supplementary examination.
  • If the candidate provides evidence that they qualify for admission to a higher education institution but do not satisfy the higher education faculty requirements or for an occupation, as well as candidates who are one requirement short in meeting the minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and bachelor degree programs, can register for supplementary exams. However, a candidate is only allowed to register for a maximum of 2 subjects.
  • In a case where an irregularity is being investigated, provisional enrolment for supplementary examination may be granted to the candidate concerned, pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • A candidate who was unable to write or complete one or more of the National Senior Certificate examination question papers for reasons other than illness or injury may apply to write the supplementary examination, provided that a written report is submitted by the principal of the school to the Head of the assessment body.

If you meet the above criteria, and would like to register for a rewrite, please contact the Department of Education, via your school. The closing date for applications is the 19 January 2017. But avoid any further stress and register as soon as possible, after receiving your results.

The supplementary examinations usually take place in February and March, however, the 2016 dates have not yet been finalised so keep an eye on the media releases posted on the Department of Education website, as well as updates posted via our BrightSparkzSA Twitter page.

 

2016 NCS EXAMINATION RESULTS WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE

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Individual results available at schools and www.education.gov.za

05 JANUARY 2017

If you’d like to receive an instant E-mail or SMS as soon as your results are released, sign up via the eNCA website – the official partners of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) for 2016 Matric results.

 

*For more information on qualifying rewrite conditions, dates, pricing etc. visit: http://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/NationalSeniorCertificate(NSC)Examinations/Releaseof2016NSCResults.aspx

*For answers to other frequently asked questions about rewrites, visit: http://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/NationalSeniorCertificate(NSC)Examinations/tabid/338/Default.aspx

 

How do I prepare?

  • Past Exam Papers

Past exam papers are some of the best form of revision. Get access to a number of papers for various subjects via YOU Online or directly from the Department of Education’s examinations page.

  • Tutoring

This is also an excellent time to consider tutoring. Our tutors will assist you with those difficult sections of work you just can’t seem to grasp on your own, and will help ensure you cover all the material needed before your rewrite. By getting support systems in place well in advance, you will improve your chances of improving your marks and passing your failed subject/s.

Get in touch with us via our rewrite page and we’ll set you up with a tutor who will be there with you every step of the way.

We want to see you succeed, and assist you in achieving the marks that you not only need, but are capable of.

 

Written By: Ashleigh de Jager, BrightSparkz Blog Writer (containing inserts from the DoE website)

46 replies
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Innocentia

      We have sent you our Matric Rewrite information via email. Please check your email, and once we have received the required details back from you, we can get right onto finding a suitable tutor for you.

      We look forward to assisting you!

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
        • Ashleigh de Jager
          Ashleigh de Jager says:

          Hi Kabelo

          Thank you for your enquiry!

          We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams and are not familiar with the processes involved. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

          http://www.education.gov.za/
          https://www.brainline.com/

          If you are still able to register for your exams and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

          I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

          Kind regards,
          Ashleigh

          Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Tshegofatso

      Thank you for your enquiry! We would be happy to assist you with an excellent tutor to prepare you for your Matric re-write exam.

      We do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams, however if you require any further information regarding registering for your exam, please take a look here:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      Once you have registered for your exam and would like to go ahead with a tutor, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      Thanks,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Kgomotso

      Thank you for your enquiry! We would be happy to assist you with an excellent tutor to prepare you for your Matric re-write exam.

      We do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams, however if you require any further information regarding registering for your exam, please take a look here:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      Once you have registered for your exam and would like to go ahead with a tutor, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      Thanks,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
  1. khosie
    khosie says:

    Hi I did my matric in 2011 I didn’t pass but I qualify for supplementary exams so will I be able to supplement this year if possible?

    Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Khosie

      Thank you for your enquiry! We would be happy to assist you with an excellent tutor to prepare you for your Matric re-write exam.

      We do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams, however if you require any further information regarding registering for your exam, please take a look here:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      Once you have registered for your exam and would like to go ahead with a tutor, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      Thanks,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Liyema

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register for your exam and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
  2. Nolitha
    Nolitha says:

    Good day. I was struggling to get my results at school and now I am late for the supplementary exams registration please help what can I do now.

    Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Nolitha

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register for your exam and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Thembakazi

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams, and are not familiar with the processes involved in upgrading your pass type from a National Diploma to entry into a Bachelors degree. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register for your exams and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
  3. Beverly
    Beverly says:

    Good day, I would like to re-write my matric accounting but I did my matric in 2008 will I still be able to re-write? If so will I be provided with study material by my previous high school? I would also like to know when the matric re-write will be?

    Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Beverly

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register for your exams and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Tumiso

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams and are not familiar with the processes involved. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register for your exams and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
  4. Andisiwe
    Andisiwe says:

    Hi I did my matric last year and failed one subject Life Sciences so im late for supplementary registration is the a way that i can still register…..plz help

    Reply
  5. Puleng
    Puleng says:

    Hello my name is Puleng Thabana and I’d like to write a supplement exam but in November not February so is it possible if I could register? I’m originally from Bloemfontein

    Reply
  6. Ariana
    Ariana says:

    Hi I need help please 😢 I wrote my supplementary exams a year ago and unfortunately did not meet the requirements, would I be able to write again and if so when?

    Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Ithabeleng

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately are not familiar with the processes of Matric rewrite exams and do not have access to timetables or registration dates. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register and would like to get a tutor to assist you in your exam preparation, please feel to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
    • poloko
      poloko says:

      Eish me 2 ithabeleng i want to knw the registration dates for matric re write in november so plz if u hear something inform me plz my whatsapp 0792222791 plz

      Reply
      • Ashleigh de Jager
        Ashleigh de Jager says:

        Hi Poloko

        Thank you for your enquiry!

        We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams and are not familiar with the processes involved. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

        http://www.education.gov.za/
        https://www.brainline.com/

        If you are still able to register for your exams and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

        I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

        Kind regards,
        Ashleigh

        Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Faith

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately are not familiar with the processes of Matric rewrite exams and do not have access to timetables or registration information. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register and would like to get a tutor to assist you in your exam preparation, please feel to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Potsisho

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams and are not familiar with the processes involved. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply
  7. Eulanda
    Eulanda says:

    Hi I matriculated in 2016 but failed 2 subject i was asking if it is possible that i can upgrade the two subject that i failed if i dont want to do a suppliment?

    Reply
    • Ashleigh de Jager
      Ashleigh de Jager says:

      Hi Eulanda

      Thank you for your enquiry!

      We unfortunately do not assist with confirming / registering learners for re-write exams and are not familiar with the processes involved. You may however, be able to get further information and assistance from one of the below:

      http://www.education.gov.za/
      https://www.brainline.com/

      If you are still able to register for your exams and would like to then go ahead with a tutor to assist you in preparing, please feel free to get in touch with us via tutors@brightsparkz.co.za, and we will be glad to confirm the best possible tutor for you.

      I hope you’re able to sort everything out.

      Kind regards,
      Ashleigh

      Reply

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