Disruptions in 2020 could hit matric class of 2021 extra hard
While the matric 2020 group outperformed expectations, the 2021 group could face challenges due to a disrupted Grade 11 year, experts say.
It is still possible to get into a university of your choice even if you did not get accepted right now.
There are alternatives for those not looking to go the traditional route.
The 18-year-old says the extra pressures put on her by the pandemic and lockdown helped her realise that she is tougher than she thought.
The adjustment to studying on his own, amid a lack of data and lack of a quiet study space, proved difficult for Maxwell Zandamela, but he persevered.
Hard work since Grade 8 are what he credits for his five distinctions, and now that his results are out, he can finally see whether his dream of becoming a doctor can materialise.

matric Video: Promise got by with a little help from friends

The 18 year-old lives in a single room, which he shared with a friend, with whom he managed to navigate the tough task of studying and avoiding the pitfalls of the pandemic.

matric What South Africa’s teachers brought to the virtual classroom during Covid-19

While celebrating this year’s World Teachers Day, we should recognize how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the key role that teachers already play in South Africa’s schools.

matric Shaman refused to let Covid-19 distract him

Shaman says he simply stuck to his study plans and methods, despite the pandemic which disrupted his matric year.

matric Positive peer pressure pushed Lebone toward his actuarial dream

His tendency to read textbooks when bored, and the pressure from his friends’ discussions about work, inspired this Parktown Boys’ High School student,

matric New normal brought challenges and benefits for Ammarah

Vawda says the cancellation of some matric events left a bitter taste, but she was also able to optimally manage her time during the lockdown.

matric Challenges couldn’t kill Siphamandla’s dreams

Siphamandla Jiya was forced to study in the early hours of the morning, due to the noise coming from a nearby tavern throughout the rest of the day.

matric Parents, what can you do if your child performed badly in Matric?

2020 was a year like no other, and other people took bigger knocks than others. Matric results are coming up, and while other students were able to cope with the big adjustments, others weren’t.

matric The sky is the limit for UJ academy’s natural-born number cruncher

His place at UJ was already assured in grade 11, with his seven distinctions now simply being the icing on the cake of a successful high school career.

matric How South Africa can prepare for a data-driven education system

With the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way in which children are taught, the education system will need to be improved to eliminate disparities within the system.

Education The debates around South Africa’s school exam results need a richer flow of data

The effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on grade 12 leaners and their matric examination results may have already existed way before the pandemic.

matric Matrics: Where to rewrite and get your papers re-marked 

As the release time for matric results comes closer, plans for 2021 continue to require more attention.

matric Where to apply for bursaries and scholarships for 2021

The end of matric marks the beginning of a new academic year and one’s professional career.

Education Get your matric results right here on The Citizen

The Department of Education’s matric results will be available on Tuesday morning. Get your results right here on The Citizen.

Class of 2020 delivered a praiseworthy performance

matric Class of 2020 delivered a praiseworthy performance

Education experts say the class of 2020 outdid all expectations, despite missing nearly an entire year of class time, and facing multiple hurdles.

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