The Independent Examination Board (IEB) has published its matric results for the class of 2019, with the group achieving a pass rate of 98.82%.
All candidates who passed achieved a rate good enough to enter tertiary study at one of the three levels:
- 89.51% (compared to 90.65% in 2018) of the cohort achieved entry to degree study.
- 7.91% (compared to 7.33% in 2018) qualified for entry to diploma study.
- 1.4% (compared to 0.95% in 2018) achieved entry for study at the Higher Certificate level.
As many as 11,818 full-time and 779 part-time candidates from 227 examination centres across Southern Africa wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations in October and November 2019.
This represnted an increase from 2018 when there were 11,514 full-time candidates, and 858 part-time candidates.
Advanced Programmes 2019
Advanced Programme courses are extension courses in Mathematics, English, and Afrikaans. Students attending either state or independent schools can choose to take this qualification.
The assessment is considered to be equivalent to the UK’s A-levels.
In 2019, 1,351 learners from IEB schools and 993 learners in state schools studied AP Mathematics. 67.36% achieved a pass above 40%, the IEB said.
Of the 624 learners who studied AP English, 93.86% achieved a pass mark of 50% or above. All learners who studied AP Afrikaans achieved a mark of 40% and above.