The fear of unknown worries the class of 2018

The class of 2018 wrote their matric examinations and now await their fate. In 2017, Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga announced that the pass rate was 75.1% which was higher than the previous year results by 2.6%.

Now, as the nation awaits the announcement of the national and provincial matric results by Ms Motshekga on the 3 January 2019, the nation hopes for an improved pass rate from the class of 2018. Gradesmatch has made it convenient and simplified for matriculants to access their matric results. Matriculants should simply register with their 13-Digit ID number and exam number on to access their results when the results are released to the class of 2018 from the 4th of January 2019.

As the matriculants wait for their results, Gradesmatch asked matriculants what is it that they worried about the most while they are waiting for their results after examinations, and:

  • 57% of the learners said; they fear to wait for their results
  • 23% Not qualifying for the course that they are applied for
  • 18% Not being able to go to the institution they want to go to
  • 2% They are not worried at all

Gradesmatch can put pupils at ease with some of the worries that they might have. Pupils must go to Gradesmatch website ( or download the application on their smart devices, register and fill in their results and the respective subjects they did. If pupils are worried about qualifying for the course they’ve applied for and not knowing which institution to go to if the one they have applied to does not accept them because they do not meet the requirements, Gradesmatch has a solution to that. Gradesmatch can help learners find a career that they might be interested in and can also check a variety of institutions that offer the same course but with different requirements.  

While some of the matriculants are worried about their results, one of the biggest stress factors is not knowing how are they going to fund their tuition and pay for their registration fees. Most pupils are depending on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and Funza Lushaka. Gradesmatch has over 200 bursaries available.

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