Release of 2016 National Senior Certificate Examination Results

The 2016 National Senior Certificate examinations concluded on 29 November 2016 and the Minister Motshekga announced the outcome of the examinations on 04 January 2017.

  • Candidates are urged to get their statements of results from their school/centre where they wrote the exams. Candidates’ partial results have been made available on this website.
  • Result queries should be submitted for investigation within 30 days after the release of results.
  • Candidates must ensure that names and identity numbers reflect correctly on their statement of results and report any required corrections to the Department before 30/06/2017.

 

REMARK/RECHECK OF EXAM SCRIPT

A candidate may apply at the prescribed fee for the re-mark/re-check of his/her examination scripts. Registration can be done at either the school or district office in the province (all instructions appear on the reverse side of the Statement of Results).

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2017

Fees for re-marking and re-checking per subject:

Re-mark : R92.00
Re-check : R21.00

Viewing of scripts may only be done after a re-mark or re-check of results. The closing date for applications is 7 days after release of re-mark or re-check results. The fee for viewing is R180.00

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

A supplementary examination may be granted to an unsuccessful National Senior Certificate candidate, provided they meet specific criteria. The closing date for applications to the supplementary examination is 19 January 2017.

Conditions for entry as per the regulations governing the supplementary examination

  • If a candidate has not met the minimum promotion and certification requirements in the final external examination, but requires a maximum of two subjects to obtain the National Senior Certificate, he or she may register for a maximum of two subjects for the supplementary examination in the year following the final external examination. These two subjects must be subjects that the candidate sat for in the previous end-of-year examination.
  • If a candidate is medically unfit and, as a result, was absent from one or more external examinations, he or she may register for the supplementary examination.
  • If there is a death in the immediate family of a candidate, or other special reasons for the candidate’s absence, he or she may register for the supplementary examination.
  • A candidate who provides documentary evidence that he or she qualifies for admission to a higher education institution or for an occupation, but does not satisfy the higher education faculty requirements or the requirements for the specific occupation, as well as a candidate who is one requirement short in meeting the minimum admission requirements for Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s degree programmes, may be allowed to register for a maximum of two 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.

NB: Documentary proof substantiating reason for absenteeism must be submitted at the centre of registration to ensure entry to the supplementary examination.

What can I do if I do not qualify to write the supplementary examination?

Candidates,who do not qualify to write the supplementary examination, have the following options:

  • Re-enrol for the NSC at a school without delay, provided that the candidate is younger than 21 years of age.
  • Register as a part-time candidate at a Public Adult Education Centre, provided that the candidate is older than 21 years of age.
  • Register for the Senior Certificate (SC) examination which is a school leaving qualification for adults and out-of school learners.
  • Alternatively, candidates that were not successful in their examinations could consider vocational education and training. There are 50 Public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges across all provinces of South Africa comprising over 300 campuses or teaching sites.
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