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The 2007 senior certificate examination results, 28 December 2007 press

 

 

 

 

The 2007 senior certificate examination results: the numbers

 

 

27 December 2007

Embargoed until 6 am 28 December 2007

 

 The Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor MP, has approved the release of the 2007 senior certificate examination results.

 

The Minister said:

 

“While the 2007 pass rate is positive in some respects, it is still negative in a number of our

key performance criteria. While we should celebrate the successes, our primary response must be to assert that we will continue to give emphasis to the implementation of  effective strategies that will support increased success at  all levels of schooling.”

 

 

Pass rate declines

 

 

The number of learners passing Grade 12 rose from 272,488 in 1998 to 368,217 in 2007.

 

 However, since 2004 the pass rate has declined each year; in 2007 the pass rate was 65.2%.

 

Year

 

Wrote

 

Passed

 

%

 

1998

 

552,384

 

272,488

 

49.3%

 

1999

 

511,159

 

249,831

 

48.9%

 

2000

 

489,941

 

283,294

 

57.8%

 

2001

 

449,371

 

277,206

 

61.7%

 

2002

 

443,824

 

305,774

 

68.9%

 

2003

 

440,267

 

322,492

 

73.2%

 

2004

 

467,985

 

330,717

 

70.7%

 

2005

 

508,363

 

347,184

 

68.3%

 

2006

 

528,525

 

351,503

 

66.5%

 

2007

 

564,775

 

368,217

 

65.2%

 

 
 

Western Cape and Gauteng continue to be the two top provinces with pass rates of 80.6% and 74.6% respectively in 2007.

 

 Eastern Cape and Limpopo continue to be the two bottom provinces, with pass rates of 56, 9% and 57.9% respectively.

Province

 

 

Year

 

 

Wrote

 

 

Passed

 

 

%

 

 

Eastern Cape

 

 

2006

 

 

69,561

 

 

41,268

 

 

59.3%

 

 

2007

 

 

69,158

 

 

39,358

 

 

56.9%

 

 

Free State

 

 

2006

 

 

29,884

 

 

21,582

 

 

72.2%

 

 

2007

 

 

30,559

 

 

21,522

 

 

70.4%

 

 

Gauteng

 

 

2006

 

 

73,216

 

 

57,355

 

 

78.3%

 

 

2007

 

 

84,822

 

 

63,287

 

 

74.6%

 

 

Kwazulu-Natal

 

 

2006

 

 

125,777

 

 

82,460

 

 

65.6%

 

 

2007

 

 

148,093

 

 

94,421

 

 

63.8%

 

 

Limpopo

 

 

2006

 

 

105,775

 

 

58,850

 

 

55.6%

 

 

2007

 

 

96,490

 

 

55,880

 

 

57.9%

 

 

Mpumulanga

 

 

2006

 

 

39,040

 

 

25,479

 

 

65.3%

 

 

2007

 

 

51,787

 

 

31,449

 

 

60.7%

 

 

North West

 

 

2006

 

 

37,953

 

 

25,440

 

 

67.0%

 

 

2007

 

 

31,786

 

 

21,372

 

 

67.2%

 

 

Northern Cape

 

 

2006

 

 

7,495

 

 

5,753

 

 

76.8%

 

 

2007

 

 

10,158

 

 

7,141

 

 

70.3%

 

 

Western Cape

 

 

2006

 

 

39,824

 

 

33,316

 

 

83.7%

 

 

2007

 

 

41,922

 

 

33,787

 

 

80.6%

 

 

National

 

 

2006

 

 

528,525

 

 

351,503

 

 

66.5%

 

 

2007

 

 

564,775

 

 

368,217

 

 

65.2%

 

 

 
 
 

The number of pupils endorsed for university study remains stable

 

 

The endorsement rate has declined from 18.2% in 2004 to 15.1% in 2007.

 

 However, the number of learners able to take advantage of university study has remained consistently above 85,000.

Year

 

Wrote

 

Passed

 

%

 

2004

 

467,985

 

85,117

 

18.2%

 

2005

 

508,363

 

86,531

 

17.0%

 

2006

 

528,525

 

85,830

 

16.2%

 

2007

 

564,775

 

85,454

 

15.1%

 

 

Western Cape and Gauteng continue to be the two top provinces, with endorsement rates of 24.6% and 20.4% respectively.

 

 Eastern Cape and Limpopo continue to be the two bottom provinces with endorsement rates of 9.3% and 11.7% respectively.

 

Maths remains a challenge

 

 

Asgi-SA has focused attention on training skilled personnel in the areas of engineering, science and technology. Learners need maths and science to study further in engineering, science and technology. Traditional universities require a higher grade pass in these subjects.

 

Higher grade passes increased from 25,217 in 2006 to 25,415 in 2007 and standard grade from 110,452 in 2006 in 123,813 in 2007.

 

 

Science higher grade passes decline

 

 

Higher grade science pass numbers in 2007 (28,122) were down on 2006 (29,781), but there was a significant increase from 81,151 in 2006 to 87,485 in 2007 in the number of standard grade passes.

Issued by the Ministry of Education:
Lunga Ngqengelele
Ministerial Spokesperson

 
012 312 5538
082 566 0446
ngqengelele.l@doe.gov.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

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