PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE WANTING TO WRITE THE AMENDED SENIOR CERTIFICATE (ADULT MATRIC):
The Amended Senior Certificate’s (Adult Matric) academic year is AUGUST – JUNE and not Jan – Dec.

Elroi Academy
Elroi Upgrading Academy offers Matric Rewrites and Upgrades Online or from one of our three Campuses: Ruimsig, Midrand and Pretoria.

  • Online courses deliver the content with short video lectures and electronic exercises for endless practice.
  • All our courses are designed not just as a repeat of Grade 12 but rather as a comprehensive coverage of all the grade 10-12 CAPS content (This is crucial for 2014 upgraders that have not done Gr10-12 CAPS content).
  • Our teachers are qualified experienced upgrading educators with a passion that cares where you’ve come from and where you will be going.
  • We now also offer online upgrading of Old Syllabus subjects and some of our campus courses can be offered in Afrikaans.
Amended Senior Certificate registration 2021
Register for the Amended Senior Certificate before the 23rd February 2021. Adults that qualify to write the 2020 Senior Certificate(amended) examination must register for the examination from 01 October 2019 until 31 January 2020. Candidates may register at any provincial education office (which includes the provincial head office, the district office or a circuit office) OR register online on www.eservices.gov.za (online registration accessible from 08 October 2019).

An exciting development is known as the Amended Senior Certificate (ASC). More information can be found on the Basic Education website.

However, based on the need for a qualification for adults that is equivalent to the current National Senior Certificate (NSC), the Minister of Basic Education has approved the revision of the current Senior Certificate qualification such that it can be offered by learners who will have no alternative route to follow post June 2014. The Senior Certificate (as amended), retains its qualification structure but will utilise the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) subjects to support the qualification. This implies that the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) subjects will be offered as part of the Senior Certificate (as amended). The first examination based on the Senior Certificate (as amended) was written in JunelJuly 2015. All Senior Certificate subjects that were passed prior to June 2015, at Higher Grade and Standard Grade levels, excluding Lower Grade conversions, will be recognized.

The Senior Certificate (as amended) now also allow candidates to obtain University endorsement. As in the case of the NSC exam, they can also qualify for admission to Bachelor, Diploma or Higher Certificate programmes at Higher Education institutions.

The following learners will qualify for admission to the amended Senior Certificate:

    • Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have:
        • a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC); or
        • a Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven). stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or
      • a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Levell which requires two official languages.
    • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
    • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate and whose School-Based Assessment (SBA) validity has expired.
  • Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department.

Second Chance Programme: Giving you another chance at success!

You can register to rewrite matric subjects if you want to improve your results. The Second Chance Matric Programme of the Department of Basic Education provides support to learners who want to rewrite subjects. It helps them to meet the requirements of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate (SC) and obtain a Grade 12 matric certificate. Face to face classes are available at locations around the country, as well as online programmes and television and radio broadcasts. To find out more, click here.. There is also a facebook page with information.
www.facebook.com/DBE2ndChance/

College of Supported Learning
If you don’t have matric, you can obtain a matric equivalent through this organisation.

Southern African ABET & Skills Development Agency (SAADA)
SAADA offers a matric rewrite course. This course is aimed at students who want to upgrade their Matric symbols on a full time or part time basis. If you failed your matric or even have not done it before, we believe that SAADA is the best institute for you

Whitestone College
Amended Senior Certificate (Old Syllabus). This course is aimed at students who want to upgrade their Matric symbols on a full time or part time basis including Saturday classes. One on one help can be arranged. Students who have never written grade 12 but wish to obtain a Senior Certificate are encouraged to contact the campus near them and get information on how they may obtain Matric certificate because you are welcome. With Whitestone College, you may register for a full qualification and get a free Matric re-write.

Brainline – Matric for Adults
If you are over 18 and have a computer with Internet access, you can achieve your matric from Brainline within only two years!




Intec College
This is a distance learning institute which would suit people currently employed who cannot take time off from work to go to classes. They offer National Senior Certificate Grade 10 and Academic Grade 12 options.

ASSET – Association for Educational Transformation
This website is currently under construction (as at 20 March 2020). ASSET (the Association for Educational Transformation) is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a non-profit NGO which aims to provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged communities to realise their full educational potential, and to contribute to the process of educational transformation in South Africa.



St Francis Adult Education Centre
Night school for adults and day school for matriculants. St Francis is currently a Day, Night and Weekend School, servicing about 4000 learners annually and having well over 100 educators. It generally operates from 08:00 to 21:00 daily. Academic course levels range from Literacy Level 1 to Matriculation (Grade 12).

CollegeSA
If you are an adult South African, over the age of 21, who would like to complete your Matric, look no further. This Adult Matric programme is engaging, informative and will help prepare you for the Amended Senior Certificate Examination. 

Damelin
This is also a correspondence College which offers National Senior Certificate Grade 10
National Senior Certificate Grade 11
National Senior Certificate Grade 12
Senior Certificate Grade 12
Information on these courses is downloadable in pdf format.

Abbotts College
Abbotts College accepts students into Grade 10 or 11 or 12. Those students who wish to be treated as young adults while being supported, encouraged and extended as they strive to reach their personal goals, will find the Abbotts College system most rewarding.

Jeppe College
Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies is a Further Education & Training (FET) Institution, established to promote and uphold comprehensive education and training needs and aimed at addressing educational and training backlogs and imbalances.

JEPPE COLLEGE is a division of JEPPE ADULT EDUCATION CENTER, which runs the following programmes:

  • Matric Rewrite – Grade 11 &12 (full-time)
  • ABET, levels 1-4 (Part-time and Full-time learning)

Hire Education
Hire Education provides tutors for high school, primary school and university learners across South Africa including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. The extra lessons are provided in the comfort of your own home.

Taal-Net Training Institute
Matric (8-12), Rewrite and Revision Classes. Cape Town based. Also offer distance learning.

Tshwane College of Commerce & Computer Studies
We are a Registered Matric Rewrite Centre for both Old and New Curriculum.
Department of Education registration number: GDE 400386.

TechniconSA
Offers tuition in both the old and new curriculums.

Academy of Business and Computer Studies
The following matric rewrite subjects are offered at the Academy;

  • English Language
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Life Science
  • Geography
  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Mercantile Law
  • History

Matric.co.za
If you have left school and still have to pass matric or are wondering what to do after matric with your qualification, this web directory will show you a world of opportunities.

Star Schools

Star Schools’ Matric Rewrite Programme has increased the opportunity for learners to improve their marks post the national matriculation examinations.

The programme is specifically designed to:

• Support learners who have been unsuccessful in achieving the required symbols for access into tertiary institutions;
• Provide learners with a second opportunity to gain a national senior certificate pass

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