If you did not pass your matric (Grade 12) exams or want to improve your grades, you still have the option to rewrite the exams. Here are the steps you can follow to rewrite your matric exams:


The Amended Senior Certificate’s (Adult Matric) academic year is AUGUST – JUNE and not Jan – Dec.



Contact your nearest Department of Education office to find out about the dates for the next matric rewrite exams and to obtain the necessary forms and information.


Complete and submit the application form and any other required documentation, such as proof of identity.


Attend any required preparation or orientation sessions for the exams. There are number of orgnisations that can help you prepsre to rewrite your matric. Click here to obtain a list of these organisations.


Write the matric rewrite exams on the scheduled dates


Wait for your results to be released, which typically takes quite a long time..


If you pass the exams, you will receive a new matric certificate, which will reflect your improved grades.

It’s important to note that you may need to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be allowed to rewrite your matric exams. Additionally, the cost of rewriting the exams, as well as the required preparation, may vary depending on your circumstances.

Places to study to rewrite your matric

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.

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!

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.

Second Chance Programme: Giving you another chance at success!
The objective of the Second Chance Matric Programme is to offer young people who have failed to meet the requirements of the NSC a second chance to obtain a matric thereby improving quality of life.

Tshwane College of Commerce & Computer Studies
Matric Rewrite / Revision / Extra Classes We offer High Class Matric lessons both on Part time (Saturdays 8:00-13:00pm) and Full time (Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30 pm). If you have failed your Matric or have not done Matric before (do not worry about your age), then TSA 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.

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

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.

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

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

Offers tuition in both the old and new curriculums.

Matric Works
All of the 13, Grade 12 subjects on offer from Matric Works are aligned to the Department of Education (DOE). We give learners the ability to complete their Amended Senior Certificate online. The ASC is equivalent to the nationally recognized National Senior (matric) Certificate.

ASSET – Association for Educational Transformation
The Association for Educational Transformation is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa. They are 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.

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

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.

Get a 25% discount on your registration fee when you register by quoting the discount code IR2020.

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