February 07, 2018
Rewrite your Future in 2018
By Ashmika Chottu
This year the tenth cohort of National Senior Certificate pupils received their matric results, displaying a 0.3% increase in pass rate from last year’s 76.2% and making it the third highest overall results from 2008.
According to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, 802,431 pupils registered to write the 2017 NSC examinations, however only 651,707 pupils wrote. Of this total, which includes both full-time and part-time learners, only 76.5% of pupils passed their examinations.
Many of these pupils already know the exact career path that they want to pursue, while there is a fair percentage that is still making the big life-changing decision of whether studying or working will be the better option.
This leaves the remaining 23.8% of pupils who are probably looking to remark, rewrite or redo their matric examination papers. Fortunately, for these students, there is a second option. Private educational institutions provide students with the option to achieve their National Senior Certificate through distance or face-to-face modes of study.
These include institutions such ICESA, INTEC College and Damelin Correspondence College to name a few.
With ICESA for example, the pupil can study on a full-time or part-time basis. The ICESA Matric School provides the pupil with the same physical face-to-face classroom experience, with experienced lecturers to guide the pupil through the process. Only available in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, ICESA Matric School offers pupils the complete National Senior Certificate curriculum with tuition also in Grade 10 and Grade 11 subjects.
For learners who did not pass Grade 12 and wish to rewrite or register for the first time, whilst they work, then institutions such as INTEC College and Damelin Correspondence College provide suitable options. Offering tailored high school packages, students are afforded the opportunity to work whilst studying in a suitable and conducive environment that is at the discretion of the pupil. This could be in the comfort of one’s own home or even at work. Distance learning provides the pupil with the flexibility they need.
Both INTEC College and DCC students have ongoing support from qualified academic professionals as well as quality and simplified study material to use to their advantage.
One of the highlights of pursuing matric through one of these institutions is that upon completion of one’s National Senior Certificate exams, the student is afforded the chance to continue with a post-matric qualification.
This could range from Diplomas, Certificates or Short Courses. Programmes offered by these institutions include Financial Accounting, Education Management, Business Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Fashion Design, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Technology, among others.
With this in mind, pupils who have been unsuccessful should not despair. Despite not being able to complete matric for the first or even second time, there is always another viable option.
For more information on these institutions, visit www.icesa.co.za, www.intec.edu.za or www.dcc.edu.za