Failed Matric? Don't worry, here's your Second Chance
The Department of Basic Education launched a new programme aimed at students who did not make the grade.

If you have failed your matric exams then it might not be the end of the world. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga announced this morning the launch of the Second Chance Matric Support programme.

Read more: What are the matric pass requirements?

Here's what you need to know

The aim of the programme is to provide support to learners who need to re-write a maximum of 2 subjects in February and March and also to Progressed learners i.e. those who wrote 3 or more subjects in November and will complete the rest in June.

The programme will have 4 pillars of support:

  1. Face to Face tuition during the pilot in 2016 in all nine provinces at two districts per province. Each district will have two venues. This will be implemented for Phase II, which focuses on progressed learners in the pilot.

  2. Broadcasting Solutions will be available at various schools and venues to all learners.

  3. Printed resources – Mind the Gap Study Guides, Past examination question papers and textbooks (only for the pilot districts). This will be implemented for both supplementary and progressed learners.

  4. Internet Resources – Candidates will be able to access the internet at teacher centres, Vodacom Centres, libraries and free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Support will be offered for the following subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

How to register for the programme

Registration for participating on the programme is done at the District Offices.

Supplementary Exam Candidates: Learners must register for the programme when they register to write the supplementary examinations.

Progressed Learners: Registration for progressed learners will commence in March 2016 when candidates register for the June examinations.

Check out the Department of Basic Education's website to find out more about the Second Chance Programme.

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