5 ways to access matric results
Get your teen's matric results quickly and easily in a number of different ways.
Nervous about receiving your teen's matric results? You can get easy access to them via a number of different options:
Article originally in Parent24
Schools will post results early. (Call first to make sure they’re there). This is the most fun as classmates can gather round and commiserate or celebrate together.
The results will be published in all major national newspapers as always.
Send a SMS
All your teen has to do is to pre-register via SMS and detailed results will
be sent back to them on the day of release. Students can immediately
start to register by sending the word DBE (for Department of Basic
Education exams) or IEB (for Independent Examination Board exams)
followed by their ID number to 35935, at R3 per SMS. They will receive a
return SMS asking for an exam number, for them to receive their
Make a call
If students were not able to pre-register, they will also be able to
call 082 152 on the day the results are released, select option 6, punch
in their ID and exam numbers and the results will be relayed.
The Department of Basic Education's website has all the results – but remember that your teen will need their exam number. Bear in mind that website traffic will be high, so expect delayed response times.
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