How to Calculate Matric Results

The students’ final matric mark is the mark that will count the most towards determining their future. Final matric results are what potential universities, and even employers look at when considering a student.

Therefore, understanding how your matric marks are determined is of great importance, not only to understand the process, but also to be able to challenge any marks that a student may think were incorrectly calculated.

Matric Results Are Typically Divided as Follows

  • Results are separated between a 25% and 75% assessment criteria to make up the 100%
  • The 25% accounts for School-Based Assessments (SBA). This represents all tests, projects, assignments, and so on that were performed prior to the final examinations over the course of the first three quarters of the year.
  • The 75% represents the final year examination marks for each subject written.
    Depending on the type of school, the way in which assignments are divided to make up the 25% SBA can vary, and exams can also be split unevenly to make up the 75%.

It is therefore valuable to know what approach your school might take before attempting to compile a general calculation for these results.

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