The Independent Examinations Board has released its National Senior Certificate Examination, Matric Timetable for 2021. IEB Schools will not be writing exams on 1 November 2021 due to the local government elections being held. Matric Exam Timetable 2021, Final Matric Exam Timetable 2021 Download PDF available below.
The National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations for schools belonging to the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) will begin on 13 September 2021 and will run until 2 December 2021.
The IEB examination period is much longer than the Department of Basic Education’s Matric NSC exam timetable which will be running from 27 October to 7 December 2021.
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The examinations are not only for NSC students: Both NSC students and SC students will be able to write these examinations.
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Though IEB students were faced with the challenges and disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, they were able to achieve a 98.07% pass rate which was just a slight drop in comparison to the 98.82% pass rate in 2019.
Chief of the IEB, Anne Oberholzer was pleased with these 2020 results.
“The excellent performance of the Class of 2020, under very difficult circumstances, underscores the importance of the years of good, solid teaching and learning prior to the Grade 12 year. These achievements are proof that the Grade 12 year on its own does not provide the understanding, perseverance and resilience needed to achieve excellent results in the matric year, but that [it] is the culmination of work and learning over 12 or 13 years of quality schooling,” she said.
The focus will now be placed on the 2021 IEB matric students to see if they can maintain these impressive results.
Due to the many disruptions to schooling caused by Covid-19 in 2021, IEB schooling institutions removed the June exams which only left two sets of exams for students to write; Prelims and Finals.
These schools have also had to change and adapt curriculums to ensure that students finish all the necessary content before their final exams commence.