National Senior Certificate (NSC) Exams November 2021 | Western Cape Education Department
National Senior Certificate (NSC) Exams November 2020

NSC Examinations November 2021

Examination Helpline: Monday - Friday | 07:30 - 16:00 | tel. 0861 92 33 22

2021 NSC Examination leaflet: English

Release of results of 2021 NSC examination

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will release the results of individuals at schools on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 12:00.

Results to be collected at schools only.

Results can be accessed via the WCED Exams webpage on 21 January 2022 at 12:00.

Closing dates

Remarking and rechecking: Friday, 4 February 2022.

Registration for NSC supplementary examination (June 2022): TBA. (Application forms will be available at schools and on the WCED website)

Collection of 2022 NSC examination certificates at schools: June 2022.


Results can be accessed online by using your SURNAME AND IDENTITY NUMBER.

  1. Ensure that all names as per your identity document are included on the statement of results.
  2. Check that your name(s) and surname are spelled correctly.
  3. Check that the correct date of birth/identity number is printed on the results.

Please note: Administrative errors like these can be rectified within three months after the results have been released.

If there are any errors on the results, contact the WCED Head Office with the following documents:

  • Current statement of results
  • Certified copy of the identity document
  • Affidavit, declaring that you are the rightful owner of the statement of results
  • Specify the error to be rectified
  • Complete the reissuing application form.
Closing date: 4 February 2022
Who qualifies?
  1. Candidates may apply for the remarking or rechecking of their scripts if they feel that the marks allocated on the written papers are not a true reflection of their performance.
  2. A remark means that the original answer script is marked for a second time by a marker.
  3. A recheck of your script is a further check to ensure that all questions are duly marked and that all marks are correctly calculated.
What is an application for a viewing?
  1. Once you have received your results, AFTER remarking and rechecking, you may apply to view your answer scripts.
  2. Apply to Christiaan.Klopper@westerncape.gov.za with proof of payment to view your answer scripts.

Payment | Fees

Remarking: R104 (per subject)
Rechecking: R25 (per subject)
Viewing of scripts (only after remarking and rechecking): R200 (non-refundable)

Payments can be made by EFT or at a Nedbank branch into the following account

Bank: Nedbank
Account name: WCED
Account type: Current Account
Account number: 1452 045 089
Branch name: NEDBANK CORPORATE
Branch code: 145 209
Deposit reference: 15 + ID Number


How do I apply to have my examination remarked or rechecked?
  1. No hard copy applications for remarking will be accepted.
  2. Apply for remarking or rechecking by using the online registration services at: www.eservices.gov.za.
  3. Note: There is no remarking for the Common Assessment Task for Life Orientation.
  4. Please note that a new statement of results will only be issued if your subject results improve to a higher level or if your pass status changes.

Please note: Candidates who apply for remarking/rechecking are advised to register for the supplementary examination in case there is no improvement in their results.

There are four pass levels:
  1. Higher certificate
  2. Diploma
  3. Bachelor’s degree pass (previously known as an exemption)
  4. NSC examination certificates – Special Needs Education (SNE) pass

The matric pass requirements for each of these levels are as follows:

Higher certificate pass requirements
  1. Must obtain at least 40% in Home Language
  2. Must obtain at least 40% in three subjects
  3. Must obtain at least 30% in three other subjects
  4. Must pass at least six out of seven subjects
Diploma pass requirements
  1. Must obtain at least 40% in Home Language
  2. Must obtain at least 40% in three other subjects, excluding Life Orientation
  3. Must pass at least six out of seven subjects

With this pass requirement, you can apply to study for a diploma at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college or university of technology.

Bachelor’s degree pass requirements
  1. Must obtain at least 40% in Home Language
  2. Must obtain at least 50% in four subjects, excluding Life Orientation
  3. Must obtain at least 30% in one other subject
  4. Must pass at least six out of seven subjects
SNE pass requirements

Will obtain an NSC with an endorsement if learners comply with the following promotion requirements:

  1. 30% in the required official language at either Home Language or First Additional Language level
  2. A minimum of 30% in four other subjects

Please note: Candidates who offer a minimum of five subjects for the NSC with an endorsement must achieve at least 30% in all five subjects to obtain the NSC SNE endorsed certificate.


NB: All subjects, excluding Life Orientation, will be taken into consideration for Diploma/Bachelor’s degree pass requirements.

Candidates who failed to achieve a Diploma or Bachelor’s pass status in their current examination sitting, can improve their pass status if they register and write the NSC supplementary examination of May/June 2022.  Improved results can lead to a change in their pass status and a new certificate can be issued by Umalusi.

With achieving a Bachelor's degree pass status, you can apply to study towards a degree at a university, university of technology, TVET college or any accredited higher learning institution.

Level system: What the grades mean
  1. Level 7: 80–100% (Outstanding achievement)
  2. Level 6: 70–79% (Meritorious achievement)
  3. Level 5: 60–69% (Substantial achievement)
  4. Level 4: 50–59% (Moderate achievement)
  5. Level 3: 40–49% (Adequate achievement)
Which subjects are compulsory?
  1. Home Language
  2. First Additional Language
  3. Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  4. Life Orientation

You have to offer your language of learning and teaching (either English or Afrikaans) as one of your language subjects.

All school-based assessment (SBA) marks achieved since 2008 are valid and learners repeating subjects, therefore, only need to rewrite the written papers.

Registration: June 2022 NSC supplementary examination

Hard copy applications must be submitted by the closing date: 15 March 2022.

Enquiries:

The June 2022 NSC supplementary examination is open to all candidates who wrote the 2021 NSC examination.

Examination Helpline: Monday - Friday | 07:30 - 16:00 | tel. 0861 92 33 22