What do I do if i failed matric?

I failed Matric, what do I do now? Simple guide RSA

The Matric results 2022 is upon us, it is a time of excitement but at the same time, a time of sadness to those who did not make it out of Grade 12. Then, what do I do if i failed matric?

If you failed matric (Grade 12) exams.

There are a few options available to you right here in South Africa:

  1. One option is to rewrite your matric this year. Just after the results, matric rewrite 2023 registration kick-starts just after the results.
  2. Another option is to take a supplementary exam, this option allows a student who have failed one or more subjects to retake those subjects and potentially earn a matric certificate. You can also enroll in a TVET college, or
  3. Find a job that does not require matric. It’s important to speak with a guidance counselour or academic advisor to help you explore your options and make a plan that is best for you.

What are Jobs you can do without matric in South Africa 2023

There are a several job options that do not require matric (Grade 12) in South Africa. Some examples are:

1. Retail and customer service positions: Many retail stores (Shoprite, Checkers, Woolworths, etc), fast food restaurants (KFC, McDonalds, Burger King, Chicken Licken, Steers, Wimpy, etc), and other customer service businesses do not require a matric certificate for entry-level positions, but might require that you go for training for that specific job provided my the company employing you.

2. Factory and assembly line jobs: Many manufacturing and production companies do not require a matric certificate for entry-level positions.

3. Construction and labor: Entry-level positions such as general laborer or unskilled construction worker do not require matric.

4. Hospitality: Entry-level jobs in hotels, restaurants, lodges and other hospitality businesses do not require matric certificate.

5. Cleaning services: Companies that provide cleaning services or hire cleaners do not require matric certificate.

It’s important to note that while these jobs do not require a matric certificate, they may require other qualifications or training, such as on-the-job training or a driver’s license.

So, failing Grade 12 or a learner who failed matric is not the end of the world, and it is not the end of your career.

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Jane Rambarly

Hello, I am Jane Rambarly, head of Education Author at Student Portal. With BA in Journalism and some skills in IT Tech, I hope I give you the best content you can rely on. I have been in many parts of the world and this distinct love of eaducanion news has led me to interesting individuals.
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