Department on Basic Education
The combined June and November matric examination will commence officially on Thursday, 5 November 2020 and end on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.
The basic education department confirmed this in a statement on the final combined matric examination timetable.
The department added that, following the closure of schools on 18 March 2020, and the national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, the basic education minister, Angie Motshekga, decided to administer the May/June 2020 examination concurrently with the October/November 2020 examination.
According to the department, the “late commencement of the final Grade 12 examinations will allow schools and learners adequate time to cover the curriculum and also to ensure that ample time is allocated for revision of the syllabus”.
“More than 1,1 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2020 combined matric exam and every registered candidate will receive an admission letter, by end September 2020, listing the subjects for which they have registered and the examination centre at which they are writing.”
The department confirmed that the results of the 2020 Grade 12 examination will be released to candidates on 23 February 2021.
Meanwhile, the department recently published the amended 2020 school calendar for public schools in Government Gazette 43609.
The school calendar was published in terms of the National Education Policy Act.