Get Your Matric With Only a Grade 10 Certificate

If you have a Grade 10 Certificate you can get your Matric in two ways at Matric College:


Or if you wish to study further without Matric, Matric College have the following courses to offer:

Adult Matric

Adult Matric is for people who are over the age of 21 and have left school. Study Matric Online and you will be able to further your studies where colleges/universities require Matric. Adult Matric is commonly referred to as Senior Certificate (Amended)


Who Qualifies For An Adult Matric?

  • You must be 21 or older, have a 
  • Grade 9 Certificate, or
  • Grade 9 Equivalent Certificate
    • This is also known as General Education and Training (GETC): ABET Level 4 
    • (Previously known as Standard 7)
  • An incomplete Matric Certificate 

What If I Am Only 19 years old?

You can apply for Adult Matric if you are 19 years old but you cannot write the exams. You have to be at least 21 years old to write the exams. 


Why Should I Choose Adult Matric At Matric College?

Matric College will help you choose subjects that suit you. They will assist you in checking which subjects need the most improvement.


Your study material will be delivered between 5-7 days and if you need extra assistance they will provide past papers and study guides.


Tutors will also be ready to assist you, online via WhatsApp, email, and telephonically.


Watch the Adult Matric on Youtube. Matric College CEO explains all you need to know.


Matric Equivalent Certificate

Matric Equivalent Certificates are on the same level as an NQF level 4. This means that it is equivalent to a Matric Certificate. 


These certificates are perfect for people who do not want to complete their Matric traditionally but still want to gain access to university.


The skills acquired provide students with a specific skill-set that prepares them for the workplace.


Matric College offers a Matric Equivalent Certificate.


Difference Between A Matric Certificate And A Matric Equivalent Certificate?

Both are rated at the same NQF Level but they are not the same. The levels for both indicate the same learning outcomes. 

Benefits Of Matric Equivalent Courses

  • Open access
  • Employability
  • Access to further your studies

Open Access

This is an opportunity for all students. Students that are not academically strong get the opportunity to further their studies.



Matric Equivalent Certificates focus on specialised skills. Students with these skills certificates are more likely to be employed because they are work-ready.


Access To Further Your Studies

You can further your studies with a Matric Equivalent Certificate. This all depends on the institution or course you apply for. 


Matric College offers courses that accept Matric Equivalent Certificates. These are the national qualifications (NATED) courses and they go up to a diploma level. 


These courses provide both practical and theoretical experience. This means that you already gain working experience while learning. 


After completing one of these courses you can gain access to certain universities and can apply for a degree programme. 


For more information on how you can use your Matric Equivalent Certificate to apply for a national qualification, watch this Youtube video.

How Can I Finish My Matric?

Here are all the other options if you want to finish your Matric.


Can I Redo My Matric?

Yes, you can redo your Matric. Register at a new school if you are under the age of 21 years old. 


If you are above the age of 21 you can apply for Adult Matric or Matric Rewrite.


How Can I Upgrade My Matric Score?

You can upgrade your Matric score in two ways:


  1. Supplementary exams
  2. Matric Upgrade

1. Supplementary Exams

The supplementary exam is now referred to as the second national exam. It is known as a Matric Rewrite or the “second chance” programme. 


It is an exam for people who want to upgrade the score of two subjects. Students under the age of 21 years old can apply. 


Apply at the end of January and write in May and June.


Where To Apply

  • School 
  • District Offices
  • Provincial Offices
  • Online

2. Matric Upgrade

Upgrade your Matric scores at Matric College and write the Adult Matric exams. 


At Matric College you must be 21 or older to apply. You can apply any time and register for the exam between November and the end of January every year. If you wrote your Matric in 2008 or after and you want to improve your results or take on new subjects, a Matric Upgrade gives you the chance to do so. You will receive a National Senior Certificate after completing this course. 


The exams will be written in May and June every year. 


Unlike a supplementary exam with a Matric Upgrade, you can write as many subjects as you want. You can also choose different subjects.


How Can I Improve My Matric Result?

Improve your Matric results by applying for the following:


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding A Matric Rewrite

Is There A Free Matric Rewrite For 2021?

Yes, the supplementary exam is free every year.


When Can I Register For Matric Rewrite 2021

Unfortunately, the date to register for a rewrite has passed. Every year you need to register between November and the end of January


This year the date was at the end of March 2021 due to the pandemic. 


Can You Register Online For Matric Rewrite 2021?

Yes, you can register online for a Matric Rewrite 2021.


Does NSFAS Fund Matric Rewrite?

No, they do not fund Matric Rewrites. 


Is NQF Level 4 The Same As Matric?

Yes, NQF Level 4 is the same as a Matric Certificate. Here is all you need to know about the NQF Levels


NQF Levels Explained

Below is an Image of the NQF Levels explained.

adult matric NQF levels

Can I Combine My Matric Results Even If I Failed?

No, you cannot combine your Matric results.


Last Updated: 11 January 2022

5 thoughts on “Get Your Matric With Only a Grade 10 Certificate”

    1. Grade 10 in 2022 is still the same as Grade 10 in 2003. It is not a Matric certificate nor is Grade 10 equivalent to Matric.

    1. Please note that we do not provide Adult Matric services or offer Matric on our platform. We only provide online resources for Unisa students through online study groups and study notes/exam packs to help assist students with their modules.

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