Matric Night School

Matric night school is a way for adults to be able to obtain their Matric while working a full-time job. This allows adults the chance to get their Matric while still working to earn an income. This can then improve their working prospects. 

 

Unfortunately, Matric College, Bellview Institute of Distance Learning and Skills Academy colleges do not offer any classes, as all the learning is online. However, studying Matric online through distance learning means that you can study from the safety and comfort of your own home, and your study hours are flexible. 

Advantages Of Night School Matric

There are many advantages to taking night classes to complete your Matric, such as:

 

  • Night classes will not clash with regular work hours, so they will not interfere with your job
  • Night classes are usually smaller than day classes, so your teacher can have more time to focus on helping each student
  • Night classes are structured and organised, much like day classes, so that you can ask questions when they come up
  • Having more time to prepare before class
  • There are usually people from many different backgrounds, so you can also enrich your cultural experience and knowledge while studying for your Matric

Disadvantages Of Night School Matric

As with all situations, there are also some disadvantages: 

 

  • You will finish late, and you will have to plan ahead to make time for things like dinner and assignments 
  • Not many venues are safe at night, so it can feel stressful and cause you to lose focus in classes
  • The later in the day you begin your studying, the more tired you are, which means you retain less information

A Solution

One thing you can consider instead, is doing Matric online. This way you study through distance learning. This allows you to keep your study hours flexible, so you study when it is most convenient for you. You can also study from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

Can I Complete My Matric Online?

Yes, you can. Many reputable distance learning colleges offer Matric programmes for anyone who wants to get or improve their Matric. The online Matric options available are: 

 

  • Matric Rewrite
  • Matric Upgrade
  • Adult Matric

Matric Rewrite

This option is available to those under the age of 21. Whether you failed and want to change to a pass, or you passed but would like to improve your results, you can do a Matric Rewrite. 

 

Note that you may only rewrite two subjects. These must be subjects you wrote for your Matric final exams, you cannot change subjects for the rewrite. 

 

Because of this, if you failed Matric, you will only be allowed to rewrite if improving the marks of only two subjects will improve your overall result to a pass. 

 

There is no limit to the number of times you can rewrite Matric, as long as you are still under the age of 21. To apply for a Matric Rewrite, you will need:

 

  • A copy of your Statement of Results
  • A certified copy of your ID

Matric Upgrade

This option is for those over the age of 21 who would like to pass or improve their Matric. You may upgrade as many subjects as you like. You may also choose to change any or all of your elective subjects if you prefer. 

 

You may apply for a Matric Upgrade as early as 19. However, you must be over the age of 21 to write the exams because you will write the Adult Matric exams. 

 

There is no limit to the number of times you can upgrade your Matric. To apply for a Matric Upgrade, you will need: 

 

  • A copy of your Statement of Results
  • A certified copy of your ID

Adult Matric

This option is for those over the age of 21 who were unable to complete their high school education. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive your Senior Certificate. This works exactly the same way as a National Senior Certificate/Matric Certificate. 

 

To apply for Adult Matric, you will need: 

 

  • A copy of your Grade 9 report or equivalent
  • A certified copy of your ID

Can I Do Matric With Grade 9?

Yes, you can do Matric with a Grade 9 certificate/report. You can either study at a TVET college, or through a distance learning college. Studying through a TVET college, you will study National Vocational Certificates. NVC levels correlate to an NQF level. They work as follows:

NVC Level Grade Equivalent
2 10
3 11
4 12

NQF stands for National Qualifications Framework. This is designed by SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) and determines the educational level of a qualification. There are 10 NQF levels. 

Can I Rewrite My Matric After 10 Years?

Yes, you can do a Matric Upgrade after 10 years. To do a Matric Rewrite, you must be under the age of 21. However, a Matric Upgrade can be a better option, as you can upgrade as many subjects as you like. Whereas, for a Matric Rewrite, you may only rewrite two subjects. 

 

For a Matric Upgrade, you may also change your elective subjects, which you cannot do for a rewrite. You must be over the age of 21 to do a Matric Upgrade because you will write the Adult Matric exams. 

Can You Fail 2 Subjects In Matric?

No, you cannot fail two subjects in Matric, regardless of whether you are doing school Matric or Adult Matric. 

 

In school Matric, you will write seven subjects. You must pass at least six of the seven to pass Matric. 

 

For Adult Matric, you will write six subjects. You must pass at least five of them to pass Matric. 

Where Can I Study Matric Online?

There are many reputable distance learning colleges that offer Matric programmes, such as: 

 

Can You Do Matric In 3 Months?

No, you cannot do Matric in three months. Any officially recognised Matric course will take a minimum of 12 months to complete. 

How Can I Get My Matric Certificate Fast?

Unfortunately, there is no way to speed up the process of getting your Matric. Completing a Matric course will take a minimum of 12 months. 

What Can I Study If I Don't Have Matric?

There are many options available if you do not have your Matric. You can:

 

  • Study accredited ICB courses
  • Study short courses

ICB Courses

ICB courses are accredited by ICB (the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations). This means they are recognised as formal qualifications by potential employers. ICB qualifications are also internationally recognised. 

 

ICB courses you can study without Matric:

 

  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting

 

The ICB Business Management course requires you to have Grade 11 to apply. This course has three levels, and goes up to the Diploma level. 

 

The ICB Financial Accounting course requires you to have Grade 10 to apply. This course has four levels, and goes up to the Diploma level. 

 

There is also an ICB course in Office Administration. However, this course requires you to have Matric or Matric Equivalent to be able to apply. 

Where Can I Study ICB Courses?

Many reputable distance learning colleges offer these accredited ICB courses, such as: 

 

 

Four of these colleges also offer short courses that are open access. Open access means you can apply if you are over the age of 16 and can understand, read and write in English. There are no other entry requirements. 

Short Courses At Matric College

Short Courses At Skills Academy

Short Courses At Ember Academy

Short Courses At Learning Group

Can You Get A Degree Without Matric?

Yes, you can. You can begin with the ICB Financial Accounting course, which goes up to the Diploma level. You can then study a CIMA Accounting course, which goes up to a Degree level. CIMA courses are offered at: 

 

What Have We Learned?

Matric College, Bellview Institute of Distance Learning and Skills Academy colleges do not offer night classes, as all the classes are online. Night classes do have advantages, but they also have disadvantages. Online Matric has similar advantages to night classes without the risks. 

 

Studying Matric online can open up many opportunities. There are also many studying opportunities even if you do not have Matric. 

Author: Chloe Bydawell

Editor: Razeen Dollie

Date: May 31 2022

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