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Failed Matric? Here’s what you can do:

The year that shall not be named was long and full of unexpected surprises - in fact, it may be the worst year that you can remember. Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that last year wreaked havoc on your concentration and as a result, on your final matric marks. Firstly, please take a deep breath and remember that this is not the end of the road for you (no matter what it may feel like in this moment). Internalize this sweet advice from Bill Gates, “it is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” We all fail terribly in some form or another at some stage in our lives, but the best of us can rise up, learn from our mistakes, and ensure that we do not repeat those very same mistakes. Fortunately for you, you are a part of this incredible group of resilient people. How do I know this? Well, you’re reading this article which means that you have already taken the first step to being the best version of yourself: being willing to learn. So now that you have accepted that you have failed a matric subject (or 4), what exactly can you do now? Keep reading to find out:

1. Ask Yourself What Went Wrong

This part requires some introspection and extreme honesty with oneself. Can you truly only blame COVID-19 for your shortcomings? Could it be that you chose a subject that you aren’t compatible with? Did you actually put in as much effort into studying as you possibly could have? Once you have a decent understanding of what caused your academic issues in 2020, you can try to solve the underlying problems.

2. Rewrite Your Matric Subjects in June 2021

We live in a society that awards second chances to those that want to fix their mistakes. The Department of Education allows students that registered for their matric subjects in November 2020 to apply to rewrite any of those subjects’ exams. This applies whether you failed, or would just like to improve your marks. The cut-off date to register for the June 2021 Supplementary exams has been extended to the 31st of march 2021, so hurry up! You can register at your nearest Education District Office, or online via the government’s new e-Portal system:

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3. The Best Way to Prepare for the Matric Rewrites

Registering for the supplementary exams is the easy part, but if you don’t adequately prepare for those exams, you are guaranteed to do even worse this time around, because memory is a fickle thing. Being away from class for over 6 months will turn your brain to mush, so special attention needs to be paid to the manner in which you learn so that your brain absorbs your textbooks and notes like a sponge. That is why Scimatix™ Tutors are specially qualified to prepare you for rewriting matric subjects - every Matric Rewrite tutor adapts to the unique learning style of each student. Added to each tutor’s caring and patient nature, this approach ultimately maximizes the memory recall and recognition of students just like you.

You are not alone in this. You can come out of this entire experience with a smile on your face, feeling proud of what you have done with your second chance! Give Scimatix™ Tutors a call and ask about the Matric Rewrite Program, from 8:30am to 5pm every Monday-Friday, and from 8am to 1:30pm on Saturdays → 012 451 5172. Good luck, and we hope to hear from you soon!