IEB Matriculants Soar to New Heights, Outshining Last Year's Success

IEB Matriculants Soar to New Heights, Outshining Last Year's Success

  • The IEB's 2023 matrics excelled with a remarkable 98.46% pass rate, an increase from the 98.42% from the previous year
  • An impressive 88% of private school pupils secured a bachelor's pass in the 2023 matric results, a press release revealed
  • The National Senior Certificate exam results are expected to be released on 19 January, with the official ministerial announcement set for 18 January
IEB matric results 2023
IEB candidates for the 2023 national senior certificate exams attained an outstanding overall pass rate of 98.46%. Image: Gallo Image
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The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has achieved an impressive overall matric pass rate of 98.46% in the 2023 examinations, surpassing the 98.42% attained by the class of 2022.

Top 10 IEB matric results per school

The results, which were unveiled at midnight on Thursday, revealed that 88% of private school puils secured a bachelor's pass.

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The top-performing IEB schools included:

  1. St John's College
  2. Redhill School
  3. Roedean
  4. Kingsmead College
  5. St Mary's Waverley
  6. St Andrew's School for Girls
  7. Helpmekaar Kollege
  8. Durban Girls' College
  9. St Stithians College
  10. Midstream College

Meet Hilton College matriculant accepted to study at Yale University

Briefly News reported earlier that Khanya Mhongo from Hilton College was accepted to US university, Yale.

According to Hilton College's Facebook page, Khanya, who boasted an outstanding seven distinctions and a remarkable 91% average, will pursue a degree in economics.

Speaking to Briefly News, Khanya’s history teacher Mr Paul Venter, who is also the school’s director said:

“Khanya was an incredibly diligent student who was always prepared to read beyond the syllabus to gain a wider understanding of issues in the syllabus and the issues of the day."

Mzansi send their well wishes to the class of 2023

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Meanwhile, South Africans far and wide celebrated the class of 2023's success. Many sent their congratulatory messages online.

@DipuoGee posted:

"Well done."

Matric results 2023 are available on the online system

According to The South African Government News, the Gauteng Department of e-Government is encouraging students who took their matric exams last year to utilise the Matric Results Online System to access their results.

The release of National Senior Certificate exam results is anticipated on Friday, January 19, with the official announcement from the minister scheduled for Thursday, January 18.

Umalusi raises concerns about cheating in 2023 matric results

Previously, Briefly News reported that Umalusi, the quality assurer, maintains concerns about exam cheating, with over 1,000 students caught cheating in 2022 across public and private schools.

In Gauteng this year, 45 students were caught using crib notes, and in KwaZulu-Natal, an imposter was found writing a paper for another student.

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