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Matric results 2013, in numbers

first_imgMinister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announcing the 2013 matric results in Johannesburg on the evening of Monday 6 January 2014. (Image: GCIS) MEDIA CONTACTS • Panyaza Lesufi Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education +27 72 148 9575 +27 12 3573757 [email protected] [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES • Helping kids shine at school – in their own language • University of the People offers online education for all • South Africa’s mother tongue education challenge • New medical school for Eastern Cape • The importance of learning to readMary AlexanderOver half a million candidates wrote South Africa’s school-leaving national senior certificate – or matric – exams last year, and 78.2% of them passed. This is the highest matric pass rate in the country’s modern democratic history, according to results released by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Monday 6 January 2014.A total of 258 question papers were set, and 9.1-million printed and written at 6 676 examination centres, supervised by 65 000 invigilators. Of these, 8.7 million completed scripts were marked by 35 000 markers at 118 marking centres.A total of 551 schools, or 8.3%, received a 100% matric pass rate, while almost half of all schools – 49.9% – achieved a rate of 80% to 100%.We bring you more facts and figures about the Class of 2013 matric results.CandidatesIn 2013, 562 112 full-time candidates wrote the matric results, up by 50 960 from the 511 152 candidates who wrote in 2012. Of these, 439 779 passed – an increase of 61 950 on the 2012 figure of 377 829.The number of part-time candidates rose by 11 059, from 81 552 in 2012 to 92 611 in 2013.A total of 654 723 full- and part-time candidates wrote the matric exams in 2013.Results over the yearsThe 2013 matric pass rate of 78.2% is the highest in 19 years. Over the past four years, the rate has steadily increased, from 60.6% in 2009, to 67.8% in 2010, 70.2% in 2011, 73.9% in 2012, to this year’s 78.2%.“In 1995, when this cohort entered grade 1, the national pass rate percentage was 54.4%, and 19 years later, the national pass rate percentage is 78.2%”, Motshekga said in her announcement of the results.More top achieversThe Class of 2013 also achieved the highest bachelor pass rate – results good enough for university entrance – in the past few years, with 171 755 qualifying for bachelor degree studies.“I’m extremely pleased by the fact that all indicators of quality are also part of the upward trend,” Motshekga said. “The percentage of grade 12 learners who qualified for bachelor’s studies was 20.1% in 2008, 19.9% in 2009, 23.5% in 2010, 24.3% in 2011 and 26.6% in 2012. It has now increased to 30.6%.”The number of distinctions earned in 12 main subjects in 2013 was 67 855, up by 12 205 from 55 650 in 2012.Provincial pass ratesThe Free State came out tops in the 2013 results, supplanting Gauteng as the best-performing province. North West had the second-highest matric pass rate, followed by Gauteng, the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Cape, Limpopo and, finally, the Eastern Cape.The province to score the biggest improvement was North West, which upped its pass rate by 7.7%, followed by Mpumalanga with an increase of 7.6%.In ascending order, the provincial pass rates are:Eastern Cape: 64.9% – up 3.5% from 61.4% in 2012Limpopo: 71.8% – up 4.9% from 66.9% in 2012Northern Cape: 74.5% – down 0.1% from 74.6% in 2012KwaZulu-Natal: 77.4% – up 4.3% from 73.1% in 2012Mpumalanga: 77.6% – up 7.6% from 70% in 2012Western Cape: 85.1% – up 2.3% from 82.8% in 2012Gauteng: 87% – up 3.1% from 83.9% in 2012North West: 87.2% – up 7.7% from 79.5% in 2012Free State: 87.4% – up 6.3% from 81.1% in 2012Pass rates by subjectThe 2013 results showed improvements in the priority subjects of Mathematics – “pure” Maths – as well as Physical Science and Life Sciences. The pass rates for all major subjects increased, except for Mathematical Literacy, which fell slightly.The priority subject results for 2013 are:MathematicsNumber of passes 2013: 142 666, with a pass rate of 59.1%Number of passes 2012: 121 970, with a pass rate of 54%Improvement: 20 696, with the pass rate up 5.1%Physical ScienceNumber of passes 2013: 124 206, with a pass rate of 67.4%Number of passes 2012: 109 918, with a pass rate of 61.3%Improvement: 14 288, with the pass rate up 6.1%Life SciencesNumber of passes 2013: 222 374, with a pass rate of 73.7%Number of passes 2012: 193 593, with a pass rate of 69.5%Improvement: 28 781, with the pass rate up 4.2%Pass rates in other subjectsAccounting: 65.7% – up 0.1% from 65.6% in 2012Geography: 80% – up 4.2% from 75.8% in 2012Economics: 73.9%, up 1.1% from 72.8% in 2012History: 87.1%, up 1.1% from 86% in 2012last_img read more

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Klay Thompson apologizes to low-energy Warriors fans

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ FILE – Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he was called for a foul against the New Orleans Pelicans at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson apologized Wednesday to fans of the reigning NBA champions after ripping supporters for a lack of energy in a home loss to struggling Phoenix.With a 115-111 defeat Sunday at Oakland, the Warriors fell to 24-10 this season at Oracle Arena in their final campaign at the venue before moving to a new San Francisco arena in September.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “I expect our crowd to be little more into it,” Thompson said after the loss. “I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle.“Least you can stand up or something when we make a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year. It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night ’cause you’re looking forward to the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss That drew criticism from fans and the 3-point sharpshooter turned to Twitter on Wednesday to try and ease hurt feelings.“I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports,” Thompson tweeted. “We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect.”The Warriors (45-21) lead Denver by one game atop the Western Conference as they bid for a fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and seek their fourth crown in five seasons.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon to reach Champions League quarters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports. We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect. #timetogotowork #roadwarriors— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) March 13, 2019 View commentslast_img read more

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