The Matric results for 2019 are in and the Western Cape has lots to celebrate!
While the National Matric pass rate is 81.3%, the Western Cape improved from 2018, scoring 82.3% in 2019.
Western Cape MEC Debbie Schafer has congratulated all our learners, teachers and administrative staff, who have put in an immense effort.
Highlights for the province:
1. The Western Cape Province has maintained an above 80% pass rate, achieving an increased percentage pass rate from 81.5% in 2018 to 82.3% in 2019.
2. The Western Cape achieved a trifecta in terms of the top three candidates in the country overall, and the top two in Mathematics.
o Madelein Dippenaar from Paarl Gimnasium High School – number one in the country
o Gary Allen from Rondebosch Boys High School – second in the country
o Anuoluwa Makinde from Milnerton High School – third in the country.
o Timothy Murphy from Rondebosch Boys High School – top mathematics candidate in the country
o Ivan Badenhorst from Outeniqua High School second in Mathematics in the country.
3. The number and percentage of Bachelor passes has increased – 21 981 candidates achieved a Bachelor pass, equaling 43.6% of candidates in this Province, compared to 42.3% last year.
4. The Western Cape achieved the highest percentage of distinctions in the country.