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South Africa: Matric science results
theoutlier.co.za & South African Department of Basic Education
The percentage of learners passing the physical science component of the South African national senior certificate exams with 40% or more has increased from 20.6% in 2009 to 51.1% in 2023. The highest percentage of matrics who passed their physical science exams with 40% or more was the class of 2019 with a 51.7% pass rate.
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National Senior Certificate Examination Reports via Outlier Insights
Data notes
The exams are written annually, with results released the following January.
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