Access to resources played huge role in IEB matric 2021 pass rate: Expert – SABC News

Education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says people shouldn’t underestimate the time wasted students are experiencing, with classes alternating between online and in-person learning due to the COVID pandemic -19.

She was speaking after the publication of the Independent Examination Board (IEB) matrix results.

The class of 2021 achieved a pass rate of 98.39%.

Metcalfe congratulated the class of 2021, adding that access to resources played a role in achieving these results.

“Private schools tend to have a certain portion of the population attending them, and international research shows that this same group of learners with better access to home support and greater access to resources would do just as well in public schools. So congratulations to all. »

The trajectory has been upward for the Class of 2021. The group has seen an increase in the overall pass rate.

The number of candidates obtaining the baccalaureate has also increased. IEB Bachelor increases to 89.2% in 2021 against 88.41% in 2020.

The diploma increases to 7.82% for 2021 against 8.14% in 2020.

Reddam House congratulates graduates

Meanwhile, Western Cape’s Reddam House has praised its graduates for achieving 18 top 1% and 91 top 5% rankings of all Independent Examination Board candidates by subject nationally.

Its graduates also achieved a 100% rate in seven schools in three provinces.

Schools in the Western Cape, including Atlantic Seaboard, Constantia and Durbanville, achieved 379 distinctions, with 37 pupils achieving an aggregate A and 109 pupils an aggregate B.

100% success

In Eastern Cape, St Andrews College Makhanda is proud to maintain its reputation as one of the best schools in the country in the Independent Review Board.

The school has maintained a 100% pass rate, with most learners earning grade symbols. Some learners have achieved A’s in international subjects, including more advanced mathematics.

Enrollments at PEPPS Preparatory and College in Polokwane in Limpopo also produced a 100% pass rate. PEPPS reached 84% in license.

Learners who have passed their matric in school say they are proud of their achievements. Here are some reactions from applicants. “I did well. I’m proud of myself and I’m happy to have had the year.

“I did my best. It was very difficult but our school made it easy for us. They made sure we were at school all the time safely. So I’m very grateful for this opportunity.

“Now that I received my results, I’m a little relieved because it was twelve years of my life and now it’s finally over. I’m going to take a year off and find out what I want to do in life.

Publication of the IEB 2021 matrix results:

Success in diplomas and higher certificates showed a slight decrease.

Students in South Africa, Mozambique, Eswatini and Namibia will also collect their transcripts on Wednesday. Those who want their articles to be noticed have until January 28 to apply. -Additional reporting by Mahlako Komane