Matric Rewrite Registration 2024

Students do a Matric Rewrite because they did not get their desired marks. This is usually because they want to further their studies and need specific grades.

If you were not able to pass certain subjects in your Matric exams, or you did not receive the marks you hoped for, you can enrol in the Matric Rewrite programme with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. 

Registration is open throughout the year at our institution to start your studies towards your Matric Rewrite.

The closing dates to register for the Matric rewrite examinations are the following:

  • 8 February 2024 for the May/June 2024 exams
  • 15 March 2024 for the October/November 2024 exams

What Is A Matric Rewrite?

A Matric Rewrite is your second chance to write your Matric exams and get better results. You must have previously taken your Matric exams, but did not receive the grades you desired or did not pass certain subjects because you could not meet the pass requirements or missed the examination.

You do not need to redo your entire Matric year. Not only that, but you only need to study for the subjects you want to rewrite, and then when the examination dates arrive, you will need to write your Matric examinations at a specified exam venue closest to you.

What Are The Requirements For A Matric Rewrite?

The requirements for doing a Matric Rewrite are the following:   

  • Must have already written your Matric exams before
  • Have your statement of results

How Many Subjects Can You Rewrite?

You can rewrite up to four (4) subjects when you enrol in the Matric Rewrite programme.

If you are still under the age of 21, you can re-enrol in high school if you are unable to pass your Matric exams after rewriting up to four (4) subjects. You can apply for the Amended Senior Certificate (SC) course with your grade 9 school report if you are 21 or older.

 How Many Times Can You Rewrite Matric?

Matric exams can be written as many times as you want as long as you are younger than 21. This means that you can rewrite your Matric exams as many times as you want until then. If you are 21 years old or older, you can apply for the Matric Upgrade programme to redo subjects if you want to improve your grades in.


Is Matric Rewrite The Same As Supplementary Exams?

Yes, Matric Rewrite and Supplementary Exams are two (2) terms that are used interchangeably and have the same meaning. They both refer to a student who is rewriting their Matric examinations because they did not pass, missed an exam, or want to improve their grades.


How Long Does A Matric Rewrite Take?

If you choose the earliest date to rewrite your Matric after you have finished your initial exams, which are in May/ June, you will be able to finish your Matric Rewrite in six (6) months. 

But you can choose how long you want to study before you write your Matric exams again. It can even take between 12 and 24 months.


Can I Rewrite Matric With Different Subjects?

No, you cannot change the subjects you will be writing for your Matric Rewrite. You can only rewrite the subjects you have already written in your final Matric examination. 

If you want to rewrite other subjects or add more subjects to your Matric certificate, you can apply for a Matric Upgrade.

What Is The Deadline To Register For The Matric Rewrite 2023?

The deadline to register for the Matric Rewrite exams is the 8th of February 2024 to rewrite your exams in May/ June 2024. 

However, there is no deadline to register for the Matric Rewrite 2024 through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. You can contact us at any time to register for the Matric Rewrite and start studying until you need to register for the examinations.


What Is Needed To Register For Matric Rewrite?

When you register for the Matric Rewrite programme at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you will need to have the following documentation at hand:

  • Your final Matric examination results
  • A certified copy of your identification document (ID)


How Much Does Matric Rewrite Cost?

If you would like to do your Matric Rewrite through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you can contact one of our course specialists to discuss fees and payment options. 

There is no set cost for all Matric Rewrites because it will depend on the following factors:

  • The estimated time you will be studying 
  • The number of subjects you will be rewriting
  • The payment option you use to fund your studies: 
    • Monthly Payment
    • Unique Payment
    • Split Payment
    • Advance Payment

Is Rewriting Matric A Good Idea?

Yes, rewriting is a good idea if you wish to achieve one of the following results:

  • Better your grades to get into a university or college
  • Pass subjects you did not pass 
  • Gain a higher Matric pass level
  • Get a higher APS

What Are Valid Reasons For Missing The Initial Matric Examinations?

Here are some reasons students are not able to attend their Matric examinations:

  • Illness
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Natural disasters 
  • A court hearing
  • Representing the country in a sports or cultural event

What Do I Do If I Do Not Qualify For A Matric Rewrite?

If you do not qualify for a Matric Rewrite, these will be your options:

What Is The Difference Between Matric Rewrite And Matric Upgrade?

Here you will find the difference between a Matric Rewrite and a Matric Upgrade:

Matric Rewrite

Matric Upgrade

Not allowed to change any subjects

Can change subjects to be rewritten

Can only rewrite up to four (4) subjects

Can upgrade or add as many subjects as you wish

Must be under the age of 21

But be 21 years old or older

Where Can I Rewrite My Matric?

You can rewrite your Matric at one of the following places:


When Do The Matric Rewrite Exams Happen?

You will be able to rewrite your Matric examinations on one of the following dates:

  • May/ June 2024
  • October/ November 2024


Can I Go To University With A Matric Rewrite?

Yes, you can go to university with a Matric certificate you have obtained through a Matric Rewrite. It is equal to an NQF Level 4 and is equivalent to a Matric certificate from a high school.

However, a Matric certificate alone will not determine if you qualify for university entrance. Some other factors that will determine whether you will gain entrance are:


Where Can I Rewrite My Matric For Free?

You can rewrite your Matric for free through the Department of Basic Education (DBE). But it is important to keep in mind that you will receive no extra individual assistance to help you prepare for your examinations. You will need to study on your own and find your own resources.

What Are The Benefits Of Doing Your Matric Rewrite At Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning?

If you decide to do your Matric Rewrite through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Access to helpful tutors
  • Have a student support system
  • Join study groups
  • Additional study materials
  • Assistance with any queries you may have

How To Register For Matric Rewrite 2024 Online?

You can register for your Matric Rewrite in 2023 or any of our other courses at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning by contacting us in one of the following ways:

Frequently Asked Questions

A Matric Rewrite is a Matric certificate and therefore falls under NQF Level 4 qualifications.

Yes, you can rewrite your Matric in six (6) months. This can be done if you register for your Matric Rewrite immediately after you receive your Matric results in January and write the exams in May/June.

No, you cannot do a Matric Rewrite after ten (10) years of leaving high school, because you must be younger than 21 years old. If you are 21 years or older, you can apply for a Matric Upgrade or Amended Senior Certificate (SC).

The Matric Rewrite is accredited and awarded by Umalusi.

No, NSFAS does not fund a Matric Rewrite. No matter if it is done at a private or public college or high school. NSFAS only funds tertiary studies at public institutions.  

Author: Esmari Pool 
Editor: Caitlin Roux
Date Published: January 19, 2024