IEB National Senior Certificate 2022 Results

IEB National Senior Certificate 2022 Results

IEB Nationwide Senior Certificates 2022

The 2022 NSC cross fee is 98.42%, barely greater than final 12 months’s cross fee of 98.39%. All candidates who handed achieved a cross that grants entry to tertiary examine at one of many three ranges:

89.32% of the cohort achieved entry to diploma examine, in comparison with 89.2% in 2021.
7.52% certified for entry to diploma examine, in comparison with 7.82% in 2021.
1.57% achieved entry for examine on the Increased Certificates degree, in comparison with 1.37% in 2021.

12 580 full-time and 945 part-time candidates from 232 examination centres writing in 262 venues throughout Southern Africa wrote the Unbiased Examinations Board (IEB) Nationwide Senior Certificates (NSC) examinations in October and November 2022. This is fewer than the 12 857 full-time candidates and 968 part-time candidates in 2021.

That is primarily as a result of some 500 candidates from neighbouring SADC international locations of Eswatini, Mozambique and Namibia who beforehand wrote the NSC examinations supplied by the IEB, had been enrolled for and wrote the inaugural examinations for the IEB’s Worldwide Secondary Certificates (IEB ISC). The ISC was developed by the IEB in response to latest adjustments in South Africa’s regulatory framework for the Nationwide Senior Certificates (NSC) which meant that the NSC would not be out there to impartial faculties exterior of the borders of South Africa. Regionally, the variety of candidates who wrote the IEB NSC examinations grew by some 200 candidates in South Africa due to new faculties and a rise within the variety of candidates inside faculties that write the IEB examinations.

“The efficiency of the 2022 cohort of scholars has been excellent. There’s sufficient credible analysis on the impression of Covid-19 on the tutorial features of youngsters to  present perception into the place we’re at, in popping out of the pandemic nearly three years later. It’s truthful to say that it’s the 2022 cohort of learners that had been hardest hit by the impression of the pandemic when it broke in 2020 of their grade 10 12 months. Varied methods have been employed to try to mitigate these – transferring instructing on-line, pen and paper distance training, catch-up applications, weekend faculty classes and so forth – some extra profitable than others,” explains Anne Oberholzer, CEO of the Unbiased Examinations Board (IEB).

“Whereas the class of 2022 has seen how earlier Grade 12 courses of 2020 and 2021 managed to adapt to a brand new actuality, this was the category that missed out essentially the most of their Grade 10 and Grade 11 years that are essentially essential to success of their grade 12 efficiency. They have had to work exhausting to keep their drive and perseverance to succeed and in many respects, dig deep to play catch up when it comes to misplaced time and experiences. The social and emotional impression of the pandemic on learners can’t be ignored – the impression of lockdown, the absence of regular social interplay with mates and engagement within the social actions of youngsters shouldn’t be under-estimated. The dedication of the instructing group to implement varied methods to assist their courses throughout this black swan occasion is exemplary. The IEB congratulates the candidates, their academics and fogeys for a job terribly nicely achieved,” concludes Oberholzer.

The closing date for the utility for remarking is Tuesday 31 January 2023 and the outcomes from re-marking will probably be launched on Wednesday 1 March 2023. Purposes for the learners who qualify to enrol for the Could/June examinations will probably be open from 1 March to fifteen March 2023.

Addressing the Vital Significance of Exterior High quality Assurance for the NSC and ISC

The IEB ISC (supplied in neighbouring international locations) together with the Additional Research programs is externally high quality assured by Stellenbosch College Unit for Worldwide Credentialling (SU-UIC). Their function is corresponding to the crucial function that Umalusi performs for the Nationwide Senior Certificates (NSC) right here in South Africa.

“Exterior high quality assurance processes present assurance to society that requirements of demand in examinations are constant over time and that one cohort of learners shouldn’t be unfairly advantaged or deprived.  The standard assurance processes additionally make sure that the conduct of the examinations is carried out with integrity at each step. The examination course of is advanced and its oversight shouldn’t be solely in depth, however requires people who find themselves educated and skilled within the concept and sensible features of examination conduct,” explains Anne Oberholzer, CEO of the Unbiased Examinations Board (IEB).

Formal examinations have developed technical methods and a physique of concept that date from the sixth century once they had been launched in Imperial China. There, the Civil Service examinations had been launched with the particular goal of choosing bureaucrats to serve within the state forms on the idea of advantage reasonably than by beginning, as had been the observe.

“It’s not stunning then that formal exterior examinations, impartial of arbitrary influences equivalent to beginning, standing in society, politics and faith, are universally used for the aim of choice. Additionally it is a mark of formal examinations that maintain credibility, that there’s an exterior oversight perform exercised by an entity or entities which are impartial from affect and function freed from worry or favour.

“The power of any system to offer dependable and credible outcomes to society relies on individuals who know and perceive the sector and who function with the deepest integrity. The candidates, the training system and society at giant deserve outcomes that they not solely belief but additionally can use to information essential resolution making within the lives of youngsters and likewise the administration of human assets, essentially the most useful useful resource a society has. The oversight function of Umalusi for the NSC and of Stellenbosch College on the ISC offers this important assurance for our society – the candidates, the colleges, the dad and mom, the voting public, the establishments and employers that can enroll or make use of profitable candidates,” concludes Oberholzer.

Mixed Abitur-NSC 2022

The Mixed Abitur-NSC is a qualification supplied by the German Colleges in Cape City, Johannesburg and Pretoria. The qualification consists of three topics assessed by the IEB and seven topics assessed by the German Schooling authorities. By way of this government- to-government settlement, profitable learners within the Mixed Abitur-NSC are recognised by German training authorities for entry to German universities and by the South African training authorities for entry to South African universities. Of the 73 candidates who supplied this qualification, 95.9% handed with entry to diploma examine. The IEB sees its involvement with this qualification as a method of maintaining South African college students in contact with international requirements and developments.

Background for media

The IEB had 12 580 full-time and 945 part-time candidates in Grade 12 in 2022, registered at 232 IEB examination centres throughout the nation.

Variety of faculties
Variety of learners (incl. part-time)


Jap Cape

Free State









North West Province

Northern Cape


Western Cape


The full variety of examination venues was 267 which incorporates centres that deal solely with part-time candidates and centres that host a couple of examination venue, specifically distance training suppliers.
The Gauteng numbers embody learners registered with 4 distance-learning establishments which have their head places of work in Gauteng. These establishments have each full- time and part-time learners who stay in areas throughout the nation. They’re registered with the distance-learning establishment which manages their lesson supply in addition to the evaluation necessities, and in Grade 12 these adhere strictly to the NSC necessities and their site-based evaluation in addition to oral and sensible work are moderated and verified by the IEB.

In regards to the IEB

 The IEB is an impartial evaluation company, separate from State and Provincial examination boards, working inside the constraints of nationwide laws and provisions of the nationwide high quality assurance physique, Umalusi. Umalusi has granted the IEB accreditation for the evaluation of the Nationwide Senior Certificates and grownup examinations at NQF Degree 1. The IEB provides examinations for shopper faculties on the Grade 12 degree, in step with nationwide coverage, primarily based on the Nationwide Curriculum Statements and utilizing varied types of evaluation, together with ultimate summative examination and steady evaluation – i.e. orals, practicals and portfolios. The Faculty Part acts in accordance with Umalusi prescriptions and the provisions of Increased Schooling, utilizing skilled educationalists who are practising academics within the varied topic disciplines. These academics are lively members of IEB Topic Person Teams which have interaction with the curriculum and make suggestions on evaluation observe primarily based on actual faculty expertise. The IEB provides assessments together with worldwide benchmarking assessments at different ranges to collaborating faculties.

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