Exams for Grade 12 learners that were meant to be sat in June and November will now take place at the same time, according to Basic Education Department.
Matric exams will begin on November 05 and run until December 15.
In a statement, the department said it has decided to administer the May-June 2020 examination concurrently with the October-November 2020 examination.
“The late commencement of the final Grade 12 examinations will allow schools and learners adequate time to cover the curriculum and also to ensure that ample time is allocated for revision of the syllabus,” said basic education minister Angie Motshekga on Wednesday.
More than 1.1 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2020 combined matric exam.
“Every registered candidate will receive an admission letter, by end September 2020, listing the subjects for which they have registered and the examination centre at which they are writing,” said Motshekga.
The department has assured learners that they will receive all the necessary support during the time of examinations.
The results of the 2020 Grade 12 examination will be released on 23 February 2021.
(COMPILED BY INSIDE EDUCATION STAFF)