If you are not happy with your Matric results,check as soon as possible at your school to :
- register for a re-mark or a rechecking.
- apply to do supplementary exams : you can rewrite pass 2 subjects maximum (in February or March) if your Matric results where not good enough to meet the requirements of a "higher education faculty" or of a "specific occupation", provided documentary evidence is submitted
You can also redo your Matric (or some subjects) end of the year, at your school. But you can also choose not to attend school on a full-time basis.
To get ready, free extra classes were offered at:
1. The Gauteng department of Education - www.gpg.education.gov.za or call 0800 00 5174
2 The Science Bono discovery centre, in Newtown.
Private lessons (pricey but good) are offered by School Stars at Wits: http://www.starschools.co.za/ - O11 403-3390).
The Denel Youth Foundation (Kempton park) also runs bridging programs for matric students to prepares them for Science and Engineering degrees.
If you cannot go to Varsity this year
1.Study at a TVET or a private college (see separate pages). Some of them offer bursaries..
2.Do a learnership or an apprenticeship (see separate pages)
3. Take a gap year and start your studies at Varsity one year later.
During your gap year, you can
- Improve your skills : do a computer course, learn a new language, work, pass your driving licence, try to do some job shadowings. It will always be an asset in your career. Check this website : http://www.careerplanet.co.za/job_shadowing
You can also improve important skills for your future
- Find a part time work : it is the best way to learn business skills and experience, while making some cash.