Request to combine matric results


Individuals who wrote matric in more than one examination can apply to combine their results.

If you wrote matric in more than one examination sitting and you want to combine your credits to qualify for a  National Senior Certificate (NSC), you must apply for combination of the  result to obtain a matric certificate.  The Department does not automatically combine your credits. 

How to apply?

  1. You can apply at the Gauteng Department of Education head office or your nearest District with the following documents:  
    • A certified copy of a previous matric result statements
    • A certified copy of Identity document (ID) 
    • The application combination form obtainable at Head office and District offices
  2. You can apply online for the service:


  • A total of five subjects must be passed; 
  •  Only subjects that have been passed will be utilised for combination purposes; 
  • Only one failed subject may be recognised; 
  • Only Higher Grade subjects converted from a F to and E will be recognised; 
  • Higher Grade subjects converted from a FF or G, will only be accepted if needed for the sixth subminimum subject; 
  • In the case of converted subjects from Higher to Standard Grade, the certified mark will be used; 
  • The six subjects with the highest marks will be used for combinations; 
  • In the case where two subjects have the same marks, the following protocol should be followed: 
  • Amended Senior Certificate; 
  • National Senior Certificate; 
  • Senior Certificate; and 
  • N3 Languages. 
  • In circumstances where Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy have the same mark, Mathematics will have preference; 
  • The subminimum requirement of one subject obtained at 20% will apply to all candidates including those candidates requesting combinations; 
  • An aggregate of 800 marks will only apply in the case of a combination of amended Senior Certificate subjects with previously offered Senior Certificate subjects and N3 Languages;

What should you do?

  • Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE/PED office or by cheque.
  • Go to the nearest DBE/PED offices with the following documents:
    • Your results from all examination sittings
    • The original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.
    • The proof of payment
  • Alternatively you can download form, Replacement Certificate: Change of Status, fill it in and post it with the attached documents including the postal order to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001

How long does it take?

It takes four to six weeks for Replacement certificate: change of status. The combination statement of results is obtainable immediately.

How much does it cost?

It will cost you R118.00 for the Replacement certificate, and if you want a statement of results, it will cost you an additional R47.00. These fees are valid from 01 April 2019 until 31 March 2020.​

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