Class of 2015: more pass their exams

The class of 2015 number the most South African matriculants so far to have written their final exams. There were 110 000 more candidates who sat the National Senior Certificate Examinations in the last year compared to 2014, achieving a pass rate of 70.7%.

Umalusi: matric exams were fair, credible

This year's matric exams have been approved by the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, even though there was evidence of cheating and group copying in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Maths and science marks were also lower than in previous years.