South African Department of Education Requirements for those wishing to write the Senior Certificate (Amended) Examination:

Over 21

  • Copy of your previous matric results or the report for the last school year you completed
  • Certified copy of your ID

Under 21

  • Permission from the Department to write (form obtainable from the Department of Education in your province)
  • Last school report
  • Certified copy of your ID
  • You need to have been out of school for at least 1 (one) year.

Registrations for the exams are open from October to January and exams take place in May and June. Exams are administered by the Department of Education.