How Students can keep a Positive State of Mind for their Matric Results

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  • By PR Team
  • 10 January, 2018

Awaiting matric results can be a stressful time for students all around the country. 

It is important that students keep a positive outlook during this time. As we all know, a matric certificate affords students with more educational and career opportunities. This is a defining moment that affects the prospects of each student.

This is a period where matriculants are highly stressed and handle the anxiety differently. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), the average suicide rate is 17.2 per 100 000 students (8% of all deaths). Some of these suicides take place when students dont get the outcomes that they expected in their results. There should be more awareness to help students to become hopeful and realise that there are other options.  

More counselling should be provided, that will assist students in dealing with the stress surrounding this period. However, not all students know that they can take positive steps and turn out to be successful in life, even if they have not made it through matric. Students need to be aware of measures to take to improve matric results and not perceive this as a setback.    

Here are some effective approaches and advice to assist matric students to get through this period.

Encourage Matric Students to Receive Pre-Counselling 

It is crucial for students to receive counselling before their matric results. This will reduce the high number of suicides that occur in this period. This early intervention can save a life and convince students that there is always hope.

There are multiple counselling centres that are set up to assist learners before and after the matric results have been released. These are places where the matric student can get therapy and advice that is necessary to help them. These sessions provide students with the support and knowledge they need to make it through the stages of their matric year.

What Suicide Signs should you look for in your loved ones? 

Although matric is largely a positive and crucial year in a young persons life, it also comes with a lot of pressure. As a parent or concerned elder of a peer, you will need to be discerning and attentive to students doing their matric year. Their behaviour and attitude should be monitored at all times.   

Although not all students would want to commit suicide, it is worthy to find out how you can help prevent someone contemplating suicide. If students do not pass their matric, it can be a traumatic experience.

Here are some signs to look for in students that are depressed or suicidal:

         Withdrawn and always by themselves

         Not communicating as often

         Speaking negatively about school and their studies

         Showing emotions of sadness

         Any talk about ending their lives- even if its a joke

         Not motivated to study


         Aggressive behaviour

         Change in personality

Encourage Students to be Positive despite the Outcome 

With the enormous amount of pressure that students have to pass matric, it becomes an overwhelming experience. When a student does not pass their matric, they can deal with the trauma in different ways. When learners do not have adequate support during this time, the effects can be detrimental.  

A matric learner going through disappointment needs to be given reassurance and courage to try again. They should be motivated to not give up and most importantly, they should be directed to look at the bigger picture. The positive aspect they should focus on is that they have the rest of their lives to make something out of themselves through their careers.   

The are other alternatives when matrics fail or do poorly. It is not the end of the road. There are many institutions that provide that all-important lifeline when a matric learner needs to rewrite their matric grade.

Here are some ways that learners can stay positive despite the outcome:

         To speak about their feelings and express their goals  

         Do research on the options they have after the results    

         Have an action plan to rewrite their Matric or study further   

What are the options for Matric Students who have not passed?  

With Intec College, students can either rewrite their matric examinations or rewrite a single subject to upgrade their results.      

Alternatively, students can choose to study from a range of programmes through Intecs correspondence college that will enable them to begin their careers or have access to educational opportunities.           

The difference with Intec College is that it has a superior student support structure that gives students an enhanced educational experience. In their academic journey, students are assisted by the Academic Advising Centre. This is the student support team that is dedicated to helping students in all areas of their studies and ensuring that they perform well. This unique benefit enables students to pass their matric studies and gain a matric certificate.  

Take the Opportunity to Study further with INTEC 

Students need to be aware of the career paths they can pursue after their matric year. INTEC College is one of the educational institutions that empower young people with the skills and capacity needed to be successful. The college offers comprehensive courses that learners can benefit from and invest in their careers. Students have the option to choose from diverse courses in different fields they want to get into.    

The college also accepts students with fair matric results and it is affordable for most. With a matric qualification, learners can take a decision to study an educational course with an accredited institution. This is a choice that will enrich the lives of students and provides them with a prosperous career.     

INTEC College is also a great option for students who still need to earn an income while they pursue their studies. Students can continue their matric studies through correspondence learning where they can learn at their own pace. In this way, they can still fulfil their work roles and obtain a Matric qualification.  

This opportunity is also available for many people already in the working world, who do not yet have their matric. No matter the phase of life that they are in, INTECs correspondence learning programme makes it possible for them to Study their Grade 12 year.

You can complete your Matric the Intec way and register to study before 28 February 2018. 

Motivation for Matriculants 

The world is waiting for the next generation of talented youngsters to bring innovation in every industry. As a matric student, you have the power to build a successful career. Your unique ability can make a significant difference and if you are willing to sharpen your skills you can enjoy a prosperous future.

As a matric student, the possibility to be great and be known for your talent lies with you.  Allow your matric qualification, to be your gateway to a prosperous career path.

About the Author: Khanyie DlaminiContent Creator at Educor Holdings As a writer in the education sector I am passionate about nurturing people in their careers, wellness and personal growth. I focus on a variety of illuminating topics that are helpful to peoples growth and success. I hope to inspire people to feel motivated to live up to their full potential and know they can have an optimistic and prosperous life. My intention is to contribute to an empowered nation that makes great choices and positive change. Personally I enjoy the world of fashion and keeping up with the trends. I have great interest in digital trends and the impact of social media in todays world. I enjoy learning from other creative people. I value having purposeful relationships with people who have great visions that align with my own.
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