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TOP YOUNG MINDS SHINE AT THE IEB-TECHWAYS AI HACKATHON (18/06/2024)

The future of artificial intelligence (AI) in South Africa gleamed bright as the top young minds from across the country showcased their innovative solutions at the IEB-TechWays AI Hackathon National Awards Ceremony held on 7 June 2024.

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IEB-TECHWAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HACKATHON COMPETITION (28/05/2024)

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and TechWays inaugural Artificial Intelligence Hackathon competition, scheduled for 5 June 2024, has garnered a record 43 schools with over 700 learners participating. 

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2023 IEB OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS (19/01/2024)

Outstanding: Achieved within the top 5% in 6 or more Subjects and
achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation.

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2023 IEB COMMENDABLE ACHIEVEMENTS (19/01/2024)

Commendable: Achieved within the top 5% in 5 Subjects and achieved a
rating level of 7 in Life Orientation.

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Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate Examinations 2023 (17/01/2024)

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) attained an overall pass rate of 98.46% in the 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. The pass rate is slightly higher than the 2022 NSC pass rate of 98.42%. All candidates who passed the IEB 2023 NSC examination achieved a pass that grants access to tertiary study at one of the three  

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Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat-eksamen 2023 (17/01/2024)

Die Independent Examinations Board (IEB) het 'n algehele slaagsyfer van 98.46% in die 2023 Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat-eksamen (NSS) behaal. Die slaagsyfer is effens hoër as die 2022 NSS slaagsyfer van 98.42%. Alle kandidate wat die IEB 2023 NSS-eksamen geslaag het, het 'n slaagpunt behaal wat goed genoeg is om tersiêre studie op een van die 

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2023 International Secondary Certificate (ISC) Results (10/01/2024)

Today marks the release of results for the second International Secondary Certificate (ISC) examinations that were written in eSwatini, Namibia and Mozambique. In 2022, the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) successfully launched its ISC examinations.

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2023 IEB Annual Report (04/12/2023)

This Annual Report highlights the main achievements in the work of the IEB during the reporting year. This enables us to look back and identify areas that need strengthening, and gaps that may still exist.

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IEB TechWays AI Hackathon (16/11/2023)

Join our IEB TechWays AI Hackathon – a unique opportunity for your grade 7-12 learners to showcase their problem-solving skills using AI.

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IEB Newsletter - Assessment Matters - Winter 2023 Edition (02/07/2023)

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IEB ISC an international qualification with roots in Southern Africa (12/07/2022)

Africa is fast becoming a continent of innovation and development. Hence it is not surprising that it is beginning to claim its place at the table of global education. Indeed, for too long, Africa has taken its lead in education from other continents and has not exploited its strengths 

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2022 Geospatial Data Science Task (12/07/2022)

Academics emphasise that the Geography curriculum should encourage learners and teachers to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in every phase of high school Geography, focussing on higher-order thinking skills

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Examination Fraud (12/07/2022)

Learners who commit fraud during the conduct   of examinations or  misrepresent  their  results  are often learners  that  one  would  not  expect  to do so. In essence, they either  do  not  see  their actions as fraudulent or problematic in any way

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ASSET news (12/07/2022)

IEB's training division, IEB ASSET, offers our schools an extensive selection of professional development opportunities related to current educational trends in assessment. Apart from our ETDP SETA accredited Assessor and Moderator Courses

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ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOME EDUCATED LEARNERS (03/09/2020)

The IEB has established a facility for the assessment of home educated learners. It provides home schooling parents with the opportunity of accessing a range of assessments to determine their child’s competency levels in terms of language and mathematical skills.

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Process for recognition of distance education (including online) education institutions by the IEB (15/01/2021)

The IEB has received a number of Expressions of Interest from distance/online education institutions as well as institutions interested in operating under a hybrid model.


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South Africa’s NSC is more than fit for purpose and is globally recognised (07/01/2020)

Over the past few years, a number of educational institutions operating in South Africa have taken to punting the benefits of an “international” qualification or education juxtaposed against the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and CAPS curriculum.

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