WESTERFORD HIGH SCOOL - Cape Town - 110106 - Celema Koti celebrates getting a distinction in Maths with a friend - Matric Results were released by the Department of Education Today. Photo: Matthew Jordaan

Pretoria - Midnight tonight marks the end of an anxious wait for more than 9 000 Independent Examination Board Grade 12s at 183 schools who will finally see how they fared in their year-end exams.

IEB head Anne Oberholzer said they had “more than lived up to expectations”.

She said 8 959 full-time pupils wrote the exams while 534 part-time and 1 568 full-time pupils wrote advanced programme maths and 502 the advanced programme English.

“These are A-Level equivalent and written in addition to the National Senior Certificate. We are very proud of this programme and the results,” she said.

A supplement of the results will be published in the Pretoria News Weekend on Saturday.

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