Matrics, before you know it, adulthood and responsibility will be knocking on your door, and then you will be leaving your comfort zone you have been living the past 12 years. Here are 5 things you can do after Matric.

1.GETTING A JOB
Let’s face it, studying is not for everyone or not everyone has the financial means to go study, but bear in mind finding a job or decent work will be easier with some kind of formal qualification.

2. LEARNING AND WORKING
This is the perfect neutral ground for those who are desperate to study, but for whatever reason are unable to. The first possibility is studying through correspondence, via a distance-learning institution such as UNISA.

3. REWRITING MATRIC
So you have your heart set on studying further, but your matric marks just aren’t good enough? You can go back to school full-time and rewrite matric. However, many school-leavers are opting to rather take certain subjects part-time, through a public or private college.

4. TERTIARY EDUCATION
Many school-leavers opt to enroll at university or college straight out of matric, for diplomas, certificates or degrees. Full-time study is perfect for those who have a crystal-clear idea of what career they want to embark on, and who are disciplined enough to be diligent in their studies.

5. TAKING A GAP YEAR
If you are all schooled out and need some time to clear your mind, why not take a gap year, a popular option among those who don’t want to be tied down immediately after matriculating. A gap year is traditionally spent working or traveling in another country, experiencing different cultures and broadening your horizons.