The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has said that learners’ marks will be calculated using continuous assessment marks, for those learners that returned to school and who have completed their course work. Learners who did attend school but did not pass will be promoted with condonation because of the Covid-19 pandemic and learners who worked from home but wrote tests at school will also be promoted. Learners who did not attend school or were home schooled will however have to repeat the grade. These guidelines, Executive Director of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, told Future Media News, apply for grades one to nine.