It’s alleged some pupils at Motshwane High School paid teachers R800 to automatically pass.
Bachelor degree passes and the percentage of maths and science passes declined.
The department says a decision is yet to be taken on how the pass requirements will be adjusted.
The WC education, transport & public works depts have combined efforts to ensure undisrupted matric exams.
Education officials say many matrics in gang-riddled areas passed despite the violence.
A task team probing the quality of matric education is expected to submit a draft report soon.