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.
Opposition parties, education experts and the public are questioning the credibility of the pass rate.
The Education Minister says the matric pass rate and dropout levels are two different issues.