Afrikaans exam was easy, say matric pupils

2014-10-30 00:00

MATRIC pupils from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School finished their Afrikaans paper yesterday with smiles on their faces.

Girls’ High School matriculants Melissa Salzmann, Bhavika Ichharam and Qhayiga Nongogo exited the exam venue, confident they would receive good results.

“It [the exam] was fairly straightforward; it was really easy. I thought it was going to be more difficult,” said Bhavika.

The Afrikaans language paper was Bhavika’s third matric exam and she said she was glad that the end was in sight.

Qhayiya said although the paper was her second exam, it hadn’t quite sunk in that she will be finishing high school forever.

“I haven’t come to grips with this whole thing. It’s still new to me and I am still quite nervous,” said Qhayiya.

Although Qhayiya was nervous, she agreed with Bhavika that the paper was unexpectedly easy.

“I really though it was going to be harder,” said Qhayiya, who is predicting an “A plus” on her Afrikaans language paper.

Melissa agreed with her peers and said she had expected it to be a lot more challenging.

“It was quite a relief,” said Melissa, describing her reaction to seeing the paper.

Melissa said it appeared that her Girls’ High School matric peers were less nervous about the Afrikaans exam than their English language paper.

“In our first paper [English], we all got an idea of what the tone of the other papers would be,” said Melissa.

Bhavika said she was not looking forward to her second Afrikaans paper that will be written on November 13.

Melissa said she was dreading the approaching maths exam that matriculants all over South Africa will write tomorrow morning.

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