Carter High handles Physics exam

2015-11-09 11:53
Carter High School Grade 12 pupils, (from left) Saidur Molla, Asmaa Farouk–Valjie, Cecilia-Kareen W’emedi and Shaun Gouws.

Carter High School Grade 12 pupils, (from left) Saidur Molla, Asmaa Farouk–Valjie, Cecilia-Kareen W’emedi and Shaun Gouws. (Thabang Mathebula, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - Some matric pupils have described Friday’s challenging first physical science paper as a “cliff hanger”.

The Witness spoke to four matriculants, Asmaa Farouk–Valjie (18), Cecilia–Kareen W’emedi (18), Saidur Molla (17) and Shaun Gouws (19), from Carter High School in Pietermaritzburg shortly after their exam.

They all said the paper was “extremely challenging” compared to the trial exam, but felt they had handled it.

“It was hard and more challenging than trial papers we wrote.

“I had done enough preparation from my side, and that will help me get better results,” said Farouk–Valjie, who hopes to pursue law next year.

W’emedi, who wants to study journalism next year, said she was relieved she will not be continuing with a physical science-related course.

“The paper was challenging, and stressful, but I’m happy it is not part of the course curriculum that I will be doing next year.”

Aspiring medical student Saidur Molla, highly regarded by his fellow pupils as a top learner, described the paper as something he “handled” although it was challenging.

“It wasn’t something I could not deal with.”

So far his exams had gone well he felt, except for one mathematics paper.

Shaun Gouws said although the paper was challenging, he learned something about time management during exams.

“I did not manage my time well during the paper.

“Going forward I will make sure I manage my time better.”

Gouw said he will be studying agricultural science at University of KwaZulu-Natal next year.

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