Next year’s matrics urged to study hard for their exams from day one

2015-11-16 13:39
Some of Raisethorpe Secondary School’s matric pupils who wrote Friday’s life science paper one — (seated, from left) Pervasha Reddy, Aleia Naidoo and Amanda Ndlela with (standing) Sameshen Reddy and Nicolin Govender.

Some of Raisethorpe Secondary School’s matric pupils who wrote Friday’s life science paper one — (seated, from left) Pervasha Reddy, Aleia Naidoo and Amanda Ndlela with (standing) Sameshen Reddy and Nicolin Govender. (Nosipho Nxasane)

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Pietermaritzburg - Raisethorpe High School matric pupils are hoping that today’s second life sciences paper will be just as easy as Friday’s first paper was.

Speaking to The Witness after the first paper on Friday, Amanda Ndlela (17) said: “ The paper was enjoyable. I was prepared for it. It was very different from the way we did it in class. Pupils should just be prepared. Next year’s matrics should start from day one to prepare themselves. If given the chance, I would re-write geography as I do not think I was well prepared for that paper.”

Pervasha Reddy (18) said: “ The paper was easy. I think it should have been a bit longer because I finished it within the first hour. My parents have been so supportive that they stay up with me until I have finished studying. I study until late, maybe up to three o’clock in the morning. It works for me because whenever I am writing, after that paper I make sure I go straight home and rest so I can wake up fresh and study. I am planning on studying logistics and supply management next year. I am still not sure where I am going to study.”

Alexia Naidoo (17) said: “ I felt the paper was okay. If given the chance to re-write, I would pick physical science paper one and maths paper one. Maybe I could score better marks for those because I did not prepare myself well enough. Next year’s matrics should work really hard. The matric year is a very challenging year and they should collect as many resources from us [class of 2015] as possible.”

Nicolin Govender (17) said: “ The paper was great. I really enjoyed the essay question because we had a lot to write about.”

Sameshen Reddy (18) said: “The way the paper was structured was a fair representation of what we did throughout the year. Given the chance I wouldn’t mind re-writing physical science paper one. While I was studying for that paper there were sections that I overlooked and all those sections were in the paper. I am hoping I get at least 70%. Family support is important. I am asked every day how the paper was and to me that means a lot because I feel motivated.”

This morning matrics will be sitting for their second life science paper.

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