Yesterday saw the beginning of the matric exams, with English paper one getting the finals off the ground. The comprehension section incorporated social media, a topic young people relate to, which may have helped ease pupils into exam mode. “[This paper] gave me an idea of what to expect from the future papers. It was really hard, even though I did prepare. When I say hard I don’t mean I won’t pass, it will be hard for me to get over 90%,” said Kyrone.