Matric trials begin

2017-09-12 06:01
Hillcrest High matrics are well prepared for trials. Photo: Nicky Kidgell

Hillcrest High matrics are well prepared for trials. Photo: Nicky Kidgell

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THE pressure is on as hundreds of Upper Highway matriculants began trials last week.

Many say they are ready and are confident that their hard work will pay off.

Matric pupil Vishar Premlall said he has worked all year for this and it is “now or never”.

“From the beginning of the year, my parents, teachers and tutors have been drilling it into my head to work hard and persevere towards my goals and this is exactly what I have done.

“If you work hard, and work in advance there should be limited pressure. I am ready for my papers, I am not saying it will be easy, I am saying I will give it my 100%.”

Nokwada Zulu said when she started Grade 12 it was a wake-up call.

“I felt that everything we did in the first term was difficult and we were not ‘spoon-fed’. I knew I had to change my attitude towards school, and I worked hard, studied and now I can say I am ready for it.”

Priyashna Moodley feels the way to deal with stress in exams is to remain confident.

“Motivate yourself and keep your spirits high. Family and friends need to offer encouragement always as well. Nothing is impossible.”

She said one needs to draw up a study routine.

Craig Girvin, Hillcrest High headmaster, said pupils need to stay focused.

“Our matrics are currently writing the second most important set of examinations of their school career.

“I wish them well for these examinations and hope they enjoy the success they deserve.

“I thank the staff for all they have done to prepare our
matrics for these examinations.”

Hillcrest High Grade 12 controller, Mrs Kroone said:“The upcoming trial examinations will be challenging in order to help prepare pupils for the
finals, and I wish all my Grade 12’s every success.”

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