Less than seven days per subject

2015-09-15 06:00

The matric class of 2015 is entering one of the most challenging and arguably most important times of their lives – the build-up to their final examinations.

“With 39 days to go until the start of the 2015 NSC examinations – less than seven days per subject of study time remaining – it is important for our all candidates to make use of all the resources available to them,” says Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape minister of education.

“Your success will depend on what you put into your studies. This in turn depends on how you plan your time, how hard you study, and that you stay focused, positive and healthy.”

To help candidates to pass their matric, the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) has prepared a booklet called “Tips for Success”, to provide advice on preparing for the exams, planning study time and what to cover in each subject.

The booklet includes advice from those who excelled in last year’s exams, along with the exam timetable and information on bursaries and loans for studying after school.

“The importance of practising exam questions cannot be emphasised enough. This is why the WCED has made past exam papers available to all learners. Candidates should use their June examination results as an indication of what their stronger and weaker subjects are. I encourage all candidates to work through these ahead of the exams,” says Schäfer.

Candidates should also make use of the e-portal resources on the WCED website to find other resources that may assist them. A wide range of matric revision videos are also available on the WCED YouTube channel. These provide guidance mainly on how to tackle specific questions in the exam. Matrics can visit the WCED website for a list of videos available at: http://wced.school.za/documents/Matric/matric-n/videos.html

The full booklet can be downloaded from the WCED website at http://wced.school.za/documents/Matric/book/eng/TipsForSuccess.pdf. Exam papers can be found here: http://wced.school.za/documents/NSC-results/Papers-memos.html

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