Matrics concerned over instructions in English paper

2015-11-06 09:57
Some of the Sobantu Secondary matric pupils who wrote English paper two yesterday, from left: Ayanda Gcabashe, Nikita Ramoroka, Msawenkosi Mkhize, Mthobisi Bhengu and Noluvo Mtholo.

Some of the Sobantu Secondary matric pupils who wrote English paper two yesterday, from left: Ayanda Gcabashe, Nikita Ramoroka, Msawenkosi Mkhize, Mthobisi Bhengu and Noluvo Mtholo. (Nosipho Nxasane)

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Pietermaritzburg - Matrics wrote English paper two on Thursday.

The Witness spoke to Sobantu Secondary matric pupils who believe that working hard and prayer will pull them through.

Nikita Ramaroka (18) said: “The paper was good but the instructions were confusing. I managed to finish it within the two hours we were given. I am confident that I did well in all the papers I have written. Maths paper two was the hardest because after the paper I went for ice-cream hoping it would cool me down. I am not stressed about the papers I still have to write because I am well prepared for them.”

Noluvo Mtholo (20) said she managed to answer all questions. “My family has been very supportive. I cannot study when everyone is still watching television, so during that time I rest and when they are done my mother wakes me up so I can study. Studying till the early hours of the next morning has been helping me so far. Although supplements are not healthy, I do use them. I use Bio-plus most of the time and so far I haven’t had any problems with it.”

Mthobisi Bhengu (19) said: “I enjoyed the paper. I was nervous at first because I did not understand most of my short stories that well. But our English teacher told us to answer what we had done in class, which was really helpful because I managed to answer all questions. Sobantu Secondary does not only cater for pupils around Sobantu but for those living around as well. We have had many problems, with pupils being robbed while coming to school and during this time that made me very nervous. The school took care of that by cutting down the bushes where the criminals would hide. Now we can walk to school freely.”

Msawenkosi Mkhize (19) said he enjoyed the paper and believes he has done well in all the papers he has written so far. “Maths was hard but I know I got an A if not a B for geography — that paper was easy.

“Pupils should give themselves enough time to study, and should never tell themselves they are done studying or have had enough, until they have written that paper,” he added.

“I will not say much because I am stressing right now,” said 19-year-old Ayanda Gcabashe. “The paper was fine but this whole thing with the instructions is really worrying me because I answered all the questions even the ones I did not know. I am looking forward to writing business studies because I am well prepared for that paper.”

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