Matrics happy with history paper

2015-11-05 11:17
Silver Heights matric pupils who wrote the history paper yesterday, (from left) Siphosethu Kitana, Lungelo Ngcobo, Mthabisile Ngwenya, Minenhle Zulu and Nomfanelo Mnikathi.

Silver Heights matric pupils who wrote the history paper yesterday, (from left) Siphosethu Kitana, Lungelo Ngcobo, Mthabisile Ngwenya, Minenhle Zulu and Nomfanelo Mnikathi. (Nosipho Nxasane)

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Pietermaritzburg - Matrics at Silver Heights Secondary who wrote history paper one yesterday said their school had prepared them well for their exam.

The Witness spoke to a few pupils from the school who said that while they feel some pressure because their school achieved a 100% pass rate in history last year, the fact that they had been well coached in the subject stood them in good stead for their exam.

Minenhle Zulu (18) said: “The paper was just fine as I managed to finish all my questions. Some questions were a little challenging. The school really helped us prepare for this paper as we had extra lessons on Saturdays and also doing past papers really helped.”

Lungelo Ngcobo (18) added: “The paper was reasonable compared to the other papers I have written. History is the comforting paper because we spent so much time preparing for it and we knew what to expect. Everything we learnt was there. We were given a lot of tests before we started with our exams, which really helped.

“My family’s been amazing, they know my timetable, and I am not allowed to chat or watch television until I am done studying. As it is I have to prepare an answer, because they will ask me how the paper was. That’s how much support my family is giving me.”

Siphosethu Kitana (18) said he enjoyed the paper. “I managed to finish. I was well prepared for it unlike my other papers. I even managed my time correctly because I wrote till the last minute. Some of the papers I have written were challenging, like special maths, but I have some confidence in myself that I did well.”

The paper was fun for Nomfanelo Mnikathi (18). “I was able to finish all my questions. Pupils should learn to study in advance and avoid those 30-minute talks about the paper before the exam. These conversations can get you confused with what you had studied because we all have our own way of studying,” she advised.

Mthabisile Ngwenya (18) said: “The paper was easy. Everything that was in the paper we went over during our lessons and we even got tested on it. Our teachers had put in a lot of effort to get us ready for this paper.”

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