Past matric exam papers: English Second Additional Language (SAL)

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*Updated April 2019

English is one of the key exam papers that matric learners write. Here's a collection of past English Second Additional Language (SAL) papers plus memos to help you prepare for the matric finals. The Department hasn't released many of these papers, so we apologise that it's so sparse. Hopefully we can add more soon.

We'd also like to tell you about our new free Grade 12 study guides. We have free English First Additional Language study guides, as well as other languages, maths, science and many other subjects.

Before we get to the past papers, here are some more links we hope you'll find useful:

All the best of luck!

The Parent24 team.

2014 November:

2014 English Paper 1 November

2014 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2014 English Paper 2 November

2014 English Paper 2 Memorandum November

2014 English Paper 3 November* 

2014 English Paper 3 Memorandum November*   

2014 Feb/March:

2014 English Paper 1 Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 2 Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 3 Feb/March*   

2014 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March*   

2012 November:

2012 English Paper 1 November

2012 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2012 English Paper 2 November

2012 English Paper 2 Memorandum November

2012 English Paper 3 November* 

2012 English Paper 3 Memorandum November*  

2011 November:

2011English Paper 1 November

2011 English Paper 1 Memorandum November* 

2011 English Paper 2 November* 

2011 English Paper 2 Memorandum November* 

2011 English Paper 3 November* 

2011 English Paper 3 Memorandum November* 

2011 Feb/March:

2011 English Paper 1 Feb/March  

2011 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2011 English Paper 2 Feb/March  

2011 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March  

2011 English Paper 3 Feb/March*   

2011 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March*    

2008 November:

2008 English Paper 1 November

2008 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2008 English Paper 2 November* 

2008 English Paper 2 Memorandum November* 

2008 English Paper 3 November* 

2008 English Paper 3 Memorandum November*  

Please come back again as we'll be loading more papers soon.

*Some papers aren’t available. We hope to get them soon.

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