Grade 11: English practice papers and study guide


We have compiled a study guide and practice papers you can download for free to help your Grade 11 to prepare for the exams. Many private publishers also have great resources for Grade 11s, at a price, but it could be worth investing in. See below for links to them.

Here are the free ones.

Grade 11 common papers: English First Additional Language

2017 English Common Papers:

2017 English Paper 1*

2017 English Paper 1 Memorandum*

2017 English Paper 2*

2017 English Paper 2 Memorandum*

2017 English Paper 3

2017 English Paper 3 Memorandum

* Most papers for English First Additional Language aren’t available as yet. We hope to get them soon.

Grade 11 study guides: English First Additional Language

Click on the image below to download Via Afrika's free study guide to help your Grade 10 learners get a head start on the upcoming exams. 

English FAL Via Afrika

Published with kind permission from Via Afrika.   

To see the full catalogue available for purchase check out the Via Afrika website.

Also see: 

Grade 11: Maths & Maths Lit practice papers and study guides 

Grade 11: Physical Sciences practice papers   

For Grade 10 subjects 

Grade 10: Maths & Maths Lit practice papers and study guides  
Grade 10: English practice papers and study guides 
Grade 10: Physical Sciences practice papers and study guides 

For Grade 12 subjects 

Download past matric exam papers here: updated to include Nov 2017 

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