Own YOUR future. Own YOUR success.
Study hard to pass matric

The countdown to the start of the 2011 matric exams has begun.  The Western Cape Education Department is committed to supporting you in every possible way to pass matric and to achieve excellent results.

Ultimately, 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 staying focused, positive and healthy.

The WCED wishes you everything of the very best - by studying hard, you claim your success and your future.

To help you pass your matric, we have prepared this booklet, called “Tips for Success”, to provide advice on preparing for the exams, planning your 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 following are the contents of this booklet, adapted for delivery via the Internet. Click here to download the complete booklet in Acrobat format
(zip file: size 1 734 KB)

Grade 12 - Tips for Success - a guide to helping you pass your matric
(the following documents require the Adobe Reader  for viewing and/or printing)

  1. 10 things to do to succeed in the examinations & Tips for Success  (pdf: size 1 038 KB)
  2. Example of a Grade 12 study timetable  (pdf: size 55 KB)
  3. Blank study timetable for you to use for your own planning  (pdf: size 52 KB)
  4. Make your dream come true:  advice from learners who did well in the 2010 Matric exmans  (pdf: size 261 KB)
  5. 2011 National Senior Certificate Examination Timetable, Oct/Nov 2011  (pdf: size 54 KB)
  6. Bursaries & Loans  (pdf: size 109 KB)

  7. The following documents contain lists of the main concepts and content from the subjects studied in Grade 12.  Enter the concepts/content of your seven or more subjects on your study timetable.  These lists work well as check- lists for you to keep track of how far you are with your studies.  These lists will give you an indication of how much work you have to cover this year, and enable you to manage your time accordingly.

    Work systematically through the concepts/content making notes and mind maps using your textbooks and study guides.  Once you have covered all the topics, work through the examination papers from the past three years.

    Working through past examination papers:
    (Click HERE for a list past examination papers and marking memoranda from previous years)
    The questions from previous papers should give you a good idea of what you can expect in a final examination.

© 2011 WCED