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Matric

Matric is pretty much the most important year of your high school career as you journey to achieve your matric qualification and pass matric. 

The Careers Portal provides resources including matric qualification past papers, dedicated to making the matric year easier for grade 12s. We want to make sure that all grade 12 students have an easy and convenient way to gain access to the resources they need in order to succeed during their exams.

You'll be able to find everything you need from matric rewrite, matric results, study guides, matric past exam papers, matric timetables, tips, advice and more.

Don't forget the all-important Matric Results.

VIEW THE 2024 FINAL MATRIC EXAM TIMETABLE HERE

 

Past Papers

 

Past Papers

One of the most effective ways of practicing for your upcoming matric finals is to do past exam papers for your different matric subjects to secure that national senior certificate pass. Your matric period is the most important part of your journey doing matric courses.

Get all the past exam papers you need right here! With the Careers Portal, you can make your journey doing matric courses epic.

Find past exam papers for subjects like Life Orientation, English Home Language, Agricultural Management Practices, Afrikaans Home Language, isiXhosa Home Language, Afrikaans Additional Language, Life Sciences and other past exam papers and memos you need.

Click here to check out all past examination papers and memos

 

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How To Cope With Exam Stress

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Ever since you start your basic education journey, you think about the day you will finally have passed matric and know what matric means, but this also carries a lot of pressure, especially while you prepare for the upcoming matric exams for subjects.

The final exam period can be very stressful and overwhelming. It's important to have strategies to keep not only your body but your mind healthy as well so that you can excel in your exam paper and get your National Senior Certificate!

Here's some advice to cope with exam stress while conquering your exam paper and making sure you battle fears such as 'what if I fail matric' or 'what if I mess up my matric exams'.

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Matric Study Tips

 

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Have you heard about Studyclix? They are a new service you can sign up for - completely free of charge! They promise to make your matric exams easier. Studyclix is packed with exam questions, memos, sample answers, quizzes and more! Studyclix gives you everything you need to revise more effectively.

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Preparing for matric qualification exams can be a challenging and crucial time for grade 12s, as they strive to achieve academic success and pave the way for their career options. To excel in these matric certificate exams, effective study tips, encompassing proper time management, strategic planning, and focused revision, can significantly enhance students' performance and boost their confidence to secure their matric certificate while acing their exam paper.

The key to succeeding in your Senior Certificate exams is to have a game plan and to stick to it. Remember, having a plan for before, during and after your exam paper is written can wipe away that feeling of not being in control.

This is why we've provided some advice to make sure you ace your Life Sciences, Physical Sciences or Computer Applications Technology exams.


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Study Guides and Resources

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Study guides and past exam papers play a pivotal role in facilitating your learning journey doing matric courses by providing comprehensive and organized materials to aid their understanding and retention of academic subjects and pass matric.

Besides past exam papers, there are so many resources and study guides out there which can help you better prepare for your Final Matric exams and secure that matric certificate. These are available with many subjects such as Agricultural Sciences, Civil Technology, Physical Sciences and Electrical Technology.


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Post-Matric Options

 

After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


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Bursaries Which Can Cover Your Fees To Study Further

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If you want to study after you pass and have your matric certificate, you might need a bursary. Bursaries make it easier for students to go to school and focus on passing their studies without worrying too much about money.

Are you looking for ways to fund your studies? Perhaps an academic bursary is the answer to your financial worries.  Academic bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from an engineering course to a journalism course.

Head to our sister website, The Bursaries Portal, to find the latest bursaries as well as their requirements, how to apply and what these bursaries cover.

Find all the latest bursaries and scholarships here.


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NSFAS Bursaries Cover More Than Just Your Tuition Fees

 

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NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a bursary fund for students through the NSFAS funding. A bonus? You don't need a bachelor's pass or diploma pass to qualify.

NSFAS gives bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds which goes beyond just paying for your fees.

The NSFAS bursary will cover everything from your fees to your accommodation and get you well on your way to your pursuing your career options.

NSFAS doesn't necessarily need you to have your matric certificate as they cover TVET College courses as well.

To learn more about NSFAS, click here


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The Funza Lushaka Bursary Is Perfect If You Want To Study Teaching

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Funza Lushaka

The Funza Lushaka Bursary is one of the teaching bursaries available to students who got a bachelor's pass. Applications for the bursary usually open in October and close in January. 

The Funza Lushaka Bursary is a government bursary which not only pays for students’ tuition fees but also accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, and if possible a small allowance for monthly living expenses.

Careers Portal brings you all you need to know about the Funza Lushaka requirements, Funza Lushaka online application, how to do a Funza Lushaka status check and just about anything you would need to know about the bursary.

To learn more about the Funza Lushaka Bursary, click here


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ISFAP Bursaries Will Pay For Missing Middle Students’ Fees

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ISFAP refers to the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme which provides bursaries to students from poor and missing middle backgrounds with funding going beyond just paying for your fees after you pass and get matric certificates.

The ISFAP bursary requirements include being a South African citizen, coming from households with an annual income falling between R0 and R600 000 and are registered within the universities and courses that ISFAP partners with.

ISFAP funds several courses at multiple institutions including Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Actuarial Science, and many more subjects. We have all the information on which courses they will pay your tuition fees for after grade 12, as well as the higher education institutions that they have partnered with.

Click here to find out more about ISFAP


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There Are Many Student Loans You Can Apply For

Student loans are a vital resource that empowers individuals to pursue higher education after getting a matric pass, despite financial constraints. If you don't qualify for a bursary or have not been successful in applying for one, a student loan could be how you fund your studies after you pass and get your matric certificate.

Many student loan applications will need you to submit a certified copy of your original matric certificate, listing all your subjects, from your provincial education department as well as a certified copy of your ID and proof of residence.

Student loans are available in all provinces, including Eastern Cape and Gauteng, and will cover most if not all study subjects after you get your National Senior Certificate NSC.


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Student Accommodation

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There are various ways to find student accommodation if you're looking to study away from home. It is sure to be a major adjustment but there is always support available.

From fully furnished rooms and study areas to communal spaces for socializing, student accommodations aim to foster a sense of community and facilitate meaningful interactions among residents.

Click here if you're looking for student accommodation.

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Career Advice

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Looking for career advice? Careers Portal can help you with how to apply for jobs, how to create a CV after getting your National Senior Certificate NSC, answer interview questions and even help you answer any other questions about working that you might have.

It might be scary to become a part of the real world after your senior certificate, but we are here to help cushion the fall.

Find everything you need to know here.


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Didn’t Finish Matric? You Can Still Get Your Adult Matric Qualification

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Should you have not achieved your matric qualification during your school years, you can still work to get it by getting your adult matric certificate. The Education Department offers Adult Matric Programmes in the form of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) at South African schools.

Find out how to register to do your adult matric, what the ABET matric programme entails, if adult matric is the same as matric and more on our website.

Click here to find out about doing an adult matric programme


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