Hey Matrics, 

As you head into your final exams, know that we at the Careers Portal are rooting for you! We fully support you and one of the ways we would love to show you our support is by providing you with helpful resources to assist you along your journey. 

The Careers Portal provides resources dedicated to making your matric year easier. We want to make sure that all 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 papers, to tips, advice and more.

Past Papers

Get all the Matric past papers you need right here! With the Careers Portal, you can make your Grade 12 year epic. 

Click here to check out all past matric examination papers

How To Cope With Exam Stress

The final Matric 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!

Guide To Remaining Calm For Matrics

4 Tips On How To Cope With Exam Failure

How To Keep The FOCUS When Exams Fatigue Sets In

Matric Study Tips

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

Common Study Mistakes Students Make

Study Techniques That Work

Study Guides & Resources

Besides past papers, there are so many resources and study guides out there which can help you better prepare for your Final Matric exams.

Mind The Gap Grade 12 Study Guides

Free Online Resources For Matriculants

Resources To Help You Get Distinctions

Post-Matric Options

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do'? Well, we can help.

Where To Study in South Africa

Tips For Students Transitioning From High School To University

Not Going to University? Here Are Other Options For You


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 engineering to journalism.

Find all the latest bursaries and scholarships here.


NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a bursary fund for students through the NSFAS funding. The NSFAS bursary will cover everything from your fees to your accommodation. To learn more about NSFAS, click here.

Funza Lushaka Bursary

The Funza Lushaka Bursary is one of the teaching bursaries available to students. Click here to find out everything you need to know about the Funza Lushaka Bursary.


ISFAP refers to the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme which provides bursaries to students from poor and missing middle backgrounds. Click here to find out more about ISFAP.

Student Loans

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. 

Fund Your Studies With A Loan From Fundi

Banks That Offer Student Loans in South Africa

5 Things to Think About When Taking Out a Student Loan

Student Accommodation

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.

Click here if you're looking for student accommodation.

Career Advice

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

Find everything you need to know here.

At Nurture, we have a steadfast belief in the remarkable strength of women. We see mothers raising families with boundless love, single moms conquering challenges with grace, and women being their households’ pillars through hard work. We understand the incredible potential that education unlocks for women, enabling them to stand tall and make well-informed choices.

Putting things off until the last minute can work against you and any goals you might have in matric. This is why it’s important to find ways to knock the habit of procrastination. 

Knowing where to find all of your study resources can help you feel most prepared for your matric exams. This is why it’s important to familiarise yourself with the platforms you can use to access these resources.


Engen recently partnered with Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mines (SBPM) to help 220 matric leaners in the North West province prepare for their upcoming preliminary and final exams.

Matric can feel like it’s all academics and no play. But it doesn’t have to be that way, because extracurricular activities can help you de-stress and take your mind off academics.

Failing subjects in matric can be very discouraging, as it can get in the way of goals you’ve set or plans you have for the future. It can be difficult to believe, but how you perform doesn’t have to define you or your future. 

If you find yourself struggling to remember content you’ve studied, the problem could be the learning style you’re using. Once you buckle down on the right learning style for you, you could be well on your way to improving your marks.

The final year of high school can be difficult to get through, with the many things that need to be balanced. We all want to have time to reach our goals and do the things that we love, but this can be tricky if you don't know where to start.

Aiming to do well in the final matric exams can be tricky if you don’t know where to start. This is why past papers exist, and when used correctly, can play a big role in helping you do well in your exams. 

Finding the right study method takes trial and error. This is why it’s important to explore your options, including study tips that might seem unconventional.


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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude 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 considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


Where to Study


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Matric is a high-pressure year, and the emphasis that is placed on learners’ academic outcomes is immense. As a result, it is likely that learner stress and anxiety levels will be much higher during exam periods than they would under normal circumstances.