Final Preparations Underway For 2023 Matric Exams

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There is less than 40 days left by the 2023 Matric Exams start in South Africa. The education department is doing all they can to ensure learners are as prepared as they can be for the final school exams. 

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Grade 12 learners around South Africa are currently preparing for National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. With the commencement of the final school exams just over a month away, it’s all hands on deck for the education department to assist learners in achieving their academic goals. 

The final matric examination period is set to commence on Monday, 30 October 2023 and will conclude during the first week of December 2023. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it is pulling out all the stops to support Grade 12 learners in the province.

This includes delivering resource study materials to schools and facilitating extra lessons to assist learners in preparing for the matric exams

Matric support booklets were delivered to over 60 000 candidates in schools. The booklets contain past papers in high enrolment subjects, the exam timetable, study tips, post-matric advice and pass requirements.

It also provides candidates and their parents with all the details on when and how the results will be released, the dates for remark and recheck applications, and how to apply for supplementary exams after receiving their results if they would like to improve their marks,

The WCED also revealed that 18 000 matric candidates attended Winter School during the June/July holidays while districts and schools will again be hosting Spring School during the first week of October 2023. This is being done to provide learners with more time with the learning material they need to understand to pass the final matric exams. 

The Back On Track classes for matrics at selected schools have been taking place during term time every second Saturday. Our schools have also offered their own extra classes and revision support to their learners

A wide variety of e-learning resources that matrics can use to prepare for the exams. These resources include video lessons, past papers, subject study guides, study tips, schedules for radio and television revision broadcasts, and links to online tutoring

The department praised teachers for their work in assisting Grade 12 learners in preparing for the matric exams. Teachers continue to support learners despite facing several challenges including loadshedding and a taxi strike that kept learners away from the classroom.

We thank them for their hard work and wish them all the best as they continue to ensure that learners are well-prepared for post-school education and employment opportunities.

Support resources are also available to learners who feel overwhelmed or stressed during the matric exams. Learners are encouraged to reach out to their school or call the Safe Schools Hotline at 0800 45 46 47 for help. 

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