Here's What Matrics Are Writing This Week

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The final exams of their school careers has come for thousands of grade 12 learners. Here's which subjects will round off the 2023 National Senior Certificate exams. 


Grade 12 learners around the country will today begin their National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Several subjects will be written during the first week of final matric exams including languages, mathematics and several other subjects. 

Here’s What Matrics are Writing This Week 

Monday, 4 December 2023 

On Monday morning,  matric learners will write their Music Paper 1 Theory exam. Learners will continue jamming in the afternoon when they complete their Music Paper 2 Comprehension exam. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

On Tuesday morning, learners will complete their Dance Studies exam. 

The afternoon session will see learners write their Agricultural Technology exams. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Wednesday morning will feature the rewrites of the Computers and Technology (CAT) exam and Information Technology rewrites. 


The NSC examinations are crucial in the lives of South African students, as these results can significantly impact their future prospects. It's a time for them to showcase their knowledge, dedication, and resilience as they strive to excel in their chosen subjects.

Careers Portal wishes all matric learners the best of luck as they tackle this week's exams and take the first steps towards their academic and professional futures. Stay tuned for more updates on the NSC exams. 

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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.


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