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If you're a matric student and you've been wondering what a matriculation exemption is, then keep reading to find out. 


Almost 900 Matric exam paper markers quit and had to be replaced in Gauteng just as the marking season commences. Marking began on 4 January and is set to finish up on 22 January with around 45 000 markers being recruited across the country.


With the Department of Basic Education aiming for marking to be done in two weeks, concern has now surfaced as Covid can strike anytime and disrupt the marking processes. Marking of matric exam papers commenced on 4 January.


The first official day of Matric marking is done and dusted following a year full of bumps and even some controversies when it comes to the Matric Class of 2020. With marking underway, the Department hopes to finish on time and deliver results on time as well.


Teacher unions are voicing their concerns when it comes to the marking of matric exam papers and teachers' safety while doing so. NAPTOSA has said that there is a psosibility that markers could have withdrawn their duties. Marking of the 2020 matric exam papers commenced today as Matrics are expected to receive their results on 23 February.


The Gauteng Department of Education announced that late online registration admissions are now open for grade 1 and 8 learners. 


The Department of Basic Education recently presented the findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2019, this shows how South African learners have been faring in comparison to the rest of the world. 


During a briefing in Pretoria, Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, announced when the matric results will be released and spoke about the readiness of schools during the current pandemic. 


Matric exams have officially come to an end, but the drama still continues. The Department of Basic Education has released more details about those behind the leak of one of the matric exam question papers. 


More than 1 million candidates were registered to write the final matric exams this year. Now that the exams have come to an end, the department is certain that its efforts had a positive impact on learners.

 

 


The decision made by the Department of Basic Education and Umalusi to have all the matrics rewrite the two leaked exams was overturned by the high court in Pretoria. Which according to Mweli has caused the department "unprecedented crisis".


As students get closer to writing their final exams, it becomes important that all the information learnt and hours spent doing homework and 8:30 a.m. lectures is retrievable on exam day. 

 


With the exam season right around the corner, I think now is a great time to talk about how to crush your final exams.


Have you ever been studying hard and felt prepared for the exam but when you walk into your exam your mind goes blank? As you sit down to start your tests you notice your sweaty palms and a pit in your stomach.

 


I want our young people to know that they matter, and that they should not be afraid.

 


Simple Science South Africa is a Youtube channel dedicated to helping learners understand concepts in Physical Science. With the final matric exams coming up, the videos on the channel could be the perfect way for you to finally grasp that concept you've been struggling with.


Matriculants are entering into their semi-final exams called prelims. The prelim exams serve as a trial run before the final exam takes place. Many students often feel overwhelmed with emotions when it comes to this time of the year.


While other provinces have been struggling to get learners to attend classes, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said it has seen a slight increase in the attendance of learners. Although the attendance rate has improved, schools in the province still face problems.


The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has released a timetable for the final matric exams. Some learners have already started writing their final exams and the spotlight is on them, as the average pass rate at IEB schools is between 97% and 98%. 

 


The Basic Education Department in Limpopo is concerned about learners who have not been attending school since the beginning of the lockdown. The absence of these learners has contributed to the high absentee rate in the province.

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