Matric Exams

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that grade 12 learners will not be writing mid-year exams this year. The Minister’s announcement has not been without criticism. 

Finally Matrics can get some certainty about a year that has been nothing but disruption.  The timetable for the final matric exams has been released. The exams will now be written up until the 15th of December and more than 1 million candidates will be writing.

Schools have been given registration forms for learners to fill in and return before 15 March 2012 in order to write the Grade 12 examinations at the end of the year announced the Gauteng Education Department.

Learners in Gauteng who have qualified to write supplementary exams can now register for free classes which will be offered in various subjects at the end of the month. Learners have until 24 January to register for the classes which will run from 29 January to 20 February every Saturday and Sunday between 8am to 4pm.
The classes are expected to be held in over 40 centres throughout Gauteng.

The final countdown has begun with only a week left before this year?s matriculants begin writing their final exams. Most provincial education departments have said they are more than prepared for the good results from the second group of matriculants to write exams based on the National Curriculum Statement.

The second group of matriculants to write their exams based on the National Curriculum Statement, will begin their finals in less than a month. There are 588 000 registered candidates are the second group of matrics who will be writing exams based on the NCS.

The 2008 matric examinations kicked off without any hiccups on Monday morning, with the Grade 12?s saying the English paper 1 exam had not been to tough. Most pupils from schools around Pretoria said they were confident they had done well in the examination.


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