Matric 2011: Support Resources
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  1. Examination Timetable

  2. The October - December 2011 National Senior Certificate Examination Timetable (FINAL)
    (pdf: size 54 KB)  (Timetable updated Wednesday, 11 May, 2011)


  3. WCED Winter School Programme 2011

  4.      Metro Education Districts      Rural Education Districts

  5. Matric Resources:  Learner and subject-specific support in 2011

    (from the WCED's Media Release, "Minister Grant and Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, reveal strategy to improve underperforming schools", 22 March, 2011)


  6. WCED booklet:  GRADE 12 - TIPS FOR SUCCESS / GRAAD 12 - WENKE VIR SUKSES  (pdf)


  7. This booklet provides advice on preparing for the exams, planning your study time, what to cover in each subject and advice from those who excelled in last year’s exams. It is available here, either as a whole or by chapter.

    Hierdie boek is voorberei om jou te help om jou matriek deur te kom. Dit gee raad oor hoe om vir die eksamen voor te berei, hoe om jou studietyd te beplan, wat om te leer vir elke vak en dit sluit in advies van leerders wat uitgeblink het in verlede jaar se eksamen. Dit is beskikbaar hier.


  8. Education supplement from Die Burger/Beeld/Volksblad:
    (the following link opens in a separate browser window or tab)


  9. Matric support resources on Thutong (the national education portal web site)
    (the following link opens in a separate browser window or tab:)

    Thutong's "Support for Matrics" page includes an extensive variety of resouces for Grade 12 learners including

    • Self Study Guides
    • the Proverto Study Guides
    • Life Sciences Grade 12 Exam revision
    • links to other Matric support web sites


  10. Past NSC Matric examination question papers and memoranda  (in pdf format) :
    (the following links open in a separate browser window or tab:)

  11. The Department of Basic Education has the following sets of question and memorandum papers available for download:


    The above sets of question parers and marking memoranda are also available on CD (1 CD each for November 2008/March 2009, November 2009/March 2010 and November 2010) at a cost of R20 per CD from

        Edumedia (WCED) at 3 Station Road, Mowbray, Cape Town 7705
        Telephone: 021 689 9536  or  Fax: 021 685 7421  or  edumedia@pgwc.gov.za


  12. Lessons on DVD:

  13. The WCED, in association with the University of Stellenbosch's Telematic Teaching Project, has made available a series of DVDs containing lessons for selected subjects including Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Afrikaans Home Language, English First Additional Language, Accountancy, Life Sciences and Geography.

    For information on how to obtain copies of these DVDs, please contact

      Edumedia (WCED), 3 Station Road, MOWBRAY, Cape Town 7705
      Telephone: 021 689 9536  or  Fax: 021 685 7421  or  edumedia@pgwc.gov.za



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