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Past Senior Certificate and ABET Level 4 question papers

National Senior Certificate, recent Senior Certificate and ABET Level 4 question papers* and marking memoranda* are available from this site. They are also available on CD from Edumedia ( see below ). Printed copies are on file at the WCED’s Edulis Library in Bellville ( for contact details, click here ).

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The following National Senior Certificate Examination (NSC) question papers and marking memoranda are available from the "Past Exam Papers" section of the National Department of
Basic Education's
web site:

    NSC 2013 Examination papers and memos
    NSC 2012 Examination papers and memos
    NSC 2011 Examination papers and memos
    NSC 2011 Feb/Mar Examination papers and memos
    NSC 2010 Examination papers and memos
    NSC 2009 Examination papers and memos
    NSC 2008 Examination papers and memos

The following Senior Certificate Examination question papers are available:
    November 2001
    March 2002
    November 2002
    March 2003
    November 2003
    March 2004
    November 2004
    March 2005
    November 2005
    March 2006
    November 2006
    March 2007
    November 2007
    May-June 2008
    May-June 2009

The following Senior Certificate marking memoranda are available:
    November 2002
    November 2003
    November 2004
    November 2005
    November 2006
    November 2007
    May-June 2009

The following ABET Level 4 assessment papers and marking memoranda are available:
    June & October 2004
    October 2005  (assessment papers only - no memoranda available)
    June & October 2006
    June 2007

At present the question papers and memoranda are available from different parts of this site.  This service is currently in development.  We thank you for your cooperation.

In addition, a wide variety of "other" Papers/Memos can be found on the following web sites:
    TeacherWeb - look under "Learning Areas" ( particularly under "Common Papers..." )
    TeachMe2

on Compact Disc
Visitors using dial-up modems may find the download speeds slow, given the size of some files. In this case, we suggest that you obtain the sets of the available question papers and marking memoranda on compact disc from Edumedia, the WCED’s media production unit.

The following question papers & marking memoranda sets are available:

  • For the 'new' National Senior Certificate Examination (November & Supplementary examinations):
    CDs are available for the 2008, 2009 - 2010 and 2011 examinations.

  • For the 'old' Senior Certificate Examination (May/June examinations):
    A CD is available for the 2008 - 2011 May/June examinations.

  • For the 'old' Senior Certificate Examination (November & Supplementary examinations):
    CDs are available for the 2002 - 2003, 2004 - 2005 and 2006 - 2007 examinations.

The above can be purchased at R20 per CD from Edumedia at 3 Station Road, Mowbray, Cape Town (E-mail: , Telephone: 021-689-9536 or Fax: 021-685-7421).

* The electronic copies on the web and on the CDs are in Adobe Portable Document Format ("pdf").  The Adobe Reader is needed for viewing and printing these "pdf" documents.  The CDs for 2003, 2004 and 2005 contain a copy of the Adobe Reader 5 installation file.


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