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 ).
Download via the Internet:
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 2014 Exemplars
NSC 2014 Feb/March Examination papers and memos
NSC 2013 November Examination papers and memos
NSC 2013 Feb/March Examination papers and memos
NSC 2012 November Examination papers and memos
NSC 2012 Feb/March Examination papers and memos
NSC 2011 November Examination papers and memos
NSC 2011 Feb/March 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:
The following Senior Certificate marking memoranda are available:
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
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..." )
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, 2011 and 2012/2013 examinations.
- For the 'old' Senior Certificate Examination (May/June examinations):
A CD is available for the 2009 - 2013 May/June examinations.
The above can be purchased at R16 per CD from Edumedia at 3 Station Road, Mowbray, Cape Town (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.