4 weeks to go to start of NSC exams - Support for NSC Candidates
Statement by Minister Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education Western Cape
The matric class of 2019 is entering one of the most challenging and arguably most important times of their lives – the build up to their final school examinations.
With exactly 4 weeks to go until the start of the 2019 NSC examinations, it is important for our all candidates to make use of all the resources available to them.
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is committed to supporting our NSC candidates in every possible way to pass matric and to achieve excellent results.
To help candidates to pass their matric, we have created a special web site to help candidates prepare for the examinations. Candidates can visit the website here - https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/nsc-exams
There is also a “Tips for Success” section on the website to provide advice on preparing for the exams, planning study time and what to cover in each subject. This includes advice from those who excelled in last year’s exams, along with the exam timetable and information on bursaries and loans for studying after school. The full booklet can be downloaded from the WCED website - https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/documents/Matric/book/eng/2019-TipsForSuccess-complete.pdf
The importance of practising exam questions cannot be emphasised enough. This is why the WCED has made past exam papers available to all learners. Candidates should use their June examination results as an indication of what their strong and weaker subjects are. I encourage all candidates to work through these ahead of the exams. Exam papers and memos can be found here: https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/grade-12-question-papers
Candidates should also make use of the E-Portal resources on the WCED website to find other resources that may assist them – you can view these resources here - http://wcedeportal.co.za/browse/audience/learners/categories/studying-exams
There is also a wide range of matric revision videos on the WCED YouTube channel. These provide guidance mainly on how to tackle specific questions in the exam.
You can visit the WCED website for a list of videos available - https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/matric-revision-videos
To the 2019 NSC Candidates, your success will depend on what you put into your studies. This in turn depends on how you plan your time, how hard you study, and that you stay focused, positive and healthy.
We wish all schools and all candidates every success as they enter the final straight before the start of the NSC examinations.
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