The countdown begins for the Final National Senior Certificate exams. 99 days until the first matric exam. Here is when the exams will take place and how you can prepare for them.
The 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams will take place on Monday 31 October 2022. Grade 12 learners will be writing English Paper 1 as their first exam.
Learners may access the exam timetable from the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) website. The timetable will show when learners will be writing which subjects and how long each paper will be.
In preparation for the exams, the Basic Education Department suggests that learners work through past papers as it will give them a better understanding of which questions to expect in their final exams. Both past paper questions and memos can be found on the DBE website.
Learners are encouraged to make use of mobile notes, mnemonics and mind map to help them study. Mobile notes are great for studying key concepts and easy to make so that you can take them wherever you go.
A mnemonic code is a useful technique for learning information that is difficult to remember. In the code, each work stands for something else for example “Roy G. Biv” for the colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).
Mind maps are helpful tools because they who information that we have learnt in the same way that our brains “see” information. Adding pictures to the mind map will also help in remembering certain concepts.
On the day of the exam, learners should ensure that they have all their necessary stationery, such as pencils, pens, an eraser, a sharpener and a calculator with new batteries. Matriculants will also need their ID card or document, examination admission letter and their stickers with their name and exam number (if applicable).