Matric Exams Will Start on November 1st

Matric Exams Will Start on November 1st

According to the Department of Education, Matric Exams will start on the 1st of November 2021 and end on the 7th of December 2021.

What You Should Know

Here is everything you need to know about the matric exams:

  • English will be written on the first day of matric finals: English Home Language, English FAL and English Second Language are set to be written on the 1st of November. 
  • The examination dates are later than usual: This is to ensure that both learners and teachers have enough time to get through their syllabus’. This 6-week extension is due to all the teaching time that was lost to the coronavirus. 
  • Common Assessment Task for Life Orientation: The Life Orientation Common Assessment Task is due to be written on the 6th of September. 
  • Computer applications Technology and Information Technology Paper 1 Practical: These examinations are set to be written on the 19th and 20th of October respectively. 
  • Geography examinations 1 and 2: Both papers will have a 3 hour writing time and will be written on 2 separate days. 
  • Home language paper 3’s: An additional 30 minutes has been added to the writing time for all home language paper 3’s. This gives learners a total of 3 hours. This third paper will cover all writing and essay writing. This includes narrative, descriptive, reflective and discursive essays.  
  • Second additional languages: A third exam will be added to all second additional language subjects. Each exam will have a completion time of 2.5 hours. This third examination will be an oral assessment task. 
  • Marine Science: This is the first time that matric examinations will be written for Marine Science. This subject will consist of 2 examination papers to be written on separate days. 
  • Schools to close soon after examinations: Schools are set to close on the 10th of December for students and the 15th for teachers. 

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Author: Andrea Frisby 

Published: July 2, 2021

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