May/June Exams In Western Cape
Over 27 000 candidates in the Western Cape have registered to write the combined National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate May-June exams.
Bronagh Hammond, the provincial education spokesperson, stated that the tests written on Wednesday were completed with “little disruption”. 6 registered learners wrote Arabic Second Additional Language and 2001 registered learners wrote Accounting Paper 1 on Wednesday.
Covid-19 protocols were followed and so candidates were screened upon arrival, sanitized, social distancing was implemented and all students wore their masks throughout the examinations.
Even though the exams were expected to commence on May 5th, they were postponed and are expected to run over 30 days and in 60 exam sessions up until July 7th.
The first week of exams will consist mostly of language papers. The paper for Thursday morning will start at 9 am with the afternoon paper starting at 2 pm.
In 2020, 12 605 National Senior Certificate candidates completed their grade 12 and are now rewriting to improve their results. 14 901 SC candidates are adults older than 21 and those between 18 and 20 who have left school and are now ready to write their supplementary examinations.
These examinations are for those who did not pass their matric or did not achieve the mark necessary for the course they wish to apply to. Read more about second chance matric here.
Hammond mentions that all invigilators underwent formal training from the department in September of 2020, and that they are all sending their best wishes to learners who are writing.
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Author: Karla Nortier