Top 20 IEB Subjects – Past Exam Papers, Memos & Study Material

Top 20 IEB Subjects - Past Exam Papers, Memos & Study Material

Date Published: October 5, 2020

The Independent Examinations Board is the umbrella organisation under which all private schools fall. 

IEB schools are known to have extremely high pass rates because of their high-quality educational institutions. The 2019 matric pass rate for IEB schools was 98.9%. 

When it comes to subjects in the IEB system, here are the top 20 and a few resources to assist in examination processes. 

Most popular IEB Subjects

IEB Recognised Subjects

When it comes to choosing subjects in IEB, students are spoilt for choice. The subject choices are split into two groups, group A and group B. 

Group A

Group A is split into A1, A2 and A3. All of the A categories are compulsory. A1 is representative of home languages and first additional languages. The A2 choice is math-related and students can either choose Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy. 

The final group in the A category is A3, which means Life Orientation is a compulsory subject. 

All IEB students are required to pick 4 subjects from the A categories in total. 

Group B

Group B contains 7 categories B1-B7. These are the choice subjects that make up the rest of the students’ curriculum. 

All IEB students must take a minimum of 3 subjects from the B group.  

Here is a list of all the A and B group subjects offered by IEB. 

Lockdown Resources

The IEB has provided online resources and study material for their students during the pandemic. 

Results for the 2020 IEB matric year may not see a serious impact by the COVID-19 pandemic as all students are equipped with technological resources. 

Here is a general list of resources relating to the CAPS curriculum. 

This link will take you to the IEB document library where you can also find resources for Adult Matric.

2020 Final Examinations

The IEB final examination table shows exams to start on the 9th of September 2020. Their examination period is rather lengthy and will last until the 24th of November. 

Here is the official IEB end year matric examination timetable. 

Author: Andrea Frisby 

Published: December 1, 2020

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