What is a supplementary exam?

What is a supplementary exam?

Date Published: November 19, 2020

Supplementary exams are exams that are written to improve your marks.

If you want to get into university and your marks don’t meet the requirements, writing supplementary exams can be very helpful in helping you achieve better results. 

A supplementary exam is an additional exam considered as a second chance.

How do you write supplementary exams?

If you would like to apply for supplementary exams, you may apply through your school, However you have to contact the Department of Basic Education.

Supplementary exam requirements

To qualify for supplementary exams, you have to meet these requirements:

  • You only need two matric rewrites to pass matric.
  • You were sick and can provide a doctor’s note.
  • There was a death in your immediate family.

How to prepare for your supplementary exams?

  • Download past exam papers.
  • Get help, a tutor can be very useful in helping you understand the subjects that you struggle with.
  • Plan your time ahead by creating a study timetable.
  • Access free study guidelines from the DBE website.

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Author: Omega Fumba 

Published: November 19, 2020


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