Of all the things you can do to prepare for finals, getting and practicing matric pasts papers is by far the best way to get top results for any subject in our national curriculum.
Its simple….If you know whats coming then you have no excuse to be poorly prepared
This is not rocket science :)
Yet so many students neglect doing this diligently and with a basic level of introspection. With papers available dating back to 2008 there are enough examples and scenarios to cover all possible angles.
Questions set by matric examiners are carefully moderated over months to ensure that the correct standards are implemented. Questions set by local departments and teachers are typically not set at an excellent standard purely because the time investment is not always possible.Thus previous papers generally provide better preparation than most internally set tests or tasks.
Another key factor to setting matric past papers is something called taxonomy levels.Taxonomy levels essentially balance out the difficulty of a question paper by making sure that the paper has a nice mix of easy, moderate and hard questions are asked. Getting this right takes many hours, experienced examiners and even then a bit of luck.
South Africa has the unfortunate situation of having really privileged students and students that find life in general as more of a struggle. Taxonomy levels aim to slightly correct this discrepancy and to make things a bit fairer.
How to prepare for Matric Finals using Past Papers
- Visit our matric past paper category using the blue link below. We have all the past papers for History, Geography, Physical Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Technology, Life Sciences, Electrical Technology, Economics, Consumer Studies, Mathematical Literacy, Civil Technology, Business Studies, Agricultural Technology, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Management Practices and Accounting. Each subject file is sorted by year and each file has been renamed to create a standard naming convention to make organizing your files easier.
- Set at least three hours aside each weekend to do one paper without looking at the memo….. Time yourself and mark your script.
- Filter out the questions that were wrong and compare them to the memo.
- If you can identify your mistake then great! If not the you have some homework to do…..
- Revise your Feynman Technique Sheets if available or revise your theory again. This process eliminate blank spots in our understanding and establishes a higher state of enlightenment….
- Diligently repeat this process until matric finals.
The confidence this creates in any matric student cannot be bought or faked. Learners that perform the best, teachers and curriculum advisers can all testify to the effectiveness of the method.
So get your copies here and start today!