Class of 2020! You’ve beaten the odds and made it all the way to your final exams. The Matric 2020 Exams might be a lot different to previous years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it work for you. We wish you all the best and hope you achieve the results you deserve!
When Will the Matric 2020 Exams Take Place?
The Matric 2020 exams kicked off on Thursday, 5 November 2020 and will run for the next seven weeks. This is slightly later than usual and will only conclude on Wednesday, 15 December 2020.
Matric 2020 Exam Timetable
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DBE (Department of Basic Education) made the decision to combine the May/June exams with the finals. This makes it the largest public exam ever held in South Africa, with over one million students writing. Your final matric exam timetable will be provided by your school. You can also download it from the DBE website.
How can I Prepare for my Final Matric Exams?
When it comes to preparing for your final matric exams, it’s important to start your revision well in advance. This ensures that you have enough time to go through all the work you covered. Consult your exam timetable and make note of the dates you will be writing before you begin.
Using past matric exam papers is a great way to familiarise yourself with the structure of your exam paper. It can also be used as a mock exam. Time yourself to see if you can finish the entire paper within the allocated time. Once you’re done, check your answers using the memo.
As a matric student, having a good study routine is essential to your success. Use these study tips as a guideline to help you study for your exams.
- Create a study timetable and stick to it
- Have all your study material ready before you start
- Keep your study sessions short
- Take regular breaks
- Use different study methods
- Break your work into manageable chunks
- Look after your body and brain
The National Department of Education has made a wide variety of online resources available to students. This includes study guides, apps and video lessons. If you are struggling to cope with exam pressure, don’t be afraid to speak to an expert.
Writing Your Matric Exams During Covid-19
With the Matric 2020 exams taking place during a pandemic, students will have to adhere to strict COVID-19 hygiene protocols. This includes wearing a mask for the duration of an exam. Before a candidate is allowed to enter an exam venue, their temperature will be taken. If it’s 38 degrees Celsius or above, they will write their exam in isolation.
What if I Test Positive for COVID-19?
If a candidate tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be allowed into the exam venue to write their exam. Students who miss certain papers due to testing positive, should be registered for those subjects to write during the May/June 2021 exams. If you have recovered from COVID-19, you may continue writing the remaining subjects on the timetable or choose to write next year.
When Will the Matric 2020 Results be Released?
The matric results are usually released in early January the next year, but things are different for the class of 2020. The release date for the Matric 2020 results is 23 February 2021. This is more than a month later than previous exam results.
Good Luck, Class of 2020!
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