The National Senior Certificate Accounting examination went off with no major problems reported yesterday.
The three-hour paper was written in the morning and was later followed by Zulu, Xhosa, Swati, Ndebele High Grade, First Additional Language paper one and Second Additional Language paper one in the afternoon.
Education head of department Nkosinathi Sishi said that while pupils in the rural areas faced difficulties due to the heavy rains, there had been no major mishaps with the accounting exam.
“I visited two high schools, one in Inchanga and another in Hammarsdale. The learners there seemed confident about the accounting paper,” he said.
Pupils at Chatsworth Seconday School, in Bayview, reckoned the accounting paper
was fair and they managed to complete it in time.
Nishen Pillay said he had studied until 2am and this had helped him get through with ease. “The paper was fair, but the section on adjustments to financial statements was tough.”
Raksha Sewpersad said it was a good paper and the trials examination had prepared her well.
“I managed to go through it nicely, but struggled a little with the income statements.”
Fathima Allie, 18, said she felt the paper was a bit long.
“The section on cash budget was the most difficult and I ended up spending a lot of time on that. The paper, in general, though, was fair.”
Khairoona Aboobacar described the exam as “interesting” but “challenging”. “Revision classes really helped. I just wish we did more on the cash-flow section, which I battled with,” she said.
Khaalida Mahomed and Brandon Naidoo said they had also struggled with the cashflow section but found the paper reasonable. They were looking forward to Afrikaans.