Grade 12s are scheduled to write their Afrikaans Language Paper 1 exam. Picture Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA).
Grade 12s are scheduled to write their Afrikaans Language Paper 1 exam. Picture Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA).

Matrics to write Afrikaans language paper 1 exam

By Zodidi Dano Time of article published Nov 3, 2021

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As the second week of the National Senior Certificate examination gets underway, matrics are expected to write paper 1 of the Afrikaans language exam.

Paper 1 of the Afrikaans exam focuses on comprehensions, summary writing and grammar.

The session will be for Afrikaans Home Language pupils, First Additional Language and Second Additional Language. It is scheduled to start at 9am and will conclude 2 hours later.

The National Senior Certificate exams started on October 27. They were initially set to start on November 1, but due to the municipal elections, the dates were changed.

The exams will conclude on December 7, with the results being announced by Minister Angie Motshekga on January 20, 2022. The following day, NSC candidates will get their individual results at the schools.

This is the third NSC examinations to be written under strict Covid-19 guidelines.

The Department of Basic Education has assured the public that it was ready for the exams, and despite the pandemic disruptions, the learners were fit and ready to write the examinations.

A record of 735 000 full-time learners are expected to write in this year’s matric exams.

Motshekga said: “This year, there are seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, 735 677 full-time candidates. This is an increase of 128 451. That means that the system needs to ensure that all health and safety protocols are adhered to. We have consulted with provinces to check on their state of readiness, and provinces have confirmed that it is all system go.”

The Class of 2021 has already written the English Language Paper 1 exams as well as the Business Studies Paper 1 exam. They have had two study leaves which include voting day.

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