At Ribane Laka Secondary School in Mamelodi, which is synonymous with excellent matric results, the learners shared their expectations for the exams. They had, like their peers around the country, written English paper 1.
They agreed that the paper was fair, which led them to believe and feel optimistic that the other papers would be equally fair.
Koketso Ndlebe, 16, said the paper was fair and had not been too challenging.
“I have been preparing and believe I am going to make it.