Matric exams 2018! Here's all you need to know
The matric 2018 end-of-year exams start Monday, 15 October. We've compiled all the information to help you and your teen get through them.

The future is almost here... well almost. It's a little early but when has a head start ever been a bad thing?

NSC exams are tough but it can also be an exciting time of pushing hard and knowing you're doing your best.

Here's a list of study tips and resources you may find useful, from optimal learning to managing stress for both parent and student. 

Old matric exam papers

We cover every subject with hundreds of old exam papers from 2008. From maths and physical science to agriculture and dance studies, they're there. 

When doing these papers, encourage your teen to set the alarm clock and try to finish the paper within the same amount of time they'd have when sitting for the actual paper. That way they can identify key problem areas.

Click here to see the list of all papers.

Try these self-marking exam papers free.

The NSC timetable

To see which paper is written when, click here.

Create a study timetable

We've designed a printable you can download and print out to work out your own study timetable.

Click here to download.

Matric study guides:

Download free study guidesfor matric maths and maths literacy, with courtesy from Via Afrika. (We also have these study guides for Grade 11 and Grade 10.)

Study and exam tips:

Need to know:

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