PRINTABLE: The Amended Senior Certificate May/June 2018 exam calendar
Here are the dates and times those inspirational South African adults who want to get their matrics are sitting for the Amended Senior Certificate exams in May/June 2018.
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In South Africa, adults over 21 who never got their matric certificate, for whatever reason, or want to improve their marks or write the CAPS curriculum, can complete their matric through a TVET college or certain private tertiary institutions.

The matric exam is written in May/June of each year and is called the Amended Senior Certificate.

And it's time! Months and months of hard work is all coming together now as you prepare for the final stretch.

Here are some handy calendar printables with all the dates of each paper. Simply click, save and print. All exam details follow below.

Best of luck!

To download, click on the image or here: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6.

Abbreviations:

  • HL: Home language
  • FAL: First additional language
  • SAL: Second additional language
  • P: Paper

WEEK 1

Tuesday 22 May

9:00

  • Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu HL, FAL, SAL P1 (2 hours)
  • Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Modern Greek SAL P1 (2 hours)
  • Latin SAL P1 (3 hours)

14:00

  • Information Technology Theory P2 (3hrs)

Wednesday 23 May

9:00

  • Portuguese HL, FAL, SAL P1 (2 hours)
  • German HL, SAL P1 (2 hours)
  • Hebrew SAL P1 (2 hours)
  • Serbian SAL P1 (2 hours)

14:00

  • Computer Applications Tech P2 Theory (3hrs)

Thursday 24 May

9:00

  • Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu HL (2½ hours), FAL, SAL P2 (2 hours)
  • Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Modern Greek SAL P2 (2 hours)
  • Latin SAL P2 (1½ hours)

14:00

  • English HL and FAL P1 (2hrs) SAL P1 (2½ hours)

Friday 25 May

9:00

  • Portuguese HL P2 (2½ hours), FAL, SAL P2 (2 hours)
  • German HL P2 (2½ hours), SAL P2 (2 hours)
  • Hebrew SAL P2 (2 hours)
  • Serbian SAL P2 (2 hours)

14:00

  • Mathematics P1 (3 hours)
  • Mathematical Literacy P1 (3 hours)

WEEK 2

Monday 28 May

14:00

  • Mathematics P2 (3 hours)
  • Mathematical Literacy P2 (3 hours)

Tuesday 29 May

9:00

  • Portuguese HL and SAL P3 (2½ hours),
  • German HL P3 (2½ hours
  • Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu HL and FAL P3 (2½ hours)

14:00

  • Accounting (3 hours)

Wednesday 30 May

14:00

  • Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL and FAL P1 (2 hours)
  • Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda SAL P1 (2½ hours)

Thursday 31 May

9:00

  • Dance Studies (3 hours) 
  • Electrical Technology (3 hours)

14:00

  • Computer Applications Tech P1 Practical (3 hours)

Friday 1 June

9:00

  • Visual Arts (3 hours)

Maritime Economics (3 hours)

14:00

  • Life Sciences P1 (2½ Hours)

Also see: Grade 12 study guides: Mathematics & Maths Literacy 

WEEK 3

Monday 4 June

9:00

  • Engineering Graphics and Design P1 (3 hours)

14:00

  • Life Science P1 (2½ Hours)

Tuesday 5 June

14:00

  • isiZulu, isiXhosa, Siswati, isiNdebele HL P1 (2½ hours)
  • isiZulu, isiXhosa, Siswati, isiNdebele FAL and SAL P1 (2 hours)

Wednesday 6 June

9:00

  • Dramatic Arts (3 hours)
  • Nautical Sciences P1 (3 hours)

14:00

  • English HL P2 (2½ hours)
  • English FAL and SAL P2 (2 hours)

Thursday 7 June

9:00

  • Engineering Graphics and Design P2 (3 hours)

14:00

  • Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL P2 (2½ hours)
  • Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda FAL and SAL P2 (2 hours)

Friday 8 June

9:00

  • Tourism (3 hours)

14:00

  • History P1 (3 hours) 

Also see: Self-marking exams for matrics! 

WEEK 4

Monday 11 June

9:00

  • Mechanical Technology (3 hours_

14:00

  • History P2 (3 hours)

Tuesday 12 June

9:00

  • Consumer Studies (3 hours)
  • Hospitality Studies (3 hours)

14:00

  • Afrikaans HL and FAL P1 (2 hours), SAL (2½ hours)

Wednesday 13 June

9:00

  • Civil Technology (3 hours)

14:00

  • Information Technology P1 Practical (3 hours)
  • Religion Studies P1 (2 hours)

Thursday 14 June

9:00

  • Design (3 hours)
  • Equine Studies (3 hours)

14:00

  • Physical Sciences P1 (3 hours)

Friday 15 June

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY (EID-UL-FITR)

Also see: Maths tuition, apps and videos for SA kids 

WEEK 5

Monday 18 June

9:00

  • Music Theory P1 (3 hours)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (3 hours)

14:00

  • Physical Sciences P2 (3 hours)

Tuesday 19 June

9:00

  • Music Comprehension P2 (1½ hours)

14:00

  • Economics P1 (2 hours)

Wednesday 20 June

9:00

  • Agricultural Technology (3 hours)
  • Nautical Science P2 (3 hours)

14:00

  • Afrikaans HL P2 (2½ hours), SAL and FAL (2 hours)

Thursday 21 June

9:00

  • Agricultural Management Practices (3 hours)

14:00

  • isiZulu, isiXhosa, Siswati, isiNdebele HL P2 (2½ hours)
  • isiZulu, isiXhosa, Siswati, isiNdebele FAL and SAL P2 (2 hours)

Friday 22 June 

NATIONAL SCHOOLS CLOSE

14:00

  • Agricultural Sciences P2 (2½ hours)

WEEK 6

Monday 25 June

9:00

  • Business Studies (3 hours)

14:00

  • Agricultural Sciences P2 (2½ hours)

Tuesday 26 June

9:00

  • Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitshonga, Tshivenda HL and FAL P3 (2½ hours)

14:00

  • Economics P2 (2 hours)

Wednesday 27 June

9:00

  • Georgraphy P1 (3 hours)

14:00

  • Geography P2 (1½ hours)

Thursday 28 June

9:00

  • isiZulu, isiXhosa, Siswati, isiNdebele HL and FAL P3 (2½ hours)

14:00

  • English HL and FAL P3 (2½ hours)

Friday 29 June

9:00

  • Afrikaans HL and FAL P3 (2½ hours)

14:00

  • Religion Studies P2 (2 hours)

Download our exam study timetable here.

Please direct enquiries to Dr R Poliah, Chief Directorate: National Assessment and Public Examinations: 012 357 3900.

To download the original PDF, see the Department of Basic Education's website.

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