NSC past exam papers: English Home Language (HL)

* Updated May 2017

2016 October/November:

2016 English Paper 1 November

2016 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2016 English Paper 2 November

2016 English Paper 2 Memorandum November

2016 English Paper 3 November

2016 English Paper 3 Memorandum November  

2016 ASC May/June:

2016 English Paper 1 May/June

2016 English Paper 1 Memorandum May/June

2016 English Paper 2 May/June

2016 English Paper 2 Memorandum May/June

2016 English Paper 3 May/June

2016 English Paper 3 Memorandum May/June

2016 Feb/March:

2016 English Paper 1 Feb/March 

2016 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March 

2016 English Paper 2 Feb/March 

2016 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March 

2016 English Paper 3 Feb/March 

2016 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March  

2015 November:

2015 English Paper 1 November

2015 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2015 English Paper 2 November

2015 English Paper 2 Memorandum November

2015 English Paper 3 November

2015 English Paper 3 Memorandum November 

2015 Feb/March:

2015 English Paper 1 Feb/March

2015 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2015 English Paper 2 Feb/March

2015 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March

2015 English Paper 3 Feb/March

2015 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March  

2014 November:

2014 English Paper 1 November

2014 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2014 English Paper 2 November

2014 English Paper 2 Memorandum November

2014 English Paper 3 November

2014 English Paper 3 Memorandum November  

2014 Grade 12 NSC Exemplars:

2014 English Paper 1 November

2014 English Paper 1 Memorandum November

2014 English Paper 2 November* 

2014 English Paper 2 Memorandum November* 

2014 English Paper 3 November* 

2014 English Paper 3 Memorandum November*  

2014 Feb/March:

2014 English Paper 1 Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 2 Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 3 Feb/March  

2014 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March  

2013 November:

2013 English Paper 1 November* 

2013 English Paper 1 Memorandum November* 

2013 English Paper 2 November* 

2013 English Paper 2 Memorandum November

2013 English Paper 3 November* 

2013 English Paper 3 Memorandum November*  

2013 Feb/March:

2013 English Paper 1 Feb/March  

2013 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2013 English Paper 2 Feb/March  

2013 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March  

2013 English Paper 3 Feb/March  

2013 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March  

2012 November:

2012 February/March:

2012 English Paper 1 Feb/March

2012 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March 

2012 English Paper 2 Feb/March

2012 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March* 

2012 English Paper 3  Feb/March

2012 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March  

2011 November: 

2011 English Paper 1 Nov

2011 English Paper 1 Memorandum November* 

2011 English Paper 2 Nov 

2011 English Paper 2 Memerandum November*  

2011 English Paper 3 Nov 

2011 English Paper 3 Memorandum November* 

2011 February/March:

2011  English Paper 1 Feb/March

2011 English Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2011 English Paper 2 Feb/March

2011 English Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March

2011 English Paper 3 Feb/March

2011 English Paper 3 Memorandum Feb/March

2009 November:

2009 English Paper 1 

2009 English Paper 1 Memorandum 

2009 English Paper 2  

2009 English Paper 2 Memorandum 

2009 English Paper 3 

2009 English Paper  3 Memorandum

2008 November: 

2008 English Paper 1

2008 English Paper 1 Memorandum* 

2008 English Paper 2* 

2008 English Paper 2 Memorandum* 

2008 English Paper 3* 

2008 English Paper 3 Memorandum

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