Matric exams 2018: Timetable, past papers, study guides and exam tips

Welcome, class of 2018! You've come this far, and we're going to help you push through the matric final exams and the matric results. 

This page has links to study resources, past papers and study guides, study methods and tips, advice on managing stress, good nutrition and sleep, and anything else you may need to keep you calm and learning at your level best. 

Get stuck in and stay tuned! 

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Old matric exam papers

We cover every subject from Afrikaans to Zulu, with hundreds of old exam papers from 2008. Maths, the Sciences, English... Music, Dance and Tourism – they're there. 

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

They're mostly NSC papers, but we've also added some past papers from the IEB exams of 2017 here:

Click here to see the list of all past matric papers, which you can download for free.

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The NSC timetable

We list all the subjects, dates and times, and also made a nifty printable calendar you can stick to your wall or fridge.

To see which paper is written when, and download the free calendar, click here. 

The IEB timetable

Here's the exam timetable for those private schools who are writing the IEB matric exams.

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Create a study timetable

We've designed a few printables you can download and print out to work out what you're going to study when. So organised.

Click here to download.

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Free matric study guides:

Download free study guides for:

(We also have study guides for Grade 11 and Grade 10.)

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Other study resources:

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Study methods

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Exam tips

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Stress: how to not lose your marbles

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Advice from top matrics

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If you're the parent, here's how to support your matriculant:

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Of food and health:

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Results! (And what a matric pass means)

Sign up to News24's Matric Results tool and you'll be notified the moment the results become available. Available soon. Meanwhile, here are some other ways: 

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What happens next year?

Plan B 

Tertiary studies

Gap years and empty nests

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