Past matric exam papers: Life Sciences

* Updated April 2019

Life Sciences explores nature and the human biology. It's also one of the most common exam papers that matric learners write. Here's a collection of past Life Sciences papers plus memos to help you prepare for the matric finals. (We also have a separate page for Physical Sciences.)

We'd also like to tell you about our new free Grade 12 study guides. We do have Life Science study guides, plus maths and many other subjects too.

Before we get to the past papers, here are some more links we hope you'll find useful:

All the best of luck!

The Parent24 team.

2018 ASC May/June:

2018 Life Sciences Paper 1 May/June

2018 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum May/June

2018 Life Sciences Paper 2 May/June

2018 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum May/June

2018 Feb/March:

2018 Life Sciences Paper 1 Feb/March

2018 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2018 Life Sciences Paper 2 Feb/March 

2018 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March   

2017 Feb/March:

2017 Life Sciences Paper 1 Feb/March

2017 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2017 Life Sciences Paper 2 Feb/March

2017 Life Sciences paper 2 Feb/March Memorandum

2017 ASC May/June:

2017 Life Sciences Paper 1 May/June

2017 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum May/June

2017 Life Sciences Paper 2 May/June

2017 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum May/June

2017 November:

2017 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2017 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2017 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2017 Life Sciences paper 2 Memorandum November

2016 October/November:

2016 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2016 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2016 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2016 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November

2016 ASC May/June:

2016 Life Sciences Paper 1 May/June

2016 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum May/June

2016 Life Sciences Paper 2 May/June

2016 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum May/June

2016 Feb/March:

2016 Life Sciences Paper 1 Feb/March 

2016 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March 

2016 Life Sciences Paper 2 Feb/March 

2016 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March   

2015 November:

2015 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2015 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2015 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2015 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November 

2015 Feb/March:

2015 Life Sciences Paper 1 Feb/March

2015 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum Feb/March

2015 Life Sciences Paper 2 Feb/March

2015 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum Feb/March  

2014 November:

2014 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2014 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2014 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2014 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November  

2014 Grade 12 NSC Exemplars:

2014 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2014 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2014 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2014 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November 

2014 February & March

2014 Life Sciences P1 Feb/March

2014 Life Sciences P1 Memorandum Feb/March

2014 Life Sciences P2 Feb/March

2014 Life Sciences P2 Memorandum Feb/March

2013 November:

2013 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2013 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November*

2013 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2013 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November 

2013 February & March

2013 Life Sciences P1 Feb/March

2013 Life Sciences P1 Memorandum Feb/March

2013 Life Sciences P2 Feb/March

2012 November:

2012 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2012 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2012 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2012 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November

2012 February & March

2012 Life Sciences P1 Feb/March

2012 Life Sciences P1 Memorandum Feb/March

2012 Life Sciences P2 Feb/March

2012 Life Sciences P2 Memorandum Feb/March

2011 November

2011 Life Sciences P1 November

2011 Life Sciences P1 Memorandum November

2011 Life Sciences P2 November

2011 Life Sciences P2 Memorandum November

2011 February & March

2011 Life Sciences P1 Feb/March

2011 Life Sciences P1 Memorandum Feb/March

2011 Life Sciences P2 Feb/March

2011 Life Sciences P2 Memorandum Feb/March

2009 November:

2009 Life Sciences Paper 1 November

2009 Life Sciences Paper 1 Memorandum November

2009 Life Sciences Paper 2 November

2009 Life Sciences Paper 2 Memorandum November

2008 November:

2008 Life Sciences P1 November

2008 Life Sciences P1 Memorandum November*

2008 Life Sciences P2 November

2008 Life Sciences P2 Memorandum November*

* Some papers aren’t available. We hope to get them soon.

Other subjects

For Physical Sciences, click here.

For the index of all subjects, click here.

For the NSC 2019 timetable, click here

*Courtesy of the Department of Basic Education

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