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  • GRADE 12



  • Grade 12 Exam Timetable MAY/JUNE 2016 DATE SUBJECT TIME

    Tue 17 May AP English 14:00 - 17:00

    Fri 20 May Mathematics P1 08:30 - 11:30

    Maths Lit P1 08:30 - 11:30

    Project Group 12:30 - 15:30

    Sat 21 May History P2 08:30 - 10:30

    Mon 23 May Life Sciences P1 08:30 - 10:30

    Tue 24 May Dramatic Arts 08:30 - 11:30

    Visual Art 08:30 - 11:30

    Music P1 08:30 - 11:00

    Economics 08:30 - 11:30

    Music P2 12:00 - 13:30

    Wed 25 May Business Studies P1 08:30 - 10:30

    French P1 08:30 - 10:30

    German P1 08:30 - 10:30

    Business Studies P2 12:30 - 14:30

    Thurs 26 May Afrikaans P1 08:30 - 11:00

    Life Sciences P3 13:00 - 15:00

    Fri 27 May Design 08:30 - 11:30

    Sat 28 May English P1 08:30 - 11:30

    Mon 30 May Physical Science P1 08:30 - 11:30

    French P2 08:30 - 10:30

    Tue 31 May History P1 08:30 - 11:30

    German P2 08:30 - 10:30

    IT 08:30 - 11:30

    Wed 1 June Geography P1 08:30 - 11:00

    Geography P2 12:00 - 13:00

    Thurs 2 June Mathematics P2 08:30 - 11:30

    Maths Lit P2 08:30 - 11:30

    Project Group 13:00 - 16:00

    Fri 3 June English P2 08:30 - 11:30

    Sat 4 June Accounting 08:30 - 11:30

    Dance Studies 08:30 - 11:30

    Mon 6 June Life Sciences P2 08:30 - 10:30

    Tue 7 June Dramatic Arts ESIT 08:30 - 10:30

    CAT 08:30 - 11:30

    AP Maths 08:30 - 11:30

    Wed 8 June Life Orientation(CAT Part B) 08:30 - 10:30

    Thurs 9 June Afrikaans P2 08:30 - 11:00

    Fri 10 June Physical Science P2 08:30 - 10:30

    Sat 11 June CAT Practical 08:30 - 11:30



    Do not miss ANY days of school. If you are unwell, come to school to write your tests and then go home. Then you will be able to see how well you know your work and teachers can help you, before the exams, in areas where you are not sure.

    Make sure that you have all the notes given in class and that all your assignments are completed. Class work is always added to the exam mark to make your term mark and it is usually worth as much, if not more, than the exam mark.

    At High School you only need to come to school to write the exam. You must make sure that you use your time at home well:

    study at set times of the day- ask people to test you, make notes, summarise, practice labelling diagrams and maps be active in your learning - dont just read over your work

    eat healthy snacks. exercise every day. go to bed at a sensible time


    You need to arrive for exams at 7h45 latest. You will normally be asked to enter the Main Hall at 8h00. Examiners have to hand out up to 300 papers and this takes time. There is also 10 minutes of reading time before the exam begins.

    If you are not being collected immediately after the exam, then study in the library. For security reasons you are not allowed to walk to the shops.

    Bring a book to read. Exams involve a lot of waiting around. Dress in FULL school uniform. Bring all the required stationery and a spare pen. CHECK if you need calculators or

    glue etc Wear a watch you are NOT allowed to have a cell phone on your desk to check the


    Use the 10 mins reading time at the start to read through all the test questions. Draw a marking margin on the right hand side of your page. Be sure to follow the instructions given for each question. Note how many marks a question is worth so that you know what depth of answer

    (how many points) to give. Number your questions EXACTLY as they are numbered on the exam paper. Do NOT use Tippex Simply cross out neatly and rewrite.

    Dont sit gloomily on one question which you cant do - leave a space and move on come back to it at the end. If you have time, review and check ALL your answers.

  • Subject Advanced Programme English

    Date Tuesday 17 May 2016

    Length of paper 3 hours Time 14:00 17:00

    Marks 300

    Content to be learnt for the exam

    The exam consists of all the work done to date. The format is three essays all of which are a minimum of 600 words in length.

    Question 1 consists of the .films studied: Revolutionary Road, The Last King of Scotland, Tsotsi, Muriels Wedding, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest and Psycho. This section also includes the novels studied: The Great Gatsby, The Color Purple and Disgrace. The student is required to have detailed knowledge of two films and two novels in order to answer this question effectively. The theme for this question is revolution and rebellion.

    Question 2 is based on the poetry studied. This includes South African protest poetry, Romantic poetry and pre- and post-apartheid South African Poetry, the Metaphysicals and the Moderns. Students are required to reference two schools of poetry in this question.

    Question 3 is based solely on 4 novels which the student has read independently that have made a lasting impression. The students will be required to refer to read to answer the posed question.

    Tips for learners in preparation for the exam

    Make sure that you can quote from all the works studied. Remember that the theme for Question 2 is power and powerlessness so approach your studies with this in mind. Do rudimentary planning prior to answering the question so that the final product is presented in a logical manner. Think about what books have had an impact on you and how this has changed the way in which you think.

  • Subject Maths Core Paper 1

    Date Friday 20 May 2016

    Length of paper 3 hours Time 08:30 11:30

    Marks 150

    Content to be learnt for the exam

    1 EXPRESSIONS 1. Complete the square 2. Simplify algebraic fractions.


    1. Solve quadratic equations by factorizing (or calculator).

    2. Use the formula to solve any quadratic equation.

    3. Use K-method to solve quadratic equations

    4. Use completing the square to solve quadratic equations.

    5. Solve surd equations

    6. Solve quadratic inequalities

    7. Solve Simultaneous ( linear/quadratic ) equations

    algebraically and graphically

    8. Modelling (Setting up equations from word problems).


    1. Types of mappings and functions, 2. Function notation 3. Identify and calculate algebraically and graphically the domain and range. 4. Know how to draw and interpret the effects of the parameters on the, hyperbola, quadratic function and exponential graphs. 5. Find the x - cuts (if any), and y - cuts 6. Find the co-ordinates of the turning-points x value by: a/ midway between roots

    b/ c/ read off turning point form d/ complete the square to put into TP form 7. Find the equations of asymptotes if any. 8. Understand the effect of horizontal and vertical shifts. 9. Deduce the equation of a parabola given: a/ the x-cuts and one other point

    b/ the turning-point and another point

    10. Average gradient and increasing/ decreasing intervals. 11. Be able to find the equations of all graphs and their asymptotes 12. Know transformations shifts, reflections and inverses.


    1. Simplify expressions using the laws of exponents for rational exponents. 2. Solve exponential equations 3. Apply to real-life problems including growth


    1. Investigate various number patterns esp those where there is a constant second difference ( quadratic ). 2. Make conjectures and generalisations. Find the formula for the nth term.


    1.Know how to prove, use and apply the formulae for term and


    2.Know how to find mean

    3. Solve problems involving 4. Solve unseen and non-routine problems.


    1. Know how to prove, use and apply the formulae for term and


    2. Know how to find the mean

    3. Solve problems involving the sum or 5. Understand the meaning of a convergent series.

    6. Use 7. Solve practical and non-routine problems leading to infinite series.


    1. Prove the Remainder Theorem 2. Use the Factor Theorem to factorise cubic expressions. 3. Solve cubic equations.

    9. CALCULUS 1. Limits 2. Average gradient . 3. First principles. 4. Rules for differentiation. 5. Equation of the tangent/normal . 6. Co-ordinates of the turning points (stationary points), and points of inflection. 7. Sketch the graph of a cubic function, and find equations. 8. Apply the calculus to practical problems involving: maximising and minimizing/motion/rate of change and other problems.

    10 FINANCE 1. Simple and Compound Interest (Decay ) formulae to solve problems including straight line depreciation and reducing

  • balance depreciation. 2. Time-lines 3. Effective and nominal interest rates

    11 PROBABILITY 1. Basic probability from gr 8 and 9 2. Venn diagrams 3. Tree diagrams 4. Two way contingency tables 5. Complementary events, independent events, mutually

    exclusive events

    Types of questions

    Like the questions in your text-books, worksheets, tests and old exam papers.

    Knowing basic skills and definitions ( about 20% of the paper)

    Routine calculations ( about 30% of the paper)

    Complex calculations ( about 35% of the paper)

    Problem solving ( about 15% of the paper)


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