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    GRADE 9

    MAY/JUNE EXAM BOOKLET 2017

    USEFUL EXAM

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    GUIDELINES CONTENTS

    De-Stress Your Exams Study Tips

    Grade 9 Exam Timetable

    What to Prepare: Afrikaans Art Option Computers

    Dance Studies Design Drama EMS

    English French

    Geography History Italian

    Life Orientation Mathematics P1 Mathematics P2

    Music Science P1 Science P2

    Sports Science

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    De-Stress Your Exams Everyone becomes stressed during exams but it's important not to let stress grow out of control. Here are some common signs of stress and the best ways to de-stress your exams! A little bit of stress does us good.

    What are the symptoms of stress? Difficulty getting to sleep or difficulty waking up in the morning Constant tiredness Forgetfulness Unexplained aches and pains Poor appetite Loss of interest in activities Increased anxiety and irritability Increased heart rate Migraines/headaches Blurred vision Dizziness

    If you've noticed three or more of the above symptoms and you've experienced them for a few weeks you may need to do something about your stress levels. So how should I deal with exam stress? Learn to recognise when you're stressed. A break or a chat with someone who

    knows the pressure you're under will get things into perspective. Avoid comparing your abilities with your mates. Those "OMG I've only read Macbeth

    17 times" conversations are a wind up. Everyone approaches revision in different ways, so just make sure you've chosen the method that works best for you. Make a realistic timetable. Stick to it.

    Eat correctly. Treat yourself like a well-honed machine. Fresh fruit and veg. Proper breakfasts. No one can think straight on coffee and cornflakes.

    Sleep well. Wind down before bed. Don't revise under the duvet - your bed is a sanctuary not a desk. Get your 8 hours.

    Exercise. Nothing de-stresses the mind faster than physical activity. Build it into your timetable. Being a sloth makes our mind sloppy too.

    Panic is often triggered by hyperventilating (i.e. quick, shallow breaths). So if you feel yourself losing it during the exam, sit back for a moment and control your breathing. Deep breath in and out through the nose. Counting to five each way.

    Steer clear of any exam 'post-mortem'. It doesn't matter what your mate wrote for Question 3(b). It's too late to go back and change your answers, so it will just make you worry even more.

    Ultimately, don't lose sight of the fact that there is life after exams. Things might seem intense right now, but it won't last forever.

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    Study Tips BEFORE THE EXAM DAY

    Do not miss ANY days of school. If you are unwell, come to school to write your

    exam 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 and exercise every day go to bed at a sensible time

    ON THE EXAM DAY 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.

    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 time. You may NOT read a book or play games during the exams.

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    DURING THE EXAM Use the 10 mins reading time at the start to read through all the questions. 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. PLAN your TIME so that you have enough time to work through each question. 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. Make time to CHECK ALL your answers.

    Back to Contents

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    Grade 9 Exam Timetable May/June 2017

    Day and Date Subject Start End

    Monday 29 May Dance Studies 08:30 10:00

    Tuesday 30 May Drama 08:30 10:00

    Wednesday 31 May Design French

    08:30 11:00

    9:30 12:30

    Thursday 1 June L.O 08:30 09:30

    Friday 2 June Maths P1 08:30 10:30

    Monday 5 June Science P1 Science P2

    08:30 11:00

    10:00 12:00

    Tuesday 6 June Sports Science

    Music 08:30 11:00

    09:30 12:00

    Wednesday 7 June Art Option 08:30 09:30

    Thursday 8 June EMS 08:30 10:00

    Friday 9 June Afrikaans German

    08:30 11:00

    10:30 12:00

    Monday 12 June Maths P2 08:30 09:30

    Tuesday 13 June

    Computers 9R 9E 9D 9M 9H

    08:30 9:45 11:00 12:15 13:30

    9:30 10:45 12:00 13:15 14:30

    Wednesday 14 June English 08:30 10:30

    Thursday 15 June History

    Geography 08:30 08:30

    10:30 10:00

    Back to Contents

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    Subject DANCE STUDIES

    Date Monday 29 May 2017

    Length of paper 1 Hours Time 08.30 10.00

    Marks 120

    Content to be learnt for the exam

    The Pioneers:

    Loie Fuller Isadora Duncan Ten Shawn Ruth St Denis

    Principles of contemporary Dance

    Types of questions

    2 x long essays (20 marks each)

    3 x short essays (15 marks each)

    Short questions (between 1 and 10 marks each)

    Tips for learners in preparation for the exam

    You will need to know dates.

    Remember the six points with regards to each Pioneers life.

    Focus on what is important in their contribution to the world of dance

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    Subject DRAMA

    Date Tuesday 30 May 2017

    Length of paper 1 hours Time 08:30 10:00

    Marks 75

    Content to be learnt for the exam

    Tsotsi: the movie ALL notes on Tsostsi - Gavin Hood

    Types of questions

    Both short and longer questions will be asked. Questions will cover knowledge contained in the notes, knowledge gained from class

    discussion and from watching the movie. Questions may be based on the ideas explored in the questions you have answered

    in the booklets. BUT you will not be asked the same questions. All questions will ultimately require you to think independently. Personal insight and opinion will also be asked.

    Tips for learners in preparation for the exam

    Ensure you have a very thorough knowledge of the movie. Ensure you understand all key concepts explored in the notes and questions. You must understand how these are made evident / realised in the movie. Ensure you are able to discuss and analyse individual sequences, as well as the

    overriding themes and intentions in the movie. The mark allocation of the question indicates the amount of detail required. Your ability to express yourself in a clear, structured, mature manner is imperative at

    this level. You are expected to understand what a full sentence is and ensure your sentences

    hold complete meaning. Punctuation and spelling must be accurate. You must ensure that your answer addresses the specific demands of the question.

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    Subject DESIGN

    Date Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Length of paper 1 hour Time 08:30 09:30

    Marks 60

    Content to be learnt for the exam

    All processes and terminology from the briefs youve stuck in your workbooks and available in Google Classroom:

    Spatial design - terminology and architectural symbolic conventions Logo design - terminology and process Weaving - terminology and process

    Design is... notes in Google Classroom

    Types of questions

    Mix and match List Short questions Practical application pencils or black pen and a ruler is required Visual Analysis

    Tips for learners in preparation for the exam

    Read through to notes to understand. All questions are applied knowledge, no rote learning.

    Subject FRENCH

    Date Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Length of paper 1 hours Time 11:00 12:30

    Marks 100

    Content to be learnt for the exam

    School Theme All verbs, regular and irregular Questions Commands

    Types of questions

    Comprehension true/false, multiple choice, names

    Tips for learners in preparation for the exam

    Revise your Grade 8 work the foundation is important!

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