Amanzimtoti matrics prepped for finals after ‘tough trials’

Amanzimtoti matrics are winding down with their trial examinations, before all focus will be on their final National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams which start on 24 October.

For many of them, trials have gone well, although with one or two more difficult papers thrown in for good measure.

“Trials are running smoothly and we are very proud of our pupils, who are coping well with the common papers set by the KZN Department of Education,” said Kingsway High School principal, Sandra du Toit. “The teachers have done a great job in preparing pupils for trials. We hope for a positive outcome and look forward to the final exams.”

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Amanzimtoti High School principal, Louis Lemmer commented that although last year’s matriculants raked in amazing results with many As, she hopes the matrics of 2017 achieve even higher.

“The class of 2016 did very well, however many were disheartened when they didn’t receive their results on the day everyone else did,” she said. “Opening the paper to see your results along with the rest of the country’s matriculants is a moment you’ll never forget. Many of my pupils and others throughout the country never got that experience. I hope the department doesn’t allow this to happen come next year’s results morning.”

Lemmer explained that the school has offered extra lessons throughout the year, as well as a winter school where all pupils were given the chance to polish up any problematic areas. The syllabus was completed in due time and the school’s staff hope for a 100% pass rate along with more As, as the strength of the grade is seen capable of it.

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At Kuswag Skool the matrics wrote EGD paper 2 on Tuesday. “The trial examinations are a dark cloud that loom over all schools from January to the end of September every year,” said Kuswag Skool acting principal, Chris Lindeque.

“Ironically, teachers often feel they are the only roleplayers in this act that seem to carry the burden of responsibility, as our matric pupils want to crowd as much fun and as many experiences of school life as they possibly can into this final year of their school career.

Kuswag Skool is no exception, but we are proud that the majority of the class of 2017 rallied courageously and have tackled these challenging examinations head-on.
One positive thrust among them, which also augurs well for the final examinations, is that many have formed small study groups where they hone their knowledge, and support and encourage one another. Such study groups away from the ‘voice of the teacher’ proved very successful in the past, and this is a tradition among our pupils which we strongly encourage just before trials and the final NSC examinations.

To date, the trial examinations at Kuswag have run smoothly and relatively uneventfully.”



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