Matrics feel good about ex­ams and the hol­i­days

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - NOLOY­ISO MTEMBU

THE END is in sight for ma­tric pupils who the past month have ded­i­cated time and en­ergy to the most im­por­tant ex­ams of their school ca­reer.

The na­tional se­nior cer­tifi­cate exam en­ters its fi­nal week on Monday, and most pupils have just one or two pa­pers to write.

Ash­leigh Thomp­son of Wyn­berg Girls High said she still faced English pa­per three and his­tory pa­per two.

Speak­ing to Week­end Ar­gus af­ter her Afrikaans pa­per two this week, Ash­leigh said she was ex­cited about hav­ing made it this far.

“I am very ex­cited, I look for­ward to a nice well-de­served break from next week on”. She de­scribed the pa­pers she had al­ready writ­ten as “man­age­able”.

“I don’t usu­ally want to talk about how a pa­per was, I don’t want to jinx it. But over­all it was okay,” she said.

Af­ter the ex­ams she and her fam­ily were go­ing to Mau­ri­tius and would be back in time for the re­sults an­nounce­ment by Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Angie Mot­shekga on Jan­uary 5, 2016.

Af­ter Afrikaans sec­ond pa­per, English pa­per three is all that is left for Tam­syn Gaynor, another Wyn­berg pupil.

She was re­lieved the ex­ams were nearly over. “It has been a tough year, I worked hard. Now I will have time to see friends and fam­ily who are com­ing to visit us dur­ing the hol­i­days”.

The last exam pa­pers, vis­ual arts and mu­sic pa­per two will be writ­ten on Fri­day.

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Wyn­berg Girls High School pupils Ash­leigh Thomp­son, left, and Tam­syn Gaynor can­not wait to write their fi­nal ma­tric ex­ams this week.

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