Below are the conversations Pippa Hudson had with various Matric students to reflect on the exams they wrote this week.
Friday was Life Sciences Paper 1 and Pippa caught up with Aaron Brougham-Cook, of Abbotts College.
He found it brilliant, and is looking forward to Afrikaans Paper 3.
On Thursday, 20 November, matrics wrote Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, and Tshivenda paper 3 in the morning and Music Paper 2 in the afternoon.
Pippa spoke to Cara Pearce, a music teacher from San Souci School for Girls, to find out more about music as a matric subject, as well as what learners could expect from the paper in the afternoon.
Wednesday, 19 November, saw grade 12 learners tackling Business Studies paper in the morning, while others wrote Civil Technology in the afternoon.
Jarryd Chetty, a grade 12 learner from Norman Henshilwood High School, spoke to Pippa about how the Business Studies paper went.
Brian Ingpen, Maritime Economics teacher and the Head of the Maritime Studies programme at Simon’s Town High School’s Lawhill Maritime College chatted to Pippa on Tuesday, 18 November, to tell her about the Maritime Economics paper his learners had written the afternoon.
Monday, 17 November saw grade 12 learners writing Agricultural Sciences Paper 2, History Paper 2, Maritime Economics, and Equine Studies.
Pinelands High matric, Rebecca Jansen van Rensburg, quickly chatted to Pippa about what she expected from the History paper, just before heading into the exam venue to write the paper.