Matric June 2023 Exam Timetable and Exam Prep Tips

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Matric June 2023 Exams – Timetable and Tips to Prepare


Matric June Exams are vital for determining whether you will be accepted into university, university of technology (as well as college and TVET college). Many bursary providers also assess your mid-year results when awarding bursaries and scholarships.

Your success in these exams will depend on how much work and preparation you put in – to help you better prepare for your exams, here are some tips that could help you study to the best of your ability, and ultimately achieve your best results!

Matric June 2023 Exam Timetable and Past Papers

Matric June exams will be starting on Wednesday, 3 May 2023 and will end on Wednesday, 14 June 2023. Bringing the total Matric June 2023 exam period to 7 weeks.


Tips to prepare for the Matric June exams

Make sure you are well prepared:

To start preparing, create a unique study timetable that correlates with your exam timetable – you should study in 50 minute blocks, allowing yourself 10 minute study breaks. Dedicating certain times of the day for a study slot (as well as over weekends and school holidays) will allow you to not only to remain disciplined, but also absorb information effectively.

You should also ensure that you use your school holidays properly – school holidays should not only be used for a much deserved break, but also for effective study time as you are not distracted by the usual day-to-day of going to school. Be sure to allocate at least 3 hours a day in your holidays to study time.

When you study, do not try to cram everything in – this will result in “information overload” and could lead to you forgetting key facts. Try breaking your study material up into manageable topics, as this will allow you to absorb information more effectively. Be sure to practise these study skills and strategies on a regular basis to form proper study habits.

Establish a plan:

The best way to kickstart your study schedule is to know WHEN you learn best. Do you learn better early in the morning, in the afternoon, or evenings?

Once you know what time works best for you, the next step is choosing a place where you can be the most productive: this can be at home, at school, or at a local library. When choosing a study area, look for a place where you will not be disturbed, as well as a place where you won’t be tempted to go on any devices. Ensure that your study place is set up effectively (with a table, chair, and good lighting) and is not filled with clutter.

If you are someone who learns better with the aid of others, ask a friend to become a “study buddy” and work together.

Another important factor is to recognize how you absorb information. Do you learn better through hearing, seeing, or action? Many people have unique way of absorbing information. Try out a few and see which one best suits you.

If you are someone who learns through listening, try reading your notes out loud and recording yourself on your mobile device. Then play your voice recording back to yourself when you are laying in bed or on the bus/ in the car. If you are a visual learner, try making flow diagrams, summaries, mind maps or doodles of your study notes. If you are a kinesthetic learner (i.e. learn through movement) try walking around or connecting a gesture to what you are studying.

Try out a combination of these study practices and see which one best fits you and when engaging in these study practices, don’t allow yourself to become distracted.

On the day of your exam:

Ensure that you arrive early. This will give you time to to go over any last minute notes and be able to fully mentally prepare for the exam. In the exam, carerefully read and understand the instructions, and preview the exam paper. In doing this you will know where to appropriately allocate your writing time and how to tackle questions systematically.

When answering questions, make sure that they are clear, concise, and that you write down an answer for each one. If you feel that you do not know the answer, do not panic! Take a few breaths and allow yourself to calm down – you do not want your anxiety to affect your answers.

How to manage stress:

Matric examinations can be a stressful time for many people, therefore it is important that you prepare well ahead of time. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, be sure to confide in someone you trust, such as a family member, teacher, friend, or councilor.

To conclude, Matric June exams are nothing to fear, and can be manageable with the correct preparation and planning. Remember to always remain organized and take care of your mental health.
By following these tips you will find success with your Grade 12 mind year exams.

Best of luck, and stay tuned for more tips and guidance!
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