WCED support for 2017 NSC supplementary examinations
More than 6 700 candidates have registered to write the Supplementary Examinations for the National Senior Certificate, from 19 February to 3 March 2018.
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has created a special web site to help candidates prepare for the examinations. Candidates will find the web site under tag "Supplementary Examinations" on the WCED's web site at wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za (https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/documents/NSC-results/TutoringProgramSCMSP.html)
The department is also broadcasting lessons via satellite on selected subjects and topics to 132 schools across the province.
The broadcasts form part of the Telematics programme, in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch.
The web site includes the timetable for the supplementary examinations, exemplar papers, past papers and marking memos, study guides, order forms for recordings of Telematics lessons, and links to online videos on selected subjects.
The web site includes a schedule for the Telematics broadcasts and a list of the schools concerned, and their contact details.
Candidates can also search for resources on the WCED's ePortal, which includes links to digital resources for all grades.
The WCED's telematics centres will provide lessons for supplementary candidates in February and March.
The lessons will cover selected topics in seven subjects, alternating between English and Afrikaans. The subjects are Business Studies, Geography, History, Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.
The WCED is printing additional copies of its popular "Matric Countdown" guide, which provides study tips and exemplar examination papers for seven subjects. They are available at our district offices.
For any queries regarding the examinations, please contact the examinations directorate as follows:
Telephone Examinations Directorate: 021 467 2732
021 467 2990
021 467 2914
021 467 2936
021 467 2974
District East (Kuilsriver) - 021 900 7032
District North (Parow) - 021 938 3033
District South (Mitchell's Plain) - 021 370 2076
We believe that these support measures and resources can assist our candidates in tackling the areas in which they failed and help improve their results.
I strongly encourage these candidates to make use of this opportunity and put in their best effort to pass the supplementary exam. I wish them all the very best of luck for their studies and preparations over the next couple of weeks.