Grade 8 and 9 June Exam Time Table 2016 – Capulum College

Date 8:00 – 11:00 12:00 – 2:00
Monday 6 June English Paper 1 Grammar and Comprehension (2hrs)
Tuesday 7 June Life Orientation (1.5 hours)
Wednesday 8 June English Paper 2 Poetry and Literature (2 Hours)
Thursday 9 June Experiential Paper 1 (2.5 Hours)
Friday 10 June Maths Paper 1 (2 Hours)
Monday 13 June Afrikaans Paper 1 (2 Hours)
Tuesday 14 June English Paper 3 Essay and Letter (1.5 Hours)
Wednesday 15 June Afrikaans Paper 2 (2 hours)
Thursday 16 June
Friday 17 June

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Preparing for the Examinations

Helpful Hints

⦁ Familiarise yourself with your examination timetable
⦁ Ensure that you know exactly
⦁ What work will be covered in each subject
⦁ The format of each exam paper
⦁ The time allocation\the equipment that may be needed for the examination (e.g. calculator for Mathematics).
⦁ Get copies of old examination papers and worksheets if available
⦁ By now all your notes should be up to date and you should have all that you need to study effectively for the examinations.
⦁ Prepare your study area. Some things to consider:
⦁ Have a good source of light
⦁ Have lots of paper available
⦁ A clear work surface
⦁ Coloured pens if you prefer to use colour
⦁ Light music if you prefer to lean with music
Keep Healthy
⦁ Eat fresh foods such as fruit and nuts. Pile up on the vegetables in the evening and drink plenty of water and fruit juices to keep the flu at bay. The brain needs to be fed well in order that it performs at its optimum.
⦁ Try not eat to many sweets and chocolates while studying
⦁ Get a good night’s rest.

A Revision Timetable

⦁ If you plan your revision carefully you will enjoy the feeling of being well-prepared for the examinations, knowing that you have done your best and have covered all the work.
⦁ Create a calendar to help plan your revision, using coloured pens
⦁ Start by marking in the dates and time of your examinations
⦁ Shade in the dates and times when you know you have other commitments e.g. Family functions
⦁ Work out how much time you would need per section per subject. Remember to spend more time on the subjects you find more difficult.
⦁ Using a pencil, begin to draw up your revision timetable by writing in the subject and the sections that you wish to cover each day.
⦁ Do not get stressed out if you don’t stick rigidly to the timetable. Sometimes you start by expecting to cover too much at one time. The main idea is to get you to focus on the work that needs to be covered and to work towards a goal.
⦁ Be sure to timetable rest and relaxation
⦁ Before changing subjects, take a long break of about 20-30minutes and try to get outside or do something different.

Study Methods

Each one has their own study methods which they are comfortable with. It is important to admit if your method has not worked in the past.
Some tips to try out
⦁ Start by reading through a section from beginning to end. This will give you an overview of what is to come. Focus on headings, pictures and diagrams.
⦁ Ask questions as to the content of the section (why, what, when, where, how and who?). This will help to get your mind in touch with the main areas within each section. (E.g. what do I need to know about this topic? What exactly is this text about? How does this section link up with what I have just studied?).
⦁ Re-read the passage with the aim to answering your questions. Look up words you do not understand, refer closely to graphs and diagrams, highlight important ideas in colour, etc. Do not try to make notes at this stage.
⦁ Aim to check that you have understood the work. Think about the passage and focus on key pints. Re-read the passage making notes on the relevant material. This may take the form of block notes or diagrammatic notes e.g. mind maps/spider diagrams.
⦁ It is a good idea to redo Mathematics exercises and worksheets as well as work through past papers
⦁ Diagrams can become excellent forms of summary in subjects such a geography and Life Science, Experiential learning
⦁ When encountering a difficult concept, try to break it up into smaller units and talk your way through the steps of the problem
⦁ If you have difficulty remembering something, pin up key words on your bedroom wall or cupboard door as a constant reminder. Each time you walk past the work, stop and ask yourself a question or two about it so as to trigger of a response.
⦁ In language, you need to understand the rule to apply it e.g. rules of the verlede tyd.
⦁ Review. Aim to ensure that you remember what you have learned by doing review worksheets/past papers/testing yourself with question that you set or working with a friend and testing each other verbally
⦁ Use colour and key words to make your mind maps.

Examination Day

Before the examination
⦁ Get a good night’s sleep
⦁ Have a good breakfast
⦁ Arrive at the venue with time to spare
⦁ Make sure you have the right equipment, tissues, watch etc.

During the examination

⦁ Don’t rush into answering questions
⦁ Read the instructions at the beginning to ensure that you know how to answer all the question and how many questions to answer
⦁ Read through the questions carefully
⦁ If there is a choice of questions make your choice carefully. Highlight key words in the questions
⦁ At the end of the examination, if you have time, read through your paper to check that you have answered all the questions

Examination Rules

The school expects all learners to read this document in full and to follow the instructions provided. Failing to follow these instructions may result in an allegation of cheating. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable defence. This is the procedure for tests and exams.

Following items are not permitted in the examination room:

⦁ You may not use or bring cell phones, smart watches, stop watches, e-readers, tablets or other electronic devices to an exam. All electronic devices must be handed in at the office and collected once examination is over.
⦁ Dictionaries are not permitted
⦁ No text books, note books or learning material are permitted in the examination room
⦁ Food is not permitted in the examination room
⦁ A clear water bottle is permitted

Concessions:

⦁ If you have been approved for concessions you will be given details of where you will be writing.
Entering the exam room:
⦁ Arrive at school in good time for each exam
⦁ Bags, and other personal belongings are to be keep outside the exam room
⦁ No cell phones or any other electronic device may be brought into the examination room
⦁ All stationery must be in a clear plastic packet
⦁ Examination paper must be brought to the exam venue
⦁ There is not talking in the examination room, you need to be quiet.
⦁ If you have concerns about an examination paper please quietly call the invigilator by raising your hand.
⦁ You are not allowed to leave the examination room before your time is up.
⦁ You are to highlight key words in your examination paper to help you answer your questions correctly
⦁ You should make every effort to write neatly and clearly
⦁ Cheating is an offense and will result in a “0” mark and your parents will be called in to discuss the appropriate punishment
⦁ If you need the toilet please raise your hand and a teacher will escort you to the toilet
⦁ If you arrive late you may not enter the examination room, please report to the head of school to make an alternative arrangements.
⦁ If you are unexpectedly ill and cannot write an exam contact the school as soon as possible and the appropriate measures will be taken

1st and 3rd TERM EXAM PROCEDURES

FIRST SESSION
07:40am – Arrive at your exam room; doors close
07:45am – Reading time
07:55am – Exam starts
09:30am – Exam ends (If you finish early, you may read a book or study for the next Exam)
09:45am – You may be fetched unless you write in the second session.

SECOND SESSION
10:15am – Arrive at your exam room; doors close
10:30am – Reading time
10:40am – Exam starts
12:10am – Exam ends
12:15am – You may be fetched

2nd and 4th TERM EXAM PROCEDURES

FIRST SESSION

07:40am – Arrive at your exam room; doors close
07:45am – Reading time
08:00am -Exam starts
10:00am – 2 hour Exam ends (If you finish early, you may read a book or study for the next Exam)
11:00am – 3 hour exam ends

SECOND SESSION

11:30am – Arrive at your exam room; doors close
11:35am – Reading time
11:45am – Exam starts
14:00pm – Exam ends