Classes start for supplementary writers

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pretoria - With less than two weeks before the start of the supplementary exams, the Gauteng Department of Education is holding free preparatory classes.

The supplementary exams for learners, who did not succeed in the 2009 matric examinations, will start on 15 February 2010.

Registered learners will need to attend four weekend sessions as well as participate in a daily programme. The classes are for Mathematics and Physical Science.

The first session includes a lesson on how to deal with different kinds of exam questions and how to manage time using sample questions. In session two, learners will be given a two-hour mock exam and session three will include a review, where a teacher will work through the mock exam and learners will mark their own scripts.

Mock exams will be held in centres in Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, Hammanskraal, Winterveldt, Mabopane, Thembisa, Vosloorus, Katlehong, Thikoza, Etwatwa, Daveyton, Tsakane, Midrand, Soweto, Alexandra, Krugersdorp, Merafong, Sebokeng, Evaton, Sharpeville and Ratanda.

The classes, which started on Saturday, will run over four weekends before the mathematics exam on 26 February 2010, all sessions will take one hour.

Gauteng Education spokesperson, Charles Phahlane said the department was fully committed to ensuring that learners are able to take advantage of the opportunity to write supplementary exams.

He said that given the importance of Maths and Science, the provincial department wanted to do what all it could to assist learners.

"The programme tries to optimise the opportunities for drill and practice in maths and science exam questions," Phahlane said.