Sep 04
Using matric past papers to prepare for your Prelims

17718200_xxl.jpgFor all matric students across South Africa who will be starting with their Prelims, Rosebank College, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is inviting matric students around the country to visit their nearest Rosebank College campus to access matric past papers.

Using matric past papers to prepare cannot be overstated.  Doing this allows you to establish which parts of your work you already know and which parts you need to focus on for more understanding. Matric past papers also helps you organise your time better to determine how much time to allocate to sections.

Using past papers to study keeps revision focused on important themes while at the same time practicing exam style questions. These are some of the most helpful tools available to prepare for both internal and external examinations as they provide students with practical insight into how the forthcoming exam paper is likely to look and the key themes or subject areas most likely to be covered.

Where to Find Past Exam Papers

Matric past papers are freely available at any Rosebank College campus library in South Africa. Interested students need only inform the reception desk on campus and they can take advantage of this offer which runs until September 27, 2015. Students are able to study in our libraries as well.

The benefits of studying Past Exam Papers

  • Helps you gauge likely exam length
  • Establishes number of choices provided
  • Shows typical number of questions
  • Assists with practice of exam techniques
  • Identifies key subject areas to focus on in revision
  • Identifies style of exam questions
  • Allows you to practice how much time is required for each question
  • Helps gauge most likely topics and questions to be asked
  • Improves time management

Practicing with past exam papers essentially assists you to fine tune your answers. With all these reasons to consider, what are you waiting for, visit Rosebank College today to prepare.


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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number:  1987/004754/07.

Written by Karabo Keepile