South Africa: The Mpumalanga Department of Education is satisfied with the way the preparatory examinations for Grade 12 learners are progressing.
The examinations started in full scale on 28 August and will proceed until 28 September 2022.
They provide an opportunity for grade 12 learners to gauge or measure their performance and preparedness using tools similar and conditions to those set at the end of the year examinations.
These conditions include one table and chair per candidate, proper invigilation, and adherence to starting and finishing times as predetermined by the question paper.
The marks are used as part of the School-Based Assessment.
The examinations also allow schools and learners to finish the curriculum on time so that revision is done after the preparatory examination, and it helps to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of each learner and allows them time for tailor-made support to be made.
Some papers were externally moderated to ensure that question papers satisfy all the cognitive levels as required by the exam guidelines and the Curriculum prescripts.
The Department is requesting parents to support their children by affording them an opportunity to study and prepare thoroughly for the preparatory examination and, ultimately, the NSC final Examination.
Learners are equally encouraged to study individually and in groups and must continue attending lessons as per their respective school arrangements.
They need to utilize the tools and learning material at their disposal to improve their learning practice.
The Department will continue to monitor this examination very closely.
” We Grow South Africa Together- Leave No One Behind- said Babize Bonke.