With only two weeks left until the matric exams, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has stepped up to assist pupils through a host of initiatives, including a Spring School for Grade 12 pupils.
This year 53 146 full-time candidates and 13 185 part-time have registered for the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) in the Western Cape.
Education MEC Debbie Schafer explained that the initiative was to assist pupils in preparation for their matric exams, as some pupils across the province had struggled in specific subjects.
“Providing curriculum support to our matric learners is a priority for this government,” said Schafer.
The Grade 12 Spring Schools Programme aims to assist learners in high enrolment subjects, which comprise Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Life Sciences, Accounting and Economics.
“Many of the programmes on offer will be taught by tutors selected by the WCED.”
The WCED has organised a Spring School programme during the current school holidays (October 3-7) which is taking place in 159 high schools, with over 10 000 NSC candidates in attendance.
Schafer explained that many schools and educators across the province had been offering extra lessons in the evenings and over weekends.
Her message to matrics: “I urge you to remain focused as you enter the final leg of your school career, you are almost there.”