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EDU banner22 October 2018 - From today close to 800 000 candidates will be writing the National Senior Certificate examinations in over 8 000 centres nationwide.

The full schedule of exams as published by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) can be downloaded here (PDF 723 KB).

To support the learners with their last minute preparations the Digital Classroom provides daily #LastMinuteNSCPrep tips using the lessons, videos and assessments on Vodacom E-School. The highlighted topics were selected based on study of previous exams from 2015. 2016 and 2017. 

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WEEK 1

 

Friday 16 November 2018 Agricultural Sciences Paper 2 

"Make sure to get enough rest before the big day. A tired mind can’t function fully."

Friday 16 November at 9h00 it is time for Agricultural Sciences Paper 2. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam it will useful to go over the topics to be examined using one of the study guides that are provided for free on the Digital Classroom.

Please click here for the Via Afrika Agricultural Sciences Grade 12 Study Guide  that offers you a quick and thorough review as well as relevant questions at the end of each Topic so you can test your knowledge.  Below we show on which pages in the study guide you can find the topics under examination.

 

Topic: Animal Nutrition
Alimentary canal Page 3-4
Process of digestion Page 6
Topic: Digestion in non-ruminants and ruminants
Process of digestion in non-ruminants Page 6-7
Process of digestion in ruminants Page 8
Function of the four stomach compartments in ruminants Page 9
Topic: Components of feed
Water feed Page 12
Dry feed Page 13
Topic: Digestibility of feed
 Factors affecting feed digestibility  Page 20
 Calculating and interpreting the digestibility coefficient of a feed  Page 21
 Topic: Animal Production, protein and control 
 Shelter in extensive and intensive animal production  Page 39-40
 Shelter requirements for intensive production system  Page 42-44
 Topic: Animal reproduction
 Male reproductive system  Page 56-58
 Female reproductive system  Page 61-62
 Spermatogenesis  Page 59
Ovigenesis/oogenesis and ovulation Page 62-63

 

Monday 12 November 2018 9h00 Life Sciences Paper 2

"It always seems impossible until it is done" and we are here to assist you to best prepare you to get this done.

Monday 12 November at 9h00 it is time for Life Sciences Paper 2. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page with resources on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

Topic: Organic molecules and Nucleic acids
Lesson 2 - Nucleic acids  Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 01
Lesson 6 - Forensics
Lesson 7- Role of DNA
Lesson 8 - The cell cycle
Lesson 9-  DNA replication
Lesson 10 - RNA
Topic: Mutations   
Lesson 1 - Mutations Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 04
Lesson 2 - Abnormal meiosis: Down's syndrome  
Lesson 3 - Comparing mitosis and meiosis
Topic: Genetics  
Lesson 1 - Genetic terminology  Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 07        
Lesson 2 - Inheritance 
Lesson 4 - Types of variation 
Lesson 7 - Mendel's laws 
Lesson 12 - Blood groups 
Lesson 13 - Sex chromosomes 
Lesson 14 - Sex linked disorders: haemophilia 
Lesson 18 - Genetic engineering 
Topic: Origins and evolution  
Lesson 2 - Fossil evidence Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 11   
Lesson 5 - Hypotheses and theories
Lesson 7 - Lamarckism 
Lesson 10 - Punctuated equilibrium 
Lesson 11 - Evolution by natural selection 
Lesson 22 - Speciation
Lesson 31 - Human evolution 

  

Friday 9 November 9h00 Life Sciences Paper 1

"Panic only surfaces mistakes, keep calm and all that has been studied will come to surface."

Friday 9 November at 9h00 it is time for Life Sciences Paper 1. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page with resources on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

Topic: Mitosis and Meiosis 
Lesson 1- Mitosis Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 03
Lesson 2-Need for meiosis: reduction division
Lesson 3-Gametogenesis
Lesson 4-Need for meiosis: genetic variation
Lesson 7-The overall process
Topic: Reproduction  
Lesson 3-Gametogenesis Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 06         
Lesson 4-Spermatogenesis 
Lesson 5-Oogenesis  
Lesson 8-The menstrual cycle 
Lesson 9-Reproductive hormones
Lesson 10-Hormonal control – graphs
Lesson 11-Fertilisation 
Lesson 14-The role of the placenta
Topic: The human nervous system 
Lesson 2-The human nervous system  Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 08        
Lesson 3-The central nervous system: The brain 1 
Lesson 5-The central nervous system: The spinal cord 
Lesson 6-The peripheral nervous system 
Lesson 9-Different kinds of nerves
Lesson 11-Disorders of the nervous system: Alzheimers 
Lesson 13-Brain and spinal injury 
Lesson 16-Receptors  
Topic: Plant hormones  
Lesson 1-Plant hormones  Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 10
Lesson 2-How auxins work 
Lesson 3-Phototropism 
Lesson 4-Geotropism 
Lesson 5-Plant defence mechanisms 
 Topic: Protein synthesis and genetic code 
Lesson 1-Protein synthesis: Transcription  Assessment: Life Sciences Grade 12 Topic 02   
Lesson 2-Protein synthesis: Translation 
Lesson 3-The genetic code 

 

 

Thursday 8 November 9h00 English Home Language and First Additional Language Paper 2

"The best way to study is to put pen to paper. You are more likely to remember information if you write it down."

Thursday 8 November at 9h00 it is time for English Home Language Paper 2. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page with resources on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

English Home Language
Module 2
Lesson 2- Plot/Title/ Narrator
Module 3
Lesson 4- View Point/ Narrator/ Attitude/ Assumptions
Module 4
Lesson 1- Themes and messages
Lesson 2- Visual text described in literary text
Module 7 
Lesson 6- Form stanza and rhyme
Module 12 
Lesson 3- Tone
Assessments
English Grade 12 Week 2
English Grade 12 Week 3 

 

English First Additional Language
Topic 1
Lesson 7 - Issues/Features and style/effectiveness, theme and moti
Topic 2
Lesson 2 - Plot/title/narrator 
Lesson 7 - Plot/setting/ narrator/ characters 
 Topic 3 
Lesson 5- Concord 
Lesson 6- Literal and figurative language 
Lesson 7- Form and structure of poetry  
Lesson 8- Write a literary paragraph on an aspect of the studied text studied  
Topic 4  
Lesson 2- Visual text based in literary text  
Lesson 7- Rhythm in poetry 
Assessments  
English FAL Grade 12 Module 03   
English FAL Grade 12 Module 04

 

 

Monday 5 November 14h00 CAT Paper 2

Monday 5 November at 14h00 it is time for CAT Paper 2.  

 

Topic Core focus Suggested Video
System technology
  • Types of Computer Systems for Different Uses.
  • Understanding Data, Information, Knowledge and Conclusion.
  • Security and Performance Factors.
  • 04 Managing Software for Optimal Results
http://learn.mindset.co.za/resources/computer-applications-technology/grade-12/systems-technologies
Internet technology
  • Using the Worldwide Web and Online Services.
  • Using Online Communications Successfully.
  • Types of Digital Communications
http://learn.mindset.co.za/resources/computer-applications-technology/grade-12/internet-technologies
Social Implication
  • 04 The Impact of Computers in Homes, Offices and Education.
  • Health Issues when using Computers.
  • Aspects Relating to Social Media
http://learn.mindset.co.za/resources/computer-applications-technology/grade-12/social-implications
Network technology
  •  Network Technologies III
http://learn.mindset.co.za/resources/computer-applications-technology/grade-12/network-technologies
Information Management
  • How to Use Digital Tools to Find Information and Use It to Solve a Problem
http://learn.mindset.co.za/resources/computer-applications-technology/grade-12/information-management

 

 

Monday 5 November 9h00 Physical Science Paper 2

"It always seems impossible until it is done" and we are here to assist you to best prepare you to get this done.

Monday 5 November at 9h00 it will be time for Physical Science Paper 2. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Organic chemistry
Lesson 4 Isomers Assessment: Physical Sciences Grade 12 Topic 04
Lesson 5 Intramolecular forces and intermolecular forces
Lesson 6 Physical properties and intermolecular forces
Lesson 7 Questions
Lesson 10 Substitution reactions
Lesson 13 Markovnikov and Zaitzev's rule
Lesson 14 Saturated and unsaturated organic compound reactions
Lesson 15 Esterification and polymerisation
Lesson 16 Question on reactions
Topic: Rate of reactions 
Lesson 2 Factors that affect the rate of reaction     
Lesson 3 Reaction rate graphs and methods for determining reaction rate  
Lesson 4 Questions 
Topic: Chemical equilibrium  
Lesson 1 Factors that affect the chemical equilibrium Assessment: Physical Sciences Grade 12 Topic 07       
Lesson 2 The effect of changing the concentration 
Lesson 3 The effect of changing the temperature 
Lesson 4 Equilibrium graphs
Lesson 5 Questions and equilibrium graphs  
Lesson 6 Equilibrium and industrial processes
Lesson 7 Equilibrium constant Kc
Lesson 8 Kc calculations
Topic: Acids and bases  
Lesson 2 Definitions of acids and bases 
Assessment: Physical Sciences Grade 12 Topic 09 
Lesson 3 Aqueous solutions and conjugate acid-base pairs  
Lesson 4 Neutralisation reactions and titration calculations 
Lesson 5 Kw and the pH scale 
Lesson 6 Hydrolysis of salts and Ka and Kb values
Lesson 7 Indicators 
Lesson 8 Questions 
Topic: Electrochemical reactions  
Lesson 1 Redox reactions Assessment: Physical Sciences Grade 12 Topic 15       
Lesson 2 Electrolytic cells  
Lesson 3 Galvanic cells
Lesson 4 Cell potential
Lesson 5 Cell notation 
Lesson 9 Decomposition of copper (ll) chloride  
Lesson 10 Purification of copper
Lesson 11 Electroplating of metals 
Lesson 12 Extraction of aluminum 
Topic: The Chlor-alkani industry an d chemical systems  
Lesson 1 The chlor-alkali industry
Assessment: Physical Sciences Grade 12 Topic 16
Lesson 2 Membrane cells
Lesson 3 Questions 
Lesson 4 Relation of current and potential difference to rate and equilibrium
 Topic: Fertilisers 
Lesson 1 Macro- and micronutrients    
Lesson 2 Primary nutrients 
Lesson 3 Eutrophication
Lesson 4 Haber process and contact process
Lesson 5 Ostwald process
Lesson 6 Questions Part 1
Lesson 7 Questions Part 2
Lesson 8 Questions Part 3 

 

 

Friday 2 November 9h00 Physical Science Paper 1

"It always seems impossible until it is done" and we are here to assist you to best prepare you to get this done.

Friday 2 November at 9h00 it will be time for Physical Science Paper 1. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Momentum and impulse
Lesson 1 - Momentum  
Lesson 3- Impulse  
Lesson 4- Impulse calculations  
Lesson 5 - Conservation in momentum  
Lesson 8 - Questions  
Topic: Vertical projectile motion in one dimension
Lesson 4 - Three types of projectile     
Lesson 6- Vertical projectile motion equations
Lesson 7- Graph questions of projectile motion 
Lesson 8- Combined projectile motion
Topic: Electrodynamics 
Lesson 1 - Motors       
Lesson 2 - Alternative current
Lesson 3 - Generators
Lesson 4- Working with Ac generators
Lesson 3 - Question paper lesson 3 part 1
Lesson 4 - Question paper lesson 4 part 2 
Topic: Work, energy and power  
 Lesson 1- Introduction       
 Lesson 2 - Work
 Lesson 3- Work: Kinetic energy theorem
 Lesson 5 -Questions
 Lesson 6 - Power, kinetic energy, potential energy, gravitational potential energy
Lesson 8 - Questions 
 Topic: Doppler effect 
 Lesson 1- Forces, free body diagrams and forces at an angle     
 Lesson 2- Doppler effect calculations
 Lesson 3- Doppler effect questions part 1
 Lesson 4- Doppler effect questions part 2
Topic: Electric circuit
Lesson 1- Ohm’s law   
Lesson 2 - Series circuit 
Lesson 3 - Parallel circuits
Lesson 4- Internal residence
Lesson 6 - Questions
Lesson 8 -Questions

 

 

Monday 29 October 9h00 Mathematical Literacy Paper 2

Monday 29 October at 9h00 it will be time for Mathematical Literacy Paper 2. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Measurements
Lesson 1: Measuring temperature Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 06  
Lesson 3: Theorem of Pythagoras
Lesson 4: Measurements involving rectangles and semi-circles
Lesson 11: Volume and surface area of a cylinder
Topic: Financial Mathematics
Lesson 1: Income tax Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 08      
Lesson 3: Unemployment insurance fund
Lesson 4: Personal income tax
Lesson 5: Calculating personal income tax 
Lesson 12: Property taxes and fees  
 Topic: Data Handling 
Lesson 11: Histograms Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 03 
Lesson 14: Ogive: cumulative frequency graph 
Lesson 15: Reading values off an ogive
Lesson 18: Misleading statistics
 Topic: Maps 
Lesson 1: Following diagrams and instructions
Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 09    
Lesson 2: Floor plan of a house  
Lesson 3: Elevation plans
Lesson 4: Questions regarding scale and plans
Topic: Probability  
 Lesson 1: Understanding probability Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 10    
 Lesson 5: Tree diagrams 1
 Lesson 7: Two-way tables
 Lesson 8: Contingency tables

 

Monday 29 October 9h00 Mathematics Paper 2

Monday 29 October at 9h00 it will be time for Mathematics Paper 2. 

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Probability
Lesson 2- Example on more advanced Venn diagrams Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 10
Lesson 3- Independent and dependent events
Lesson 6- Working with codes and passwords
Lesson 8- Exam questions using counting principle
Topic: Euclidean Geometry  
Lesson 3- Examples using the chord theorems
Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 08    
Lesson 4- Examples using the cyclist quadrilateral and tangent theorems
Lesson 7- Converse of the proportionality theorem and the mid-point theorem
Lesson 12- Exam questions using similar triangles and circles
 Topic: Analytical Geometry
 Lesson 1- The equation of a circle and of the origin
Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 09   
 Lesson 5 - Tangents, circles and quadrilaterals
 Lesson 7- Tangents, circles and completing the square
  Topic: Trigonometry  
 Lesson 4 - Compound and double angles on ray diagrams Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 05   
 Lesson 5 - Specific solutions of trigonometric equations
 Lesson 7 - Trig equations involving compound and double angles
 Lesson 12 - Points of intersection of two trigonometric graphs
 Lesson 16 - Examples using the cos and sine rules (literal coefficients) 
 Topic: Statistics 
 Lesson 2 - Revision of box and whisker plots Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 11 
 Lesson 5 - Revision of scatter plot diagrams 
 Lesson 6 - Determining the equation of the line of best fit (regression)
 Lesson 8 - Calculating the correlation coefficient

 

 

Week 1

 

Friday 26 October 9h00: Mathematical Literacy Paper 1

"The human mind is like an umbrella, it works best when it's open."

Friday 26 October at 9h00 it will be time for  Mathematical Literacy Paper 1 (P1).

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Measurements
Lesson 1: The Metric and Imperial Systems (Time, distance and speed)  Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 01   
Lesson 2: The imperial system and converting between imperial and metric units
Lesson 3: Time
Lesson 4: Calculating speed, distance and time
Topic: Financial Mathematics  
Lesson 1: Shopping documents and household bills Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 02 
Lesson 2: Business documents
Lesson 3: Payslips
Lesson 4: Transport tariffs 
Lesson 5: Cost of water
Topic: Data Handling  
Lesson 3: Classification of data Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 03
Lesson 4: Organizing data: tally and frequency 
Lesson 6: Measures of central tendency: mean and mode
Lesson 19-Past paper questions 1
Topic: Maps  
Lesson 1: Compass directions Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 05    
Lesson 4: Distance on maps 
Lesson 3-Calculations using probability frequency 
Lesson 7: Metric and Imperial bar scales 
Topic: Probability 
Lesson 1: Understanding probability  Assessment: Maths Literacy Grade 12 Topic 10 
Lesson 2: Probability versus relative frequency
Lesson 5: Finding scale on a map
Lesson 4-Predictions based on probability 

 

Friday 26 October 9h00 Mathematics Paper 1

Friday 26 October at 9h00 it will be time for  Mathematical Literacy Paper 1 (P1).

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Inverse functions and logarithms
Lesson 2: Inverse of quadric functions  Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 01
Lesson 3: Inverse of quadric linear functions (Restricted domain)
Lesson 4: Inverse of exponential function
Lesson 7-Logarithmic equations
Topic: Revision of Basic equation and number questions
Lesson 2: Solving quadratic number pattern   Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 02  
Lesson 4: Simultaneous linear equations
Lesson 6: Revision of the quadratic number pattern
Lesson 8: Revision of the quadratic number pattern  
Topic: Financial Math  
Lesson 4: Future Value annuities (exam questions)  Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 04      
Lesson 7: Present value annuities (more difficult examples) 
Lesson 8: Comparing of loans and investments 
Lesson 9: Balance outstanding on a loan  
Lesson 10: Calculating the value of n 
 Topic: Algebra 
Lesson 1: Solving cubic equations through grouping Assessment: Mathematics Grade 12 Topic 05 
Lesson 2: Solving cubic equations through inspection  
Lesson 4: Solving cubic equations through the sum and differences of two cubes  

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 24 October 9h00: Accounting

 Wednesday 24 October it will be time for Accounting

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school.  

Either before or after revising we advise to take the related Assessments to determine where you'd need more revision.

 

Topic: Financial Accounting of Companies: Concepts and Unique Ledger Accounts.
Lesson 1: Companies: Concepts and unique ledger accounts  Assessment: Accounting Grade 12 Topic 1   
Lesson 3: Shares
Lesson 6: Income tax/ordinary share dividends
Lesson 7: Ledger accounts 
Topic: Financial Accounting of Companies: Final Account and Financial Statements  
Lesson 1: Companies - preparation of final accounts and financial statements  Assessment: Accounting Grade 12 Topic 2    
Lesson 2: Income statement 1
Lesson 3: Income statement 2
Lesson 4: The balance sheet
Lesson 11: The cash flow statement - Taxation
Topic: Financial Accounting of Companies: Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements  
Lesson 1: People who analysis and interpret financial statements Assessment: Accounting Grade 12 Topic 3   
Lesson 2: Grade 10 & 11 revision: Gross profit as a percentage of sales/Net profit percentage on turnover/Return on equity
Lesson 3: Indicators, current ratios. Liquidity, Acid test ratio, Liabilities 
Topic: Financial Accounting of Companies  
Lesson 1: Rate of stock turnover, period of stock Assessment: Accounting Grade 12 Topic 4    
Lesson 2: Debtors collection period, Creditors payment 
Lesson 3: Debt equity ratio, Gearing return on capital
Lesson 5: Earnings per share, Dividend per share 
Topic: Close Corporations: Internal Control 
Lesson 1: Revision of business types  Assessment: Accounting Grade 12 Topic 6    
Lesson 5: Tree diagrams 1
Lesson 2: Accounting requirements of a close corporation 
Lesson 3: Members contributions, Loans to members, Transactions with members 

 

 

Tuesday 23 October 2018 9h00: English HL, FAL and SAL (P1) 

 

Tuesday 23 October at 9h00 it will be time for English Home Language (HL), First Additional Language (FAL) and Second Additional Language (SAL) Paper 1 (P1).

To do your last minute prepararation and revision for this exam please just click on the lesson in the table below and it will take you to the relevant page on Vodacom e-school. 

We recommend to first do the HomeWork Question at the end of each lesson so you know what you need to focus on in your prep.

 

English Home Language

English First Additional Language

Module 1

 Topic 1

Lesson 4- Skim and Scan

 Lesson 3 - Skim and Scan

Module 3

 

Lesson 6- Literal and Figurative

 Lesson 8 - Summary

 Module 6

 Topic 14

 Lesson 4 Reading & Viewing for comprehension

 Lessons 4 & 5- Figurative language

 Module 7

 Lessons 6 & 7 - Vocabulary related to reading texts

 Lesson 1 - Summary writing 

 Topic 15

Module 8

Lessons 2 & 3  - Comprehension passage

 Lesson 4, 6 & 7 - Cartoons

 Lesson 6 - Analysing an advertisement

 Module 11

 Lesson 7 - Analysing a cartoon

 Lessons 4, 6 & 7  - Interpretation of visual texts

 Lesson 8 - Language and editing structures: Concord

 

 

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