Grade 12 Study Guide And Exam Timetable

The complete timetable for Grade 12 exams is available on this page, as well as study guides and past papers. Additionally, we’ve given you great study tips.

The following is the timetable for the October/November 2022 exams along with some links to the subject’s 2021 past papers with memos.





Monday, 31 October

English HL P1 (2hrs) Memo

English FAL P1 (2hrs) memo

English SAL P1 (2hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu HL P1 (2hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu FAL P1 (2hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu SAL P1 (2hrs)

Hebrew SAL P1 (2hrs)

German HL P1 (2.5hrs), SAL P1 (2hrs)

Tuesday, 1 November

Economics P1 (2hrs) memo

Arabic, French, Italian, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Serbian, Spanish SAL P1 (2hrs)

Latin SAL P1 (3hrs)

Portuguese HL P2, FAL, SAL P1 (2hrs)

Wednesday, 2 November

Afrikaans HL P1 (2hrs) memo

Afrikaans FAL P1 (2hrs) memo

Afrikaans SAL P1 (2hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu HL P2 (2.5hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu FAL P2 (2hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu SAL P2 (2hrs)

Hebrew SAL P2 (2hrs)

German HL P2 (2.5hrs), SAL P2 (2hrs)

Thursday, 3 November

History P1 (3hrs) memo

Engineering Graphics and Design P1 (3hrs)

Friday, 4 November

Mathematics P1 (3hrs) memo

Maths Lit P1 (3hrs) memo

Technical Maths P1 (3hrs) memo

Arabic, French, Italian, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Serbian, Spanish SAL P2 (2hrs)

Latin SAL P2 (1.5hrs)

Portuguese HL P2 (2.5hrs), FAL, SAL P2 (2hr)

Equine Studies (3hrs)





Monday, 7 November

Mathematics P2 (3hrs) memo

Maths Lit P2 (3hrs) memo

Technical Maths P2 (3hrs)

Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu HL P3 (2.5hrs)

FAL P3 (2.5hrs)

Portuguese, German HL P3 (2.5hrs)

Portuguese FAL P3 (2.5hrs)

Tuesday, 8 November

isiZulu, isiXhosa (memo), Siswati, isiNdebele HL P1 (2hrs)

FAL P1 (2hrs) memo

SAL P1 (2hrs) memo

Economics P2 (2hrs) memo

Maritime Economics (3hrs)

Wednesday, 9 November

Sepedi, Sesotho (memo), Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL P1 (2hrs)

FAL P1 (2hrs) memo

SAL P1 (2hrs) memo

SA Sign Language HL P1 (2hrs)

Computer Applications Tech P2 (3hrs) memo

Thursday, 10 November

History P2 (3hrs) memo

Information Technology P2 (3hrs)

Friday, 11 November

Physical Sciences (memo) P1 (3hrs)

Technical Sciences P1 (3hrs)

Religion Studies P1 (2hrs) memo

Marine Science P1 (2.5hrs)





Monday, 14 November

Physical Sciences (memo) P2 (3hrs)

Technical Sciences P2 (1.5hrs)

Religion Studies P2 (2hrs) memo

Marine Science P2 (2.5hrs)

Tuesday, 15 November

Geography P1 (3hrs) Memo

Dance Studies (3hrs) memo

Wednesday, 16 November

Accounting P1 (2hrs) Memo

Engineering Graphics and Design P2 (3hrs)

Thursday, 17 November

English HL P2 (2.5hrs) memo

English FAL P2 (2.5hrs) memo

English SAL P2 (1.5hrs)

Civil Technology (3hrs)

Friday, 18 November

Life Sciences P1 (2.5hrs) memo

Visual Arts (3hrs) memo





Monday, 21 November

Life Sciences P2 (2.5hrs) memo

Electrical Technology (3hrs) memo

Tuesday, 22 November

Sepedi, Sesotho (memo). Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL P2 (2.5hrs)

FAL P2 (2.5hrs) memo

SAL P2 (1.5hrs) memo

Geography P2 (3hrs) Memo

Wednesday, 23 November

isiZulu, isiXhosa (memo), Siswati, IsiNdebele HL P2 (2.5hrs)

FAL P2 (2.5hrs) memo

SAL P2 (1.5hrs) memo

Business Studies P1 (2hrs) memo

Thursday, 24 November

Consumer Studies (3hrs) memo

Hospitality Studies (3hrs) memo

Tourism (3hrs) memo


25 November

Accounting P2 (2hrs) Memo

Agricultural Sciences P1 (2.5hrs) memo

Nautical Sciences P1 (3hrs)

Sport and Exercise Sciences (3hrs)





Monday, 28 November

isiZulu, isiXhosa (memo), Siswati, IsiNdebele HL P3 (3hrs)

FAL P3 (2.5hrs)

SAL P3 (2.5hrs)

Agricultural Sciences P2 (2.5hrs)

Nautical Sciences P2 (3hrs)

Tuesday, 29 November

Sepedi, Sesotho (memo), Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL P3 (3hrs)

FAL P3 (2.5hrs) memo

SAL P3 (2.5hrs) memo

SA Sign Language HL P3 (3hrs)

Business Studies P2 (3hrs) memo

Wednesday, 30 November

English HL P3 (3hrs) memo

English FAL P3 (2.5hrs) memo

English SAL P3 (2.5hrs)

Mechanical Technology (3hrs) memo

Thursday, 1 December

Consumer Studies (3hrs) memo

Hospitality Studies (2.5hrs) memo

Design (3hrs) memo

Friday, 2 December

Afrikaans HL P3 (3hrs) memo

Afrikaans FAL P3 (2.5hrs) memo

Afrikaans SAL P3 (2.5hrs) memo

Agricultural Management Practices (3hrs)





Monday, 05 December

Music P1 Theory (3hrs) memo

Music P2 Comprehension (1.5hrs) memo

Tuesday, 06 December

Dramatic Arts (3hrs) memo

Agricultural Technology (3hrs) memo

Wednesday, 07 December

CAT Rewrite (3hrs) Practical

IT Rewrite (3hrs) Practical



Monday, 5 September

Life Orientation (LO CAT) (2.5hrs)

Tuesday, 25 October

Computer Applications Tech P1 (3hrs) Practical memo

Wednesday, 26 October

Information Technology P1 (3hrs) Practical

14 Aug – 14 Oct

Performing Arts Practical

6 Oct – 15 Oct

Visual Arts and Design Practical 

How Can I Create An Effective Study Guide?

Building a study guide may be one of the most successful ways to prepare for the Grade 12 exams. Below you will see some advice on how to create a study guide that will give you the best understanding of your subject content.

Organise The Notes You Need To Study

  • Split your sheet into two sections. Make sure to leave more space on the right than on the left.
  • On the bigger right-hand side, jot down the important points from all the essential content and then make a summary and provide examples for each
  • Now for the left-hand side, write cue questions that are linked to your content on the right. Then cover the right-hand side and check if you can answer the questions that you’ve just set for yourself.

Doing this will help you determine which pieces of learning content you’re good at, as well as those that you need to improve on.

Practice Essay Questions For Applicable Subjects


Practicing the answers to essay questions beforehand is a great way to prepare.

When doing this, you ready yourself for similar questions when they show up in the actual exam. 

While memorising your learning material is certainly one way to make use of a study guide, practicing essay questions will solidify your skills, making you more equipped and ready to implement written responses.

Create A Vocabulary Section

You should devote a specific section of your study guide to definitions and key terms. It will help you feel more confident in using important terms if you are familiar with the terms and language used in your subjects.

How To Study For A Maths Exam

Below are 4 ways to improve your method of studying mathematics.

  • Get Your Homework Done
  • Use Exams And Practice Tests
  • Try Joining A Study Group
  • Learn From Your Mistakes

Do Your Homework

By doing your homework, you are actually studying. By understanding your maths concepts, your abilities will be perfected. If you see problems that are common within your learning content, it is likely that these will be tested. Your homework should be treated as if it were a study guide.

Make Use Of Practice Tests And Exams

Your teachers should provide you with
previous exams to practice

Go over the notes and rework these papers. By creating a practice test, you will be preparing for what might appear on the real test by trying your hand at a variety of problem types.

Try Joining A Study Group

Oftentimes, there will be certain parts about a subject that you do not understand, but your friend does, or vice versa. In these cases, it is important to form study groups and work beside friends and fellow students.

Studying in a group can help you keep on track and will encourage learning from one another.

Learning From Your Mistakes

After you get a graded test back, read over the mistakes you have made and understand how to fix them. 

Since many maths concepts are known to be built upon one another, it is important to understand what was incorrectly done so that as the concepts continue to repeat and build, you will know what to do next time.

What Is The Best Way To Scan Your Work Before The Exam?

Make use of the 3 R’s (no, not the one for recycling)

  • READ – the section of your learning material. Then close the book and hide your notes.
  • RECITE – (speak aloud) all that you can remember about the content that you have just read. There is no need for fancy equipment. You can speak softly to yourself, to a friend, or to your desk mate.
  • REVIEW – the section again and again to correct whatever you might have gotten wrong, or to relearn important information. 

The reason this technique works so well is that when you recite, you immediately see what you had trouble learning, remembering, and understanding. This will remind you what you need to further concentrate on when you do the review

Where Can You Get Learning Material?

The free learning materials are available below, and they include revision tools, study guides, exam past papers and many other types of learning material.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a Grade 12 student, you should be studying for about 6 to 8 hours per day. Your time should be divided well. When creating your study timetable, do not forget to also add breaks. Never plan to cram!

You need sleep to remain alert and attentive. Studies show that even pulling one all-nighter  can cause a drop in performance in the exams.

This is completely normal! Nobody is immune to laziness. But you have to take the Grade 12 exams seriously. Commit yourself to breaking the laziness habit.

  • Before studying, have all your materials on hand
  • Be positive
  • Take a walk outside
  • Take your learning sections and break them down into manageable chunks 
  • Reward yourself with short, constructive breaks during your study sessions

Author: Blaine Oaker
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Published Date: October 19, 2022

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