Senior certificate examination 2012
22 October - 28 November 2012
The National Senior Certificate Examinations started on 22 October 2012.
A total of 527 335 full time learners, and 120 352 part-time candidates have enrolled to write the NSC exams in 2012.
The Department of Basic Education has set 264 question papers for the examinations. All non-language question papers are provided in the languages of learning and teaching, that is English and Afrikaans.
In addition, the Independent Examination Board (IEB) set 69 question papers for all non-official languages.
The department has completed the adaptation of question papers for blind, partially sighted and deaf candidates. 59 question papers have been adapted for the blind and 45 papers adapted for deaf candidates. Approximately 1 445 question papers were Brailed and provided in Braille fonts specific to each individual candidate’s requirements. Teachers from schools for the blind and deaf were co-opted as special examiners.
The DBE has published a training manual for invigilators, and provinces have started their training, marking will take place in 118 marking centres across the country.
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