Grade 12 past examination papers are very useful for students and are an integral part in doing revisions, preparing for exams, tests and assignments. In South Africa, grade 12 learners need not to struggle as there are plenty of previous exam papers for all subjects. The papers come with memos or answers,thereby making revision an easy process.

According to Royal Society of Chemistry, papers are an important tool for revision, allowing students to check how their revision is going and assess areas for improvement. Just doing the questions, perhaps under timed conditions and consulting the mark scheme is useful. However, student should still utilise other studies resources such as: study guides, teacher’s notes, prescribed textbooks, quizzes and video lessons.

Where to find Previous Exam Papers for Grade 12?

In South Africa, there are plenty of websites that have latest matric exam papers and memos. The websites are created to add value in a student life. Besides previous exam papers, the websites also provide: career choice guide with available courses to apply for,  list of learning institutions (including schools directory), and in-depth answers to the most popular high school assessment questions. Although grade 12 is the most critical grade amongst all other grades resources, such as grade 11, grade 10 and grade 9 are also available. The following are the most trusted websites where learners can find previous exam papers for grade 12:

My Courses

A popular South African educational website that helps high school students, tertiary students as well as working Professionals with learning and career resources: past exam papers for most grades, available courses to study in South Africa, and Career Information.


Department of Education

South African Department of Education website, where you will find information on, amongst others, the Curriculum, what to do if you’ve lost your matric certificate, links to previous Grade 12 exam papers for revision purposes and our contact details should you need to get in touch with us.

Modern Classroom

A popular website in South Africa which is aimed at Primary and School Levels. The website has a directory of all schools in South Africa, as well as previous exam papers and notes for all subjects.


The website contains previous exam papers and notes for all subjects.


Career Times

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