5 reasons why Grade 11 is important
I’m sure you’ve heard teachers stress the importance of grade 11 quite often, Well, guess what? They’re right! Grade 11 is an important year for every high school student, here’s why:
Prepares you for Grade 12
You can look at Grade 11 as a trial run for your Matric year because most of the work covered in the syllabus will prepare you for Matric. Doing well in Grade 11 will definitely boost your confidence for your last year in high school, and that is why you should take it seriously.
Did you know that you don’t have to wait for your Matric results in order to apply for university? That’s right Choma, you can use your Grade 11 report to apply for university. Another thing you should keep in mind is that space is limited in varsity, so it’s better to apply early to increase your chances of being accepted, because universities temporarily accept your application based on your Grade 11 results.
Tertiary education is expensive and unfortunately, not everyone can afford it. There are companies that offer bursaries and they don’t only look at your Grade 12 results. They also consider your Grade 11 marks. If you don’t know where to apply for bursaries, check out the following resources; CellCgirl, Bursaries Portal, Bursaries South Africa and Puff and Pass.
You can evaluate your post-Matric options
Your Grade 11 results and overall performance empowers you to make better decisions about the direction you’d like to take when you finish high school, such as the options that are available to you, what courses to apply for and where you’d want to apply.
Opportunity to implement a study plan
Keeping track of how long it takes you to finish your school work can help you implement an accurate study plan for your Grade 12 because you will need to manage your time well for your final exams - so that you can answer all the questions (exams are very long).
A lot of people think Matric is that bridge you cross when you get there, but the truth is; you have to start preparing for it in Grade 11. If you start applying your mind in Grade 11, you will be able to deliver your absolute best and increase your chances of being able to follow your dreams when you finish high school.
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