S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
There are approximately 500 students enrolled at Umtata High School. My school has been one of the best-performing schools in the Umtata district and continues to produce good quality results. The school is situated in a rural area, however, the staff and the SGB always put in their best efforts to overcome the challenges we face living in a rural area.
I have always been fascinated by Physical Science because my parents arescience teachers and I really look up to them. Mathematics, on the other hand, was one of my weak subjects until I reached Grade 8. My Mathematics teacher, DrAlex, encouraged me to practise more sums and she made the subject seem a lot more fun. During my FET phase, I was taught by MsVenter and MsTrow, who both made difficult topics look a lot easier. Mathematics had soon become one of my favourite subjects.
We had no challenges because our teachers were very supportive and provided us with as much study material as they could.
My parents and my teachers were my biggest inspiration. I had always admired the way they worked so hard to witness the success of their students.
I would advise them to work towards their goal as early as possible. They should have their targets set before they reach Grade 10 so that they can choose the appropriate subjects for their career choice. Also, it is important to understand that Grade 11 is just as important as matric and that all it takes to succeed is hard work.
I really enjoyed Life Sciences at school and I also knew that there was a shortage of doctors in the area I come from.
In five years, I will most likely graduate from UCT and begin my internship.
Focus more on Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Make use of your time to practise topics which you are weak at. Try to get hold of as much practice material as you can and make sure that you go over past papers once you have studied a topic (not the day before you write your exam/test). Holidays are not just meant for resting! Keep revising what you learned during the previous term. Be confident when you enter the exam room and make sure that you have had enough sleep the night before.
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