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Win R500 with MaxMatric!

MaxMatric has just launched a page that helps students find Private Colleges. To promote it there is a one month competition to share the Facebook post that is pinned at the top of the page and fill in the Private College Find Me form. The winner will be announced in the beginning of October.

There are just under 400 Private Colleges in South Africa and we will help you find the one that is a perfect fit for you.

Become a Member

In a few weeks time we are going to start doing a regular blog and Facebook posts to provide you with loads more information on bursaries and all sorts of extra academic content.

Subscribe to our blog and like out Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Become a contributor to MaxMatric™ and share your wisdom

MaxMatric™ is for matrics by matrics, its kinda bad ass with one problem, the founders are now too old to party it up at rage and not look like cradle snatchers, such a pity. As a result we need your involvement to keep things fresh.

What we want is for you lot of bright, not so bright and creative matrics to get involved in writing articles, creating awesome notes and basically tell us everything you want some information about.

On top of the list are notes, any subject in any language. It’s not cheating just sharing. If you are one of the bright matrics (sorry the not so bright ones are gona have to sit this one out) please make some quality notes and send them to us at

The next thing of importance is entirely up to you. We want what you want so if you would like a new article to be written, like passing your learners, lets us know or even better start your journalism career and write it yourself.

How can you send us the goods? It’s easy, just send us the article or notes, in Microsoft Word format, to or contact us for some more information.

All those who contribute to MaxMatric™ have the option of uploading a profile which is great for getting your name and talents recognized on Google. View the contributor’s page to see for yourself.

Science exam booster!

We have endorsed Science Clinic’s booster sessions since last year, as an invaluable aid for exam preparation. These guys host solid lecture-style Physics and Chemistry workshops for Grade 11’s and Matrics, to boost your performance in the Science Exams. So, this is the breakdown:

* They have a solid team of Science teachers present interactive lectures on all the examinable theory, and to work through exam questions.

* Teaching assistants that give more intensive one-on-one support during the question and answer sessions.

* Smart Prep Books are given to students during the workshops – these books have one page summaries of all the sections of all work. The Science Clinic team wrote the books for two reasons: to provide a structure for you to study, and to make the learning process easier.

The workshops are presented on Saturdays before the June exams, before the Prelims, and before the final exams. The aim is to give you an opportunity for hard-core revision, and to practice exam questions. If you want to sign up for the workshops or learn more, just click here

Finished at Last!

Well done for finally finishing your school days. We hope that it was an awesome phase of your life filled with experiences and friends that will last a life time.

Thank you for using We hope it was helpful and we would greatly appreciate any feedback you can give us. If any of you have notes that we can use for next year please send them to We would greatly appreciate it.

We wish you guys all the best for the future. Dream big and make it happen!

Sh*t’s gettin serious…

Hi SA Matrics,

Half way there: We wish you the best of luck for your mid-year exams. These are important! So study hard, check out our subject summaries and work through the past papers.

Calling on the Troops: To all of those courageous enough to write the early NBTs: we are calling on you for help. If each of you can remember just one question from the MAT paper, and post then it on our NBT page, we can compile the first ever “NBT past paper” for you guys to study from. Every location around the country will write a different NBT, so the compilation will be epic. Keep in mind that if you flunk your first NBT, you can always rewrite it later on… and by then, if all goes according to plan, we will have something for you to study from. So spread the word and get your mates involved, so that we can defeat the NBTs!

Reminder: To those of you who haven’t applied for varsity yet – get straight onto it! The sooner you apply, the greater your chances are of getting provisionally accepted, especially if you want to get into res.

Sharin the love: If you find helpful, please like us on facebook and tell all your mates about us.

New articles

Results on the polls

  • 83% say yes to sex before marriage.
  • 17% say no to sex before marriage.
  • 50% agree that the death penalty should be brought back.
  • 33% agree, but only for repeat offenders.
  • 17% disagree.
  • 75% say that evolution has a place in SA education.

If you are feeling down after all the studying, watch this video on YouTube,  its the cutest thing you will ever see!


Upcoming events

Welcome to maxmatric!

Here are a list of the important dates that you need to know.

University Applications

University of Pretoria, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Stellenbosch University all open for application on 1 March 2013. Look at our universities page for more information.

Residence applications also open on 1 March. If you want to be placed in a residence, it is important to apply as soon as possible.


NBT’s are approaching too. See our NBT page for advice, dates and test venues.

Social Events

Skrillex Mothership SA Tour

The world-renowned DJ, Skrillex, is making an appearance at 3 major cities in South Africa. Here are the details you need to know:

  • Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town – Western Cape on Friday 01 March
  • H20 At Wild Waters, Johannesburg And Reef – Gauteng on Saturday 02 March
  • The Wave House, Gateway, Durban – Kwazulu-Natal on Sunday 03 March

Tickets range from R300-R2000 depending on the venue and the class of the ticket. No under 18’s are allowed.

Book tickets here

R Kelly South Africa Tour

RnB singer R-Kelly is gracing us with his presence in March 2013! See below for the down-low on his tour.

  • Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg And Reef – Gauteng on Thursday 21 March
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban – Kwazulu-Natal on Saturday 23 March

Ticket prices are between R477-R901 depending on the ticket class.

Book tickets here




The National Benchmark Tests

The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs)

The NBTs where established by the University of Cape Town. They were created to determine which of their applicants had the greatest chance of succeeding at university. The tests are designed to evaluate the true Mathematical and English levels of learners, as they focus on understanding rather than recall.

The tests are now used by all major Universities and are required for some bursary applications. In conjunction with your school marks, the universities will also consider your NBT results when considering your application. ALL applicants need to write the AQL (Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test) test, but only certain courses require applicants to also write the mathematics test. If you are unsure as to which career you will follow, rather write both tests to be safe. If you want to do medicine, engineering or a BSc your chances of acceptance will dramatically improve if you own these tests. Hopefully this page will help you do that.

How to Prepare Continue reading “The National Benchmark Tests” »