Mathematics Grade 12 Past Papers

Here we have added some resources that can really help you as you get ready for your Grade 12 Mathematics exams. You’ll find study guides, past papers, memos, and a few other tools to help you ace your matric exams.

CAPS Resources

A National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Declaration stands as the authoritative blueprint for education and instructional guidelines within South African educational institutions. Within its pages, this policy comprehensively catalogues all sanctioned subjects spanning from grades R to 12. Furthermore, it delineates the program parameters and advancement criteria applicable to learners in the same grade range. Each distinct academic subject has been meticulously outlined within its own dedicated Curriculum and Assessment Policy Declaration.


CAPS Curriculum and Assessment Policy HL

CAPS Curriculum and Assessment Policy FAL 


CAPS Curriculum and Assessment Policy HL

CAPS Curriculum and Assessment Policy FAL 


CAPS Curriculum and Assessment Policy HL

CAPS Curriculum and Assessment Policy FAL 

Frequently Asked Questions

Mathematics Grade 12 Past Papers are previous examination papers for the Grade 12 level in South Africa. They are used as study resources to help students prepare for their final exams.

You can find these past papers on various educational websites, at your school or institution’s library, or by purchasing exam preparation books specifically designed for Grade 12 students.

One effective way to solve these papers is by practicing with past year exam papers. Familiarizing yourself with the exam format and identifying areas for improvement can be beneficial. Using the memos or answer keys provided with the papers can also help you understand the correct solutions and methodologies.

While the importance of topics can vary based on the curriculum and examination board, some commonly emphasized areas in Grade 12 Mathematics include trigonometry, calculus, algebra, geometry, and probability.

Preparation can be enhanced by:

  • Reviewing key concepts and formulas.
  • Seeking help or clarification on challenging topics from teachers or peers.
  • Using study guides and online resources for additional practice and understanding.

Common mistakes include:

  • Not reading questions carefully.
  • Skipping steps in calculations.
  • Not reviewing answers for accuracy.
  • Misunderstanding key concepts or formulas.

To improve your score:

  • Consistently practice with past papers to identify and work on weak areas.
  • Review mistakes and understand the correct solutions.
  • Manage your time effectively during the exam.
  • Ensure a thorough understanding of key concepts and formulas.

Author: Roegshana Pamplin
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Date Published: December 12, 2023