This grade 8 mathematics June exam tests all the skills learnt in the first two terms of the year according to the CAPS curriculum. Questions include
- whole numbers and integers theory,
- functions and relationships,
- algebraic expressions,
- algebraic equations,
- construction of geometric figures,
- geometry of 2-dimensional shapes and geometry of straight lines.
Marks are are in the ratio of the number of hours spent on each topic in the syllabus. For example, algebraic equations requires a total of 6 hours in the syllabus out of a total of 76 working hours over the two terms, thus it counts 12/13 marks in the exam.