Covid-19 Distance Support

Posted: April 6, 2020 in General

I have decided to resurrect this blog, since widespread distance support is needed and will still be necessary in future. I will, however, not recreate the wheel, but rather share well oiled wheels already in existence.

The debate is on about online or not. Too many learners in our country are not able to access online resources, but until a solution is found online support is on the table for the moment.

Visit the following sites for online support material.

  1. Western Cape Education Department ePortal:
  2. Department of Basic Education:
  3. Vodacom e-school:                                                                               Vodacom2vodacom3
  4. Wolkskool:                        wolkskool
  5. eLearning Directorate WCED:

Read the following article and tell your CAT learners about it:

“……..customers open Sainsbury’s SmartShop Scan, Pay & Go app on their smartphone, scan whatever they want as they go around the store (putting it straight into bags as they go), pay for their shop via Google Pay or Apple Pay, and then scan one of the oversized barcodes on their way out. No cards, no queues, no human interactions,…”

Gr 12 PAT resources

Posted: March 11, 2019 in General

Great resources in CAT Public:

Cat Public

Gr 12 PAT: global warming

Posted: March 11, 2019 in General

MOS exams

Posted: January 10, 2018 in General

Interested in taking a MOS exam?

I am a proctor and able to administer the Microsoft Office Specialist exams – if you are within reasonable distance from where I am in Caledon, WC.
Buy the exams from Netlearn ( or Certiport (

I have passed the Word, Excel and Access Specialist exams and will be able to give some pointers on how to prepare.

Feel free to contact me in this regard:

2018: the year of the CAT!

Posted: January 10, 2018 in Grade 12

I have not been very active on this blog, because there are so many other resources available on the CAT & IT Teachers Facebook page, the Tech Teachers site, etc.

I do not believe in just copying what is already out there, or reinventing the wheel. In the end this blog might just stop existing as other (better) resources appear, but until then I will still post my small contributions to improve our subject.

I have separated the different questions from the past 5 NSC question papers (excluding Nov 2017, which will be added soon) and reorganised them according to content. It is available in Google Drive to download (please take care to download only, not edit or remove):


Use it as a teaching tool, revision, setting of papers, etc. By doing 5 questions on the same topic will definitely benefit the learners.

Create a wordwall using the terminology provided.

Use the screenshots together with the terminology found in the question papers. Learners should be shown what the concepts look like.

Please feel free to add more pictures to this folder!

Or share it with me:

Please give some feedback, sharing your thoughts on how we can improve the results in our subject, making it more attractive to the above average achiever.





Google Forms for CAT revision

Posted: September 22, 2017 in General, Grade 12

Use for revision before final theory paper. Please share with learners.

Thank you, Claire Smuts!

Eng version

Afr Version

Thank you to all collaborators as acknowledged on front page of booklet.

Link to Prelim and other Papers

Posted: July 27, 2017 in Grade 12

Valuable revision resources:

2014 – 2016 Prelim, Supplementary, Nov papers

Past Gr 12 papers

Uploaded by Claire Smuts, thank you!

Teacher training Conference: 17 – 20 July 2017

CTLI, Kuilsrivier

Program:  TTC_2017 (final)