After a school shutdown of more than two months, teachers, parents and students are all gearing up to save the 2020 academic year. However, as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and the Department of Basic Education kickstart their phased approach there are still many questions around the ramifications of the disruptive year and how parents and teachers can help limit its effects on our children.

Yes, there are in fact effective study techniques that can help learners retain information better and they’re not based on fiction or chance, but years of scientific research. Study smarter not harder. We’ve all heard or read the saying at some point in our lives, but what does “studying smart” actually look and is there, […]

The world can be a busy and distracting place, lucky for us techniques and strategies like time blocking, timeboxing and task batching exists to help find calm amid the chaos and accelerate our productivity. Time blocking? Surely the average to-do list with a few boxes to tick would suffice. Time blocking is almost like a […]

Whether it’s prepping for a big exam or a small test, what and how you study is just as important as where you study. A curated and carefully set up space actually helps learners retain information better and faster. Why have a study spaceat all? Contrary to belief, an overly comfortable spot like say; your […]

We’re on the constant lookout for ways in which we can be our most efficient and effective selves and hacks aren’t a new concept. We use them to keep up and outsmart the challenges life throws our way. And with multiple subjects and tasks on our list hacks to prep for exams are no exception […]

Technology and easy access to resources have made studying from anywhere a breeze but choosing a space to bunker down at can be subjective. So, think carefully about the variables involved when considering the library, café a friend’s house or your room. The right space can make all the difference. How does your environment affect […]

The new school term has started, and many parents are already wondering if there’s anything they can do to make learning a little bit easier for their kids. You’re in luck! Here’s 15 research based study tips that will positively impact learning: 1.Self-explanation. Come up with explanations, in your own words, of to-be-learned concepts or […]

In our blog series, we will be exploring the various subjects offered by Impaq in the FET Phase (Grades 10 – 12). We spoke to education specialists Lientjie Young and Kimberley Britz to learn more about Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy as subjects. Mathematics vs Mathematical Literacy While choosing subjects in Grade 9, many learners are […]

Excom provides the following textbooks: EMS Grades 7 – 9 Accounting Grades 8 and 9 Life Orientation Grades 8 to 12 Business Studies Grades 10 to 12 Learner books are available in English and Afrikaans in both printed and e-book format. Talking textbooks Our ‘talking textbooks’ help learners become active participants in their learning journey. […]

At the best of times preparing for matric exams is one of the most stressful life experiences.  So, how are you going to handle yourself in the year of a global pandemic and the rollercoaster ride response? 2020 has been nothing short of wild, and the current matric cohort is going to need smart support […]