• Private Preparation for National Benchmark Tests (NBT) - MAT.
    We are willing to travel to other cities if numbers permit

  • Some universities use the Matric certificate results and the NBT results
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Dates 2015
Time Table

MonthDate
January '15 5 (Presented in Afr);
7 (Presented in Eng)
March 7 (Presented in Afr);
21(Presented in Eng)
April 11 (Presented in Afr);
25 (Presented in Eng)
May 6 - 13 (Windhoek, Namibia, 2 x 3 daily courses);
16 (Presented in Afr)
23 (Presented in Eng)
June 1 - 3 (Swakopmund, Namibia, 2 x 3 daily courses);
13 (Presented in Afr and Eng);
16 (Presented in Afr and Eng)
July 25 (Presented in Afr and Eng)
August 8 (Presented in Afr);
22 (Presented in Eng)
September 5 (Presented in Afr);
19 (Presented in Eng)
November 7 (Presented in Afr);
21 (Presented in Eng)
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‘Prep Session’
Schedule
Time
8:30 Registration
9 - 12am Mock NBT (Math)
12 - 12:45 Break
12:45 - 15:45 Discussion

 

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Contact Us
We are based in Pretoria, and willing to travel to other cities if numbers permit.
+27 (0) 72 582 4417 Reinette le Roux
Office hours Mo - Fri, 8:30-4:30
Duard le Roux,
B.Sc. HDE Cum Laude
nbt@purplepeppermaths.co.za

TAKE NOTE: Academic and Quantitive Literacy book coming in March 2015


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FAQ

  • How/where do I get hold of old/previously written NBT papers? +

    There are no old/previously written NBT papers available, but we can help you prepare for the NBT in one of two ways:

    • we run NBT(MAT) preparation courses;
    • our NBT(MAT) preparation workbook is available.
  • Can I re-write my NBT if my fist attempt was not successful or if my result was not satisfactory? +

    In the past students have had the opportunity to re-write the NBT's at certain universities, but to play safe you need to contact the university where you plan to do you tertiary studies. It could also depend on the course you are applying for.

  • Would I be ready for the NBT's once I have attended the course or worked through your books? +

    Probably not. While you would be far more ready after the course, you would need to do the 'homework' we will give you at the course. This could easily take you 10+ hours, but it is worth it!

  • How important is the NBT's? +

    Since 2005 universities do placement of students for certain courses based on three criteria:

    • Matric results
    • NBT results
    • Added value: participation and involvement in extra-curricular activities and other non-academic essentials at school (such as sport, leadership, etc.) as well as community service (such as community hours spent at a clinic, hospital, SPCA, etc )
  • The National Benchmark Tests +

    Introduced in 2005, the NBTs were commissioned by Higher Education South Africa with the main task of assessing academic readiness of first year university learners as a supplement to Secondary School reports on learning achieved in content specific courses. Some universities use the Matric certificate results and the NBT results to steer their placement decisions. The NBTs asses the ability to combine aspects of prior learning and consists of two (2) parts:

    • Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL); 3,5 hours in the morning and
    • Mathematics (MAT); 3 hours in the afternoon, on the same day.
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Testimonies
Faith Musoke
I attended your workshop on the 2nd July, and I wrote my NBT on the 6th July. The workshop was a great help, some of the questions were similar and I definitely felt confident going into the NBT after the workshop and the practice I did on the Olympiad website. My maths score was an 82%. Thank you so much for all the help.
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Regardt Taute
I took your course to prepare for the NBT to allow me to study at the University of Pretoria and you have asked me for a testimony.
The prep session had helped me by showing me at what level I was at, at that time. The real NBT was easier in my opinion than the Purple Pepper Maths which is a good thing as it meant the preparation and the advice given had helped. My result was 87%
This result allowed me to gain admission at the University of Pretoria to study BEng (Chemical). I would recommend this preparation course for anyone who has to write the math portion of the NBT as it is insightful as to how the paper will look and gives you a clear idea of how much preparation you will need.
 
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Emily Miller
I attended the NBT prep session last year (2013) and found it most helpful. The practice paper we did was a lot more difficult than the real NBT (MAT) paper. But that definitely helped me as I scored 91% for the maths NBT. I applied for medicine at UP, Stellenbosch and UCT and was accepted at the University of Pretoria. I would definitely recommend this workshop and I think it had a great effect on my performance. I thank all the people that were organised with arranging this workshop.