Study Guides for the 2020 exams

Study Guides are available in subjects that have a Combined Materials Pack and contain all the information you need to know before you start studying. Study Guides contain details of the study support available, assignment deadlines, advice on how to study efficiently and the full Syllabus for your subject.

We recommend that you download the Study Guide and read it carefully before deciding which subjects to study and ordering your course material.

Study Guides are contained within the Combined Materials Pack.

You can download a 2020 Study Guide by clicking on the appropriate subject below.

Study Guides for the 2020 exams

Core Principles
Core Practices
Specialist Principles
Specialist Advanced
South African Exams
A211 available on
30 November 2019
A213 available on
30 November 2019
A311 available on
30 November 2019
CS2 available on
31 October 2019
F101 available on
30 November 2019
F102 available on
30 November 2019
F103 available on
30 November 2019
F105 available on
30 November 2019


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