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  1. Owing to the nature of this practical examination, it is important to note that,  even if you complete the examination early, you will NOT be permitted to  leave the examination room until all the administrative functions associated  with the examination have been finalised. During the examination normal  rules regarding leaving the examination room apply.
  2. Enter your examination number in the header or footer of EVERY document that you create or save, where applicable.
  3. The invigilator will give you a CD/DVD/flash disk containing all the files  needed for the examination OR you will be told where the files can be found  on the network or computer. If a CD/DVD has been issued to you, you must  write your examination number and centre number on the CD/DVD. If you are  working on the network, you must follow the instructions provided by the  invigilator/educator.
  4. A copy of the master files will be available from the invigilator. Should there  be any problems with a file, you may request another copy from the  invigilator.
  5. This question paper consists of SEVEN questions.
  6. Answer ALL the questions. 
  7. Ensure that you save each document using the file name given in the  question paper. Save your work at regular intervals as a precaution against  possible power failures.
  8. Read through each question before answering or solving the problem. Do NOT do more than is required by the question. 
  9. At the end of the examination, you must hand in the CD/DVD/flash disk given  to you by the invigilator with ALL your answer files saved onto it, OR you  should make sure that ALL the answer files are saved on the  network/computer as explained to you by the invigilator/educator. Make  absolutely sure that all the files can be read. Do NOT save unnecessary  files/folders and do NOT hand in duplicate answer files/folders.
  10. The information sheet that has been provided with the question paper MUST  BE COMPLETED AFTER THE THREE-HOUR EXAMINATION SESSION.  Hand it to the invigilator at the end of the examination.
  11. During the examination, you may use the help functions of the programs  which you are using. You may NOT use any other resource material.
  12. Unless instructed otherwise, use formulae and/or functions for ALL  calculations in questions involving spreadsheets. Use absolute cell  references only where necessary to ensure that formulae are correct when  you copy them to other cells in a spreadsheet.
  13. NOTE: All formulae and/or functions should be inserted in such a manner that the correct results will still be obtained even if the data  changes.
  14. If data is obtained from a previous question that you could not answer, you  should still proceed with the questions that follow.
  15. In all questions involving word processing, you should set the language to English (South Africa). The paper size is assumed to be A4 Portrait, unless  stated otherwise.
  16. Use centimetres as the unit of measurement when answering this question  paper.
  17. Generally, one mark is allocated per action; therefore, a 2-mark question  would usually require TWO actions, et cetera.
  18. The examination folder/CD/DVD/flash disk that you receive with this question  paper contains the files listed below. Ensure that you have all the files before  you begin with this examination. 
  • 1Areas                                                Word processing file
  • 2Det_Bes                                           Spreadsheet file
  • 2Drops                                                Image file 
  • 2Water                                                Word processing file
  • 3Rain_Reën                                        Spreadsheet file
  • 4Game_Speel                                     Spreadsheet file 
  • 5AlbertFalls                                          Image file 
  • 5Dam                                                   Database file 
  • 6House                                                Image file 
  • 6Life                                                     Image file 
  • 6Out                                                     Image file 
  • 6Wise_Wys                                           HTML file 
  • 7Answ_Antw                                          Word processing file
  • 7River_Rivier                                          Database file 
  • 7Rivers_Riviere                                     Spreadsheet file 
  • 7Water                                                    Word processing file



Water is very important for life. We need water to drink, to wash our  hands, to cook and to do many other things.  
Your community leader has decided to contact your school to gather some facts about  water as a natural resource.

A document about South Africa's water sources was created.  
Open the 1Areas word processing document and insert your examination number in  the header or footer. 
1.1 Find the text ('The availability of … floods and droughts.') in the Abstract  control on the first page and make the following changes: 

1.1.1 Set the proofing language of all the text to English (South Africa). (1) 
1.1.2 Justify the text. (1) 

1.2 Find the image on the first page. 
Crop the image to any shape of your choice AND sharpen the image to 50%. (2) 
1.3 Find the 'Subtitle' text control on the first page and remove this control  WITHOUT deleting the text contained in the control. (1) 
1.4 Insert an automatically generated table of contents below the heading  'Contents' on the second page as follows: 

  • Apply the 'Classic' table of contents format. 
  • Use the 'Water' style for the first level and the 'Heading 1' style for the  second level of headings. 
  • Set the tab leader for the page numbers to solid.
    NOTE: Accept any warning messages that may appear. (4)

1.5 Insert automatic page numbers in the footer of the document as follows: 

  • Page numbering should start on the 'Contents' page as page 1. 
  • The page numbering should appear in the format 'Page 1'. 
  • The page numbers on odd-numbered pages should be left-aligned. 
  • The page numbers on even-numbered pages should be right-aligned. (5)

1.6 Find the word 'Our' on the 'INTRODUCTION' page.  

  • Apply a dropped cap effect on the whole word. 
  • Set the spacing to 0.5 cm from the text. (2)

1.7 Find the text 'table 1' in the fourth paragraph on the page after the map. 
Add a cross reference on this text that links to the 'Water Source Area' table  on the next page. (2) 
1.8 Adjust the 'Water Source Area' table on the next page as follows: 

1.8.1 Apply any predefined table style to this table. (1) 
1.8.2 Use a table property to ensure that the headings are repeated if the  table flows over to the next page. (1) 
1.8.3 Find the text 'Grootwinterhoek' and add a footnote to this text as  follows: 

    • The footnote text must contain 'Strategic water sources'. 
    • Use the '*' as the custom symbol for the footnote. (3) 

1.9 Find the image below the heading 'WESTERN CAPE WATER SOURCE  AREAS'. 
      Add 'Image 1' as an automatic caption to the image. (2)
1.10 Find the bulleted list below the 'BOLAND MOUNTAINS' heading.
        Change the bullet characters to the '◎' symbol (Wingdings, code 165). (1)
1.11 Find the text 'Did you know?' below the heading 'TSITSIKAMMA'. 

  • Apply any WordArt of your choice to this text.  
  • Change the text wrapping to top and bottom. (2)

1.12 Find the chart/graph below the heading 'MPUMALANGA DRAKENSBERG'.

Change the data of the chart/graph as follows: 
Cultivated – 2% 
Natural – 48% 
NOTE: Do not simply change the labels of the chart/graph. (2)

1.13 Find the text '… the journey it has taken to reach us.' below the heading  'PROTECTING SOUTH AFRICA'S WATER SOURCE AREAS'. Create a new  source AND insert the citation for this source next to this text. The source  must contain the following information: 

Type of source: Report 
Title: The effects of water 
Year: 2015 
NOTE: Ensure that the APA style has been selected. (3) 

1.14 Find the table of figures on the second-last page. The table of figures only  displays the tables. Add an additional automatic table of figures that will also  display the images. (2) 
1.15 Change the orientation of only the last page to portrait. The rest should  remain in landscape. (2) 
Save and close the 1Areas document.


A survey form has been created for distribution. 
Open the 2Water word processing document and insert your examination number in  the header or footer. 
2.1 Add a date field next to the word 'DATE'.  
      Ensure that it will always display the current date. (2) 
2.2 Fill the second text box with the 2Drops image found in the examination  folder AND bold the text in the text box. (2)  
2.3 Correct the spelling of 'Female' in the drop-down form field control next to the  text 'Gender'. (1) 
2.4 Add a check box form field control to the left of the text 'Older than 60'.  (1) 
2.5 Find the text form field control next to the text 'Number of adults in the  household'. 
     Change the properties so that the user can only enter numerical values. (1) 
2.6 Edit the format of the control next to 'How much do you pay a month?' so that  it will always display an 'R' in front of the amount(s) displayed. (1) 
2.7 Apply leader tabs at the bottom of the form so that it displays as below.

2.8 You want to send the survey to some people for completion. 
      Prepare a mail merge as follows: 

  • Use the Details worksheet of the 2Det_Bes spreadsheet as the data  source. 
  • Sort the surnames in ascending order. 
  • Add the merge fields, Name and Surname, in the spaces provided at the  top of the document. 
  • Save the 2Water document before completing the merge. 
  • Complete the mail merge and save the new merged document as 2Done. (5)

Save and close the 2Water document.


Rainfall was measured every month in four cities from 2005 to 2015. The data was  captured in a spreadsheet. 

  • Use formulae and/or functions for ALL calculations in the spreadsheet. 
  • Use absolute cell references ONLY where it is required by the question to ensure  that formulae are correct when you copy it to other cells in the spreadsheet. 
  • All formulae and/or functions should be inserted in such a manner that the correct  results will still be obtained, even if the existing data changes.  

Open the 3Rain_Reën spreadsheet. Work in the Rain_Reën worksheet.
3.1 Format the cells in row 1 as follows: 

3.1.1 Change the merged cell to only include cells A1:O1. (1) 
3.1.2 Apply a 'Thin Diagonal Stripe' pattern style fill effect to the merged  cell. (2) 

3.2 Freeze the panes so that all the headings in row 2 and the city and year  columns display when you scroll down. (2) 
3.3  Insert a function in cell D3 to convert the text that appears in cell C3 to a  number. (1) 
3.4  Insert a function in cell G48 to determine the most commonly occurring  rainfall value in April. (2) 
3.5 Insert a function in cell H49 to determine the average rainfall for May for all  the cities throughout all the years. Display the average rounded to the next highest whole number.  

EXAMPLE: If the average is 6.4, then 7 should be displayed. If the average is 6.6, then 7 should also be displayed. (3) 

3.6 Insert a function in cell K50 to determine the third highest rainfall in August. (2) 
3.7 Insert a function in cell M51 to determine the total rainfall that fell in the four  cities during October 2015. 
      NOTE: Ensure that the correct results will be obtained even if the existing data changes. (4)
3.8 Apply conditional formatting to cells D3:O46 to automatically apply a 3-colour scale to the numbers in the three different categories shown below. 

  • The lowest point of 0 
  • A midpoint of 100 
  • The highest point of 630
    Choose any colours of your choice. (5) 

3.9 The rainfall in a city is categorised by comparing the total rainfall of the city for  a specific year to an expected rainfall of 650. 
       It is categorised as follows: 

  • More than the expected rainfall of 650: High 
  • Less than or equal to the expected rainfall of 650: Low 

Insert a function in cell R4 to determine the category for the rainfall in Cape Town in 2015. (6) 
3.10 Sort the data in cells A3:O46 according to the year from 2005 to 2015 and  then according to the city alphabetically. (2) 
Work in the Durban worksheet. 
3.11 The cell range used in the function in cell C6 is incorrect. 

Correct the cell range of the function by including the data for January from  the data table. 
Ensure that the function in cell C6 will work correctly if it is copied to the other  months in the summary table. (2) 

3.12 Filter the data so that only the rainfall data for Durban is displayed. (1)
Work in the Bloemfontein worksheet. 
3.13 A chart/graph displaying the total rainfall per year for Bloemfontein has been  created. 

Change the chart/graph in the worksheet to appear as shown below. 

    • Ensure that the chart/graph displays the rainfall per month and also the  total for the year. 
    • Add a suitable title to the chart/graph.
    • Insert a legend as shown in the example below.
    • Display the horizontal axis labels.
    • Display data labels only for the 'Total' series.
      Save and close the 3Rain_Reën spreadsheet. (5) 


The school hosted a water games event to raise funds. 

  • Use formulae and/or functions for ALL calculations in the spreadsheet. 
  • Use absolute cell references ONLY where it is required by the question to ensure  that formulae are correct when you copy it to other cells in the spreadsheet. 
  • All formulae and/or functions should be inserted in such a manner that the correct  results will still be obtained, even if the existing data changes.  

Open the 4Game_Speel spreadsheet and work in the Scores_Punte worksheet. 
4.1 Remove the hyperlink set on the heading 'Water Games'. (1) 
4.2 Insert a formula in cell E3 to determine the number of weeks that have  passed between the date in column D and the current date. (3) 
4.3 Data validation has been applied to column G. 
      Remove the value 'Black' as an option in the validation list for the whole  column. (2) 
4.4 A participant ID should be created for each participant. Create the participant  ID in cell I3 as follows: 

  • The first two letters of the surname in column C 
  • Followed by a space 
  • Followed by a random number in the range 0 and 99 
  • Followed by the gender in column F in lower case 

You may use any of the blank columns, such as column K and column L, to  calculate any interim results. 

EXAMPLE: Ga 23f or Ga 4f (7) 

4.5 Use an appropriate LOOKUP function in cell J3 to display the award that  Jemima Garrison will receive based on her score in cell H3.  
Use the data in the Awards_Toekennings worksheet. (4)
Save and close the 4Game_Speel document.


A database that contains a list of dams and their locations was created. Open the 5Dam database. 
5.1 Open the Dam table. 

5.1.1 Insert a primary key on the most appropriate field.  (1) 
5.1.2 Ensure that any data currently stored in the Town field will appear  in capital letters.  (1) 
5.1.3 Add a combo box to the Province field. 
The values for the Province field are stored in the Province table. 
Accept any warning or error messages that may appear. (2) 
5.1.4 Create an input mask for the Completed field to accept dates in the  format dd/MMM/yyyy. 

EXAMPLE: 01/JAN/2001 or 31/DEC/2010 (5) 

5.1.5 Change the field properties of the Capacity field so that no value  smaller than zero will be accepted. (1) 
5.1.6 Change the data type of the Illustration field so that you can add an  image to the field.  
Add the 5AlbertFalls image found in the examination folder in the  
Illustration field to the Albert Falls Dam record. (2)

Save and close the Dam table. 
5.2 Open the qry5_2 query. 

  • Insert the Town field. 
  • Add criteria to display the names, provinces and towns of all the dams in  Limpopo. 

Save and close the qry5_2 query. (2)
5.3 Create a query called qry5_3 based on the Dam table to appear as shown  below.  


  • The Avg Of Capacity field uses the Capacity field. 
  • Only the data for the Free State and North West must appear. 


Avg Of Capacity

Free State 


North West 


Save and close the qry5_3 query. (5)
5.4 Open the qry5_4 query. 
Display only the names and towns of the dams that have data entered for the  surface of the dam and that were completed from 1 January 1990 to  31 December 2000 (inclusive). 
Save and close the qry5_4 query. (4)
5.5 Open the qry5_5 query. 

  • Create and display a calculated field called Volume to calculate the  volume of water currently in each dam. 
  • The calculation for the volume of the dam is Surface*Height*0.3. 
  • Format this field to display ONE decimal place. 

Save and close the qry5_5 query. (4)
5.6 Open the frm5_6 form. 

  • Add the 5AlbertFalls image found in the examination folder as a  background image to the form. 
  • Insert a hyperlink as follows:
    • Place the hyperlink next to the Province label on the form. 
    • The hyperlink links to the Province table in this database. 
      HINT: The hyperlink is one of the controls in the Design tab.
  • Insert your examination number in the form footer. 

Save and close the frm5_6 form. (5)
5.7 Open the rpt5_7 report based on the Dam table. 

  • Remove the Illustration label AND the field. 
  • Group the report by the Province field and sort it by the Town field. 
  • Use a function to determine the largest Capacity of all the dams in the  report.
    Save and close the rpt5_7 report. (5)

Save and close the 5Dam database.


A webpage has been created on how to be water wise. 
Open the incomplete 6Wise_Wys web page in a web browser and also in a text/HTML  editor (NOT a word processing program such as Word). 

  • Question numbers are inserted as comments in the coding to show approximately  where the answer(s) should be inserted. 
  • An HTML tag sheet has been attached for reference. 

Your final web page should look like the example below.

NOTE: Use the example on the previous page to guide you with this question. 

6.1 Add your examination number to display in the browser tab. (1) 
6.2  Add an additional cell to the first table and insert the 6Life image found in the  examination folder inside this cell. (3) 
6.3  Add a horizontal line below the first table with a size/thickness of 5. (2) 
6.4 Centre the heading 'Are you water wise?' AND set the font to 'Arial'. (2) 
6.5 Find the second table. 
Set the border size to 1 and the cell padding to 12. (2)
6.6 Change the first row of the second table to appear as shown below. 

The kitchen, bathroom, and laundry are three areas in the home where  huge amounts of water are used. Water consumption in these areas  can be reduced using a few simple steps. In the summer months,  outdoor water use causes overall water demand to increase. By using  water wisely, you can help to reduce this. Here are some suggestions:

Inside the house 

Outside the house

6.7 Find the HTML code that displays the image 6House. Change the code so that the word 'Inside' will display if the image cannot be displayed. (1)
6.8 Set the bullet style of the unordered list to a circle AND ensure that all the  bullets appear correctly. (2) 
6.9 Insert the text '' AND create a link from the text to the e-mail  address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.' that already appears in the web page. (3) 
Save and close the 6Wise_Wys document.


A spreadsheet was created that contains data on the longest rivers in the world.

7.1 Open the 7Rivers_Riviere spreadsheet. 

7.1.1 Add the worksheet name as a field in the left section of the header. (3)
7.1.2 The names of the rivers have been defined as a named range. Change the named range to 'Name_River'. (1)
7.1.3 Protect column A to column C so that users cannot enter text. Add 123 as the password. (2)
Do NOT close the 7Rivers_Riviere spreadsheet. 

7.2 Open the 7River_Rivier database and import the data from the  7Rivers_Riviere spreadsheet into a new table into the database. 
Use the worksheet name as the table name. (2) 
Save and close the 7Rivers_Riviere spreadsheet and 7River_Rivier database. 
Open the 7Antw_Answ word processing document and use the 7Water document to  enter the answers for the following questions: 


7.3.1 What is the gutter position setting of the document? (1) 
7.3.2 How many paragraphs appear in the document? (1) 
7.3.3 How many occurrences of the letter 'm' (upper case and lower case) appear in the document? (1) 
7.3.4 What is the first word that appears on line 100 in the document? (1) 
7.3.5 What is the line weight/width of the 'Intense Quote' style? (1) 
7.3.6 Which word is marked as an item to appear in an index? (1) 
7.3.7 What is the title of the single-source citation that appears in the  document? (1) 

Save and close the 7Antw_Answ document. [15] TOTAL: 180


Basic Tags 




Defines the body of the web  page 


Sets the background colour of  the web page


Sets the colour of the body  text 


Contains information about  the web page 


Creates an HTML document – starts and ends a web page


Defines a title for the web  page


Inserts a line break 

<!-- --> 


Text Tags




Creates the largest heading


Creates the smallest heading 


Creates bold text 


Creates italic text 


Sets size of font, from "1" to  "7"

<font color=  
"green"> </font> 

Sets font colour 

<font face="Times  New Roman"></font> 

Sets font type 

Links Tags 



<a href="/URL"></a> 

Creates a hyperlink 

<a href="/URL"><img  src="name"></a> 

Creates an image link 

<a name="NAME"></a> 

Creates a target location in  the document 

<a href=  


Links to a target location  created somewhere else in  the document

Formatting Tags 




Creates a new paragraph

<p align="left">

Aligns a paragraph to the  "left" (default), can also be  "right" or "center"


Inserts a line break 


Creates a numbered list 

<ol type="A","a",  "I","i","1"></ol>

Defines the type of numbering  used 


Creates a bulleted list

<ul type="disc",  "square","circle">  </ul>

Defines the type of bullets  used

Formatting Tags continued




Inserted before each list  item, and adds a number or  symbol depending on the  type of list selected

<img src="/name"> 

Adds an image

<img src="/name"  align="left">

Aligns an image: can be  "left", "right", "bottom", "top"

<p align="center">  <img src="/name"> </p>

Aligns an image in the  

"center", can also be  


<img src="/name"  border="1">

Sets the size of the border  around an image 

<img src="/name"  width="200" height  ="200">

Sets the height and width of  an image 

<img src="/name"  alt="alternative  text">

Displays alternative text  when the mouse hovers over  the image or when the image  is not found


Inserts a horizontal line

<hr size="3"/> 

Sets size (height) of a line

<hr width="80%"/> 

Sets the width of a line, in  percentage or absolute value

<hr color=  


Sets the colour of the line

Table Tags




Creates a table


Creates a row in a table


Creates a cell in a table


Creates a table header (a  cell with bold, centred text)

<table width="50"> 

Sets the width of the table

<table border="1"> 

Sets the width of the border  around the table cells



Sets the space between the  table cells



Sets the space between a  cell border and its contents

<tr align="left">

Sets the alignment for cell(s)  ("left", can also be "center" or  "right") 

<tr valign="top">

Sets the vertical alignment  for cell(s) ("top", can also be  "middle" or "bottom")

<td colspan="2"> 

Sets the number of columns  a cell should span

<td rowspan="4"> 

Sets the number of rows a  cell should span




Digit (0 to 9, entry required, plus [+] and minus [–] signs not allowed)

Digit or space (entry not required, plus [+] and minus [–] signs not allowed)


Digit or space (entry not required; spaces are displayed as blanks while in Edit  mode, but blanks are removed when data is saved; plus [+] and minus [–] signs  allowed)

Letter (A to Z, entry required)

Letter (A to Z, entry optional)

Letter or digit (entry required)

Letter or digit (entry optional)

Any character or a space (entry required)

Any character or a space (entry optional)

. , : ; - /

Decimal placeholder and thousand, date and time separators (The actual  character used depends on the settings in the Regional Settings Properties dialog box in the Windows Control Panel.)

Causes all characters to be converted to lower case

Causes all characters to be converted to upper case


Causes the input mask to display from right to left, rather than from left to right.  Characters typed into the mask always fill it from left to right. You can include  the exclamation point anywhere in the input mask.

Causes the character that follows to be displayed as the literal character (for  example, \A is displayed as just A)


Examination sticker  180 MARKS

INFORMATION SHEET (to be completed by the candidate AFTER the 3-hour session) 

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EXAMINATION NUMBER _____________________________________________________

WORK STATION NUMBER____________________________________________________ 

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Microsoft Office  2010

Microsoft Office  2013

Microsoft Office  2016 

Office 365

(Mark appropriate  
box with a cross (X))

Mozilla Firefox 

Google Chrome 

Internet Explorer

Other (Specify)



FOLDER NAME _______________________________________________________________
Candidate to tick if saved and/or attempted.  

Question  number 

File name 



Attempted  (✔)

Maximum  Mark 












































Comment (for office/marker use only) 



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