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Paper Video is a young ed-tech startup whose mission it is to provide every learner in South Africa with instant access to a quality extra teacher. This is done by embedding thousands of video lessons into our paper-based resources. This provides Learners with a cost effective alternative to private tutors or extra teachers.
Our resources include books of past exam papers and our unique Subject Maps. All of the questions in our books of past exam papers are accompanied by their own video solution, while all of the topics in our Subject Maps are accompanied by a detailed video lesson. All of our video solutions and lessons are taught by qualified, experienced and engaging South African teachers. This means that our Exam Books are perfect for revising before exams, while our Subject Maps are ideal for getting a detailed lesson about every concept that is required in a subject. For more information on these resources, please take a look at the "How It Works" page.
We offer books of past exam papers for Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Accounting across grades 10, 11 & 12. We offer books of past exam papers AND Subject Maps for Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Accounting (component of EMS) across grades 8 & 9.
We offer free sample papers from our 2015 grade 10, 11 & 12 exam paper books. These are automatically available on your profile, once you’ve registered and logged in. To purchase more of our resources, simply visit the Store page and you will be guided through the order process. If you are based in Cape Town, we provide the option for you to collect your purchased resources from our office (but please note, you must still place the order at the Store page for this option).
The first step is to register an account (see the top right of the website). Once you have registered, simply login using the user name and password that you used for the registration process. Once you have logged in, you will be able to edit your profile, access the free resources, purchase additional resources, activate resources that you have purchased and watch our videos.
Once you have logged into your profile, you will need to go to the "Watch a Video" page. In the space provided, you will then need to enter the unique 4-digit video code that relates to the video you want to watch. Remember, if you want to watch any of the videos embedded in the resources you have purchased, you will first need to activate those resources by entering the 8-digit Activation Code that you will receive upon purchase.
There are over 10,000 unique 4-digit video codes which can be found in our books of past exam papers and Subject Maps (including the free resources automatically available to you when you have created a profile and logged in).
You will be sent an 8-digit Activation Codes upon purchase of our resources. These Activation Codes are used to activate the resources on your profile.
4-digit video codes are used to watch all of our video lessons and are found next to each question in our exam papers and next to each concept in our Subject Maps. 8-digit Activation Codes are used to unlock the resources that you have purchased (which will be sent to you separately via email).
Currently the majority of our resources are presented in English. The exception is grade 11 & 12 Physical Sciences and grade 10 & 12 Mathematics, which are also offered in Afrikaans. We are planning to produce more resource in Afrikaans and expand into offering Xhosa and Zulu as languages of tuition. These developments will be advertised as we progress.
eBooks are available for our books of past exam papers and include a PDF of the exam papers as well as the 8-digit Activation Code you need to unlock the resources on your profile. Hardcopy books are simply the physical, bound version of the eBooks. eBooks are the base purchase that need to be made before you can select the hardcopy book as an optional add-on. Please note that there is no eBook equivalent for the Subject Maps.
Yes! While you will need an internet connection and a small amount of data for setup, our microSD cards are a solution for those students who cannot take an internet connection or data for granted.
Our microSD cards make it possible for you to watch our videos without the need for an internet connection or data usage. Please note that microSD cards can only be purchased along with the purchase of one of our resources. They are purchased per grade and contain all the videos for all the resources within each grade.
No. You will need an internet connection to register an account, login and activate any resources that you have purchased. However, this process is only required once, is very quick (<5 minutes) and only requires a small amount of data.
Paper Video microSD cards can only be purchased along with our exam books and/or Subject Maps. When you have activated the purchased resources, they will show up as being "microSD card enabled". This means that you can watch our videos using the microSD card you purchased. To watch the videos off the microSD card, you simply need to install the Paper Video Android or Windows app and insert the microSD card into your Android device or your Windows computer (using the USB adaptor included in your purchase). You can then watch the videos off the microSD card by using our app for either platform. A message saying "microSD card detected" will display on the app to let you know that it is ready to start playing videos from the microSD card.
PLEASE NOTE: If you watch the videos from the website you will still use data!
All resources are valid for the full calendar year in which they are bought. The exception is the Subject Maps, which stay active for 2 years, given that they cover both grade 8 & 9. To you renew a resource the following year, you would need to re-purchase its e-book and video access.