12.3 External Examination

In Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 the external examinations includes a written paper for external marking. The specifications for the examination in Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 are on page 66.
The external examination provides a measure of student achievement in a range of syllabus outcomes that can be reliably measured in an examination setting. The external examination and its marking and reporting will relate to syllabus standards by:
  • providing clear links to syllabus outcomes
  • enabling students to demonstrate the levels of achievement outlined in the course performance scale
  • applying marking guidelines based on established criteria.