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Electronic exams for teachers

If you're teaching any of the following subjects in 2020, your students will take an electronic exam:

  • Biology
  • English Literary Studies
  • Geography
  • Indonesian (continuers)
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Tourism

One of the biggest contributors to the success of the electronic examination last year was the partnership approach between the SACE Board and schools.

As well as regular updates to the website and social media channels, we will communicate with you directly via email and encourage you to connect with teachers at your school or local school network who have been involved in electronic examinations to learn from their experiences.

Together we will keep communication lines open, and work with you through the change to ensure your students have a positive experience with the electronic examination format.

Students will have the opportunity to try out the format during our familiarisation activities well in advance of the exam.

Our enquiry line is askSACE@sa.gov.au – please use this to ask any questions you may have along the way.

It’s important to remember that the best preparation for an electronic exam is in the subject learning. The electronic format is just an alternative way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities. Last year, students overwhelmingly told us they welcomed the new electronic format because it was in keeping with how they use technology throughout their schooling and their lives. 

A range of activities are now available for you to familiarise yourself with the look and feel of the electronic examination. 

Speak to your teacher or SACE coordinator if you have questions about electronic examinations.

If you have a disability, or have been affected by misadventure or personal circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible for special provisions.

As with any aspect of the SACE, special provisions are available for students who are eligible.