Web Content Display (Global)

2021 will be the last year for paper resources in e-exams for Tourism, Modern History and English Literary Studies.

Web Content Display (Global)

Introducing e-exams

Computers are routinely used in students’ studies and moving to electronic examinations (e-exams) reflects this changing way of working. 

Introduced in 2018, e-exams provide better examinations that are more authentic and relevant for students.

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Removal of paper resources for e-exams

2021 will be the last year for paper resources in e-exams for Tourism, Modern History and English Literary Studies. The removal of paper resources for e-exams will: 

  • provide better assessment that is authentic and relevant for students  
  • provide additional opportunities to ensure rigour and students are challenged 
  • enable schools to plan to use technology in education and support students to thrive 
  • recognise that students use technology in their learning and everyday lives 
  • ensure students can express their skills and knowledge in a digital environment. 

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Resources for students and the community

The best preparation for any exam is learning the subject content. Students should also learn how to use the electronic examinations system, so they feel comfortable and are familiar with it when they take final exams.

There are a number of resources to help students, like a demo e-exam and subject-specific exams. Students should also use their teachers and SACE coordinator to help prepare.

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Readiness toolkit for schools

We have developed a readiness toolkit to help make sure schools are technically and operationally ready for e-exams.

This is for all staff who have a role in delivering e-exams:

  • SACE coordinators
  • IT managers
  • invigilators
  • markers
  • teachers

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Helping teachers

E-exam information for teachers has been moved to the e-exam page in each subject's area (e.g. Stage 2 Biology e-exam).

On a subject's e-exam page, teachers will find past and sample exams and other information to help students prepare for an exam.

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