Computer Applications Technology (CAT) Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT) for 2023 and previous years

On this page, you will find Computer Applications Technology Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT) for current and previous years (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019). Memorandums for previous PATs are included where possible.

Why PATs are Important for Grade 12

A practical assessment task (PAT) is a compulsory component of the final promotion mark for all candidates offering subjects that have a practical component and counts 25% (100 marks) of the end-of-year examination mark. The PAT is implemented across the first three terms of the school year. This is broken down into different phases or a series of smaller activities that make up the PAT. The PAT allows for learners to be assessed on a regular basis during the school year and it also allows for the assessment of skills that cannot be assessed in a written format, e.g. test or examination. It is therefore important that schools ensure that all learners complete the practical assessment tasks within the stipulated period to ensure that learners are resulted at the end of the school year. The planning and execution of the PAT differ from subject to subject.

The Structure of Computer Applications Technology Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks

Below is the structure that Grade 12 Computer Applications Technology  students should follow:

  • The PAT will be done in THREE phases over the first THREE terms of the Grade 12 year: Phase 1: Phase 2: Phase 3:
  • Define the task and find, access and evaluate information needed to complete the task Process data and information
  • Present information, solution, findings and conclusions

List of Computer Applications Technology Grade 12 PAT

2023 PAT

2022 PAT


In this age of information technology most people frequently use digital devices and social media platforms for communicating, socialising, performing financial transactions, finding information, etc. It has become easy to share data, making information available and accessible to those who want it.

Although ICTs have made our daily lives convenient and have placed information within easy and immediate reach of most people, we have to be aware of some of the potential challenges that arise from this progress. Find more from the documents below:

2021 PAT

2020 PAT

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