Information Technology Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT) for 2023 and previous years

On this page, you will find Information 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 Information Technology Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks

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

List of Information Technology Grade 12 PAT Questions and Memo

2023 PAT

2022 PAT

Topic: Online Education

Online education has evolved in recent years as an efficient, innovative and convenient method used by many teachers/educators and education institutions as an alternative to face-to-face education. To make online education possible, software applications are required to manage activities such as the registration of students, the management of educational resources and finances, the management of the assessment of students, etc.

  • System that allows students to register for courses at schools/colleges/universities/facilitator programmes/academic programmes/educational workshops
  • Subscription to educational magazines/brochures/resources
  • Registration for educational forums/blogs
  • System to apply for educational loans/bursaries
  • System to manage an online library system for an educational institution
  • System for scheduling online classes and tutoring sessions
  • System to manage online resources, such as lessons, assessments, learning materials, etc.
  • System (such as to register for online courses, keep track of student progress in a registered course, keep track of courses completed and listing courses of interest in the student’s field of study
  • System for administering and keeping track of assessments and marking of assessments, such as multiple-choice assessments

2021 PAT

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