IEB Information Technology- Past Papers, Memo and Study Material

IEB Information Technology- Past Papers, Memo and Study Material

Date Published: October 17, 2020

IEB Information Technology is all about the facts and the application. The IT exam consists of the practical exam and then the theoretical side, both of which can be quite tricky. 

Matric College has put together this cheat sheet for your written exam to help you pass with flying colours!

Past Papers

Past papers are the best way to practise your factual and application-based knowledge. When it comes to the factual, past papers show you which learning areas you need to focus on and those which you understand. 

Past papers also help prepare you for other application questions that you might encounter in your exams. The more application-based questions that you do, the more used to them you’ll be.

It also a great way to test how well you know your theory. Memorising theory is one thing, but being able to apply it is the ultimate test. 

Here are the IEB Information Technology past papers from 2017-2019. 

Marking Guidelines

Marking guidelines are a great way for you to learn how to appropriately answer questions. Knowing your theory is paramount, but if you also know how to answer the questions in a way that is favoured by markers, you’re on the right track! 

Check your past papers against the marking guidelines to help improve your answering ability and to see where you’re doing wrong.

Here are the marking guidelines from 2017-2019.

Tips and tricks for passing IT

When it comes to passing IT, just know that you don’t have to do it alone! Here are some tips to help you ace your IEB IT exam. 

  • Practise your application: Keep practising application questions to improve on your overall knowledge of the subject and to get used to application-based questions. The only way you can get better at the application questions is to practise!
  • Know your theory: All the work is based on the dense theory that comes with Information Technology. Make sure to know your work off by heart to answer the definition based questions correctly.
  • Try a study group: Study groups are a great way for you to pick up on information that you might not know. It’s also a good opportunity for you to explain the work to others and see where your knowledge gaps are. 
  • Put the work into practice: IT has mostly everything to do with computers. If the theory can be put into practice, do exactly that! If you can see the theory in practice, you’re more likely to understand it and remember the workings for your exams.

Author: Andrea Frisby