GENERAL GUIDANCE NOTES FOR STUDENTS AND LECTURERS ON HOW TO READ AND INTERPRET VERBS USED IN EXAMINATIONS QUESTIONS.
Each of the 3 levels of this examination scheme has broad objective and expected performance outcomes. Topics within the syllabus contains a list of learning outcomes, which should be read in conjunction with the knowledge content for the syllabus. A learning outcome has two main purposes:
- To define the skill or ability that a well-prepared candidate should be able to exhibit in the examination;
- To demonstrate the approach likely to be taken by examiners in examination questions.
The learning outcomes are part of a hierarchy of learning objectives. The verbs used at the beginning of each learning outcome relate to a specific learning objective e.g.
“Evaluate alternative approaches to budgeting.”
The verb ‘evaluate’ indicates a high level learning objective. Because learning objectives are hierarchical, it is expected that at this level, students will have knowledge of different budgeting systems and methodologies and be able to apply them. Read more...