INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXAMINERS’ REPORT UNIVERSITY OF MALTA

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UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
THE MATRICULATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
May 2007
EXAMINERS’ REPORT
MATRICULATION AND SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATIONS BOARD
IM EXAMINERS’ REPORT MAY 2007
IM Information Technology
May 2007 Session
Examiners’ Report
Part 1: Statistical Information
Table 1 shows the distribution of grades awarded in the May 2007 examination for
Information Technology.
Table 1: Grades awarded in the May 2007 session.
Grade
Number
% of Total
A
B
C
D
E
F
Abs
Total
47
84
102
48
25
6
3
315
14.9
26.7
32.4
15.2
7.9
1.9
1
100%
Part 2: Comments regarding performance
Question A1
The average score was about 12 out of 20 which is about 60 % of the marks. This
question was well answered by a small number of students. The rest gave average
answers scoring a low mark. Some students were not familiar with the terms range check,
check digits etc.
Question A2
This question was not so popular. Few students attempting this question answered it
correctly.
Question A3
This question was more popular than question 2. The level of answers were slightly better
than average.
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Question A4
This seems to be the most popular question. The answers give were quite good.
Question A5
This question was again quite popular and well answered in general.
Question A6
This question was again quite popular and well answered in general.
Question B1
Contrary to the previous section the marks awarded for the business organization
questions were quite high. Students did quite well in this question. They seem to be more
conversant with the business and organizational concepts rather than the information
technology issues.
Question B2
This question was selected by about half of the candidates and correct answers were
given.
Question B3
This question was selected by about half of the candidates and correct answers were
given.
Coursework
The coursework marks awarded were quite high with 19 out of 25 being the average
mark. The exercises are simple spreadsheet and database exercises and do not involve
any programming.
Chairperson
Board of Examiners
July 2007
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