Gauteng Department of Education is responsible for the examination of all Grade 12 learners in the province – all schools approved independent schools and approved examination centers. The basic principles of assessment, i.e. fair and equitable opportunities for all learners, are important in the examination process and particularly so in the opportunities that candidates are given to write the examinations and to give an account of their knowledge and learning. Exams are legislated by the Policy and Regulations for the Conduct, Administration, and Management of the examination. There has been significant progress in ensuring a common approach to the examination system across all districts and schools. However, there are still variations in the interpretation and implementation of Policies and Regulations as well as Directives and Examination Instructions. These inconsistencies may compromise the rights of learners to a fair and equitable assessment and, to some extent, the credibility of the entire examination.
To address the recurrence of these inconsistencies, and to ensure that standards are the same across all districts and schools, the Examinations Management Directorate has developed this Manual to present processes and procedures relating to the invigilation of the examination. This manual does not contain new policies or regulations, but rather articulates the manner in which the policy on the conduct of the exam, and the regulations accompanying the policy, should be implemented to ensure the desired standards. The purpose of this manual is to facilitate and outline detailed processes and procedures to be followed by the districts and schools, thereby ensuring strict compliance with the promulgated Policy and Regulations, Directives, and Examination Instructions.