The purpose of the examiner's report is to offer candidates generally constructive feedback as to their performance in the examinations.
The reports provide a general commentary on the overall performance of candidates in each session as well as details on:
- technical aspects that were being examined in the questions
- whether candidates performed well or poorly
- what aspects of the questions appeared to cause difficulty to candidates and if possible why it was a problem e.g. lack of knowledge, poor examination technique etc.
The reports are also relevant to candidates taking computer based examinations, since questions in the paper-based examination assess the same areas as questions in the computer based examinations.