The aims of the Typewriting syllabus are:

  • To enable students to operate the keyboard by touch, using correct technique
  • To enable students explain and demonstrate keyboarding skills with assurance and confidence
  • To develop in students ability to understand written instructions, to analyse and solve problems in tasks assigned
  • To increase students' ability to integrate related learnings with note-taking skills in production typewriting
  • To enable students advance to higher levels in the skill acquisition process

Typewriting is formally assessed by means of a two-hour examination paper at two levels - Ordinary level and Higher level.