English school students in
could pass their final-year exam without reading a book or being able to spell, punctuate or use correct grammar. Western Australia
The new Year 12 English exam instead asks students to compare posters for the films Spider-Man 2 and Gandhi, and to analyse a piece of their own writing rather than accepted greats such as Shakespeare or George Orwell.
The sample exam for the new general English course just released for the West Australian Certificate of Education says students can draw answers and are not required to use grammatically correct sentences.
"Student responses can also be given in dot-point format, diagrams or other suitable alternatives to continuous prose," the marking key says.
"Student responses should not be penalised for poor spelling, punctuation, grammar or handwriting, unless these are elements ... specifically being assessed."
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That's all you really need to know, but you can read the rest in The Australian.
I have nothing to add.