English and Literature exams are all 3 hours long. English exams comprise three sections, with candidates answering three compulsory questions in Comprehending (30%), and a single question from several choices in both the Responding (40%) and Composing (30%) sections. Literature exams have two sections, with a single Close Reading in Section One (30%) and a choice of two from ten questions in the Extended Response Section Two (70%).
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Unit 1 and Unit 3 papers examine content from just those units, typically taught in Semester One. Units 1&2 and Units 3&4 papers examine content from both units taught over the whole year, with an equal weighting to content from both units.
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Individual schools involved in small group moderation each purchase their own copy of a paper using our small course enrolment pricing. Our terms of sale do not permit schools to share our papers with any other school.
Any paper bought using small course enrolment pricing does not qualify for any further discounts (eg quantity discount) when bought with other papers.
Current semester exams, closely modelling the expected format of WACE ATAR papers, and their marking keys are supplied as password protected, ready to print, Word documents. Thus it is possible for schools to edit questions or texts and replace images.
We recommend using them as supplied - our team of writers has worked hard to produce papers that are closely mapped to the courses and will allow all your students to demonstrate their strengths.
We also supply current semester exams as a simple question only booklets, so that schools can choose to use this style rather than the WACE style write-on question/answer booklets.
Past papers, as question only booklets, and marking keys are supplied as pdf documents.
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Check your text here. SCSA has advised that all materials used as primary texts in Literature must appear in the expanded text list - a poorly formatted spreadsheet hosted on their site. To make your search much easier, we've created an easily searchable list of all authors and texts here.
Our past papers are a great resource for schools as they prepare their students for ATAR exams. These papers have been sat by thousands of students from hundreds of schools over the past few years and are now available at greatly discounted prices. Check availability and school pricing here.
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Choose to insert a mark recording table on the second page or back cover of 2019 semester exam question papers. If you decide not to use it, select the table, hit delete and that's it - no re-formatting required.
Choose to include ATAR style inner-margins with the wording “DO NOT WRITE IN THIS AREA AS IT WILL BE CUT OFF” in your papers.
We have no order deadlines - order anytime. Papers, in digital form, will be available for download from our site, usually within one working day of placing order, subject to initial dispatch date. Schools can opt to receive papers on a CD via snail mail. Semester papers must not be released to students to take home until after the applicable release date. Full details can be found on our Key Dates page.
We want schools to be confident in the use of our examinations to reliably validate the learning of their students. To this end, schools must take great care of our papers until their release date and ensure that staff and students only use the papers for their intended purpose. All purchasers should take time to familiarise themselves with our Terms of Sale.
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