In the Year 9 and 10 exams you will sit three papers – response to texts, formal writing and unfamiliar texts.
Today I will talk about the unfamiliar texts paper which will require you to read a range of short texts. The texts that you will be given are ones that you have not previously studied. After you have read the texts you will answer questions that test your understanding of ideas, writing style and language use.
In the exam you will read examples of written and visual language. Examples that may be used from each text type include:
- written text – a poem, a piece from a novel or a magazine article
- static visual text – static image, advertisement or cartoon