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English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
English - School Certificate Preparation
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  • 1. Year 10 ENGLISH
    School Certificate Preparation
  • 2. The Exam
    1 90 minute s
    45 Multiple Choice questions
    Short answer responses to unseen texts of different text types
    2 x extended writing tasks
    1) 100words ( 25 lines)
    2) 200 words (50 lines)
    Text types examined: typically prose fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual etc.
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  • 3. Revision
    Your revision should continue over the weeks leading up to the School Certificate
    Revision should include study of class work (English literacy) as well as practice tests
    You should have a good understanding of all class work before you sit the exam, if you don’t, it is not too late to ask your teacher questions
    Wide reading is an excellent tool for improving your vocabulary and knowledge
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  • 4. TTest Technique
    Read all instructions very carefully to make sure that you understand what you need to do
    Look for clues to how the answers will be assessed (rubrics)
    Note the maximum possible mark for each question and the space allocated to the answer
    Use all of the above to judge how much or how little to write
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  • 5. Allocate time
    Use your reading time effectively
    Make sure you allocate your time so that you have ample time for each question and section in order to finish the test
    Allow time for the answers with the higher marks
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  • 6. Multiple Choice
    Don’t leave any multiple choice questions unanswered. Choose the most likely or most reasonable answer
    You will be asked to select the BEST answer. This is important, as there will sometimes be alternatives that seem very similar in meaning
    After reading al the choices, find the relevant section in the material, re-read this carefully and eliminate any obviously unsuitable answers
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  • 7. Short Answer Questions
    If the question requires sentences, then write your answer in complete sentences
    If the question requires a single word answer, then do not waste time writing a complete sentence
    Do not include unnecessary or irrelevant information.
    If the question asks for one example, give only ONE example
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  • 8. Questions with stimulus material
    • This may come in the form of a short story, poem, poster, pamphlet, web page, cartoon, magazine or newspaper feature article, or any one of a number forms you have studied
    • 9. Carefully read all the stimulus material
    • 10. Remember that pictures, graphics and headings (even font style and size) as well as layout are all part of what you have to read and think about
    • 11. Reading is more than just understanding the words printed on the page. If a questions ask you to ‘use the information provided’, it means you should use ONLY the information provided. If you include other information from your general knowledge you may not be answering the question
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  • 12. Basic types of questions
    • There are three basic types of questions:
    • 13. Literal – this type of question is asking you to find the answer directly from a passage of stimulus material
    • 14. Inferential – this type of question requires you to consider the information given and to do something with it, such as evaluate it, take it one step further and make a prediction, or provide an opinion
    • 15. Words in context – this type of question asks you to consider the meanings of words or phrases as they are used in the stimulus material. However, many vocabulary questions can be worked out in context, and you should always try to gain meaning from context
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  • 16. Equipment
    Pens, preferably black, all sections are to be completed in pen not pencil.
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  • 17. Finally….
    You should consider your physical and mental well being to perform at your best in the test
    Good preparation includes several good nights’ sleep before the test, eating a balanced diet and arriving at school well before the starting time
    You should try to feel as relaxed as possible, yet mentally alert
    If you have studied adequately, then you are less likely to feel unduly anxious about the School Certificate test
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