Exam Preparation

Some past papers to prepare for the school mock exams.

To help you prepare for the practice exams, here are a few of the past papers that you can use. Doing an essay or unfamiliar text paper under the time constraints of the exam is a great way of preparing yourself. Remember, the upcoming exams are a practice and you should use them to test your skills. They could also form your derived grades should you need these at the end of the year. If you are gunning for an award at prize-giving, it’s important to keep in mind that the marks from these papers will be used to calculate awards.

2.1 Written Text Essay (Frankenstein)




2.3 Unfamiliar Text

The unfamiliar text resource booklets are not available on the NZQA website so to help you prepare for the upcoming mock exams, here is the 2015 resource booklet, question paper and excellence exemplar.




Posted by Renee Plunkett

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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