Unfamiliar Text Exam Resources

Mr Waugh has kindly put together entire exams (question books, resource books, marking schedules and model answers) for you to look through as you begin to prepare. These can be found on his website by


2.5 Debating Task and Guide

Whiteboard notes on speech writing: Hook: Engage the audience – anecdote, analogy, metaphor, information overload (highest-grossing list). Introduction: must outline the moot, your team’s arguments and how you plan to add to this argument. Rebuttal:

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Debating: Teams and Moots

The moots and teams for our end of year debates.


Citizen Kane- A Discussion

This is a little late in being posted, sorry! Over the past couple of weeks, students have been exploring the connections across texts from the genre of tragedy. We have looked at a range of


3.8 Significant Connections

The class is currently working on developing their thoughts for about our entire program of learning for this year. They are now investigating the features of the genre across four texts. Their findings will be


The Gladiator Lecture

Below is a copy of the notes I wrote before I lectured the class. This was new territory for me but the feedback from my students was very positive. They felt it helped to clarify

Sentence Recovery

One of the most common things that held students back in their first writing portfolio task was their writing skills. In particular, the inaccurate sentences that were being used. We have gone right back to


3.4 Writing Portfolio: Task 2

We have come to the end of our study of Gladiator and the second writing portfolio task is now upon the class. The task handout can be found below. Below are some of the scenes

Gladiator: An Exploration

Below is the Slides presentation we used as a base for our class exploration of Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott. Below are the notes that various pairs from the class wrote while watching Gladiator the

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