Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Examination

English as an Additional Language Stage 2
Assessment Type 3: Examination

Exam External assessment Weighting: 30%

The English as an Additional Language examination is an e-exam that is assessed externally. See the calendar for the date of the examination.

Students complete a 160-minute external examination that is divided into two sections

  • Section 1: Comprehending Multimodal Texts (Part A and Part B)
  • Section 2: Written Paper.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • communication
  • comprehension 
  • analysis
  • application.

Preparing for the exam

There are many ways to prepare for an exam. Resources specifically for English as an Additional Language.

Past exams

Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams, so it's best for students to use these to revise their learning and understand what level of detail is required for an answer.

Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Examination

Sample exams

Sample exams better reflect the types of questions students may be asked in future electronic exams. Questions may include media types which have not been possible in a paper exam (e.g. watching a video and responding).

Sample exams may not be provided for each year. They are only published when there is a significant change to the exam, like a new question type or new functionality.