The Writing Section will include:

11 x Stimulus with writing opportunity (each test includes 2 unique stimulus based on familiar extended writing topics which should take 40 minutes each to complete)

  • Each question has a writing prompt, a supporting image,  and an explanation in dot point form of what the examiners may be looking for out of a piece of writing.
  • Students will be given a writing window, a word limit of 600 words and set time to create their written response. Once a student has completed their response, they can compare it to the Writing samples explained below.

3 x Writing Samples (3 samples for each stimulus to a total of 6 pieces of work) for each Writing Stimulus there will be three samples included that students can compare their own writing to.

  • A Red sample: will show a student response which did not meet the minimum standard and a table will outline the issues in the response which limited its effectiveness.
  • An Amber sample: will show a student response which is borderline for meeting the minimum standards and a table will outline the issues that meet the standard and those that place it in jeopardy of not meeting the requirements.
  • A Green Sample: will show a student response which meets all of the standards for OLNA and a table will outline what this response has included which makes it successful.