Year 11 ATAR English Good Answers

Exciting New Publication: Year 11 ATAR English Good Answers 


We are very excited to be able to announce that we are preparing a new publication for Year 11 ATAR English!


The publication will be loosely modeled on the Year 12 Good Answers publication in that will feature annotated student responses, but it will vary in that will focus on syllabus concepts rather than the examination structure. Our hope is that it will be available annually in Term 3 in preparation for end-of-year examinations.


To bring this publication into existence we need your help, as well as your students.


If your school uses the ETAWA Year 11 ATAR English Examination, we would appreciate your assistance in collecting some ‘good’ examples of student responses. We characterize these as responses that have particular merit, such as:

    • addressing the entire question
    • providing a thorough analysis of studied texts
    • creating interesting and complex narratives or arguments
    • writing with clarity and control

We are not looking for samples from top students. We want to be able to annotate the answer within the publication to show what is being done well and how the response can be improved. We are seeking responses from which average students feel they can learn, rather than responses they feel are beyond their capabilities.


We hope that the Year 11 ATAR English teachers in your school are willing to be involved in selecting such responses for this important publication. Teachers are invited to select whole examination scripts, individual answers, or parts of answers that would make an illustration of a ‘good’ response.

If you think you can be involved in this publication please let us know at or contact us with any questions you might have.

We have attached a letter to principals and teachers explaining the publication and a student/guardian consent form for selected students, which should also be signed by the school principal or Head of English as their representative. Students who are selected will be awarded a certificate recognizing their work and contribution.


Claire Jones

Executive Officer

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