ATAR English and Literature Examinations for WA

We produce ready-to-print, Semester One and Two, English and Literature papers with marking keys for the Year 11 and 12 Western Australian ATAR courses.

Our papers closely model the November external exams set by SCSA, with the same number of questions per section, the same section weightings and the same reading and working time. English candidates answer two compulsory questions in Comprehending (three in our past papers published prior to 2023), and a single question from several choices in both the Responding and Composing sections. Literature candidates respond to a single close reading in Section One and then write two extended responses from a choice of ten in Section Two.

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What content do the exams cover?

Unit 1 and Unit 3 papers examine content from just those units, typically taught in Semester One. Units 1&2 and Units 3&4 papers examine content from both units taught over the whole year, with an equal weighting to content from both units.

How much do exams cost?

Go to our cost calculator, select your papers and our system will show you the best pricing for your school.

Alternatively, download our paper order form to cost your exams.

Small group moderation

Individual schools involved in small group moderation each purchase their own copy of a paper using our small course enrolment pricing. Our Terms of Sale do not permit schools to share our papers with any other school.

Any paper bought using small course enrolment pricing does not qualify for any further discounts (eg quantity discount) when bought with other papers.

Paper order form

Prefer to place an order using a paper form? Download our order form and then mail or scan and email back to us.

How are exams supplied?

Current semester exams, closely modelling the expected format of WACE ATAR papers, and their marking keys are supplied in digital form as password protected, ready to print, Word documents. Thus it is possible for schools to edit questions or texts and replace images.

We recommend using them as supplied - our team of writers has worked hard to produce papers that are closely mapped to the courses and will allow all your students to demonstrate their strengths.

We also supply current semester exams as a simple question only booklets, so that schools can choose to use this style rather than the WACE style write-on question/answer booklets.

Past papers and marking keys are supplied as pdf documents.

Take a look at a sample of the opening pages of one of our English papers.

Papers customised with school crest/logo

Many schools add their crest/logo to the cover page of our papers, but we can now do that task for you. Simply email our office a high quality copy of your logo and your customised papers will be supplied with logo in place, at no extra cost.

ATAR style margins

Another option that schools can choose is to include ATAR style "DO NOT WRITE IN..." margins in current semester exams.

Choose your download date

Schools can choose to download exams as soon as they are available or alternatively opt for a later, more convenient date that is closer to the time your exams are scheduled. As minor typos sometimes come to light after exams are first available, a later download means that they'll be fixed before you take delivery of your papers.

2023 ATAR exam docs available from SCSA


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ATAR Literature Prescribed Text Lists

Check your text here. ATAR Literature has prescribed text lists on the SCSA course page. To quickly check that your text is on these lists, we've created a searchable list of all authors and texts here.

Past Papers

Our past papers are a great resource for schools as they prepare their students for ATAR exams. These papers have been sat by thousands of students from hundreds of schools over the past few years and are now available at greatly discounted prices. Check availability and school pricing here.

Key Dates and Delivery

We have no order deadlines - order anytime. Papers, in digital form, will be available for download from our site (or via the Internet File Exchange for DoE schools), usually within one working day of placing an order and subject to our initial delivery date. Semester papers must not be released to students to take home until after the applicable release date. Full details can be found on our Key Dates page.

Terms of Sale

We want schools to be confident in the use of our examinations to reliably validate the learning of their students. To this end, schools must take great care of our papers until their release date and ensure that staff and students only use the papers for their intended purpose. All purchasers should take time to familiarise themselves with our Terms of Sale.

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