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Year 10 English sample assessment - Spreading the news

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Year 10: Spreading the news


Students create a media release publicising a newsworthy event, product or service in their school or wider community. The release should be ready to be pitched to nominated media outlets.

Multimodal (written, visual): Interpretive text, Digital text, Persuasive text


  • Teacher guidelines
  • Student booklet
  • Task-specific standards: Continua
  • Task-specific standards: Matrix
  • Assessment resource: Evaluative language
  • Assessment resource: Sample media release
  • Assessment resource: Sample media strategy

Download the full assessment (contains the documents as Word files):

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