Non-Fiction texts for 2016

Another term, another set of mocks are upon us.

Whether you are all in with the iGCSE (for the final time), prepping for the legacy non-fiction exam or even getting your head around the new spec non-fiction exam – I hope you can use this text (and the ones I will add over the next few weeks) with your GCSE classes.

Non-fiction next for w/c 11 Jan 2016


CSI Whales:  the dissection of stranded or beached whales (dolphins and porpoises) reveals a variety of reasons for death and starks facts about the threat of human activity to marine life.

3 versions below:

CSI Whale – text only (no questions included)

CSI Whales – text and questions – CIE iGCSE Extended Reading paper Q2 included

If you are a non-UK teacher – this question forces pupils to read for comprehension and implied meaning and then restate the information in the fact on their own words and in a different format.

CSI Whales – annotated for teachers– highlighted for teachers for the above Q2 (not an answer key exactly but at least a guide)

Of course, you can use for Q3 as well for the iGCSE paper.

I will try and post a set for the new GCSE with short answer questions and a transactional writing task as soon as I can!  If my kids write good example answers, I will post those as well…(fingers crossed for this!).

Here is the source document for most of this text.

Have a great rest of your week!





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