7 Written task 1
The written task 1 is an 'imaginative piece' of 800-1000 words, written at home in consultation with the teacher. It can be based on a topic or text from any part of the course and it counts toward 20% of the final course grade. It is accompanied by a 200-300-word rationale that explains what you aim to achieve and how you achieved it. The task tests your ability to write a type of text other than essay, in which you respond to a topic or text from the course. In this chapter, you will find sample tasks and tips on how to approach this form of external assessment.