Year 9

The English examination for entry to NSS Year 9 will consist of one paper made up of two components, namely Reading and Writing. The table below shows the individual components, the duration and the weighting of marks each carry.  The Reading and Writing Exam is 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Component

 

Time

Marks

Section A: Reading

Task 1: Short Reading (Non-Continuous) Text

Task 2: Long Reading (Continuous) Text

 

45 minutes

50

Section B: Writing

Task 1: Short Writing Task (60 – 70 words)

 

Task 2: Long Writing Task (180 – 200 words)

Short task – no choice.  Student to write one of the following: advert or instructions or email

 

45 minutes

50

Long Writing Task: Three titles to choose one.  Student to write a short story or a biography or description of a place.

 

For more information, kindly refer to the Year 7 & Year 8 Syllabi

https://curriculum.gov.mt/en/syllabi_as_from_sept_2018/Documents/Year_07_08/English_LOF_Supporting_Document_yr07_yr08.pdf.pdf

L-eżami tal-Malti għad-dħul fl-NSS fis-9 sena se jkun fih karta waħda magħmula minn żewġ komponenti, Kitba u Taħriġ il-Fehem.  It-tabella ta’ hawn taħt turi d-dettalji, il-ħin u t-tqassim tal-marki.  Il-karta kollha hija ta’ siegħa u nofs. Il-karta se tkun minn 50 marka, fl-aħħar tiġi multiplikata ghal 100 marka.

Komponenti

 

Ħin

Marki

Sezzjoni A: Kitba ta’ madwar 250 kelma

Għażla ta’ titlu minn erba’ titli ta’ ġeneri differenti. (Deskrittiv, Narrattiv, Argumentattiv u Espożitorju)

55 minuta

30

Sezzjoni B: Taħriġ il-Fehem

Silta ta’ madwar 350 kelma li dwarha jwieġbu mistoqsijiet ta’ fehim it-test u għarfien il-lingwa marbuta mat-test.

35 minuta

20

Aktar informazzjoni fuq is-sit

https://malti.skola.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Programm-Kisbiet-Rotta-3-8-sena.pdf

The Mathematics examination for entry to NSS Year 9 will consist of one paper made up of 12 questions of varying mark allocation for a total of 100 marks.  This examination will be based upon the Maths syllabus of Year 8 Track 3.  A non-programmable calculator will be allowed to be used during this examination.  The Mathematics Exam paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Component   Time Marks
One section (12 questions) Based upon topics in Year 8 Track 3 1 hour 30 minutes 100
NSS Entrance Exam - Guidelines re Topics of Yr 8

For more information:

https://curriculum.gov.mt/en/syllabi_as_from_sept_2018/Documents/Year_07_08/Mathematics_Yr08_T3_Syllabus_Sept_2019.pdf