Bitesize has changed! We're updating subjects as fast as we can. Visit our new site to find Bitesize guides and clips - and tell us what you think!

Did you know?

We also have Bitesize study guides covering many subjects at National 4 and National 5 on our Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Home > English > Close reading texts and techniques > Newspapers and information leaflets


Newspapers and information leaflets

Information leaflets: key features

Take a look at this Department of Health leaflet and compare its structure to the key features listed below.

Department of Health swine flu information leaflet

Cover of leaflet showing a man sneezing into his had and titled important information about swine flu

Department of Health Swine Flu Information leaflet from April 2009

Here are the key features of information leaflets -

  • present information and facts about a subject
  • information divided into sections, all of which relate to the main idea of the leaflet
  • straightforward, factual style
  • layout - headlines, subheadings, pictures, graphics


Style, presentation and layout - information leaflet

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed.



Atlantic rower Debra Veal.

Class Clips

Video clip - an example of a response to descriptive writing

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.