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HSC English Advanced Exam Preparation Course

Tue 21 Jul - Fri 25 Sep, 2020 , -

Last chance to perfect your essays before the HSC English exam. In just 9 weeks, revise each module and learn to write an essay step-by-step with personalised feedback.



9 weeks




All Matrix Campuses

How do I write a band 6 essay without memorising?

Learn how to write an essay step-by-step in class.

  • Refine your understanding of the connections between your texts and the modules
  • Understand how to integrate textual analysis into your essay
  • Perfect your critical writing with personalised and insightful feedback from your teacher
  • Receive additional one-on-one tutorials to finesse your writing and clarify your ideas

HSC English Exam Preparation Course Details

Last chance to perfect your essays before the HSC English exam.

Lesson 1

  • The Structure of Paper 1
  • Revision of the AOS Syllabus
  • Approaching the AOS Short Answer Questions
  • Writing Task: Paper 1 Section 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Meet our HSC English Experts


Dr Peta Greenfield

BAncHist(Hons) PhD GradDipEd

Peta has been teaching at Matrix since 2011 and has coordinated the English faculty upon completing her PhD in 2013. In addition to teaching, Peta is a TED-Ed Educator and runs a popular history podcast.

Enrol in our English Advanced HSC Exam Prep Course


per hour


3 hrs

per Lesson


9 lessons

per School Term



per School Term

Start writing better essays with

  • Classes taught by experienced HSC teachers

  • Thorough coverage of the entire HSC English syllabus

  • A full set of resources tailored for HSC trial exam success

  • Personalised and detailed feedback on essays every week

  • Complimentary one-to-one tutorials (Workshops) for individual support

  • Completion of Mock HSC Exams: Paper 1 and 2

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Have any questions?

How will this course help me?

This course is an in-depth revision of all the syllabus requirements for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of English Advanced. It’s packed with exam strategies that work, and writing tasks to improve your understanding to write Band 6 responses.

Will this course help me revise my prescribed texts?

Yes. This course is a great opportunity to discuss your prescribed texts with your teacher and fellow students. You’ll get to produce draft responses and test your understanding in different contexts with in-class tasks and mock examinations.

Who teaches the course?

We have experienced HSC English Teachers who really know their stuff – they have vast HSC teaching experience with insights into exam techniques and an ability to explain concepts clearly

Do I need to bring anything?

We provide a complete set of resources tailored for your exam success. Just bring your notes, your texts, and a desire to boost your marks.

Is this a lecture style course?

No. Our English courses are conducted in a classroom environment with our state of the art facilities – so you won’t be crammed in like other providers!

Where are the courses held?

This course will be held at our Sydney City and Strathfield campuses.

I've signed up for the HSC Trial Exam Prep Course. Should I enrol in this course too?

It depends! The HSC Exam Preparation Course in the term covers the same content but over 9 weeks rather than 6 days. With the term course you also gain access to the English Workshops, you can submit work online for additional feedback, and you sit two mock examinations! If you prefer a slower pace and want the support of Matrix Teachers and Tutors leading up to the final exams, this course is for you.

I’ve already studied everything at school, what’s the point?

We’re not the HSC Experts for nothing. We know that the secret to HSC success is practice. But practice can be especially time-consuming in English (there’s no fast way to write a Band 6 essay)! Matrix is here to help. Our structured lessons are your 3-hour weekly English work-out. Test out ideas, review your understanding, and work in a supportive environment with our Teachers and Tutors.

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