Year 10 English Online Course

How we'll get you exam ready at home

Learn at home

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Pair theory lessons videos with the Matrix Theory Book for a structured and easy to follow learning experience with our subject matter experts.

Books delivered to your home

HSC fool-proof resources

A full set of resources written by academics and experienced teachers covering all aspects of the new NSW syllabus.

Individual help

Q&A Board for personalised responses

Address any gaps in your learning by posting your questions on the Q&A Board at any time. Receive a written or video response within 1 working day!

Weekly progress check-in

Track your child's progress via the Matrix LMS

Check-in on your child’s progress by viewing their weekly quiz marks. Assess your child’s exam readiness with our end of term Topic Test which will be marked and returned to you.


What our online Year 10 English students receive

Clear, Structured Theory Lesson Videos

Q&A Boards

Weekly Writing Tasks through Homework and Quizzes

Comprehensive Theory Book

End of Term Topic Test

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Experienced teachers guide you through every concept and example in your Matrix theory book.

Easy-to-follow theory lessons taught by subject matter experts

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding with easy to follow theory explanations.

Experienced teachers explain every aspect of the syllabus.

Learn at your own pace, online

Pause, replay or speed up and watch as many times as you need.

Re-watch until you understand with video playback options.

Know everything with worked examples

Every page, every example in detail so you don't miss a thing!

Leave no stone unturned! Every question will be answered and explained in each video lesson.

The Matrix+ Online Learning Method TM

Theory Lesson Videos, Matrix Resources and Online Help at home

Step 1

Watch clear, structured Theory Lesson Videos with your Matrix Theory Book

Learn at your own pace with easy to follow theory explanations.

Every Monday, students watch their weekly Theory Video Lesson

Step 2

Ask Questions on the Q&A Board for Individual Help

Stuck on a question? Post your question and receive responses within 1 working day.

After your Theory lesson, post your questions anytime for individual help.

Step 3

Attempt your weekly writing task

Improve your writing each week.

Attempt your Homework and flag any questions on the Q&A Board.

Step 4

Submit your writing task online.

Receive personalised and detailed feedback on your written task.

Every Sunday, complete your writing task to receive timely feedback.

Year 10 English Online Course Details

 Clear, structured theory lessons led by subject matter experts using the Matrix Theory Book.


Term 1: Rhetoric and Persuasion

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to speeches
  • Introduction to the end of term Topic Test: A speech
  • The language of persuasion
  • Rhetoric: The art of persuasion

Lesson 2

  • Revolutionary rhetoric: civil rights
  • Considering rhetoric in action
  • Martin Luther King
  • Black Lives Matter

Lesson 3

  • Revolutionary rhetoric: women’s rights
  • Considering rhetoric in action
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Julia Gillard
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Lesson 4

  • Political rhetoric
  • How to win over a populace
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Barack Obama

Lesson 5

  • Flawed rhetoric
  • An introduction to logical fallacies
  • Donald Trump

Lesson 6

  • Exploring persuasion through debate

Lesson 7

  • Rhetoric and the internet
  • What is free speech?
  • An introduction to cancel culture
  • Exploring de-platforming

Lesson 8

  • Inspirational rhetoric
  • Editing a speech
  • Final speech draft
  • Topic Test preparation for Lesson Nine

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

  • Marking and feedback provided


Term 2: Narrative Fiction

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to Narrative
  • Major Work: Write a Short Story
  • Exploring the short story form
  • Responding to stimuli for story ideas

Lesson 2

  • Exploring characterisation
  • How to create a character
  • Considering the character’s external world
  • Considering the character’s internal world
  • Character development in action

Lesson 3

  • Exploring plot
  • The circular story structure
  • The linear story structure
  • Reading a short story to analyse plot

Lesson 4

  • Exploring dialogue
  • Naturalism in dialogue
  • How to write dialogue
  • Dialogue in action

Lesson 5

  • The art of story-telling
  • Listening to stories as a mode of interpretation

Lesson 6

  • Symbolism in narrative fiction
  • What is symbolism?
  • The ambiguity and richness of symbols
  • How to include symbols in your writing

Lesson 7

  • Refining the Creative Process
  • How to assess your own work
  • Receiving and applying feedback
  • How to edit your work effectively
  • Writing the final draft

Lesson 8

  • Appreciating Narrative
  • Reading a short story and considering meaning
  • Writing to a stimuli

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

  • Marking and feedback provided


Term 3: Modernism

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to modernism
  • Modernism as a reaction to modernity
  • Exploring the modernist vision

Lesson 2

  • Responding to the modern world
  • Analysing a modernist text
  • The Manifesto of Futurism

Lesson 3

  • Approaching the analytical long response
  • Conducting research
  • Drafting a thesis
  • Creating a scaffold

Lesson 4

  • The poetry of T. S. Eliot
  • Poetic analysis
  • Building connections to modernism

Lesson 5

  • Responding to Eliot’s poetry
  • Eliot and the concept of time
  • Planning a long response

Lesson 6

  • Modernism and the mind
  • Thinking about consciousness

Lesson 7

  • Modernism and Imperialism
  • Engaging with the poetry of AimĂ© CĂ©saire
  • Imaginative responses to modernism

Lesson 8

  • The legacy of modernism
  • Analytical and evaluative writing
  • Drafting a response
  • Writing a long response

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

  • Marking and feedback provided

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Year 10 English Online Course

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Receive instant access

Course concludes: 27 June 2021

Resources will be mailed to enrolled students in 3 working days.

*View Matrix+ Terms & Conditions here. 

Year 10 English Online Course Teachers


Ms Sara Croach

Presenter: Term 1 and Term 2

Sara completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Sydney. Sara has taught and tutored HSC English Advanced, Extension English and Ancient History since 2010.

Mr Samuel Moginie

Presenter: Term 3

Sam completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Sydney. Sam has had over ten years' of teaching experience and has been teaching English at Matrix since 2015.

90+ Teachers

Experienced and inspirational

50+ Hours

Matrix teacher induction training

Over 70%

of teachers are postgraduates

Above 4.6/5

Student satisfaction survey score

Tried and Tested by Matrix Students


"The online lesson was very straightforward and easy to follow, it felt like an actual face-to-face lesson! I really liked the annotations and diagrams that my teacher made alongside the content. Through this online platform, it was actually easier for me to understand the teacher. The structure in which the lesson was presented helped me engage with the question and directly answer it, while also allowing me to learn at my own pace."

Justin Kim, Knox Grammar School

"I'm confident that any students dedicated to learning via the video will be successful. The videos are clear, structured like a regular classroom lesson and comprehensive. The videos are a good alternative to being in class on campus!"

Amanda Shi, James Ruse Agricultural High School

"It feel like a continuous stream of learning rather than a one-off video made to fill in a gap. I really enjoy how the teachers do not just read what the Theory Book says, they add additional information that may help the student piece together concepts. I felt that I gained a much higher level of understanding of the lesson material. Without the video, it would be difficult for me to understand the content as well."

Eric Papadopoulos, Sylvania High School

"I enjoyed being able to re-play parts of the video that I misunderstood, or needed to hear for a second time. I also liked being able to skip over some sections which I was comfortable with or had already finished. Being able to do this allowed me to learn in a way that matched my abilities, and kept me engaged during the lesson. This really helped in solidifying my understanding of the new content, as well as maintaining my engagement."

Nia Worthington, St Ursula's College Kingsgrove

"The online theory lessons complete the entire lesson from that week from beginning to end. There are no questions skipped which provides a better sense of completion and finality to each lesson. Being able to pause the video and rewind is very useful as sometimes I know that I require extra time to run over certain concepts which may be new to me or are more challenging."

Emily Dinh, James Ruse Agricultural High School

"The videos are easy to follow with the Theory Book and concepts are clearly explained. The teacher spoke clearly and at a good pace. I liked that the video had a quick recap of the previous week's content. I think the videos improved my learning experience as I can re-watch them if I don't understand a concept and I can also learn the content at my own pace. The Matrix resources have always been helpful in getting me ahead of school so Matrix videos will help in the same way."

Muskaan Gupta, Baulkham Hills High School

Year 10 English Online Course Pricing


(inc GST)
per module.

Year 10 English Online Course includes:


Online lessons taught by Experienced Teachers

8 Engaging Theory Lesson Videos over 8 weeks

Detailed Theory Book delivered to your home

Access to Matrix LMS featuring additional resources

Individual help through the online Q&A Board

Personalised and detailed feedback on your writing

End of term Topic Test to assess your exam readiness. Marking included.

Access Theory Lesson Videos and Q&A Discussion Board until the end of the academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the teachers in your videos?

Our Matrix classroom Teachers (who are subject matter experts) will be conducting the Online Theory Lesson Videos. They are experienced educators who are knowledgeable and know how to explain things clearly.

How long are the videos online for?

The next Matrix+ courses run from 19 April 2021 until 27 June 2021. After the term, students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Discussion Boards and online resources until the end of 31 December 2021.

Can I recieve early access?

Any students who enrol before Monday 29 March 2021 at 8am will automatically receive early access to the Theory Lesson Videos from Monday 6 April 2021 to allow them to learn ahead in the holidays.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Monday 29 March 2021, will have their resources posted that day, which has a delivery approximation of 1 -4 working days.

Do I need to re-enrol every term?

Each term, we’ll check in with you about your Matrix+ enrolment for the following term – you can add, change or remove topics or courses. We’ll then print your new resources and deliver them before the new term begins so you can continue your learning.

What additional help can my child receive?

Students will have exclusive access to a Q&A discussion board where they can ask questions related to the subject and have them answered by a Subject Matter Expert within 1 working day.

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