What our Year 11 English students will develop

Not just theory

Develop a sophisticated understanding

Engage with complex texts and ideas. Gain a thorough knowledge of all syllabus requirements from the new NSW Stage 6 Advanced English Syllabus.

Essential skills

Compose insightful responses

Learn how to structure and write an essay step-by-step in class. Be equipped with the skills to compose insightful responses to challenging English questions.

No more memorising

Write with confidence

Have greater confidence when tackling your next school assessment. Improve your responses every week with personalised and detailed feedback from our experienced HSC teachers.


What our Year 11 English Advanced students receive

Comprehensive Theory Book

In-Class Guided Writing

Homework and Personalised Feedback

One-to-One Tutorials (Workshops)

End of Term English Topic Test

Exclusive Online Resources

Year 11 English Advanced Program

Designed to develop your key English skills for success


Oct - Dec

How To Be A Better Writer

Learn how to approach discursive and imaginative writing tasks with confidence

Designed for Standard and Advanced English students




Feb - Apr

Common Module: Reading to Write

Develop your written style by studying a variety of writers and styles of composition

Designed for Standard and Advanced English students



Apr - Jun

Module A: Narratives that Shape our World

Build your understanding of the relationship between context, meaning, and value

Designed for Advanced English students only


Jul - Sep

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

Enhance your appreciation of literature through the close study of prose fiction

Designed for Advanced English students only

Our Proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for EnglishTM

  • Understanding (60% of Course Time)
  • Step 1. Comprehension
    Reading for understanding is the first step in building towards to great written submission. Read the set text once to appreciate it.
  • Step 2. Meaning
    Reading and annotating a text is fundamental preparation for your written submission! You're looking for themes, symbols, and moments of ambiguity.
  • Step 3. Analysis
    This third reading will take the longest. This is your close reading where you mark up the important examples and identify techniques based upon your intimate understanding of the text.
  • Writing (40% of Course Time)
  • Step 4. Plan and scaffold
    Consider the question, consult your text, and plan your answer. A written scaffold will save you time and allows you to check your logic!
  • Step 5. First draft
    This is your first write up and it will be rough! Have the text close by to check the evidence. Let your draft sit for a day and edit your writing with fresh eyes.
  • Step 6. Seek feedback
    Once you’re satisfied with your first draft, it’s time to get your teacher to read your work. Consider their comments and corrections carefully.
  • Step 7. Polished work
    Return to the text (yes, more reading!). Rewrite your draft incorporating feedback and your own expanded understanding.

Year 11 English Advanced Term Course Details

9 weekly lessons in the school term


How To Be A Better Writer

Course Objectives

  • Study of discursive and imaginative writing
  • Exposure to classic literary styles
  • Learn how to appreciate the artistry of writing
  • Learn how to develop your own writing style and voice

Course Structure

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course

Lesson 2: Discursive Writing in Focus

Lesson 3: Writing a Discursive Essay

Lesson 4: Drafting, Revising, and Editing

Lesson 5: Imaginative Writing in Focus

Lesson 6: Writing Imaginatively

Lesson 7: Drafting, Revising, and Editing

Lesson 8: Critical Reflection on Writing

Lesson 9: In-Class Topic Test

Common Module: Reading to Write

Course Objectives

  • How to read texts to develop a sophisticated analysis
  • How to reinterpret texts into new mediums
  • How to write discursively, creatively, and persuasively

Course Structure

Lesson 1: Introduction to Race

Lesson 2: Growing Up Asian in Australia

Lesson 3: Writing Memoir

Lesson 4: Master of None

Lesson 5: Beyoncé’s Formation

Lesson 6: Introduction to Othello

Lesson 7: Othello In-depth

Lesson 8: Essay Writing

Lesson 9: Topic Test


Module A: Narratives that Shape our World

Course Objectives

  • Explore a range of narrative from the past and today
  • Consider the powerful role of stories and storytelling across time, societies, and cultures
  • Learn the value of context to textual interpretation
  • Develop analytical and evaluative skills in preparation for the HSC

Course Structure

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Hero

Lesson 2: Heroic Values

Lesson 3: 1950s America

Lesson 4: What is the Anti-Hero?

Lesson 5: The Values of Speculative Fiction

Lesson 6: 1980s America

Lesson 7: Contemporary Perspectives in Film

Lesson 8: The Hero Today

Lesson 9: In-Class Topic Test

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

Course Objectives

  • Text type focus: the prose novel
  • Learn how to read novels effectively for the HSC
  • Learn how to build your analytical and persuasive writing skills
  • Learn how to approach personal research

Course Structure

Lesson 1: Reading Fever Dream

Lesson 2: Reading Fever Dream II

Lesson 3: Reading Fever Dream III

Lesson 4: Interpreting Fever Dream

Lesson 5: Struggles with Control

Lesson 6: The Ecological Critique

Lesson 7: How to Approach Answering Essay Questions

Lesson 8: Essay Writing

Lesson 9: In-Class Topic Test

1.5 Hour Lesson Breakdown

9 weekly lessons in the school term


5 min


Overview of lesson

Teachers explain objectives and outcomes of each lesson.

80 min

Theory Lesson

Gain in-depth understanding through textual study and develop your English skills.

Students are guided through detailed textual analysis by teachers and learn how to write effectively.

5 min


Guide to Homework

Teachers provide a clear understanding of how to complete your homework.

Year 11 English Advanced Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Thu4:30 - 6:00pm
Thu6:10 - 7:40pm
Sun3:00 - 4:30pm
Mon4:30 - 6:00pm
Mon6:10 - 7:40pm
Thu4:30 - 6:00pm
Sat1:30 - 3:00pm
Mon4:30 - 6:00pm
Mon6:10 - 7:40pm
Tue4:30 - 6:00pm
Tue6:10 - 7:40pm
Sat4:30 - 6:00pm
Sat6:10 - 7:40pm
Town Hall
Fri4:30 - 6:00pm

Our Year 11 English Advanced Pricing


per Hour


1.5 hrs

per Lesson


9 lessons

per Term



per Term (inc. GST)

What you'll get:

  • Classes taught by inspirational teachers

  • 9 engaging theory lessons over 9 weeks

  • 150+ pages of content designed to develop your critical English skills

  • One-to-One tutorials (Workshops) to address individual learning needs

  • Personalised and detailed feedback on written work

  • Additional online resources including textual analysis and exemplar essays

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Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week


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A full set of resources written by academics and education researchers. Online access to Supplementary exam papers / texts with top responses.


Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.



Short quizzes and topic tests held under strict exam conditions to ensure students have a solid understanding of the subject


No exam style quizzes and test that assess the student’s weaknesses, hence not being able to identifying their learning needs



Weekly tracking of Grades, Quiz and Topic Test results so student and parents can monitor their progress.


No measured tracking process so they cannot tell if the student is struggling or improving.

Learning Management System


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Do not have the library of resources or past exams that can help students excel

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Free workshops to target individual learning needs


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