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 2018 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

Matrix is one term ahead of the NSW school curriculum

Our 2018 Year 11 English Advanced Program


Oct - Dec

Common Module: Reading to Write

Designed for Standard and Advanced English students


Feb - Apr

Narratives that Shape our World

Designed for Advanced English students only


Apr - Jun

Critical Study of Literature

Designed for Advanced English students only


Jul - Sep

The Art of Writing

Designed for Standard and Advanced English students


New 2018 Year 11 English Advanced Term Course Details

9 weekly lessons in the school term


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

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

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

The Art of Writing

Course Objectives

  • Short story and text-based study
  • 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

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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
Sun3:00 - 4:30pm
Mon4:30 - 6:00pm
Mon6:10 - 7:40pm
Thu4:30 - 6:00pm
Thu6:10 - 7:40pm
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
per School Term
per School Term

Our English course includes:


Classes taught by qualified teachers

9 theory lessons per term

Comprehensive Theory Book

One-to-One tutorials (Workshops)

Online homework and personalised feedback

Additional resources: text analysis & exemplar essays

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Vast classroom teaching experience, HSC and/or university teaching experience with an ability to explain concepts clearly


Have little or no actual teaching experience, cannot explain difficult concepts in a manner that students can understand



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


Most private tutors and other tuition centres do not follow a set structure; rather they have an ad-hoc approach without considering timing and outcomes



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


Share information, academic resources and advice with classmates from over 220 schools.


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

One-to-One Workshops


Free workshops to target individual learning needs


No additional support outside the lesson.

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