Year 11 English Holiday Bootcamp

Essay writing skills in 5 days

Sharpen your writing skills

Learn how to structure and write an essay step-by-step in the Matrix Year 11 English Holiday Course. Develop your technique and skills by learning about various text types and their characteristic features.

Not just theory

Practise essay writing

Gain practical experience and receive helpful feedback from experienced teachers. During the 5 day Year 11 English holiday program, learn to compose strong responses to English questions.

No more memorising

Write with confidence

Apply your new English skills in school writing tasks. Develop confidence studying a range of topics and text types throughout the year!

Our Year 11 English Holiday Bootcamp students receive

Engaging Theory Lessons

Comprehensive Theory Book

In-class Guided Writing

Personalised Feedback

Year 11 English Bootcamp

Improve your writing skills in just 5 days.



Writing a Comparative Essay

Writing an Evaluative Essay

The Art of Writing

Year 11 English Bootcamp Details

Gain critical writing and analytical skills for exam success.

Day 1 of 'Writing a Comparative Essay'

  • Introduction to the comparative essay
  • Introduction to J. M. W. Turner’s ‘Slave Ship’
  • Reading and interpreting a visual text
  • Personal reflection

Day 2 of 'Writing a Comparative Essay'

  • Introduction to Romanticism
  • Turner and Romanticism
  • The role of the sublime in visual texts
  • Understanding and decoding symbolism

Day 3 of 'Writing a Comparative Essay'

  • Introduction to David Dabydeen’s ‘Turner’
  • Reading and interpreting a poetic text
  • Introduction to postcolonialism
  • Creative response

Day 4 of 'Writing a Comparative Essay'

  • Postcolonialism and Dabydeen
  • How to respond to essay questions
  • Planning a comparative essay
  • Creating a comparative essay scaffold

Day 5 of 'Writing a Comparative Essay'

  • Composing a comparative essay
  • How to self-edit to improve your writing
  • Peer evaluation

Day 1 of 'Writing an Evaluative Essay'

  • Introduction to Module B
  • Introducing Millennium Actress
  • Analysing structure
  • Approaching textual integrity

Day 2 of 'Writing an Evaluative Essay'

  • Understanding gender as performance
  • Feminine performance in Millennium Actress
  • Feminine roles in Millennium Actress
  • How to judge textual integrity
  • Body paragraph scaffolding

Day 3 of 'Writing an Evaluative Essay'

  • Introducing context: The Second World War
  • The representation of war in Millennium Actress
  • Evaluating textual integrity
  • Body paragraph scaffolding

Day 4 of 'Writing an Evaluative Essay'

  • Understanding masculinity in Japan
  • Masculinity and war in Millennium Actress
  • Body paragraph scaffolding
  • How to answer evaluative essay questions
  • Writing an introduction

Day 5 of 'Writing an Evaluative Essay'

  • Writing body paragraphs
  • Composing an evaluative essay
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Behind the scenes of Millennium Actress

Day 1 of 'The Art of Writing'

  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing
  • Consideration of the senior syllabus
  • Using writing prompts to stimulate creativity

Day 2 of 'The Art of Writing'

  • Reading creative fiction for inspiration
  • Approaching imaginative writing through imitation
  • Short creative composition exercises

Day 3 of 'The Art of Writing'

  • Analysing creative fiction
  • Considering structure, plot, and character
  • The power of moments in imaginative writing
  • Workshopping your writing

Day 4 of 'The Art of Writing'

  • Developing your writerly voice through free-writing
  • Approaching flash-fiction and micro-fiction
  • Exploring vignettes in imaginative writing
  • Strategies for editing and self-improvement

Day 5 of 'The Art of Writing'

  • How to develop your voice beyond the classroom
  • Expanding your reading habit for further inspiration
  • Writing imaginatively under timed conditions

3 Hour Lesson Breakdown

5 daily lessons in the school holidays

5 mins


Overview of lesson

Objectives and outcomes of each lesson are explained

80 mins

Theory Lesson Part 1

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key concepts which are reinforced by completing essay based questions.

10 mins


80 mins

Theory Lesson Part 2

Develop your English skills

Learn how to develop and express your own ideas for insightful responses.

15 mins


Key concepts are reinforced

Students are encouraged to ask questions to clarify their understanding.

Our proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for EnglishTM

Year 11 English Advanced Bootcamp Holiday Course


11 – 15 July 2022

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Teacher: TBC


11- 15 July 2022

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Teacher: TBC

Our Year 11 English Bootcamp Pricing

5 lessons

per Course


3 hrs

per Lesson



(inclu. GST).

What you'll get:

  • Classes taught by inspirational teachers

  • 5 engaging theory lessons over 5 days

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

  • Personalised and detailed feedback on written work

For Short Course Terms and Conditions, please click here.

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How is Matrix different?

    Matrix Others


Teaching program that covers the NSW Education Standard Authority 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.



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.



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.

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