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Year 12 English Adv Online Course

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Comprehensive Theory Book

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End of Term Mock Exam

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

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Experienced teachers explain every aspect of the syllabus.

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Step 1

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

Learn at your own pace with easy to follow explanations of key concepts. Develop and express your own ideas for insightful responses by completing essay based questions.

Every Monday, students watch their weekly Theory Video Lesson released at 4pm.

Step 2

Ask Questions on the Q&A Board

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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 to ask 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 12 English Adv Online Course Details

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


Module A: Comparative Study

Richard III / Looking for Richard

Lesson 1

  • Breakdown of major syllabus points for Module A
  • Introduction to Richard III
  • The War of the Roses
  • Shakespeare’s context
  • Writing Task: Module connections

Lesson 2

  • Introduction to Looking for Richard
  • The political context of the 1990s
  • The context of Al Pacino
  • Writing Task: Comparing Richards

Lesson 3

  • The nature of evil
  • Evil in Richard III
  • The attraction of evil
  • Writing Task: Body paragraphs

Lesson 4

  • Evil in Looking for Richard
  • Pacino’s Anne
  • Exploring values
  • Writing Task: Comparing appearances

Lesson 5

  • Appearances and reality
  • Richard III, fact versus fiction
  • Richard and the machiavel
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 6

  • Reality in Looking for Richard
  • Pacino’s directorial power
  • Method acting
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 7

  • Fate and Shakespeare
  • Fate in Looking for Richard
  • Writing Task: Thesis Statements

Lesson 8

  • Metatheatricality
  • Shakespeare and Metatheatre
  • Pacino and Metatheatre
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9

  • What to expect in Paper 2
  • Writing Task: Mock Exam

 

Mrs Dalloway / The Hours

Lesson 1

  • Breakdown of major syllabus points for Module A
  • Introduction to The Hours
  • Cinematic language
  • Writing Task: Module connections

Lesson 2

  • Introduction to Mrs Dalloway
  • Narrative style
  • Beyond a single narrator
  • Writing Task: Comparing Texts

Lesson 3

  • Mastering Module A
  • Modernism and Mrs Dalloway
  • The Hours as a homage to Woolf
  • Writing Task: Comparing Texts

Lesson 4

  • Feminist values and Mrs Dalloway
  • Clarissa Dalloway’s struggle
  • Writing Task: Exploring values

Lesson 5

  • Woolf as a queer woman
  • Representing relationships between women
  • Repression and self-discovery
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 6

  • Illness and freedom
  • Resonances between the texts
  • Woolf’s sense of illness
  • Trauma and illness
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 7

  • Memory and time
  • The present and the past
  • Clock time and duration
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 8

  • Preparing for Module A
  • Past questions
  • How to create effective study notes
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9

  • What to expect in Paper 2
  • Writing Task: Mock Exam

 

The Tempest / Hag-Seed

Lesson 1

  • Breakdown of major syllabus points for Module A
  • Introduction to the texts
  • Shared concerns in The Tempest and Hag-Seed
  • Writing Task: Reflecting on language

Lesson 2

  • Adaptation and appropriation
  • Shakespeare’s context
  • Writing Task: Writing about context

Lesson 3

  • Atwood’s context
  • Values and perspective
  • Writing Task: Writing about context

Lesson 4

  • The character of Prospero
  • The character of Felix
  • Module A Essay structure
  • Writing Task: Essay Scaffold

Lesson 5

  • Appearance and reality
  • Directing the action
  • Metafiction
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 6

  • Artifice and illusion
  • The courtly masque
  • Writing Task: Body paragraphs

Lesson 7

  • Imprisonment
  • Forgiveness and Release
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 8

  • Caliban in The Tempest
  • Caliban in Hag-Seed
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9

  • What to expect in Paper 2
  • Writing Task: Mock Exam
Sylvia Plath / Ted Hughes

Lesson 1

  • Breakdown of major syllabus points for Module A
  • Introduction to Plath and Hughes
  • Plath’s life and poetry
  • ‘The Arrival of the Bee Box’
  • Writing Task: Exploring Plath’s poetry

Lesson 2

  • What is a Textual Conversation?
  • Ted Hughes and Birthday Letters
  • ‘Fulbright Scholars’
  • ‘The Bee God’
  • Writing Task: Comparing Plath and Hughes

Lesson 3

  • Exploring Plath’s context
  • ‘Lady Lazarus’
  • ‘The Bell Jar’
  • Writing Task: Drawing connections between the poets

Lesson 4

  • The tragedy of Ted Hughes
  • ‘The Shot’
  • Module A Body Paragraphs
  • Writing Task: Comparing ‘Lady Lazarus’ and ‘The Shot’

Lesson 5

  • Plath’s influences
  • Plath and her family
  • ‘Daddy’
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 6

  • Hughes’ influences
  • ‘A Picture of Otto’
  • Thesis Statements
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 7

  • Plath and motherhood
  • ‘Nick and the Candlestick’
  • ‘Red’
  • Ariel at fifty
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 8

  • Exploring illness
  • ‘Fever 103’
  • ‘Fever’
  • Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9

  • What to expect in Paper 2
  • Writing Task: Mock Exam

Module B: Critical Study

The Poetry of T. S. Eliot

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to the major syllabus points for Module B
  • Introduction to Eliot ‘Preludes’
  • The literary movements of the nineteenth century
  • Writing Task: Reflecting upon meaning in ‘Preludes’

Lesson 2

  • Eliot’s personal context
  • Introduction to ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’
  • Eliot and modernism
  • Writing Task: Comparing ‘Prufrock’ with ‘Preludes’

Lesson 3

  • Consideration of textual integrity
  • Close reading of ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’
  • Modernism and ‘Prufrock’
  • Literary allusion and ‘Prufrock’
  • Writing Task: Analysis of literary allusion and ‘Prufrock’

Lesson 4

  • Consideration of Module B essay structure
  • Close reading of ‘Rhapsody on a Windy Night’
  • Writing Task: Drafting a Module B introduction

Lesson 5

  • Developing understanding of body paragraph structure
  • Introduction to ‘The Hollow Men’
  • Considering symbolism in ‘The Hollow Men’
  • Writing Task: Analysis of symbolism and motif in Eliot

Lesson 6

  • How to refine the structure of body paragraphs
  • Close reading of ‘The Hollow Men’
  • Writing Task: Evaluation of the role of isolation in Eliot

Lesson 7

  • How to integrate evidence into your argument
  • Introduction to ‘Journey of the Magi’
  • Writing Task: Module B essay composition

Lesson 8

  • Close reading of ‘Journey of the Magi’
  • Biblical allusion in Eliot
  • Writing Task: Module B essay composition

Lesson 9

  • Review of the syllabus requirements
  • Mock Exam
King Henry IV. Part 1

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to the major syllabus points for Module B
  • Introduction to Henry IV, Part I
  • The major characters
  • Writing Task: Reflecting on characters

Lesson 2

  • The play and English history
  • History as social commentary
  • Thinking about historical accuracy
  • Writing Task: Henry IV in context

Lesson 3

  • England and English identity
  • Time in the early modern period
  • Time in Henry IV, Part I
  • Writing Task: Time and language

Lesson 4

  • Textual form and integrity
  • Prose and prosody
  • Form and innovation
  • Writing Task: Critical engagement with form

Lesson 5

  • The foundations of power
  • The divine right of the king
  • A consideration of pragmatism
  • Writing Task: Thematic analysis

Lesson 6

  • Introduction to chivalry
  • Critiques of chivalric honour
  • Chivalry and masculinity
  • Writing Task: On chivalry

Lesson 7

  • The structure and shape of an essay
  • Planning a Module B essay
  • Writing Task: drafting your essay
  • Peer review and interpreting feedback

Lesson 8

  • Lying and the human condition
  • Representation, reality, and metatheatre
  • On death
  • Writing Task: The legacy of the play

Lesson 9

  • Review of the syllabus requirements
  • Mock Exam
Emma

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to Jane Austen
  • Austen and England
  • Austen and context
  • Introduction to Emma
  • Writing task: initial impressions

Lesson 2

  • Introduction to Module B
  • The novel form
  • Exploring genre: “romance” and “novel of manners”
  • Free indirect speech in Emma
  • Writing task: thinking about form

Lesson 3

  • Austen and class
  • Etiquette and “refinement”
  • New money: the Coles and Mrs Elton
  • Textual form: dialogue
  • Writing task: dialogue and analysis

Lesson 4

  • Education in the Regency period
  • “educating” Harriet
  • Educating Emma
  • Writing task: exploring education

Lesson 5

  • Feminine ideals of the Regency
  • Less fortunate women
  • Assessing textual integrity
  • Writing task: gender and interpretation

Lesson 6

  • The importance of marriage
  • Marriage in the regency
  • Marriage in emma
  • Essay workshop: module b essays

Lesson 7

  • Riddles and deception
  • Emma’s arrogance
  • Writing task: the Module B essay

Lesson 8

  • Emma in the nineteenth century
  • Emma in the twentieth century
  • Emma today
  • Writing task: building a personal interpretation

Lesson 9

  • Paper 2: what to expect
  • How to approach unseen texts
  • How to compose an evaluative essay
  • Mock exam

HSC Exam Preparation Course

HSC Exam Preparation Course

Lesson 1

  • The Structure of Paper One
  • Revision of the Common Module Syllabus
  • Approaching the Common Module Short Answer Questions
  • Writing Task: Paper One Section I

Lesson 2

  • Common Module Extended Response
  • How to Write to the Marking Criteria
  • How to Structure Your Common Module Essay
  • Writing Task: Paper One Section II

Lesson 3

  • Examination Practice: Paper One

Lesson 4

  • Revision of Module A Syllabus
  • How to Structure Your Module A Response
  • Thinking about Context and Values
  • Writing Task: Essay Planning

Lesson 5

  • Revision of Module B Syllabus
  • How to Structure Your Module B Response
  • Thinking about Textual Integrity
  • Writing Task: Module B Essay

Lesson 6

  • Revision of Module C Syllabus
  • How to Structure a Discursive Response
  • Thinking about Style and Form
  • Writing Task: Module C Discursive Writing

Lesson 7

  • Revision of Module C Syllabus
  • How to Approach an Imaginative Response
  • Thinking about Techniques and Meaning
  • Writing Task: Module C Imaginative Writing

Lesson 8

  • Examination Practice: Paper Two

Lesson 9

  • Review and Feedback Session of Paper One and Paper Two

English Adv Online Course

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Monday 20 July 2020

Enrolments close: Monday 29 June 2020

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Year 12 English Adv Online Course Teachers

 

Mr Patrick Condliffe

Patrick has been teaching English at Matrix Education since 2012 and has guided hundreds of students through HSC English to achieve their academic goals while fostering an appreciation for the art of writing. When he is not teaching, he is the editor of the Matrix Blog, which reaches over 2 million readers annually.

Mr Benjamin Cornford

Benjamin has been teaching English to high school students and adolescents since 2006. He has also lectured at Cambridge University. Outside of his teaching schedule, Benjamin is also a screenwriter and a published writer and poet.

Ms Trish May

Trish is a current PhD candidate in English at UNSW. She has completed professional teaching development at UNSW and went onto lecturing and facilitating workshops at UNSW. She has been teaching English at Matrix since 2016.

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"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."

Muskan Gupta, Baulkham Hills High School

Year 12 English Adv Online Course Pricing

 

$795
(inc GST)
per module.

Year 12 English Adv 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

Weekly Live Q&A Sessions

Individual help through the Q&A Board

Personalised and detailed feedback on your writing

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