Year 12 English Adv Online Course

How we'll get you exam ready at home

Learn at home

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Pair Theory Lesson 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

Fool-proof HSC 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 progress via the Matrix LMS

Check in on your progress by viewing your Weekly Online Quiz marks. Assess your exam readiness with our end of term Topic Test which will be marked with feedback.

What our online Year 12 English Adv students receive

Clear, Structured Theory Lesson Videos

Q&A Boards

Exclusive Online Resources

Comprehensive Theory Book

Detailed Individual Feedback

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 Lesson Videoss 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

Text-Based 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 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 Lesson Videos

Step 2

Ask Questions on the Q&A Board

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 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.

Our Year 12 English Advanced Online Course Details (New Syllabus)

Clear, structured theory lessons led by Subject Matter Experts using the Matrix Theory Book.

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Lesson 1: Just what is a ‘Human Experience’?
Lesson 2: Empathy
Lesson 3: Emotions, Memory and Experience
Lesson 4: Assessment Preparation
Lesson 5: Paper One Mock Exam (1)
Lesson 6: Your Prescribed Text
Lesson 7: Storytelling
Lesson 8: Paper One Mock Exam (2)
Lesson 9: Plenary

Texts: The Tempest (William Shakespeare) and Hagseed (Margaret Atwood)
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Module
Lesson 2: Considering Context 1
Lesson 3: Considering Context 2
Lesson 4: Prospero and Felix
Lesson 5: Prospero and Felix as Directors
Lesson 6: Artifice and Illusion
Lesson 7: Imprisonment, Forgiveness and Release
Lesson 8: What is Just?
Lesson 9: Understanding Paper 2 and the Mock Exam
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) and The Hours (dir. Stephen Daldry)
Lesson 1: Introducing The Hours
Lesson 2: Introducing Mrs Dalloway
Lesson 3: Form, Context and Values
Lesson 4: Feminist Values
Lesson 5: Queer Desire and Repression
Lesson 6: Illness and Freedom
Lesson 7: Memory and Repression
Lesson 8: Revision and Essay Preparation for Module A
Lesson 9: Understanding Paper 2 and the Mock Exam
Selected Poems (Ted Hughes) and Selected Poems (Slyvia Plath)
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Poets
Lesson 2: ‘Fulbright Scholars’
Lesson 3: ‘Daddy’
Lesson 4: ‘A Picture of Otto’
Lesson 5: Lady Lazarus’ and ‘The Shot’
Lesson 6: ‘Fever 103°’ and ‘Fever’
Lesson 7: ‘Arrival of the Bee Box’ and ‘The Bee God’
Lesson 8: ‘Nick and the Candlestick’ and ‘Red
Lesson 9: Understanding Paper 2 and the Mock Exam
King Richard III (William Shakespeare) and Looking for Richard (dir. Al Pachino)
Lesson 1: Shakespeare in Context
Lesson 2: Pachino in Context
Lesson 3: The Nature of Evil
Lesson 4: Evil in Looking for Richard
Lesson 5: Appearances and Reality
Lesson 6: Reality in Looking for Richard
Lesson 7: Fate
Lesson 8: Metatheatricality
Lesson 9: Understanding Paper 2 and the Mock Exam

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

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

Module C: The Craft of Writing
Lesson 1: Introduction to Module C: Just Start Writing!
Lesson 2: Structure
Lesson 3: Putting the Reader First
Lesson 4: Character and Motivation
Lesson 5: Dialogue, Voice and Narration
Lesson 6: Form: Prose, Verse and Speech
Lesson 7: Writing Speeches and Writing to Persuade
Lesson 8: Connecting the Dots
Lesson 9: Module C Mock Exam
Texts offered:
  • The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
  • The Fun of the Fair (Elizabeth Harrower)
  • Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
  • Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice (Nam Le)
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking (Colum McCann)
  • How to Marry your Daughters (Helen Garner)
  • Eight Days in a Corset (Siri Hustvedt)
  • Politics and the English Language (George Orwell)
  • That Crafty Feeling (Zadie Smith)
  • A Home in Fiction (Geraldine Brooks)
  • Eulogy for Gough Whitlam (Noel Pearson)
  • Stamp Collecting (Kim Cheng Boey)
  • Father and Child (Gwen Harwood)
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (Wallace Stevens)

Year 12 English Advanced Online Course

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Instant Access

Course concludes: Sunday 3 July

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Year 12 English Adv Online Course Teachers


Dr Brian McMahon

Presenter: Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences, Mod A: Sylvia Plath/Ted Hughes,Mod C (Adv): The Craft of Writing

Dr McMahon completed his PhD in English at Balliol College, University of Oxford (UK). Brian has been tutoring English, Politics and Drama since 2012 and delivered lectures and seminars to undergraduate students.

Ms Trish May

Presenter: Richard III/Looking for Richard

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.

Mr Sam Webster

Presenter: Mod A: The Tempest/Hagseed

Samuel completed his Masters in Secondary Teaching at the University of Technology Sydney. He has had over ten years of English teaching experience in Australia and Italy.

Mr Sam Moginie

Presenter: Mod A: Mrs Dalloway/The Hours

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.

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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


(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 online Q&A Boards

Personalised and detailed feedback on your writing

Access Theory Lesson Videos and Q&A Boards until the official HSC exam day

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 Matrix+ courses run until 26 June 2022. After the term, Year 7- 11 students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Discussion Boards, and online resources until the end of 31 December 2022.

Year 12 students will be able to access their Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Boards, and online resources until the official HSC exam day.

Can I receive early access

Any students who enrol before Sunday 3 April 2022 at 11pm will automatically receive access to the Theory Lesson Videos from Monday 11 April 2022 to allow them to learn ahead in the holidays.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Sunday 3 April 2022, will have their resources express despatched on Tuesday 5 April 2022.

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 Boards where they can ask questions related to the subject and have them answered by a Subject Matter Expert within 1 working day.

Holiday vs Term Courses

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Course delivery

Matrix+ Online

8 Theory Lesson Videos delivered by Subject Matter Experts available on-demand. Press play any time or pause, replay the video to suit your pace.

Matrix On Campus

Attend 9 weekly Theory Lessons on campus taight by experienced teachers. Small class sizes ensure students can ask questions and get help.


Matrix+ Online

All online and on-campus Matrix courses use the same Theory Book and Work Book. Text Books are delivered to your home.

Matrix On Campus

All online and on-campus Matrix courses use the same Theory Book and Work Book. Text Books are delivered to your home.


Matrix+ Online

Homework for Maths and Science are self-marked. For English, improve your writing each week with personalised and detailed feedback.

Matrix On Campus

Homework for Year 7-10 Maths and Science are to be submitted for marking. For English, improve your writing each week with personalised and detailed feedback for weekly written tasks.


Matrix+ Online

Weekly online quizzes are marked and to be completed by the student. End-of-term Topic Test is provided and solutions and should be submitted for marking.

Matrix On Campus

Weekly quizzes are marked and the end-of-term Topic Test held under exam conditions is to be submitted for marking by Matrix.


Matrix+ Online

Track student progress with weekly quiz marks and end of term Topic Test results on the Matrix Learning Management System (LMS).

Matrix On Campus

Track student progress with weekly quiz marks and end of term Topic Test results on the Matrix Learning Management System (LMS).

Additional support

Matrix+ Online

Access to Q&A Boards where students receive responses to their questions within one working day. Students can also rewatch the Theory Lesson Videos to revise.

Matrix On Campus

Have a question outside of class? Get personalised help with one-to-one Workshops.

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