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 lessons 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

HSC fool-proof 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!

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 lessons 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 Video Lesson

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

Course Details

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to the Common Module
  • Engaging with emotion
  • Engaging with unseen prose texts
  • Debating perspectives

Lesson 2

  • Build an empathetic approach to reading
  • Approaching visual texts
  • Revision of key visual techniques
  • Writing Task: Responding to Texts

Lesson 3

  • Exploring emotion through short film
  • Writing Task: Imaginative Engagement
  • Considering the role of the related text
  • Revision of key cinematic techniques

Lesson 4

  • Common Module assessment preparation
  • Building study notes
  • Figurative devices in review
  • Writing Task: Short Answer Responses

Lesson 5

  • An introduction to desire
  • Exploring representation in poetry
  • Human desire and your prescribed text
  • Writing Task: Poetic Analysis

Lesson 6

  • Writing Workshop
  • Transforming your ideas into writing
  • How to write with clarity
  • A guide to different writing styles

Lesson 7

  • Approaching the human condition
  • The human condition in action: Kate Tempest
  • How to build a personal interpretation
  • Writing Task: Drafting an Essay

Lesson 8

  • Collective experiences: a primer
  • The representation of collective experiences
  • Mapping experiences in your prescribed text
  • Writing Task: Responding to Prose

Lesson 9

  • Review of the Common Module syllabus
  • Writing Task: Paper One Mock Exam
  • Mock Exam peer review

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
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
Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 6
Artifice and illusion
The courtly masque
Writing Task: Body paragraphs

Lesson 7
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
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’
Ariel at fifty
Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 8
Exploring illness
‘Fever 103’
Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9
What to expect in Paper 2
Writing Task: Mock Exam

Year 12 English Adv. Online Course

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: 25 January 2021 (early access 11 January 2021)

Course concludes: 28 March 2021

Early access enrolments close: 4 January 2021, 8am

Resources will be mailed to enrolled students on 4 January 2021.

*View Matrix+ Terms & Conditions here. 

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.

90+ Teachers

Experienced and inspirational

50+ Hours

Matrix teacher induction training

Over 70%

of teachers are postgraduates

Above 4.6/5

Student satisfaction survey score

Tried and tested by Matrix Students


"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 Board

Personalised and detailed feedback on your writing

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 next Matrix+ courses run from 11 January 2021 until 28 March 2021. After the term, students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Discussion Boards and online resources until the end of the Matrix academic year.

Can I receive early access

Any students who enrol before Monday 4 January 2021 at 8am will automatically receive early access to the Theory Lesson Videos from Monday 11 January 2021 to allow them to learn ahead in the holidays.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Monday 4 January 2021, 8am, will have their resources posted on that day via Australia Post. Deliveries should take approximately 1 – 4 working days.

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

More Matrix+ Online Courses


Get free study tips and resources delivered to your inbox.

Join 75,893 students who already have a head start.

Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. Read our cookies statement.

OK, I understand