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)

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 C: The Craft of Writing

Module C: The Craft of Writing

Lesson 1

  • The significance of ‘craft’ 
  • Breakdown of syllabus requirements 
  • How to generate ideas for writing 
  • Writing Workshop: using lists OR using images

 

Lesson 2

  • Discussion of the short story form
  • Keeping your story small
  • Creating narrative tension
  • Using imagery and detail
  • Creating thematic cohesion
  • Writing Workshop: imagery and characterisation OR playing with time

 

Lesson 3

  • Style in fiction with readings from Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrative voice and its importance
  • Writing Workshop: style and mimicry OR voice and perspective

 

Lesson 4

  • Introduction to discursive writing
  • The personal essay
  • Sample structure for discursive writing
  • Writing Workshop: the hook OR creating immersive scenes

 

Lesson 5

  • Style and voice in discursive writing 
  • Practical reading exercise: three different discursive pieces
  • Writing Workshop: memoir OR visual stimuli and nonfiction 

 

Lesson 6

  • Intro to persuasive writing 
  • The importance of the audience
  • Logic and emotion (logos and pathos)
  • Practical reading exercise: three different persuasive pieces
  • Writing Workshop: using humour OR playing to your audience 

 

Lesson 7

  • Overview of reflective writing 
  • Strategies for Module C reflections
  • The importance of revising written work
  • Practical advice for editing
  • Writing Workshop: ruthless revision OR reflections on English

 

Lesson 8 

  • Exploring patterns in past Mod C HSC questions
  • Practical strategies for exam preparation
  • General advice on exam technique 
  • Writing Workshop: practice HSC questions

 

Lesson 9

  • Writing task: Mock Exam
  • Peer review

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

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Monday 9 January 2023

Course concludes: Sunday 26 March 2023

Resources will be dispatched to enrolled students on Wednesday 4 January 2023

*View Matrix+ Terms and Conditions here.

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.

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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 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 March 2023. 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 2023.

Year 12 students will be able to access their Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Boards, and online resources until the official 2023 HSC exam day.

Can I receive early access

Any students who enrol before Monday 2 January 2023 at 11pm will automatically receive access to the Theory Lesson Videos from Monday 9 January 2023 to allow them to learn ahead in the holidays.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Monday 2 January 2022, will have their resources express despatched on Wednesday 4 January 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

 
    Matrix+ Online Matrix On Campus
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.

Resources

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.

Homework

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.

Assessments

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.

Reporting

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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