What our Year 12 English Advanced students will develop

Sophisticated understanding

Learn with resources tailored for HSC success

Stop looking online for resources! With our complete set of resources including textual analysis, critical readings, and contextual information, you can focus on refining your analytical and creative skills.

Writing skills

Sharpen your writing skills

Learn how to structure and write an essay step-by-step in class. Perfect your critical and creative writing skills with personalised and insightful feedback from teachers and tutors.

No more memorising

Write with confidence

Stop memorising essays. Learn how to develop and express your own insights. With the best tools and support on your side there’s nothing to fear!

What our Year 12 English Advanced students receive

Comprehensive Theory Book

In-Class Guided Writing

Homework and Personalised Feedback

One-to-One Tutorials (Workshops)

Online Submissions

Exclusive Online Resources

We take the worry out of your HSC English

Text-Based Year 12 English Course Program (New Syllabus)

 

Oct - Dec

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

New Syllabus Ready Year 12 Course begins in October 2018!

 

Feb - Apr

Module A: Textual Conversations

King Richard III / Looking for Richard

Mrs Dalloway / The Hours

The Tempest / Hag-Seed

Apr - Jun

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

T. S. Eliot

King Henry IV, Part 1

Emma

Jul - Sep

HSC Exam Preparation Course

Revise the Common Module and all the English Advanced Modules in 9-Weeks

Review all the syllabus points

Revise all the written styles

Complete mock exams in preparation for the HSC

 

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Our proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for EnglishTM

  • Understanding (60% of Course Time)
  • Step 1. Comprehension
    Reading for understanding is the first step in building towards to great written submission. Read the set text once to appreciate it.
  • Step 2. Meaning
    Reading and annotating a text is fundamental preparation for your written submission! You're looking for themes, symbols, and moments of ambiguity.
  • Step 3. Analysis
    This third reading will take the longest. This is your close reading where you mark up the important examples and identify techniques based upon your intimate understanding of the text.
  • Writing (40% of Course Time)
  • Step 4. Plan and scaffold
    Consider the question, consult your text, and plan your answer. A written scaffold will save you time and allows you to check your logic!
  • Step 5. First draft
    This is your first write up – and it will be rough! Have the text close by to check the evidence. Let your draft sit for a day and edit your writing with fresh eyes.
  • Step 6. Seek feedback
    Once you’re satisfied with your first draft, it’s time to get your teacher to read your work. Consider their comments and corrections carefully.
  • Step 7. Polished work
    Return to the text (yes, more reading!). Rewrite your draft incorporating feedback and your own expanded understanding.

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

Text-based classes provide in-depth textual understanding, explanations of critical analysis, and essay writing skills

 

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Lesson 1
• Introduction to the Common Module
• Engaging with emotion
• Engaging with unseen prose texts
• Debating perspectives

Lesson 2
• Developing frameworks for approaching emotions
• Approaching visual texts
• Writing Task: Responding to Texts

Lesson 3
• Decoding the syllabus
• Exploring emotion through short film
• Writing Task: Imaginative Engagement

Lesson 4
• Common Module assessment preparation
• Building study notes
• Figurative devices in review
• Writing Task: Short Answer responses

Lesson 5
• Exploring human qualities
• Human qualities and your prescribed text
• Analysing poetry
• Writing Task: Poetic analysis

Lesson 6
• Writing Workshop
• Transforming your ideas into writing
• How to write with clarity

Lesson 7
• Approaching the human condition
• Individual desires versus social expectations
• Writing Task: Building a personal interpretation

Lesson 8
• Philosophical approaches to understanding ourselves
• Human experiences and the discursive essay
• Writing Task: Responding to prose

Lesson 9
• Review of the Common Module syllabus
• Writing Task: Paper One preparation
• 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: Crafting Study Notes

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
Evil in Looking for Richard
Writing Task: Comparing Representations of Evil

Lesson 4
Appearances and Reality in Elizabethan England
Appearances and Reality in Looking for Richard
Writing Task: Comparing Appearances
Module A Essay Structure

Lesson 5
Fate in Shakespeare
Fate in Looking for Richard
Writing Task: The Transformation of Fate
Module A Body Paragraphs

Lesson 6
Power in Richard III
The Machiavel
Writing Task: Module A Essay Scaffolds

Lesson 7
Pacino and Power
Pacino’s Authority
The Blurred Line Between Richard-Pacino
Writing Task: Thesis Statements

Lesson 8
Metatheatricality
Shakespeare and Metatheatre
Pacino and Metatheatre
Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9
Revision of Richard III
Revision of Looking for Richard
Writing Task: Module A Essay

 

Mrs Dalloway / The Hours

Details coming soon!

The Tempest / Hag-Seed

Details coming soon!

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
• Evaluation of textual integrity in relation to Eliot’s poetry
• Writing Task: Module B essay composition

King Henry IV. Part 1

Details coming soon!

Emma

Details coming soon!

HSC Exam Preparation Course

HSC Revision 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

3 Hour Lesson Breakdown

9 weekly lessons in the school term for in-depth learning

 

10 min

Introduction

Overview of lesson

Teachers explain objectives and outcomes of each lesson.

60 min

Theory Lesson Part 1

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Students are guided through detailed textual analysis by teachers.

10 min

Break

40 min

Theory Lesson Part 2

Develop your English skills

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

60 min

In-Class Writing & Feedback

Perfect your writing skills

Students perfect their critical and creative writing skills with personalised and insightful feedback from teachers!

Year 12 English Advanced Timetable

Strathfield

Monday

4:30 – 7:30pm

Module A – The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

Tuesday

4:30 – 7:30pm

Module A – King Richard III/Looking for Richard

 

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A – The Tempest/Hag-Seed and Module A – King Richard III/Looking for Richard

 

Chatswood

Thursday

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Module A – Mrs Dolloway/The Hours

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A – The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

Hurstville

Thursday

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Module A – Mrs Dolloway/The Hours

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A – The Tempest/Hag-Seed

Town Hall

Friday

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Module A – The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

Epping

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A – King Richard III/Looking for Richard

 

Our Year 12 English Advanced Pricing

$45

per Hour

x

3 hrs

per Lesson

x

9 lessons

per Term


=

$1215

per Term (inc. GST)

What you'll get:

  • Classes taught by experienced HSC teachers

  • 9 engaging theory lessons over 9 weeks

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

  • One-to-One tutorials (Workshops) to address individual learning needs

  • Personalised and detailed feedback on written work

  • Additional online resources including textual analysis and exemplar essays

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