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Comprehensive Theory Book

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Homework and Personalised Feedback

One-to-One Tutorials (Workshops)

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


Oct - Dec

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Learn how to approach unseen texts

Gain a deep understanding of the syllabus requirements

Refine your written style for a variety of purposes

Practice and perfect essay composition

 

Feb - Apr

Module A: Textual Conversations

King Richard III / Looking for Richard

Mrs Dalloway / The Hours

The Tempest / Hag-Seed

 Sylvia Plath / Ted Hughes

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 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
• 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
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

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: Mrs Dolloway/The Hours

 

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A: King Richard III/Looking for Richard

Module A: The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

Chatswood

Thursday

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Module A: The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A: King Richard III/Looking for Richard

Hurstville

Thursday

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Module A: King Richard III/Looking for Richards

 

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A: The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

Epping

Saturday

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module A: The Tempest/Hag-Seed

 

 

Town Hall

Friday

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Module A: Sylvia Plath/Ted Hughes

Our Year 12 English Advanced Pricing

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3 hrs

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9 lessons

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  • 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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