What our Year 12 English Standard 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 Standard students receive

Comprehensive Theory Book

In-Class Guided Writing

Homework and Personalised Feedback

One-to-one 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

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: Language, Culture and Identity

Texts TBA

Apr - Jun

Module B: Close Study of Literature

Texts TBA


Jul - Sep

HSC Exam Preparation Course

Revise the Common Module and all the English Standard 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

Our Year 12 English Standard 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: Language, Identity and Culture

Texts TBA



Module B: Close Study

Texts TBA

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 Culture and Identity
  • Writing Task: Essay Planning

Lesson 5

  • Revision of Module B Syllabus
  • How to Structure Your Module B Response
  • 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


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


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 Standard Timetable

Our Year 12 English Standard Pricing


per Hour


3 hrs

per Lesson


9 lessons

per Term



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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How is Matrix different?



Vast classroom teaching experience, HSC and/or university teaching experience with an ability to explain concepts clearly


Have little or no actual teaching experience, cannot explain difficult concepts in a manner that students can understand



Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week


Most private tutors and other tuition centres do not follow a set structure; rather they have an ad-hoc approach without considering timing and outcomes



A full set of resources written by academics and education researchers. Online access to Supplementary exam papers / texts with top responses.


Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.



Short quizzes and topic tests held under strict exam conditions to ensure students have a solid understanding of the subject


No exam style quizzes and test that assess the student’s weaknesses, hence not being able to identifying their learning needs



Weekly tracking of Grades, Quiz and Topic Test results so student and parents can monitor their progress.


No measured tracking process so they cannot tell if the student is struggling or improving.

Learning Management System


Share information, academic resources and advice with classmates from over 220 schools.


Do not have the library of resources or past exams that can help students excel

One-to-One Workshops


Free workshops to target individual learning needs


No additional support outside the lesson.

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