Year 12 English Advanced Holiday Accelerated Course

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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.

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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.

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What our Year 12 English Advanced students receive

Comprehensive Theory Book

In-Class Guided Writing

Homework and Feedback

Focused Learning

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Text-Based Year 12 English Advanced Holiday Accelerated Course Program

 

25 Sep - 6 Oct

N/A

15 - 25 January

Area of Study: Discovery

Short Answer, Creative Writing, and Discovery Essay

The Tempest

Module A: Comparative Study

1984/Metropolis

16 - 27 April

Module B: Critical Study

Hamlet

9 - 19 July

Module C: Representation and Text

The Art of Travel

Year 12 English Advanced Holiday Accelerated Course Details

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

 

Area of Study: Discovery

Short Answer, Creative Writing, and Discovery Essay

Lesson 1
• Breakdown of the major syllabus points for AOS
• Approaches to unseen texts
• Engaging with unseen texts
• Writing Task: Crafting study notes

Lesson 2
• How to build strong responses in to unseen texts
• Exploring concepts: physical discoveries
• Writing Task: Developing critical analysis and structuring body paragraphs

Lesson 3
• Exploring concepts: emotional discoveries
• Making connections between the syllabus and your prescribed text
• Writing Task: How to compose thesis statements and refining body paragraphs

Lesson 4
• Exploring concepts: creative discoveries
• Choosing effective related material
• Writing Task: Creating essay scaffolds

Lesson 5
• Exploring concepts: intellectual discoveries
• Making connections between the syllabus and your prescribed text
• Writing Task: Essay conclusions and essay composition

Lesson 6
• Exploring concepts: spiritual discoveries
• Making connections between the syllabus and your prescribed text
• Writing Task: Strengthening your body paragraphs

Lesson 7
• Approaching the creative writing task
• Generating ideas for creative writing in line with the syllabus
• Writing Task: Planning character and setting

Lesson 8
• Developing creative inspiration from engaging with texts
• Connecting your imaginative ideas to the syllabus
• Writing Task: creative composition with focus on plot and use of language

Lesson 9
• Review of the AOS syllabus
• Returning to your study notes
• Writing Task: developing your areas of weakness

Area of Study: The Tempest

Lesson 1
• Breakdown of the major syllabus points for AOS
• Introduction to The Tempest
• Writing Task: Crafting study notes

Lesson 2
• Order and Disorder
• Uncertainty and the Renaissance
• Writing Task: Small Textual Analysis

Lesson 3
• Discovering Prospero
• Prospero the Medieval Avenger
• Writing Task: Developing Thesis Statements

Lesson 4
• Discovering a New World
• Colonising the Island
• Writing Task: Body Paragraphs

Lesson 5
• Appearance and Reality
• Ferdinand and Miranda
• Writing Task: AOS Essay Planning

Lesson 6
• Appearance and Reality Continued
• Sebastian and Antonio
• The Banquet
• Writing Task: AOS Essay Composition

Lesson 7
• Shakespeare as Prospero
• Writing Task: Related Texts for AOS

Lesson 8
• Prospero’s Transformation
• The Liberation of Caliban and Ariel
• Exam Preparation
• Writing Task: AOS Essay Composition

Lesson 9
• Finalising AOS Essay Structure
• Writing Task: AOS Essay Composition

 

 

Module A: Comparative Study

Metropolis and Nineteen Eighty-Four

Lesson 1
• Introduction to Metropolis
• Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four
• Breakdown of the major syllabus points for Module A
• Writing Task: Crafting study notes

Lesson 2
• Freder’s Journey
• Winston’s Failed Rebellion
• Maria’s Metropolis
• Julia’s Oceania
• Writing Task: Character Comparison

Lesson 3
• German Industrialisation
• Totalitarianism
• Writing Task: Context Comparison

Lesson 4
• The Nature of Surveillance
• Surveillance in Metropolis
• Surveillance in Nineteen Eighty-Four
• Writing Task: Surveillance Compared
• Module A Essay Structure

Lesson 5
• Style and Form
• The Weimar Republic
• Newspeak
• Writing Task: Style and Form Comparison
• Module A Body Paragraphs

Lesson 6
• Manifestations of Power in Metropolis
• The Seeds of Nazi Germany
• Lang’s Legacy
• Writing Task: Module A Essay Scaffolds

Lesson 7
• Representation and Power in Nineteen Eighty-Four
• Historical Alteration
• Comparing Power
• Writing Task: Thesis Statements

Lesson 8
• The Crisis of Modernity
• The Worker’s Uprising in Metropolis
• Goldstein’s Books
• Exam Expectations for Module A
• Writing Task: Module A Essay

Lesson 9
• Visions of the Future
• Writing Task: Module A Essay

Module B: Critical Study

Hamlet

 

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Module C: Representation and Text

The Art of Travel

 

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3 Hour Lesson Breakdown

9 daily lessons in the school holidays for in-depth learning

 

10 min

Introduction

Overview of lesson

Objectives and outcomes of each lesson are explained.

60 min

Theory Lesson Part 1

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Be guided through detailed textual analysis by your subject matter expert.

10 min

Break

40 min

Theory Lesson Part 2

Develop your English skills

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

60 min

In-Class Writing & Feedback

Perfect your writing skills

Perfect your critical and creative writing skills with personalised and insightful feedback!

Year 12 English Advanced Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Our Year 12 English Advanced pricing

 

$45
per Hour
x
3 Hrs
per Lesson
x
9
Daily Lessons
=
$1,215
per Holiday Period

Our English Advanced courses includes:

 

Classes taught by inspirational teachers

9 engaging theory lessons over 2 weeks

One-to-One tutorials during term (Workshops)

Comprehensive Theory Book

Online homework and personalised feedback

Additional resources: Text analysis & exemplar essays

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