Year 7 English Online Course

How we'll get you exam ready at home

Learn at home

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Pair theory lessons 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

HSC fool-proof 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 child's progress via the Matrix LMS

Check-in on your child’s progress by viewing their weekly quiz marks. Assess your child’s exam readiness with our end of term Topic Test which will be marked and returned to you.


What our online Year 7 English students receive

Clear, Structured Theory Lesson Videos

Q&A Boards

Weekly Writing Tasks through Homework and Quizzes

Comprehensive Theory Book

End of Term Topic Test

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Experienced teachers guide you through every concept and example in your Matrix theory book.

Easy-to-follow theory lessons 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

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 theory explanations.

Every Monday, students watch their weekly Theory Video Lesson

Step 2

Ask Questions on the Q&A Board for Individual Help

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 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.

Year 7 English Online Course Details

 Clear, structured theory lessons led by subject matter experts using the Matrix Theory Book.


Term 1: Introduction to Reading Texts

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to the graphic novel
  • Comics versus graphic novels
  • Key techniques in graphic novels
  • How to read a graphic novel for meaning

Lesson 2

  • Reading a graphic novel for techniques
  • Analysing the meaning generated through
  • words and images
  • Further techniques in graphic novels

Lesson 3

  • Revision of graphic novels and techniques
  • Expanding the graphic novel narrative
  • Creating a narrative sequence

Lesson 4

  • Exploring sound in the graphc novel
  • Images and words in depth
  • Analytical approaches to the graphic novel

Lesson 5

  • Introduction to fables
  • What is storytelling?
  • Exploring narrative structure
  • Writing fables

Lesson 6

  • Modern fables
  • Reading a modern fable
  • The characteristics of fables
  • Writing a modern fable

Lesson 7

  • Introduction to fantasy
  • Exploring the protagonist
  • Thinking about fantastical settings
  • Exploration of evocative description

Lesson 8

  • Comparing texts
  • Graphic novels in review
  • Fables in review
  • Fantasy in review
  • Comparing texts

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

  • Marking and feedback provided

Term 2: Introduction to Analysing Texts

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to Poetry
  • What is poetry?
  • Exploring the simile
  • Exploring metaphors

Lesson 2

  • Poetry about the migrant experience
  • Exploring tone
  • The role of inclusive pronouns
  • Writing poetry

Lesson 3

  • Performance poetry
  • Introduction to imagery
  • Exploring context and perspective
  • Sound and performance

Lesson 4

  • Introduction to slam poetry
  • Exploring the process of slam performance
  • The significance of sound in poetry
  • Becoming a slammer

Lesson 5

  • Introduction to Science Fiction
  • Conventions of the genre
  • Important topics and themes in Science Fiction
  • Looking at context

Lesson 6

  • Prose Science Fiction
  • Characterisation in The Hunger Games
  • Themes in The Hunger Games
  • Writing analytically about prose

Lesson 7

  • Science Fiction and podcasting
  • Considering sound techniques
  • Considering themes
  • Constructing a critical analysis

Lesson 8

  • Science Fiction and film
  • Introduction to Jurassic Park
  • Analysing film techniques
  • Composing an analytical response

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

  • Marking and feedback provided

Term 3: Persuasive Language

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to persuasive texts
  • The language of persuasion
  • Considering image and text together

Lesson 2

  • Analysing television advertisements
  • Considering persuasive techniques
  • Approaching persuasive writing

Lesson 3

  • Persuasion in investigative journalism
  • Responding and analysing an investigative text
  • Considering trustworthiness in persuasion

Lesson 4

  • Introduction to viral marketing
  • Analysing a viral campaign
  • Composing an analytical response

Lesson 5

  • Introduction to speeches
  • The persuasive techniques of speeches
  • Planning an analytical response

Lesson 6

  • The arts of persuasion in review
  • The practice of writing persuasively
  • In-class writing assessment

Lesson 7

  • Introduction to reviews
  • The language of positive and negative reviews
  • Shifting language from good to bad

Lesson 8

  • The structure of a film review
  • Watching and reviewing a short film

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

  • Marking and feedback provided

join us online

Year 7 English Online Course

8-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Receive instant access

Course concludes: 27 June 2021

Resources will be mailed to enrolled students in 3 working days.

*View Matrix+ Terms & Conditions here. 

Year 7 English Online Course Teachers


Mr Marcus Khoudair

Presenter: Term 1 and Term 2

Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from UTS. He has been a member of the Matrix English team since 2015, teaching classes, conducting workshops and editing resources.

Ms Julia Saab

Presenter: Term 3

Julia studied a combined Bachelor of Arts and Laws at the University of Sydney. Julia has been teaching and tutoring since 2014 and has been a part of the Matrix English team since 2016.

90+ Teachers

Experienced and inspirational

50+ Hours

Matrix teacher induction training

Over 70%

of teachers are postgraduates

Above 4.6/5

Student satisfaction survey score

Tried and Tested by Matrix Students


"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."

Muskaan Gupta, Baulkham Hills High School

Year 7 English Online Course Pricing


(inc GST)
per module.

Year 7 English 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

Individual help through the Q&A Board

Personalised and detailed feedback on your writing

End of term Topic Test to assess your exam readiness. Marking included.

Access Theory Lesson Videos and Q&A Discussion Board until the end of the academic year.

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 next Matrix+ courses run from 19 April 2021 until 27 June 2021. After the term, students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Discussion Boards and online resources until the end of 31 December 2021.

Can I receive early access?

Any students who enrol before Monday 29 March 2021 at 8am will automatically receive early access to the Theory Lesson Videos from Monday 6 April 2021 to allow them to learn ahead in the holidays.

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.

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.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Monday 29 March 2021, will have their resources posted that day, which has a delivery approximation of 1 -4 working days.

What Additional help can my child get with Matrix+?

Students will have exclusive access to a Q&A discussion board where they can ask questions related to the subject and have them answered by a Subject Matter Expert within 1 working day.

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