What our Year 7 English students will develop

Solid foundation

Gain a thorough understanding

Engage with all the topics from the NSW Board of Studies Year 7 English Syllabus.

Essential skills

Develop reading and writing skills

Expand your analytical and creative skills. Read stimulating texts and answer challenging questions in a supportive classroom environment.

No more memorising

Boost your confidence

Apply your English skills to school assessments. With the best tools and support on your side there’s nothing to fear!

What our Year 7 English students receive

English Theory Book

English Homework

English Quizzes

English Workshops

End of Term English Topic Test

Matrix is one term ahead of the NSW school curriculum

Our Year 7 English Program


Oct - Dec

Introduction to Reading Texts

Graphic Novels

Fables

Prose – Fantasy

Feb - Apr

Introduction to Analysing Texts

Poetry

Prose – Science Fiction

Podcasts

Film

Apr - Jun

Persuasive Language

Advertising

Investigative Journalism

Speeches

Reviews

Jul - Sep

Introduction to Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s World

The Elizabethan Theatre

Shakespearean Language

Our proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for EnglishTM

Year 7 English Term Course Details

Develop Essential Reading and Writing Skills


Week 1

LESSON 1

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

 

Week 2

LESSON 2

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

Week 3

LESSON 3

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

 

Week 4

LESSON 4

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

 

Week 5

LESSON 5

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

Week 6

LESSON 6

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

Week 7

LESSON 7

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

Week 8

LESSON 8

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

Week 9

LESSON 9

  • In class Topic Test

Week 1

LESSON 1

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

Week 2

LESSON 2

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

 

Week 3

LESSON 3

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

Week 4

LESSON 4

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

Week 5

LESSON 5

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

Week 6

LESSON 6

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

Week 7

LESSON 7

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

 

Week 8

LESSON 8

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

 

Week 9

LESSON 9

  • In class Topic Test

Week 1

LESSON 1

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

Week 2

LESSON 2

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

Week 3

LESSON 3

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

 

Week 4

LESSON 4

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

 

Week 5

LESSON 5

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

Week 6

LESSON 6

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

 

Week 7

LESSON 7

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

Week 8

LESSON 8

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

 

Week 9

LESSON 9

  • In class Topic Test

Week 1

LESSON 1

  • Introducing Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare and the invention of words
  • Shakespeare facts and figures
  • The different types of Shakespearean plays

Week 2

LESSON 2

  • Shakespeare and Elizabethan England
  • The Great Chain of Being
  • Religion in Shakespeare’s world

Week 3

LESSON 3

  • Speaking Shakespearean English
  • Going to the Globe Theatre!
  • Plays within plays

Week 4

LESSON 4

  • Introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets
  • The structure of a sonnet
  • Exploring personification

Week 5

LESSON 5

  • Introduction to dramatic speech
  • Dialogue in Macbeth
  • The conventions of tragedy

Week 6

LESSON 6

    • Introduction to the soliloquy
    • Twelfth Night in focus
    • The conventions of comedy

 

 

Week 7

LESSON 7

  • Introduction to the monologue
  • Henry IV, Part 1 in focus
  • The conventions of history plays

Week 8

LESSON 8

  • Writing about Shakespeare
  • How to plan a body paragraph
  • How to write a strong analytical response

Week 9

LESSON 9

In class Topic Test

1.5 Hour Lesson Breakdown

9 weekly lessons in the school term


5 min

Introduction

Overview of lesson

Teachers explain objectives and outcomes of each lesson.

80 min

Theory Lesson

Gain in-depth understanding through textual study and develop your English skills.

Students are guided through detailed textual analysis by teachers and learn how to write effectively.

5 min

Conclusion

Guide to Homework

Teachers provide a clear understanding of how to complete your homework.

Year 7 English Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Our Year 7 English Pricing

$43.11

per Hour

x

1.5 hrs

per Lesson

x

9 lessons

per Term


=

$582

per Term (inc. GST)

What you'll get:

  • Classes taught by inspirational 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?

 
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Teachers

Matrix

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

Others

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

Program

Matrix

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

Others

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

Resources

Matrix

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

Others

Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.

Assessments

Matrix

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

Others

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

Reporting

Matrix

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

Others

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

Learning Management System

Matrix

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

Others

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

One-to-One Workshops

Matrix

Free workshops to target individual learning needs

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No additional support outside the lesson.

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