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

Film

Apr - Jun

Persuasive Language

Advertising

Speeches

Reviews

Opinion Pieces

Jul - Sep

Introduction to Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s World

The Elizabethan Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew

Our proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for EnglishTM

  • Understanding (60% of Course Time)
  • Step 1. Comprehension
    Reading for understanding is the first step in building towards to great written submission. Read the set text once to appreciate it.
  • Step 2. Meaning
    Reading and annotating a text is fundamental preparation for your written submission! You're looking for themes, symbols, and moments of ambiguity.
  • Step 3. Analysis
    This third reading will take the longest. This is your close reading where you mark up the important examples and identify techniques based upon your intimate understanding of the text.
  • Writing (40% of Course Time)
  • Step 4. Plan and scaffold
    Consider the question, consult your text, and plan your answer. A written scaffold will save you time and allows you to check your logic!
  • Step 5. First draft
    This is your first write up – and it will be rough! Have the text close by to check the evidence. Let your draft sit for a day and edit your writing with fresh eyes.
  • Step 6. Seek feedback
    Once you’re satisfied with your first draft, it’s time to get your teacher to read your work. Consider their comments and corrections carefully.
  • Step 7. Polished work
    Return to the text (yes, more reading!). Rewrite your draft incorporating feedback and your own expanded understanding.

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?
  • Close poetic study
  • Creative reinterpretation

Week 2

LESSON 2


  • Performance Poetry
  • What is performance poetry?
  • Considering performance
  • The connection between performance and meaning

Week 3

LESSON 3


  • Slam Poetry!
  • What is slam poetry?
  • Studying a slam poet
  • Becoming a slam poet

Week 4

LESSON 4


  • Immigration and poetry in Australia
  • Refugees and poetry in Australia
  • Considering perspectives in poetry

Week 5

LESSON 5


  • Introduction to Science Fiction
  • 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 extended response
  • Topic Test preparation

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 the digital age
    • The evolution of advertising
    • Viral marketing
    • Exploring the persuasive techniques of online advertising

 

Week 4

LESSON 4


  • Introduction to speeches
  • Considering the persuasive devices of speeches
  • Analysing speeches
  • Critically thinking about persuasion in context

Week 5

LESSON 5


  • The persuasive language of reviews
  • The language of positive reviews
  • The language of negative reviews
  • The power of language choices

Week 6

LESSON 6


  • Objective and subjective writing
  • Structuring a review
  • Reviewing a short film

Week 7

LESSON 7


  • Introduction to the opinion piece
  • Considering the language of opinion pieces
  • Analysing the techniques of persuasion

Week 8

LESSON 8


  • The structure of an opinion piece
  • Writing an opinion piece
  • Topic test preparation for Lesson 9

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
  • Everyday life in Elizabethan England
  • Connections to Shakespeare

Week 3

LESSON 3


  • Speaking Shakespearean English
  • Going to the Globe
  • Learning to speak like Shakespeare

Week 4

LESSON 4


  • The poetic qualities of Shakespeare’s language
  • Introduction to metaphor
  • Exploring Shakespearean language in his plays

Week 5

LESSON 5


  • Introduction to the Taming of the Shrew
  • Thinking about Shakespeare’s characters
  • Shakespeare’s characters in context

Week 6

LESSON 6


  • Further reading of the Taming of the Shrew
  • Shakespeare’s puns
  • Judging characters

 

Week 7

LESSON 7


  • Further reading of the Taming of the Shrew
  • Shakespearean plot twists
  • Understanding character motivations
  • Exploring character tensions

Week 8

LESSON 8


  • Power and social status in the Taming of the Shrew
  • Shakespearean form: the soliloquy
  • How to write a strong analytical response
  • Topic test preparation for Lesson Nine

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.

Chatswood
Fri6:10 - 7:40pm
Sun1:30 - 3:00pm
Sun3:00 - 4:30pm
Epping
Sun1:30 - 3:00pm
Hurstville
Wed6:10 - 7:40pm
Sun11:00 - 12:30pm
Strathfield
Mon4:30 - 6:00pm
Sun9:30 - 11:00am
Sun11:00 - 12:30pm

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

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Program

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

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Resources

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

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Assessments

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

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

Reporting

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

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Learning Management System

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One-to-One Workshops

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Free workshops to target individual learning needs

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No additional support outside the lesson.

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