Year 8 English Online Course

How we'll get you exam ready at home

Learn at home

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Pair Theory Lesson 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

Fool-proof HSC resources

A full set of resources written by academics and experienced teachers covering all aspects of the new NSW syllabus.

Individual help

Q&A Boards for personalised responses

Address any gaps in your learning by posting your questions on the Q&A Boards 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 Online Quiz marks. Assess your child’s exam readiness with our end of term Topic Test which will be marked with feedback.

 

 

What our online Year 8 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 Lesson Videos 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 Lesson Videos

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 8 English Online Course Details

 Clear, structured theory lessons led by Subject Matter Experts using the Matrix Theory Book.

 

Journalism and Poetry

Lesson 1: Introduction to Journalism
Lesson 2: Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Bias
Lesson 3: Introduction to Feature Articles
Lesson 4: Interviewing People
Lesson 5: Introduction to Poetry
Lesson 6: Figurative Techniques
Lesson 7: In-Class Writing Task
Lesson 8: Contrast and Irony in Poetry
Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test
Marking and feedback provided

Texts Through Time

Lesson 1: Introduction to Thor
Lesson 2: Thor Goes to Hollywood
Lesson 3: And She Becomes Thor
Lesson 4: Writing a Long Response
Lesson 5: Introduction to Vampires
Lesson 6: Dracula Hits the Big Time!
Lesson 7: The Modern Vampire
Lesson 8: Writing a Long Response
Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test
Marking and feedback provided

Representation and Perspective

Lesson 1: Introduction to Perspective and Representation
Lesson 2: Representing Military Combat
Lesson 3: The Military Continued
Lesson 4: Analytical Writing
Lesson 5: Consumerism and Society
Lesson 6: Representation of Gender I
Lesson 7: Representation of Gender II
Lesson 8: Representing the Individual
Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test
Marking and feedback provided

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Lesson 1: Introduction – Destiny
Lesson 2: Masculinity
Lesson 3: Femininity
Lesson 4: Characterisation
Lesson 5: Reading for Meaning
Lesson 6: Writing a Formal Response
Lesson 7: In-Class Writing Task
Lesson 8: Writing an Extended Response
Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test
Marking and feedback provided

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Year 8 English Matrix+ Online Course

8 Lesson Online Course

Course begins: Tuesday 5 October

Course concludes: Sunday 5 December

Enrol now to have your resources shipped in 1 working day.

*view Matrix Terms & Conditons here.

Year 8 English Online Course Teachers

 

Ms Katherine Pollock

Presenter: Term 1

Katharine is a current PhD candidate in the Writing and Research Society Centre at WSU. In addition to her teaching and research, Katherine is an avid reader and is a contributing writer to various publications.

Mr Sam Moginie

Presenter: Term 2

Sam completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Sydney. Sam has had over ten years' of teaching experience and has been teaching English at Matrix since 2015.

Mr Samuel Webster

Presenter: Term 3

Samuel completed his Masters in Secondary Teaching at the University of Technology Sydney. He has had over ten years of English teaching experience in Australia and Italy.

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 8 English Online Course Pricing

 

$390.00
(inc GST)
per module.

Year 8 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 Boards

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 Boards 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 4 October 2021 until 5 December 2021. After the term, students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Boards and online resources until the end of 31 December 2022.

Can I receive early access?

Any students who enrol before Sunday 12 September 2021 will automatically receive early access to the Theory Lesson Videos from Monday 20 September 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.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Sunday 12 September 2021, will have their resources posted on Monday 13 September 2021 via Express Post.

What Additional help can my child get with Matrix+?

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

Which online course is right for me?

 
  Matrix+ On DemandMatrix Live
Course delivery

Matrix+ On Demand

8 Theory Lesson Videos delivered by Subject Matter Experts are available on demand. Watch in your own time. Pause, replay the video to suit your pace.

Matrix Live

Matrix teachers host weekly live theory lessons in a virtual classroom for a 9 week term. Log on to your scheduled lesson with your classmates to learn in real-time.

Resources

Matrix+ On Demand

All online and on-campus Matrix courses use the same Theory Book and Work Book. Text Books are delivered to your home.

Matrix Live

All online and on-campus Matrix courses use the same Theory Book and Work Book. Text Books are delivered to your home.

Homework

Matrix+ On Demand

Homework for Maths and Science are self-marked. For English, improve your writing each week with personalised and detailed feedback.

Matrix Live

Homework for Year 7-10 Maths and Science are to be submitted for marking. For English, improve your writing each week with personalised and detailed feedback for weekly written tasks.

Assessments

Matrix+ On Demand

Weekly Online Quizzes to be completed by the student. End-of-term Topic Test is provided and solutions and should be submitted for marking.

Matrix Live

Weekly quizzes are automatically marked and the end-of-term Topic Test held under exam conditions is to be submitted for marking by Matrix.

Reporting

Matrix+ On Demand

Monitor progress for Weekly Online Quizzes on the Matrix Learning Management System (LMS).

Matrix Live

Weekly tracking of quiz results and Topic Test results to help students and parents monitor progress.

Additional support

Matrix+ On Demand

Access to Q&A Boards where students receive responses to their questions within one working day. Students can also rewatch the Theory Lesson Videos to revise.

Matrix Live

One-to-one online Workshops, Q&A Boards to post questions, online additional resources.

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