Matrix+

Year 9 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 9 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 5

Submit your writing task online.

Receive personalised and detailed feedback on your written task.

Every Sunday, complete your writing task to receive timely feedback.

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Year 9 English Online Course Details

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

 

Term 3: Critical Film Studies

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to film
  • Thinking about film analysis
  • Considering film techniques

Lesson 2 

  • Cinematography and editing
  • Rear Window
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Writing about film techniques  

Lesson 3

  • Sound and lighting
  • Creating atmosphere in film
  • Diegetic and non-diegetic sound
  • Writing essays on film

Lesson 4

  • Introduction to mise-en-scène

Lesson 5

  • Special effects
  • Digital versus practical effects
  • The uncanny valley

Lesson 6

  • Short films in focus
  • Form and style
  • Comparative writing

Lesson 7

  • Personal engagement with short film
  • Stop-motion
  • Short film analysis

Lesson 8

  • Extended response composition
  • Unpacking the question
  • Planning an answer
  • Composing a draft

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

Term 4: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to Macbeth
  • Who is Macbeth
  • Witches and prophecy

Lesson 2

  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
  • The consequences of prophecies
  • Becoming familiar with Shakespeare

Lesson 3

  • On the nature of ambition
  • The divine right of kings
  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth on ambition

Lesson 4

  • Murder in Macbeth
  • Shakespearean form: the soliloquy
  • Exploring performance

Lesson 5

  • Expressions of guilt
  • Exploring guilt in Macbeth
  • Macbeth’s tyranny

Lesson 6

  • The motif of sleep
  • The ghost of Banquo
  • Lady Macbeth’s character arc

Lesson 7

  • The end of Macbeth
  • Essay planning
  • Creating an essay scaffold

Lesson 8

  • Macbeth reimagined
  • Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood
  • The witches reimagined

Lesson 9 End of Term Topic Test

Year 9 English Online Course Teachers

 

Ms Alice Fenton

Alice completed her Graduate Diploma in Education in 2013 and has been teaching secondary English and Society & Culture at schools across Sydney and the Central Coast.

Mr Marcus Khoudair

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 Anna Gosteva

Anna completed her Masters of Teaching at the University of Sydney in 2016. Since graduating, Anna has taught at schools across Sydney, undertaken tertiary level teaching and volunteered at the Sydney Story Factory.

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 9 English Online Course Pricing

 

$390.00
(inc GST)
per module.

Year 9 English Online Course includes:

 

Online lessons taught by Experienced Teachers

8 Engaging Theory Lesson Videos over 8 weeks

Detailed Theory Book 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.

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?

Students for Term 4 classes will gain access to the course from 20 July 2020 to Sunday 20 September. Any students who enrol before 29 June 2020 will automatically receive early access to the videos from Monday 6 July 2020 to allow them to learn in the holidays if they want to get ahead. Q&A boards and quizzes will be accessible for 9 weeks from Monday 20 July 2020.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol after Monday 20 July, will have their resources posted in 3 working days, 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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