Year 10 English

Core Program

This course covers the key subject area of English, including Essay and Genre Writing.

Our term courses are scheduled in line with public school term dates. There are 4 terms per year and usually 10 lessons per term, with one lesson each week. You can commence our courses at any time, however a new term starts in late January, April, July and October.

Our English course enable students to:

  • Improve English skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, genre and essay writing by using imaginative, interpretive and critical thinking to analyse and compose a variety of texts.

Program schedules are designed to allow maximum flexibility for students.

Course Structure
  • English (including Essay & Genre Writing)
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • 1.5 hour lessons per week, during term
  • Can be combined with Maths (English + Maths: 3 hour lessons per week)
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Experienced educators
Course Outline


Term 1
Week 1 — Language and Ideas
Week 2 — Language and Power
Week 3 — Language and Values
Week 4 — Language and Theme
Week 5 — Language and Change
Week 6 — Reading for Context
Week 7 — Language of Images
Week 8 — Term Test
Week 9 — Objective Language
Week 10 — Subjective Language

Term 3 
Week 1 – Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Week 2 – The Multi Modal
Week 3 – Characterisation
Week 4 – Setting & Atmosphere
Week 5 – Narrative Conflict
Week 6 – Symbolic Association
Week 7 – Objectivity vs. Subjectivity
Week 8 – Term 3 Exam
Week 9 – Art of Rhetoric
Week 10 – Examination Essays

Term 4
Week 1 – Reading to Write I: Developing thesis to persuasive and creative
Week 2 – Reading to Write II: Shaping for purpose and audience:
Comparing and contrasting texts
Week 3 – Reading to Write III: Reflecting and contesting social values
Week 4 – Narratives that shape our world I: Characterisation and thematic
Week 5 – Narratives that shape our world II: Working within Genre: The
Week 6 – Narratives that shape our world III: Transcending Realism
Week 7 – Critical study of texts I: Irony and satire
Week 8 – Critical study of texts I: Allegory
Week 9 – The craft of Writing I: Writing for Purpose
Week 10 – The craft of Writing I: Writing for Purpose

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