Year 11 English Advanced

Core Program

Our HSC Year 11 English Advanced course cover key topics, reinforce foundations and focus on typical examinations questions, so students will be more confident at school.

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 courses 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
  • Develop all skills and knowledge to fulfil syllabus objectives and outcomes
  • Acquire an extensive range of problem-solving strategies and techniques to maximise exam results
  • Develop and foster self-discipline and efficient study habits
  • Turn hard work and efforts into visible rewards

Our course fees are inclusive of all learning materials. Each lesson includes an experienced educator teaching learning concepts and examples, students completing exercises and homework tasks to reinforce concepts.

We offer face-to-face and online learning options.

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Course Structure
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • 1.5 hour lessons per week, during term
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Experienced educators
Course Outline


Term 1
Week 1 — Critical Study of Literature I – Realist Fiction
Week 2 — Critical Study of Literature II – Symbolism in Fiction
Week 3 — Critical Study of Literature III – 16th Century Verse
Week 4 — Critical Study of Literature IV -19th to 21st Century Verse
Week 5 — Critical Study of Literature V – Drama
Week 6 — Critical Study of Literature VI – Film I
Week 7 — Critical Study of Literature VII – Film II
Week 8 — Examination Skills Development – The Examination Essay
Week 9 — Critical Study of Literature VIII – The Speech
Week 10 — Critical Study of Literature IX – The Literary Essay

Term 2
Week 1 — Texts and Human Experiences I
Week 2 — Craft of Writing I
Week 3 — Texts and Human Experiences II
Week 4 — Craft of Writing II
Week 5 — Texts and Human Experiences III
Week 6 — Craft of Writing III
Week 7 — Texts and Human Experiences IV
Week 8 — Craft of Writing IV
Week 9 — Texts and Human Experiences V
Week 10 — Craft of Writing V

Term 3
Week 1 — Module A – Textual Conversations I
Week 2 — Module A – Textual Conversations II
Week 3 — Module A – Textual Conversations III
Week 4 — Module A – Textual Conversations IV
Week 5 — Critical Study of Texts I – Textual Integrity
Week 6 — Critical Study of Texts II – The Death of the Author
Week 7 — Critical Study of Texts III – Personal Responses & Essay Structure
Week 8 — Critical Study of Texts IV – Representing People and Politics
Week 9 — Essay Writing Review
Week 10 — Creative Writing Review

Term 4 (Year 12 Headstart)
Week 1 — Reading Skills I – Analysis
Week 2 — Reading Skills II – Evaluation
Week 3 — Reading Skills III – Comparison and Contrast
Week 4 — Reading Skills IV – Reading Visuals
Week 5 — The Craft of Writing I – Imaginative Writing
Week 6 — The Craft of Writing II – Persuasive Writing
Week 7 — The Craft of Writing III – Discursive Writing
Week 8 — The Reflection Statement
Week 9 — The HSC Examination I – Paper I
Week 10 — The HSC Examination II – Paper II

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