Year 11 English Extension

Core Program

Our HSC Year 11 English Extension 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 — Development of English Literature – The Anglo Saxon Foundation
Week 2 — Development of English Literature – Middle English
Week 3 — Development of English Literature – The English Renaissance
Week 4 — Development of English Literature – Neoclassicism
Week 5 — Development of English Literature – Romanticism
Week 6 — Modern and Postmodern – Realism
Week 7 — Modern and Postmodern – Modernist Fiction
Week 8 — Modern and Postmodern – Modernist Poetry
Week 9 — Modern and Postmodern – Postmodern Fiction
Week 10 — Modern and Postmodern – Postmodern Poetry

Term 2
Week 1 — Literary Mindscapes – Interior Worlds: Augustine and Descartes
Week 2 — Literary Mindscapes – Perception and Consciousness: Freud and Lacan
Week 3 — Literary Mindscapes-: The Individual Alone: Sartre
Week 4 — Literary Mindscapes – Identity and Alterity: Faucault
Week 5 — Literary Mindscapes – Identity Politics
Week 6 — Worlds of Upheaval – Literature and Turmoil: Socio-Political Change
Week 7 — Worlds of Upheaval – Unity vs Division
Week 8 — Worlds of Upheaval – Overcoming Division: Lyotard and Habermas
Week 9 — Worlds of Upheaval – Literature as Agent of Change: Sartre”s Literature of Engagement
Week 10 — Worlds of Upheaval – Change through Literary Innovation: Lyotard’s Discourse/Figure

Term 3
Week 1 — Literary Homelands – Place and Culture I: Pre-Modern
Week 2 — Literary Homelands – Place and Culture II: Modern
Week 3 — Literary Homelands – Place and Culture III: Postmodern
Week 4 — Literary Homelands – Individuals and Communities: Individual vs Social Perspectives
Week 5 — Literary Homelands – Notions of ‘Homelands’: Colonial vs Post-Colonial Writing
Week 6 — Reimagined Worlds – Imagined Worlds I: Utopian Tradition
Week 7 — Reimagined Worlds – Imagined Worlds II: Literary Dystopias
Week 8 — Reimagined Worlds – New Worlds, New Experiences: Adorno
Week 9 — Reimagined Worlds – Cognitive Estrangement: Suvin
Week 10 — Reimagined Worlds – Defamiliarisation: Shklovsky

Term 4 (Year 12 Headstart)
Week 1 — Structural Analysis for Extension I Essays
Week 2 — Pathways within Texts
Week 3 — Evaluating Theme, Purpose and Context
Week 4 — Trusting Our Opinion
Week 5 — Analysing Discourse
Week 6 — Pathways Between Texts
Week 7 — The Creative Response
Week 8 — Ideology and Interpretation
Week 9 — Structure and Teleology
Week 10 — The Integrated Essay

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