Year 12 English EAL/D

Core Program

Our HSC Year 12 English EAL/D 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 3 terms per year for Year 12 students 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
  • 3 terms in a year for Year 12 students
  • 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 — Reading Skills: Various text types
Week 2 — Language and the responder
Week 3 — Text types: The short story
Week 4 — Features of style: Various text types
Week 5 — Purpose and Audience
Week 6 — Purpose and Audience – Persuasive writing
Week 7 — Purpose and Audience – Descriptive writing
Week 8 — Examination
Week 9 — Introduction to visual texts
Week 10 — Text types: The feature article

Term 2
Week 1 — Persuasive Genre Review 1: Non-Fiction
Week 2 — Persuasive Genre Review 2: Fiction
Week 3 — Language, Identity and Culture 1: Australian Visions and Icons
Week 4 — Language, Identity and Culture 2: Australian Poetry
Week 5 — Language, Identity and Culture 3: Australian Narrative Writing
Week 6 — Language, Identity and Culture 4: Outsiders
Week 7 — Language, Identity and Culture 5: Australian Drama 1
Week 8 — Examination: Australian Themes
Week 9 — Language, Identity and Culture 6: Australian Drama 2
Week 10 — Language, Identity and Culture 7: Australian Drama 3

Term 3
Week 1 — Close Study of Text 1: Single-Text Essay (Themes and Techniques)
Week 2 — Close Study of Text 2: Single-Text Essay (Themes and Techniques)
Week 3 — Texts and Human Experiences 1: Essay 1
Week 4 — Texts and Human Experiences 2: Essay 2
Week 5 — Language, Identity and Culture 1: Essay 1
Week 6 — Language, Identity and Culture 2: Essay 2
Week 7 — Focus on Writing: Working in Genres
Week 8 — Examinations: Texts and Human Experience (Unseen Texts)
Week 9 — Examination Paper One: Essay and Focus on Writing
Week 10 — Examination Paper Two: Essays

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