Year 12 English Standard

Core Program

Our HSC Year 12 English Standard 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
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline

Year 12 ENGLISH STANDARD

Term 1
Week 1 — Texts and Human Experiences 1: Reading Unseen Texts
Week 2 — Texts and Human Experiences 2: Essays – The Problem
Week 3 — Texts and Human Experiences 3: Essays – Theme as Solution
Week 4 — Texts and Human Experiences 4: Essay Writing – Problem & Solution
Week 5 — Focus on Writing 1: Creative Treatments of Theme 1
Week 6 — Focus on Writing 2: Creative Treatments of Theme 2
Week 7 — Language, Identity and Culture 1: Comparing Texts for Theme
Week 8 — Examination: Preparation for Papers 1 and 2
Week 9 — Close Study of Literature 1: Theme, Context and Individual 1
Week 10 — Close Study of Literature 2: Theme, Context and Individual 2

Term 2
Week 1 — Texts and Human Experiences 1: Psychological Conflict
Week 2 — Craft of Writing 1: Characterisation
Week 3 — Texts and Human Experiences 2: Narrative Conflict
Week 4 — Craft of Writing 2: Structuring the Narrative
Week 5 — Texts and Human Experiences 3: Social Conflict
Week 6 — Craft of Writing 3: Setting and Atmosphere
Week 7 — Texts and Human Experiences 4: Thematic Conflict
Week 8 — Craft of Writing 4: Choosing the Voice
Week 9 — Texts and Human Experiences 5: Evaluation of Literary Texts
Week 10 — Craft of Writing 5: Theme, Purpose and Audience

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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