Year 11 Classes

Our year 11 classes are specifically targeted towards building your understanding and confidence in the modules you will have to study at school. This means that our material and course content is designed to equip you with the necessary tools to succeed in your internal assessment tasks. Additionally, we expose students to more complex and intellectually stimulating ideas that encourage them to think more critically and creatively about literature, so as to build the foundation for their success in year 12. Our course has been developed by leading academics who have topped NSW English Advanced and/ or Extension. 

Each term students receive: 

- 10x 1.5 hour weekly classes 

- 3x additional private lesson credits 

- 2x free essay marking credits

- State-ranking course material + Course booklet (100+ pages) 

- Access to a google drive of resources 

- Access to lesson recordings 

Classes LED by: Melvern Kurniawan


- ATAR: 99.40 

- 6th in NSW for English Advanced (2019)

- 98/100 in English Advanced HSC

- 96/100 in English Extension 1 HSC

- 100/100 in English Extension 2 (internal mark)

- 9th in NSW for Business Studied Accelerated (2018)

- Accepted into the Dalyell Scholars Program at the University of Sydney 

- One of his most recent student attained 13th in NSW for HSC English Advanced

- 4+ years of tutoring experience 

- Academic director of Concept English 

"Melvern at Concept English is an excellent tutor who has an outstanding grasp of the English syllabus and is able to accurately relay complex concepts in a way that is easily understood. For work submitted to him, he is extremely thorough in providing clear and detailed feedback for every aspect of your writing to consistently improve the skills of his students in all areas of English. He has allowed me to increase my English marks significantly for both examination and hand in tasks. He is also very flexible with lesson times and is quick to respond to any requests you may have of him. Having started with Melvern at the beginning of Term 2 in 2021 of my Year 11 following poor marks in Term 1, I consistently received marks of 20/20 in many tasks in both English Extension and English Advanced until the end of the year thanks to Melvern’s exceptional tutoring." - Alasdair Koh (Private student of Melvern's)

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Term 1 - Reading to Write

Our module-specific Reading to Write classes aim to enrich students with their understanding and confidence in their analytical and expressive skills, empowering them to navigate and utilise language as a tool to construct arguments, question their world and destabilise structure. In this course, students will be provided with numerous learning opportunities to engage with a variety of text types that are rich in their use of techniques and which delve into powerful ideas about culture, morality, time and humanity. Moreover, students will be expected to compose numerous works of their own (both creative and analytical). 

Term 2 - Narratives that Shape our World

Our term 2 course offers opportunities for students to  thoroughly engage with and examine the role that context plays in shaping a composer's representation of meaning within their text, specifically the attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and morals held within a particular culture or historical era. This will entail investigation into the events, thought processes and socio-cultural temperaments governing a a given era and its collective consciousness. Students will then examine how these texts manifest as engines that carry considerable power to influence the societies that humans inhabit both past and present. That is, we invite students to consider the role of storytelling and narratives throughout time as potent vessels that influence the cultural, political, social, ideological and paradigmatic spheres rotating around within various parts of the world. 

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Term 3 - Critical Study of Literature

Our module-specific Critical Study of Literature classes challenge students to consider the relationship between form, context and meaning and how this assists composers in representing their key ideas. This module teaches students the importance of textual integrity and how this textual feature enables literary works to have their timeless quality. Students will be empowered to engage critically with a specific text and are expected to know the scholarly discourse surrounding a text of literary significance to inform their own opinion of what the purpose of the text is. This preliminary module borrows directly from Module B in the year 12 English course, so our program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge required to flourish in the HSC. 

Cost: $1200/ term