Year 12 Classes

Our Year 12 HSC program has been developed by state-ranking academics who have topped NSW in English Advanced and Extension. All classes are text-specific and based according to module to ensure that students receive personalised assistance and course material that benefits their learning, ensuring that whatever they receive from us if of relevance and can be translated into their internal assessment tasks at school and eventually the HSC exam. All classes are led by an experienced, state-ranking teacher whose knowledge of the specific text being studied and understanding of the module is undoubtedly nuanced and sophisticated, given their exceptional performance during the HSC. Additionally, all teachers leading the year 12 classes have years of experience in facilitating student understanding of the module and prescribed text. Our text-specific classes are designed to build the student's confidence in their prescribed text, their understanding of its purpose, context, form and the way in which meaning is represented through the specific lens of the module. These classes are designed to address the key thematic, philosophical, contextual and linguistic issues raised within the text and ultimately empowers students to stretch their academic potential through challenging and intellectually rigorous material. By the end of the course, students will have a completed essay that has been fully assessed by our academics for its expression, clarity and coherence. 

A termly enrolment comprises: 

- 10x 1.5 hour weekly group classes 

- 5x additional private lesson credits 

- 2x free essay marking credits

- State-ranking course material + Course booklet (110+ pages) 

- Access to a google drive of resources 

- Access to lesson recordings 

Common Module Classes

The Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences encourages students to analyse the representation of the human experience within literary works, inviting us to consider the role of stories and literature as vessels through which cultural narratives, social and historical events and private matters can be expressed creatively. Students embark on a close study of their prescribed text which offers complex insight into the nature of individual and collective experiences, how we react emotionally to these diverse situations, and what we can learn from the interactionism between these. They will discuss how human experiences are captured through the literary form, and how composers seek to elucidate ideas about it through language devices such as motifs, symbolism, narration, perspective and metaphors.

We have text-specific classes running for the Common Module: Text and Human Experiences led by state-ranking academics. We offer classes for: 

 

The Crucible 

Merchant of Venice 

Nineteen Eighty Four 

All The Light We Cannot See

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Module A Classes

Module A: Textual Conversations invites students to consider the complex symbiosis between a composers contextual landscape, their social, political, cultural and personal environment, and the issues raised within their work, and how the representation of meaning can evolve and mutate over time as a result of this very fluidity in culture, society and perception. The focus of this module is to deconstruct the literary dialogism between two texts, one of which is an explicit revision of the former work, and to discuss the continuities and discontinuities which either converge or separate the representation of meaning offered by both composers. Success in this module rests chiefly on the student's ability to dissect how the contextual factors shape the ideas in the text, and how this is subsequently manifested through the distinct literary form of the work.

We have text-specific classes running for Module A: Textual Conversations led by state-ranking academics. We offer classes for: 

The Tempest/ Hag-Seed 

John Keats' Poetry/ Bright Star

Mrs Dalloway/ The Hours

King Richard III/ Looking for Richard 

Ariel/ Birthday Letters

Module B Classes

Considered the most challenging and complex module due to its unpredictability, Module B: Critical Study of Literature necessitates a critical deconstruction of a substantial literary work that has imparted an eternal footprint upon the cultural consciousness of contemporary society. This module demands that students understand the textual mechanics of their prescribed text and how the fusion between concept, context and form allows the meaning within the text to be sustained across time. Students will specifically dissect the key social, political, religious, cultural and/ or personal factors inducing the composer's representation of meaning within their work, and the distinctive creative elements that the composer engages with in their particular form to manifest their philosophical, moral or existential concerns. Success in this module rests largely upon a holistic and in-depth understanding and appreciation of the prescribed text across multiple axes, and continual practice in revising one's response to diverse questions. 

We have text-specific classes running for Module B: Critical Study of Literature led by state-ranking academics. We offer classes for: 

T.S Eliot's Selected Poetry 

Great Expectations 

King Henry IV Part 1

Earth Hour 

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Module C Classes

Module C: Craft of Writing provides creative opportunities for students to express themselves in imaginative, discursive and persuasive forms. This module also requires students to undertake a close linguistic and rhetorical analyses of multiple short texts through which they can develop their own written voice and expand upon their use of language as a medium to communicate complex ideas, problems and issues within their world, the past and beyond. This module requires students to iterate and refine their self-expression and urges students to recognise the vital role of self-reflection in one's creative works. The reflection writing portion of this module signals the need to be self-reflexive of one's artistic process, emphasising the importance of an elevated self-awareness when crafting textual works in order to deliberately craft meaning and represent ideas. 

We have classes running for Module C: Craft of Writing led by state-ranking academics. We offer classes that cover: 

 

Spotty Handed Villainesses

Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice

Eulogy for Gough Whitlam 

That Crafty Feeling 

What time is it now where you are?

Politics and the English Language