Year 10 English Classes
Courses for each term have been designed to target specific areas within English that are critical for success in the subject. We begin with building and nourishing the student's foundational skills in conceptualising, communicating and synthesising essays, creatives, discursives and persuasives, before embarking on a more complex analysis of the relationship between literature and context, looking into metanarratives and deconstructing ideas about textual integrity.
Across all terms, students will undertake an intensive study of key literary issues. They will also be given the opportunity to extensively develop their understanding of textual concepts, work in concert with fellow peers and engage in rapport with our academics to iterate and refine their personal understanding of the coursework. Our syllabus has been specifically engineered to enrich student's expertise, knowledge and confidence in both the conceptual and technical fields of English, whilst deepening their critical thinking skills which will come in handy for senior English. We envision that upon completion of our course, students will feel comfortable in their transition to senior high school, and will be ready to apply and translate their knowledge in dexterous ways for both preliminary and HSC level English Advanced and beyond.
1. Intensive Theory Classes
Our 10 x 1 hour intensive theory classes each term are designed to give students the necessary foundation for success in senior English. These classes have been synthesised to target all areas of English including: conceptual and technical analysis, comprehension, creative, discursive and persuasive writing. Students will also have access to a wealth of resources developed and curated by state-rank tutors such as exemplary essays, imaginative pieces and more.
2. State Ranking Teachers
All students enrolled in classes will be taught by state-ranking tutors who have unmatched expertise in the demands of junior level English. Additionally, we will provide students with early insight into the expectations of senior level English to ensure they are ready for both their preliminary and HSC years.
3. 1:1's and Essay Marking
Receive personalised guidance on your English assessments tasks by booking in 1:1's and submitting your essays in advance. Essay marking at Concept is extremely in depth, providing you with line by line comments and edits directly on your work. * Essay marking and 1:1's must be booked in addition to a class enrolment.
"Learning English is about more than writing essays and memorising quotes; I try to teach my students to fall in love with what they’re studying, not only improving their grades, but also completely transforming their approach to their studies." - Ella
State-ranked 9th in NSW English Advanced and 9th in NSW Drama (2020)
Received 99/100 external HSC English Advanced mark (=1st in NSW)
Graduated from Hornsby Girls High School with an ATAR of 99.70
Currently studying Arts/Law at the University of Sydney, on Scholarship.
Scored 100th Percentile (100/100) on the University Law Admissions test (LAT's).
As a highly experienced tutor, having taught students in classes from Meriden, Hornsby Girls, Sydney Grammar, North Sydney Girls, and Pymble Ladies College, Ella is our Crucible specialist class teacher.
She is a dedicated tutor who uses her strong communicative skills and her broad knowledge across a range of subject areas to teach her students efficient strategies of critical thinking in their approach to their studies. As an all-rounder who achieved outstanding results, Ella offers her students a thorough and sophisticated method to achieve their academic potential.
Term 1 - Class Structure
Introduction into the Foundations of English: Investigating the connection between form, concept and device and developing student's appreciation of the integrity within texts.
Developing comprehension skills: Unpacking the structure of short answer responses and the tips and tricks to scoring full marks on short answer questions.
Translating comprehension theory into practice: Analysing a range of unseen texts of diverse form and media and synthesising analysis to various questions.
Continued analysis of unseen texts to consolidating the theory learnt. Exposure to more complex, abstract and sophisticated literature.
Continued breakdown of Creative Writing: Learning from the exemplars.
Discursive Writing: What is it? Breaking down the form of the discursive, its structure and objective. Dissecting the exemplars.
Persuasive Writing: What is it? Breaking down the form of the persuasive, its structure and objective. Dissecting the exemplars.
Essay writing breakdown: deconstructing thesis, examining the structure of traditional and comparative essays and analysing exemplary responses. Introduction to senior essay writing and building foundational skills for appraisal of one's responses.
Creative Writing Theory: Breaking down the form of the imaginative and the key elements of a successful creative story from the conceptual framework through to a consideration of the technical and linguistic aspects of one's craft.
Reflection statements: Examine the form of reflection writing (the structure, tone, style and key points). Focus on developing the student's awareness of the importance of being aware of one's craft and how meaning is shaped deliberately through writing.