Year 10 English

Our Year 10 English tutoring program starts in Term 1 and ends in Term 4 each year. The program covers all syllabus outcomes and requirements of the NESA Stage 5 syllabus, with the overall goal of giving year 10 students the ability and confidence to take on Year 11 English Advanced and English Extension 1.

Year 10 English Course Overview

The Year 10 English tutoring program will exceed the outcomes and standards required by the stage 5 syllabus, with particular focus on establishing and refining skills relevant to English at a senior level, such as essay writing and textual analysis.

Importance of English in Year 10 to the HSC

We are of the opinion that students who are serious about their HSC are significantly better of taking on English Advanced in year 11 (in order to benefit from the much stronger scaling of English Advanced over Standard) given that at least 2 units of English will count towards their ATAR.

In order for students to confidently take on year 11 English Advanced, it is necessary to be pushed beyond the minimum standards of the year 10 stage 5 English syllabus. It is on this basis that our year 9 and 10 English courses are built.


2 hour weekly lessons + 1 hour weekly Workshop Tutorial


Tutoring course materials (concept explanations, summaries, study notes, example questions, worked solutions and exam-style homework) are provided each week in the form of a theory and homework booklet


Tutoring homework is expected to be completed and will be fully marked each week, with comments detailing every point of improvement


Free ongoing Workshop Tutorial support


Free online homework help


Topic Tests administered at the end of each major topic, with marks and vital statistics reported in the End of Term report


Essay / Assignment marking service is available to enrolled Year 10 English students at a discounted rate

Course structure

2 hour Lesson


1 hour Workshop

Per week


Class Times



Sundays 2:00am – 4:00pm


Workshop Tutorials

Saturdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Sundays 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bondi Junction


Sundays 11:00am – 1:00pm


Workshop Tutorials

Sundays 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Topics Scheduled

Our schedule of topics may vary as we may modify our course year to year for continual improvement – below is a representation based on past years.

Term 1

January – March

W1 Textual Analysis I

W2 Textual Analysis I

W3 Textual Analysis I

W4 Textual Analysis I

W5 Textual Analysis I

W6 Textual Analysis I

W7 Textual Analysis I

W8 Textual Analysis I

W9 Module Assessment

Term 2

April – June

W1 Writing

W2 Writing

W3 Writing

W4 Writing

W5 Writing

W6 Writing

W7 Writing

W8 Writing

W9 Module Assessment

W10 Writing

Term 3

July – September

W1 Dystopia

W2 Dystopia

W3 Dystopia

W4 Dystopia

W5 Dystopia

W6 Dystopia

W7 Dystopia

W8 Dystopia

W9 Dystopia

W10 Module Assessment

W11 Dystopia

Term 4

October – December

W1 Writing II

W2 Writing II

W3 Writing II

W4 Writing II

W5 Writing II

W6 Writing II

W7 Writing II

W8 Writing II

W9 Writing II

W10 Module Assessment

W11 Writing II

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