Online English Advanced Tutoring
When considering HSC and your future, consider online English Advanced tutoring with e-tut. We follow the NSW curriculum, offering both preliminary and HSC courses along with Year 11 and 12 subject selection to help you to become competent users of the English language and therefore enhance your social, personal and vocational lives.
HSC English Advanced is a great course for students interested in the subject and the challenging learning experiences we provide through a broad range of English texts. We integrate reading, writing, listening, viewing and speaking and allow you to explore the forms, features and structures of the rich language.
Our highly trained and dedicated online tutors strive to help you to reach the objectives of the English Advanced course and develop an understanding of the effects and purposes of a variety of textual forms in contexts such as historical, workplace, personal and cultural.
English Advanced Syllabus
1. Preliminary course – students are required to study Australian and other texts and explore a range of differing texts from drama, poetry, prose fiction, film media and multimedia texts. You will be required to undertake a vast reading program involving texts of various compositions as well as being able to engage in the study of language and text.
The preliminary course comprises two sections:
- Common content makes up 40% of the course
- Electives makes up 60% of the course
2. HSC course – involves the study of at least five types of prescribed text.
There are two sections to the course:
- Common content where students will explore and analyse texts and apply their skills
- Elective modules – you will be required to choose one elective from each of the Modules:
- Module A – Comparative Study of Texts and Context
- Module B – Critical Study of Texts
- Module C – Representation and Text
How the HSC English Courses Differ
e-tut offers 4 other HSC English courses:
English Standard, a great introductory course for learning to compose and respond to various types of texts.
English as a Second Language (ESL), designed for non-English speaking learners.
Careers with English
Studying English offers you an array of opportunities for lucrative careers in fields such as:
- Copywriting for radio and television
- Technical writing
The Benefits of Online Tutoring
Online tutoring provides a cost effective and flexible means to successful tuition. You can study as little or as much as you like each week from the comfort of your own home with your own laptop, tablet or desktop computer.
Online tutoring with e-tut allows for individual attention so that you have access to all the assistance you need to get ahead with your studies. We specialise in some of the trickier NSW subjects too, including, Mathematics Extension 2, Business, Economics, Chemistry and Physics.
Our tutors are experts in their respective fields and continue to undergo training to make sure that they can offer top-notch knowledge and guidance.
How Studying With e-tut Works
Our virtual classroom technology makes for interactive and fun learning experiences. We’re able to track class attendance and time spent in class to ensure that you receive maximum study benefits.
Our whiteboard technology allows for you to interact with your tutors and fellow peers and you can effortlessly upload files for sharing, engage in audio or text chat and view images presented by tutors.
We offer one-on-one sessions so that you can really focus on English Advanced course work, or, if preferred, small group sessions can be conducted too. We keep group sessions to a maximum of 5 students and our lessons last for approximately 60 minutes at a time.
Study with e-tut Today!
Register for Online English Advanced Tutoring with us today and receive individual attention, interactive learning and the opportunity to achieve high HSC ATAR with the Australian curriculum. All you need is a computer and internet connection!
It has been reported that students retain information better when they study in the comfort of their home environment, and online studying further reduces the hassled of traveling to a private tutor or learning institution.
Contact us today so that we can meet your learning requirements.
Area of Study: Belonging
• explore the ways in which the concept of belonging is represented in and through texts
• consider at least one of the texts prescribed for study and additional texts of their own choosing.
Prose Fiction (pf) or Nonfiction (nf)
- TAN, Amy, The Joy Luck Club, Vintage/Random House, 1994 (pf)
- LAHIRI, Jhumpa, The Namesake, HarperCollins, 2004 or 2007 (pf)
- DICKENS, Charles, Great Expectations, Penguin Red Classics, 2006 (pf)
- JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer, Heat and Dust, John Murray/Hachette, 2003 (pf)
- WINCH, Tara June, Swallow the Air, University of Queensland Press, 2006 (pf)
- GAITA, Raimond, Romulus, My Father, Text Publishing, 1999 or 2007 (nf)
Drama (d) or Film (f) or Shakespeare (S)
- MILLER, Arthur, The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts, Penguin Modern Classics, 2000 (d)
- HARRISON, Jane, ‘Rainbow’s End’ from Cleven,Vivienne et al (eds), Contemporary Indigenous Plays, Currency Press, 2007 (d)
- LUHRMANN, Baz, Strictly Ballroom, Fox, 1992 (f) DE HEER, Rolf, Ten Canoes, 2006, AV Channel/Madman (f) SHAKESPEARE, William, As You Like It, New Cambridge Shakespeare, 2001; or Cambridge School Shakespeare, 2000 (S)
- SKRZYNECKI, Peter, Immigrant Chronicle, University of Queensland Press, 2002, ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’, ‘St Patrick’s College’, ‘Ancestors’, ‘10 Mary Street’, ‘Migrant Hostel’, ‘Post card’, ‘In the Folk Museum’
- DICKINSON, Emily, Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (James Reeves ed), Heinemann Education, 1959, 66 ‘This is my letter to the world’, 67 ‘I died for beauty but was scarce’, 82 ‘I had been hungry all the years’, 83 ‘I gave myself to him’, 127 ‘A narrow fellow in the grass’, 154 ‘A word dropped careless on the page’, 161 ‘What mystery pervades a well!’, 181 ‘Saddest noise, the sweetest noise’
- HERRICK, Steven, The Simple Gift, University of Queensland Press, 2000
Module A: Comparative Study of Texts and Context
Elective 1: Exploring Connections
Students choose a pair of texts from the following list.
Shakespearean Drama and Film
- SHAKESPEARE, William, King Richard III, New Cambridge Shakespeare, Cambridge University Press, 1999; or Cambridge School Shakespeare, 2006 AND
- PACINO, Al, Looking for Richard, Fox, 1996 (order through Bellbird Books, ph 8905 8690)
Prose Fiction and Poetry
- WHITE, Patrick, The Aunt’s Story, Vintage/Random House, 1994 or 2008 AND
- DOBSON, Rosemary, Selected Poems, Board of Studies website www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au, ‘Young Girl at a Window’, ‘Chance Met’, ‘Landscape in Italy’, ‘Azay-Le Rideau’, ‘The Rape of Europa’, ‘Romantic’, ‘Primitive Painters’
Prose Fiction and Nonfiction
- AUSTEN, Jane, Pride and Prejudice, Penguin Red Classics, 2006 AND
- WELDON, Fay, Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen, Sceptre/Hachette, 2008
Poetry and Drama
- DONNE, John, Selected Poetry, Penguin Poetry Library, 1986, ‘Death be not proud’, ‘This is my playes last scene’, ‘At the round earths imagin’d corners, blow’, ‘If poisonous minerals’, ‘Hymne to God my God, in my sicknesse’, ‘A Valediction: forbidding mourning’, ‘The Apparition’, ‘The Relique’, ‘The Sunne Rising’ AND
- EDSON, Margaret, W;t, Nick Hern/Currency Press, 2000
OR Elective 2: Texts in Time
Students choose a pair of texts from the following list.
Prose Fiction and Film
- SHELLEY, Mary, Frankenstein, Penguin Red Classics, 2006 AND SCOTT, Ridley, Blade Runner (Director’s Cut), Warner Bros, 1982 or Final Cut, 2007
Prose Fiction and Poetry
- FITZGERALD, F Scott, The Great Gatsby, Penguin Red Classics, 2006 AND
- BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett, Aurora Leigh and Other Poems, Penguin Classics, 1995, Sonnets I, XIII, XIV, XXI, XXII, XXVIII, XXXII, XLIII
Drama and Nonfiction
- ALBEE, Edward, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Vintage/Random House, 2001 AND
- WOOLF, Virginia, A Room of One’s Own, Penguin Classics, 2005
Module B: Critical Study of Texts
Students choose one text from one of the listed types of text.
- SHAKESPEARE, William, Hamlet, New Cambridge Shakespeare, Cambridge University Press, 2003; or Cambridge School Shakespeare, 2006
- ONDAATJE, Michael, In the Skin of a Lion, Picador/Macmillan, 1988
- WINTON, Tim, Cloudstreet, Penguin, 1998
- JONES, Gail, Sixty Lights, Vintage/Random House, 2005
- BRONTE, Charlotte, Jane Eyre, Penguin Classics, 2006
Drama (d) or Film (f)
- IBSEN, Henrik, A Doll’s House, Cambridge University Press, 1995 (d)
- WELLES, Orson, Citizen Kane, Warner Bros, 1941 (f)
Students choose one of the following poets for study. All listed poems for that poet constitute the prescribed text.
- YEATS, William Butler, W B Yeats: Poems selected by Seamus Heaney, Faber/Allen & Unwin, 2005, ‘An Irish Airman’, ‘When You Are Old’, ‘Among School Children’, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’, ‘Leda and the Swan’, ‘The Second Coming’, ‘Easter 1916’
- HARWOOD, Gwen, Selected Poems, Penguin, 2001, ‘Father and Child (Parts I & II)’, ‘The Violets’, ‘At Mornington’, ‘A Valediction’, ‘Triste Triste’, ‘The Sharpness of Death’, ‘Mother Who Gave Me Life’
- SLESSOR, Kenneth, Selected Poems, Angus & Robertson/HarperCollins, 1994, ‘Out of Time’, ‘Five Bells’, ‘Sleep’, ‘Five Visions of Captain Cook’, ‘Sensuality’, ‘Elegy in a Botanic Gardens’, ‘Beach Burial’
- ORWELL, George, George Orwell: Essays, Penguin, 2000, ‘Why I Write’, ‘Notes on Nationalism’, ‘Good Bad Books’, ‘The Sporting Spirit’, ‘Politics and the English Language’, ‘Writers and Leviathan’ Speeches: available on www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au Margaret Atwood – ‘Spotty-Handed Villainesses’, 1994
- Paul Keating – Funeral Service of the Unknown Australian Soldier, 1993 Noel Pearson – ‘An Australian History for Us All’, 1996
- Aung San Suu Kyi – ‘Keynote Address at the Beijing World Conference on Women’, 1995 Faith Bandler – ‘Faith, Hope and Reconciliation’, 1999
- William Deane – ‘It is Still Winter at Home’, 1999 Anwar Sadat – Speech to the Israeli Knesset, 1977
Module C: Representation and Text
Elective 1: Conflicting Perspectives
Students choose one of the following texts as the basis of their further exploration of the representations of conflicting perspectives.
- SHAKESPEARE, William, Julius Caesar, Cambridge University Press, New Cambridge Shakespeare, 2004; or Cambridge School Shakespeare, 1992 or 2008
- GUTERSON, David, Snow Falling on Cedars, Bloomsbury/Allen & Unwin, 1995 or 2007
Drama (d) or Film (f)
- WHELAN, Peter, The Herbal Bed, Josef Weinberger/Hal Leonard Australia, 1996 (d)
- LEVINSON, Barry, Wag the Dog, Roadshow, 1997 (f)
- HUGHES, Ted, Birthday Letters, Faber/Allen & Unwin, 2005, ‘Fulbright Scholars’, ‘The Shot’, ‘The Minotaur’, ‘Sam’, ‘Your Paris’, ‘Red’
- ROBERTSON, Geoffrey, The Justice Game, Vintage/Random House, 1998, ‘The Trials of Oz’, ‘Michael X on Death Row’, ‘The Romans in Britain’, ‘The Prisoner of Venda’, ‘Show Trials’, ‘Diana in the Dock: Does Privacy Matter?’, ‘Afterword: The Justice Game’
OR Elective 2: History and Memory
Students choose one of the following texts as the basis of their further exploration of the representations of history, personal experience and memory.
- KINGSTON, Maxine Hong, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, Picador, 1989 CAREY, Peter, True History of the Kelly Gang, Vintage/Random House, 2005 or 2008
- FREARS, Stephen, The Queen, Icon, 2006
- LEVERTOV, Denise, Selected Poems, see www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au, ‘Ways of Conquest’, ‘Don’t You Hear That Whistle Blowin’ …’, ‘In Thai Binh (Peace) Province’, ‘A Time Past’, ‘Libation’, ‘A Letter to Marek About a Photograph’, ‘The Pilots’
Nonfiction (nf) or Multimedia (mm)
- BAKER, Mark Raphael, The Fiftieth Gate, HarperCollins, 1997 (nf)
- SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY September 11 website http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/ (mm) Final details of the site sections are published on the Board’s website in August in the year before the commencement of the HSC course.