Online English Standard Tutoring
English is the vital study of language and texts that helps students to gain insight into human experiences and how to express such insight in enthralling ways. Studying HSC English Standard provides students with the understanding and appreciation of the way language, text and literacy can be used in all aspects of life.
Our e-tut tutors work hard to provide students with the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that are required to master sophisticated texts with a high degree of fluency and accuracy.
HSC English Standard with the NSW curriculum gives learners the opportunity to:
- access a wide range of literary texts and develop a great appreciation of literature
- engage innovatively and ingeniously with texts
- appreciate the rich diversity of the various languages in Australia.
What the NSW Curriculum Covers
e-tut provide online tutoring for a number of specialised subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Business and English Advanced as well as English as a Second Language (ESL). We strive to help learners on their way to a pleasing HSC ATAR. The online English Standard curriculum includes:
Preliminary English Standard course
With this course, students are able to experiment and explore with numerous processes, ideas and ways represented in texts.
- ways texts are composed and responded to
- connections among and between texts
- meanings shaped, conveyed, reflected and interpreted in and through texts
Elective subjects include:
- a variety of texts to enable learners to comment and draw upon similarities and differences
- opportunities through their composition and response to texts to practise, identify and develop an understanding of ways texts:
- are modified to suit different audiences and situations;
- achieve a range of purposes;
- technologies influence the language and structures of text;
- the way language structures and forms are used for meaning
- opportunities for affective and imaginative expression in the response to and composition of texts
HSC English Standard Curriculum
With online English Standard tutoring, students are able to demonstrate and reflect on the effectiveness of texts for different purposes and readers. Learners are required to study at least four types of texts, one from each category of prose; nonfiction; fiction; poetry; film; media or multimedia.
Content for the HSC course includes the choice of 1 elective from each of the 3 modules:
- Module A: Experience Through Language
- Close Study of Text
- Texts and Society
The Difference between the Various HSC English Courses
- English Standard has been created for learners to increase their proficiency in English so as to enhance their social, personal and vocational lives. Responding to and composing an array of texts is taught within a range of differing situations so as to develop creative and confident communicators.
- English Advanced has been designed to encourage learners to undertake higher-order thinking and apply critical and creative skills in their response to and composition of texts so as to achieve academic excellence by understanding the function and nature of more complex texts.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) is perfect for students from non-English speaking backgrounds
- English Extension 1 and English Extension 2 are an intensive level of the subject. These subjects are ideal for students who enjoy engaging with complex levels of conceptualisation and wish to work in independent ways.
Studying English provides a wide skillset for careers such as:
- Public Relations
Online Tutoring For English Standard
Online tutoring with e-tut provides a cost effective and flexible means of learning. We provide one-on-one or small group tuition and classes generally last for 60 minutes. Students are welcome to study as little or as many hours as they like per week with our highly trained tutors.
We use world-class virtual classroom technology so that learners and tutors are able to communicate via a two-way audio system and sharing files, thoughts and conversations is super simple with our online whiteboard technology.
Choose e-tut For Successful Online Learning
We specialise in the area of Mathematics, Business, Economics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry along with the various English subjects to help learners achieve successful results with the NSW curriculum in the comfort of their home and computer. There is no need for additional study material and no more having to travel to private tutors and pay hefty fees.
e-tut offers a full range of Year 11 and 12 subject selection for preliminary and HSC courses to help learners on the path to their dream careers.
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: Experience Through Language
Elective 1: Distinctive Voices
Students choose one of the following texts as the basis for their further exploration of distinctive voices.
- DAY, Marele, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender, Allen & Unwin, 1998
- SHAW, George Bernard, Pygmalion, Penguin, 2003
- BURNS, Joanne, On a Clear Day, ETT Imprints, 1997 (available through Dennis Jones and Associates, www.dennisjones.com.au) ‘on a clear day’, ‘public places’, ‘echo’, ‘australia’, ‘kindling’
- PATERSON, A B, The Penguin Banjo Paterson Collected Verse, Penguin, 1993, ‘A Bush Christening’, ‘Clancy of the Overflow’, ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle’, ‘Saltbush Bill, JP’, ‘In Defence of the Bush’, ‘Old Pardon, the Son of Reprieve’
Speeches: available on www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au
- Martin Luther King – ‘I Have a Dream’, 1963
- Severn Cullis-Suzuki – Address to the Plenary Session at the Earth Summit Rio Centro, Brazil, 1992
- John F Kennedy – Inaugural Address, 1961
- Jessie Street – ‘Is It To Be Back to the Kitchen?’, 1944
- Earl Spencer – Eulogy for Princess Diana, 1997
- Indira Gandhi – ‘True Liberation of Women’, 1980
OR Elective 2: Distinctively Visual
Students choose one of the following texts as the basis for their further exploration of the distinctively visual.
- LAWSON, Henry, The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories, Penguin, 1986, ‘The Drover’s Wife’, ‘In a Dry Season’, ‘The Loaded Dog’, ‘Joe Wilson’s Courtship’ GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, Maestro, HarperCollins, 2004
- MISTO, John, The Shoe-Horn Sonata, Currency Press, 1996
- STEWART, Douglas, Selected Poems, Board of Studies website, www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au, ‘Lady Feeding the Cats’, ‘Wombat’, ‘The Snow- Gum’, ‘Nesting Time’, ‘The Moths’, ‘The Fireflies’, ‘Waterlily’, ‘Cave Painting’
Film (f) or Media (m)
- TYKWER, Tom, Run Lola Run, Sony, 1999 (f) COX, Deb, Seachange – Series 2, ABC, 2004, ‘Playing With Fire’, ‘Not Such Great Expectations’, ‘Manna From Heaven’, ‘Law and Order’ (m)
Module B: Close Study of Text
Students choose one text from one of the listed types of text.
- HADDON, Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Red Fox/Random House, 2004 YOLEN, Jane, Briar Rose, Tor Books, 2002 MALOUF, David, Fly Away Peter, Random House, 1999
- NOWRA, Louis, Così, Currency Press, 1994 SHAKESPEARE, William, The Merchant of Venice, New Cambridge Shakespeare, 2003; or Cambridge School Shakespeare, 2006
- OWEN, Wilfred, War Poems and Others, Random House, 1994, ‘The Parable of the Old Man and the Young’, ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori’, ‘Futility’, ‘Disabled’, ‘Mental Cases’
- WRIGHT, Judith, Collected Poems 1942–1985, Angus & Robertson, 1994, ‘South of My Days’, ‘Train Journey’, ‘Flame Tree in a Quarry’, ‘For Precision’, ‘Request to a Year’, ‘Platypus’
Nonfiction (nf) or Film (f)
- KRAKAUER, Jon, Into The Wild, Pan Macmillan, 1997 or 2007 (nf) WEIR, Peter, Witness, Paramount, 1985 (f)
Module C: Texts and Society
Students are to supplement this study with texts of their own choosing related to the elective. The support document Workplace and Community Texts (see www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au) provides examples of types of texts and may further supplement their study of this elective.
Elective 1: The Global Village
Students choose one of the following texts as the basis for their further exploration of the effects of this elective.
- KOCH, Christopher, The Year of Living Dangerously, Vintage/Random House, 1997
ENRIGHT, Nick, A Man with Five Children, Currency Press, 2003
Film (f) or Multimedia (mm)
- SITCH, Rob, The Castle, Roadshow, 1997 (f)
- WIKIMEDIA, Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia, www.wikipedia.org (mm) Sections:
Welcome page http://www.wikipedia.org/
Main portal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Community portal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Wikipedia:Community_Portal
Wiki community http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
How to edit a page http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page
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.
OR Elective 2: Into the World
Students choose one of the following texts as the basis for their further exploration of this elective.
- BURKE, J C, The Story of Tom Brennan, Random House, 2005
- RUSSELL, Willy, Educating Rita, Longman/Pearson Education, 1991
- BLAKE, William, Songs of Innocence and Experience in Selected Poems: Blake, Penguin Classics, 2006, From Songs of Innocence: ‘The Ecchoing Green’, ‘The Lamb’, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’. From Songs of Experience: ‘The Chimney Sweeper’, ‘The Sick Rose’, ‘The Tyger’, ‘London’
- WATSON, Ken (ed), At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners, Phoenix Education, 2005, Sujata Bhatt, ‘The One Who Goes Away’; Carol Ann Duffy, ‘Head of English’; Nyoongah Mudrooroo, ‘The Ultimate Demonstration’; Janos Pilinszky, ‘The French Prisoner’; Miroslav Holub, ‘Brief Reflection on Test- Tubes’; Tadeusz Róz ̇ewicz, ‘The Survivor’
Nonfiction (nf) or Film (f)
- PUNG, Alice, Unpolished Gem, Black Inc, 2006 (nf)
- DALDRY, Stephen, Billy Elliot, Universal Studios, 2000 (f)