Year 11 English Advanced

Build a solid foundation and get ready for the HSC year

The Prime Philosophy

At Prime, our philosophy of teaching English focuses on reasoning skills. We want our students to be independent thinkers who can apply critical thinking to texts, and to life. We know that an ability to express yourself clearly and powerfully, both in written and spoken ways, is important in all career pathways. It is also an essential aspect of personal development.

In our friendly classes and workshops, our tutors use the Socratic method of asking difficult questions to make you think. We encourage you to have a guess - it is okay to be wrong, but in English, you should never say 'I don't know' or leave an answer blank.

We work with you to set goals, and focus on a "how-to" approach rather than merely memorising and rote leaning. We favour a structured approach to English study via personal annotation and writing 'study paraphs' to synthesise your own knowledge of the text. We also provide a range of practice essay, exam and creative tasks to help you focus on building skills needed for the HSC.

We expect our students to continue self-directed study at home. Study is like exercise and you can't cram exercise. If you expect to tone and build musle, you have to do some work every week. For Junior years, this work should involve a minimum of 4 hours personal reading a week, and for seniors, 2 to 4 hours of writing study paragraphs at home.

Course Components


Weekly Theory Classes

Prime has small weekly classes that are focused on the Year 11 modules. For the first half of the class, students are provided with lecture material and class work designed to help them understand the module and its requirements. For the second half of the class, students receive individual assistance with their prescribed texts from school.


Skills Development Workshops

In workshops, students practice their skills, with tutors on hand to help them. Students are required to work on study paragraphs for their prescribed texts from school. Students can also ask for help with their school work. Individual feedback and marking is a key feature of the workshops.


Additional Resources and Support

Additional resources on techniques and prescribed texts are available if students require. There are also HSC identical exam papers to allow students to become familiar with the module in exam conditions. Feedback is provided for students so they can track progress and personal achievement.

Course Topics


Prime's Year 11 English Advanced course is designed to meet the NESA syllabus requirements for schools in NSW. In each term, the lecture material and class work focuses on a particular module prescribed in the NESA syllabus. In the holiday program, between each term, there are 4 days of HSC identical exam papers and feedback to allow students to get familiar with the module in exam conditions.

Term 4

Oct - Dec

  • Preparation for Senior Studies
Summer Holiday


  • Reading to Write


Term 1

Jan - Mar

  • Creative Writing Skills for Reading to Write Module
Spring Holiday


  • Introduction to the Module and Electives
Term 2

Apr - Jun

  • Literary Heritage for Narratives that Shape Our World Module
Winter Holiday


  • Critical Study
Term 3

Jul - Sept

  • Analysis and essay skills for Critical Study of Literature Module
Autumn Holiday


  • Texts and Human Experiences

Class Structure

Theory Class
45 mins
Syllabus Rubric

Receive workbooks and texts targeted at the HSC. Class work is designed to help students understand the module and its requirements. Receive marking and feedback for writing tasks.

45 mins
Personal tuition

Get help with analysing your prescribed texts from school. Receive support for assessment tasks.

60 mins
Choose a workshop that suits your schedule

Come to any workshop that suits your schedule. 

Study paragraphs

Students work on their study paragraphs for texts provided by Prime or prescribed texts from school. Tutors provide guidance and feedback.

Assist with school work

Get help with school work and receive additional resources

Course Pricing

Theory Classes Only
$608 per term (13.5 hours x $45/hr)
  • * Any additional courses in the same shopping cart attract a 10% discount
  • What you'll get:
  • 9 weeks x 1.5 hrs Theory Classes
  • Small class size (max. 10 students)
  • Challenging workbooks and practice exam papers
  • Taught by top-ranked teachers

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Weekly Topic Schedule

Term 4 Topics Class Workshop
Week 1 Passive Voice, Media Texts and Wide Reading  
Week 2 Plurals, Feature Articles and Wide Reading
Week 3 Apostrophes, Modern Drama and Wide Reading
Week 4 Prepositions, Speeches and Wide Reading
Week 5 Dashes, Poems and Wide Reading
Week 6 Conjunctions, Essays and Wide Reading
Week 7 Colons, Interviews and Wide Reading
Week 8 Superlatives, Films and Wide Reading
Week 9 Semi Colons, Creative Writing and Wide Reading
Holiday 1 Topic Class Workshop
  Introduction to Year 11 Common Module: Reading to Write    
Term 1 Topic Class Workshop
Week 1 Introduction to Reading to Write  
Week 2 Reading to Write: Prose
Week 3 Reading to Write: Film
Week 4 Reading to Write: Poetry
Week 5 Reading to Write: Prose Fiction
Week 6 Reading to Write: Evaluation
Week 7 Reading to Write: Creative Response
Week 8 Reading to Write: Critical Review
Week 9 Reading to Write: Further Study
Term 2 Topic Class  Tutorial
Week 1 Narratives that Shape Our World: Enlightenment Narratives  
Week 2 Narratives that Shape Our World: Romanic Narratives
Week 3 Narratives that Shape Our World: Victorian Narratives
Week 4 Narratives that Shape Our World: Modern Narratives
Week 5 Narratives that Shape Our World: Postmodern Narratives
Week 6 Narratives that Shape Our World: Appropriating Narratives
Week 7 Narratives that Shape Our World: Media and Narratives
Week 8 Narratives that Shape Our World: Histrorical Narratives Exam
Week 9 Narratives that Shape Our World: Histrorical Narratives in Year 12
Holiday 3   Class Tutorial
  Review of Narratives that Shape Our World, and Introduction to Critical Studies    
Term 3 Topic Class Tutorial
Week 1 Introduction to Critical Studies  
Week 2 Critical Studies: Othello
Week 3 Critical Studies: Merchant of Venice
Week 4 Critical Studies: Tempest
Week 5 Critical Studies: Rechard III
Week 6 Critical Studies: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Week 7 Critical Studies: Henry IV Part 1
Week 8 Critical Studies: Revision
Week 9 Critical Studies: Exam
Holiday 4   Class Tutorial
  Review of Critical Studies, Introduction to Year 12 Common Module    


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