Year 8 English

Boost confidence and develop skills in critical thinking and creative writing through personalised tuition

Course Components


Weekly Theory Classes

Students study a range of literature in order to develop comprehension and analytical skills, with each term focusing on a different genre or skillset. Short answer questions and mini-essay responses allow students to integrate these newly learned skills.


Skill Development Tutorials

Students work on exam-style practice tasks with tutors to improve comprehension, essay and creative writing skills.  Students can also bring in schoolwork to receive assistance and feedback from tutors. 



Students are given homework to consolidate the content they have learned in class. This may include short-answer questions or extended writing tasks. This homework is marked by the class teacher with individual feedback, enabling the students to improve on a weekly basis.

Course Topics

Prime's Year 8 English Program commences in Term 4 of Year 7. The program aims to provide students with the analytical and creative writing skills necessary for senior English studies. 

Term 4

Oct - Dec

  • Comprehension
  • Visual
  • Poem
  • Prose
Term 1

Jan - Mar

  • Writing skills
  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Reflective Writing
Term 2

Apr - Jun

  • Short Stories
  • Writing skills
  • Comprehension
Term 3

Jul - Sep

  • Analysing Texts
  • Writing skills
  • Comprehension

Class Structure

Theory Class
5 mins
Homework Revision 

Receive marked homework with feedback 

50 mins
Theory Lesson

Study prescribed texts and learn key concepts through class discussion and exam-style questions

5 mins

Ask questions about the class work and receive answers before leaving the class room

60 mins
Pick a time that suits your schedule

Choose any one hour between 10am and 5pm on Saturdays or Sundays (weeks 2 to 9).

Practice Booklet

Receive challenging tasks to improve comprehension, creative and essay writing skills with individual help from your tutor

Assist with school work

Get help with school work and receive additional resources 

Course Pricing

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Weekly Topic Schedule

Term 4 Topic Class Tutorial Homework
Week 1 Comprehension: Visual Image  
Week 2 Comprehension: Visual Image - Cartoon
Week 3 Comprehension: Poem
Week 4 Comprehension: Poem 2
Week 5 Comprehension: Poem 3
Week 6 Comprehension: Prose - News Article
Week 7 Comprehension: Prose - News Article 2
Week 8 Comprehension: Prose - Memoir
Week 9 End of Term Exam  
Term 1 Topic Class Tutorial Homework
Week 1 Essay: How to Analyse An Essay Question  
Week 2 Essay: How to Structure an Essay
Week 3 Essay: How to make an Integrated Response to a Question
Week 4 Essay: Conclusion and Linking two Paragraphs
Week 5 Creative Writing: Structure Your Story
Week 6 Creative Writing: Using Stimulus
Week 7 Creative Writing: The Plot
Week 8 Creative Writing: Editing and Improving Your Stories
Week 9 End of Term Exam  
Term 2 Topic Class  Tutorial Homework
Week 1 Short Stories: Reading and Writing Short Stories  
Week 2 Short Stories: Applying Story Craft
Week 3 Short Stories: Finding the Story Craft in Different Stories
Week 4 Short Stories: How Genre Affect Story Craft
Week 5 Short Stories: Show, Don't Tell
Week 6 Short Stories: Applying Show, Don't Tell 
Week 7 Short Stories: Using Symbols
Week 8 Short Stories: Identifying and Using Symbols
Week 9 End of Term Exam  
Term 3 Topic Class Tutorial Homework
Week 1 Writing and Analysing Written Texts  
Week 2 All About Texts and Language
Week 3 Advertisement
Week 4 Poetic Techniques
Week 5 Film Scripts
Week 6 Points of View
Week 7 Responding to Short Answer Questions
Week 8 Challenging Assumptions
Week 9 End of Term Exam  


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