Prime’s Extension English Classes Focus
> How to write and improve essays and other writing forms
> NESA expectations for Texts, Culture and Value syllabus
> NESA expectations for Literary Worlds HSC syllabus
> Literary heritage and how to pursue careers in writing
Students will Receive
Help with analysing their school-prescribed texts <
Marking and feedback for essay and creative writing <
Mentoring, reading suggestions, academic readings <
Support for assessment tasks <
English Extension 1 and 2
Prime′s Extension English classes focus
on the more sophisticated research, essay and creative writing skills required by this course. In this university-style class, we provide Year 11 and 12 students with 4 extension skills booklets to support independent study, as well as weekly handouts, including supplementary literary texts and criticism, tailored to each student’s needs.
There will also be opportunities
for review, marking and detailed feedback for student’s work and assessment tasks – including the provision of HSC-identical exams.
We teach all the prescribed HSC Extension modules and texts
including the genre courses: Life Writing, Comedy, and Science Fiction, the contextual studies courses: After the Bomb, Romanticism and Navigating the Global, and the postmodern theory courses: Language and Gender and Textual Dynamics.
The class teacher offers Extension 2 mentoring
as part of this class which includes preparation for viva voce, how to write reflection statements, and ongoing review of drafts, critique and fine editing of the student’s major work.
We also teach the Year 11 module
Texts, Cultures and Value. This is the only module for the preliminary HSC, with individual schools making their own textual and thematic selections. We are able to create content and lesson materials as required to cater to these individual selections and each student’s needs.
Extension English is often poorly supported by schools
as it is considered an ‘independent research’ module, where the student completes more than 80% of the subject at home.
Prime makes sure that you are keeping up
up with your extension work on a weekly basis to ensure you achieve a profound understanding of your topic, and reach your ATAR potential.
Yearly Planner – Year 12 English Extension
Term 4 (October - December)
Summer Holiday (January)
Term 1 (February - March)
Autumn Holiday (April)
Term 2 (May - June)
Winter Holiday (July)
Term 3 (July - September)
Spring Holiday (October)
Prime Education has helped me greatly in improving my maths for the HSC. The lessons are always planned out so that there is no time wasting and so that they can target specific skills needed. They are very good!
Sean McCrackenDavidson High School
I have found Prime Education a wonderful way to learn and develop new maths skills that keep me ahead of class. By learning these topics in advance I feel more confident in school as it becomes revision. Since I started at Prime, I have moved up 4 classes and ranking 3rd in my year. Thanks to Prime, maths has been much more enjoyable and easier to learn at school. By gaining the understanding and foundations during the week classes, the Saturday lessons are a chance for me to test what I have learnt and see where I go wrong. The homework also is a good way to revise the new topics to familiarise myself with them.
Alicia PhilipsLoreto Kirribilli
I’ve really enjoyed my time at Prime Education – Everyone is really friendly and the teachers are always willing to help. Their resources are very clear and concise, enabling for easy understanding and giving me confidence at school.
Sky LiuWilloughby Girls High School
I think Prime Education is a wonderful educational place. The staff and teachers are all very helpful and their attitude to everyone is very personal. I feel like my confidence in maths has gone up ever since I have come here as my marks at school have increased and I have a deeper understanding of most topics.
Daniel HaqueKillarney Heights High School
At Prime, I am doing both English and Maths. Maths is very helpful as I am able to learn topics in advanced on the classes. On Saturday Individual Tuition Lessons I am able to sit down with one of Prime tutors who can give me some practice questions for any up coming exams. I have recently started English and I have enjoyed it so far. There is a lot of different information that the English tutor has taught me about the Shakespeare Era. She is also very good at helping me to prepare for my up coming assessments. Prime Education is very friendly and is always willing to help me!
Brandon McBurneySCECGS Redlands
Prime Education has allowed me to gain insight to a whole new way of learning. It has assisted me throughout the past 2 years and helped me achieve the best I can in Extension Mathematics. Not only has Prime given me great education but it has allowed me to gain motivation and interest in Mathematics. Furthermore, I have also met great new people who gave me guidance throughout the time.
Overall, Prime Education has been a great journey and experiences I would never forget.
Alyssa TongWilloughby Girls High School
Prime Education has really helped me and my confidence in General Mathematics. The tutors are very supportive and have no judgements or prejudice if you are struggling with anything. The work that is provided is very useful and relevant to excel in all subjects, especially during senior school.
Mercedes JanecekChatswood High School
Thank you Prime for helping me with all my maths problems! The teachers have been very supportive towards my learning and also my peers. They showed me step by step and face to face. The atmosphere is always positive and I highly recommend this place for all students. Compared to other places, it is number one in my opinion!