English tutoring - year 9

Year 9 English Headstart program

Our Year 9 Headstart English aims to build a strong foundation in textual analysis skills, writing skills and good study habits in students early in their studies, for the benefit of English in subsequent years. Students get early exposure to the literature and critical thinking required of them in later years at a year 9 level (stage 5 syllabus), ensuring their learning contributes to their familiarity and confidence when senior English is studied.

The earlier students start taking their study seriously, the better their results will be at the end of year 12, and our year 9 English course is designed with the HSC in mind.

Course content

Students will learn how to analyse a variety of text types and in doing so, develop the following skills:

  • Comprehension of 'what' is said and 'how' it is said
  • Appreciation of literary techniques and how they convey meaning

Exam-style homework will ensure students also develop skills in:

  • Synthesis of coherent arguments in extended responses
  • Creative writing
  • Editorial writing
  • Essay (critique) writing
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Year 10 English tutoring

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