Year 12

Our English tutors teach you how to study smart so you can maximise your marks. Our program at JP English reflects our unique insight into the exam technique and study methods needed for the HSC.

Course Contents

At JP English, our comprehensive method for teaching English has led us to achieve some of the highest results in the state for HSC English. Our advanced tutoring method begins with our tailored text resources with student exemplars that is crucial for success. At JP English, you will never be short of HSC English resources!

Unlike a lot of other tuition centres, we do not simply summarise and replay the prescribed texts to our students. We use an analytical and creative approach that delve deep into each text to allow students to not only excel in English but enjoy it as well. This is combined with a laser like approach on exam techniques and writing in class. 

Our renowned adaptive JP English feedback model means progress and feedback is tracked in days rather than weeks. This is achieved by in class individualised feedback as well as our industry leading unlimited marking service so each student can track their progress without any constraints. 

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Weekly feedback allows students to perfect their essays that draws links between their prescribed texts and human experiences, and unseen text papers are provided to maximise performance in Paper 1 Section 1. 

  • George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Arthur Miller, The Crucible
  • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
  • Lucy Walker, Wasteland
  • Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot

Module A: Textual Conversations

Students construct nuanced arguments about how respective contexts shape the resonances or dissonances between their prescribed texts. Exam question resources are provided to optimise school performance.

  • William Shakespeare, King Richard III & Al Pacino, Looking for Richard
  • William Shakespeare, The Tempest & Margaret Atwood, Hagseed
  • Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway & Stephen Daldry, The Hours
  • John Keats, The Complete Poems & Jane Campion, Bright Star
  • Sylvia Plath, Ariel & Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters
  • John Donne poetry & Margaret Edson, W;t

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

There will be an depth focus on how prescribed texts present main ideas that are relevant to the composer’s context. Through an informed perspective, students write insightful essays discussing how texts formulate textual integrity.

  • T S Eliot, T S Eliot: Selected Poems
  • William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1
  • George Clooney, Good Night and Good Luck
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
  • Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Jane Austen, Emma
  • Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House

Module C: Craft of Writing

There will be an depth focus on how prescribed texts present main ideas that are relevant to the composer’s context. Through an informed perspective, students write insightful essays discussing how texts formulate textual integrity.
  • Kate Chopin, The Awakening
  • Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis
  • Nam Le, Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice
  • Colum McCann, Thirteen Ways of Looking
  • Helen Garner, How to Marry your Daughters
  • George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
  • Zadie Smith, That Crafty Feeling
  • Margaret Atwood, Spotty-Handed Villainesses
  • Geraldine Brooks, A Home in Fiction
  • Noel Pearson, Eulogy for Gough Whitlam
  • Gwen Harwood, Father and Child

We Provide

Free Unlimited Marking Service

Students enrolled in weekly group classes are entitled to submit unlimited number of scripts for online marking throughout the term. This, combined with our in class assessment help, helps to maximise school exam and assessment performance.​

Comprehensive Resources

Students receive comprehensive booklets for their prescribed texts that are written by state ranking tutors. Lessons cover key ideas of texts, links to the module, context, structure, form, detailed annotations of the text. At JP English, you will never be short on resources!

Individualised Feedback

Taught in one on one or small group settings which are text specific, we provide individualised feedback to prepare you for your school assessments.

Exam technique practice

Preparing essays is just one part of assessment preparation. We also focus on exam technique to maximise your exam performance.

Student Exemplars

We give you additional insight into what is required for top marks by showing and discussing student exemplars from past top performing students eg state rankers.

Schools we specialise in

Given the subjectivity of English, marking styles of teachers vary between schools which is why it is essential to have experienced English tutors guide your child. We are the leading HSC English tutors in Sydney and NSW, with a combined 30+ years of experience, our tutors have in-depth knowledge of what gets top marks at the following schools which are attended by the majority of our students: 

Note: We also take enrolments from schools not on this list. 

“Julia’s clear teaching about essay and paragraph structure, language techniques and creative writing were invaluable. Julia has an excellent understanding of different texts and what teachers and HSC markers are looking for in written responses. Julia gives helpful notes and insightful personal feedback to each student."
K Collins

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