English Modules

How to use Context in a HSC English Essay

Context. There’s a great word! But what is it? If you are an Advanced or Extension student, you have probably been wondering about how to use context in a HSC English essay. Let’s start with the basics. Regardless of the complexity of a topic, every piece of learning in the study of English as a…

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How to Prepare for the HSC English Trials

One of the great sadistic joys that a teacher can feel each year is watching students dodge, dip, dive, duck, and dodge away from their responsibilities as the exam period looms closer and closer.  Where I see most students falter is in their dismal lack of planning for the HSC English trials. The Higher School…

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The Art of Travel – Save My HSC Show – Episode 21

With this in-depth analysis of Alain De Botton’s ‘The Art of Travel’, we examine his central thesis, reference material and quotes that will assist you in answering any difficult HSC English questions for Advanced Module C: Representation and Text,  Elective 2: Representing People and Landscapes.

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Metropolis and 1984 Comparison

The key thing that advanced module a wants you to focus on is context. Metropolis and 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) are two great texts with a great deal of similarities to focus on this particular concept. How does context shape how composers perceive the world? How does when and where they live impact how they construct…

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