Year 8 Year 8 English Program

Expanding beyond the basics to explore a love of English. Our course covers a range of Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare, Film and Fiction to give students exposure to deeper elements of senior school English.

Year 8 Year 8 English Program

Expanding beyond the basics to explore a love of English. Our course covers a range of Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare, Film and Fiction to give students exposure to deeper elements of senior school English.

A personalised English program focusing on understanding texts, and how to analyse them.

We focus on the fundamentals of reading, comprehension and analysis of different types of writing, the foundations of good essay writing.

Term 1, 2021

25 Jan - 04 Apr

Introducing Key Concepts
Core Cycle of Joseph Cambell's Hero's Journey
Consolidate the Concept of 'The Hero's Journey'
Applying 'The Hero's Journey' as a Reading Framework
Reading Poetry
Analysing Poetry about the City
Analysing Poetry about Natural Enviornment
Poetry in Early Australian History I
Poetry in Early Australian History II
Term 1 Review

Term 2, 2021

19 Apr - 27 Jun

Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Objectivity and Subjectivity in Language
Advertising
Summary of 'Creating a Perspective' Unit
Introduction to Much Ado About Nothing
Concept of Stagecraft in Much Ado About Nothing
Dramatic Irony & Characterisation in Much Ado About Nothing
Poetic Features in Much Ado About Nothing
Compare & Contrast Characters in Much Ado About Nothing
Term 2 Review

Term 3, 2021

12 Jul - 19 Sep

Introduction to Film
Film Techniques
Vision of Film
Critique on Film
Introduction to Mystery Genre
Analysing Mystery Genre Plots
Designing a Mystery Genre Character
Further Study on Mystery Genre
Refining Unit Assessment
Term 3 Review

Term 4, 2021

04 Oct - 19 Dec

Introducing the Idea of Difference
Visual Representations that create Difference
Language that creates Difference
Further Study on Difference in Texts
Introduction to Australian Drama
Speech, Sound & Rhythm of Dialogue in Australian Drama
Phyicality, Proximity & Using Space in Australian Drama
Comedic Traditions in Theatre
Story Telling in Australian Drama
Voices X

Term 1, 2021

25 Jan - 04 Apr

Introducing Key Concepts
Core Cycle of Joseph Cambell's Hero's Journey
Consolidate the Concept of 'The Hero's Journey'
Applying 'The Hero's Journey' as a Reading Framework
Reading Poetry
Analysing Poetry about the City
Analysing Poetry about Natural Enviornment
Poetry in Early Australian History I
Poetry in Early Australian History II
Term 1 Review

Term 2, 2021

19 Apr - 27 Jun

Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Objectivity and Subjectivity in Language
Advertising
Summary of 'Creating a Perspective' Unit
Introduction to Much Ado About Nothing
Concept of Stagecraft in Much Ado About Nothing
Dramatic Irony & Characterisation in Much Ado About Nothing
Poetic Features in Much Ado About Nothing
Compare & Contrast Characters in Much Ado About Nothing
Term 2 Review

Term 3, 2021

12 Jul - 19 Sep

Introduction to Film
Film Techniques
Vision of Film
Critique on Film
Introduction to Mystery Genre
Analysing Mystery Genre Plots
Designing a Mystery Genre Character
Further Study on Mystery Genre
Refining Unit Assessment
Term 3 Review

Term 4, 2021

04 Oct - 19 Dec

Introducing the Idea of Difference
Visual Representations that create Difference
Language that creates Difference
Further Study on Difference in Texts
Introduction to Australian Drama
Speech, Sound & Rhythm of Dialogue in Australian Drama
Phyicality, Proximity & Using Space in Australian Drama
Comedic Traditions in Theatre
Story Telling in Australian Drama
Voices X

Meet your mentors

Our Mentors are either Qualified teachers, PhD academics or Top-State Ranking Undergraduates who are experts in literature and share a common love of English. We mark all homework exercises with personalised feedback to ensure each student’s reading and writing skills improve.

A class time for you

10 weekly lessons each term for Year 8 English success.

Epping

Wed06:10 pm — 07:40 pm
Sat09:00 am — 10:30 am
Sun01:00 pm — 02:30 pm

Chatswood

Wed06:10 pm — 07:40 pm
Sun10:45 am — 12:15 pm

Hurstville

Fri06:10 pm — 07:40 pm

Burwood

Sun10:45 am — 12:15 pm

Sydney CBD

No timeslots available.

Epping

No timeslots available.

Chatswood

No timeslots available.

Hurstville

No timeslots available.

Burwood

No timeslots available.

Sydney CBD

No timeslots available.

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What you will receive

Small Classes

With an average of 8 students, you’ll systematically review the every syllabus dot point so you have a deep 1st-principles understanding of the key theory.

Personalised Tutorials

Extra tutorials for you if you need extra help. You can asks questions on Talent 100 work, school work or assessments.

Exam-style Homework

HSC Style homework conditions you to the style, structure and rigour of HSC exams to train perfect exam technique.

Online Resources

Course notes, extra resources and videos, exam style homework with solutions and tens of practice papers for the new HSC Syllabus.

Regular Feedback

Feedback is key to improvement, so we give homework feedback weekly and report cards termly so you know exactly what you need to work on.

Learning Community

Be part of a community that inspires and state of the art learning centres where you can study and relax.

I believe that Talent 100 is the best tutoring centre in NSW. After I came to Talent, I got top marks in my class… I guarantee that Talent 100 will not disappoint you.

Jay Cheung

Talent 100 has really fostered my learning. Their mentors are always willing to help and the online resources were immense and allowed me to learn anywhere at any time. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Talent 100 and I will miss it a lot when I finish my HSC.

Isobel Healey

I often use the analogy of swimming to explain how Talent 100 has helped me: they teach you ‘stroke correction’…how to swim more efficiently, so you swim faster and get to the end quicker

Bridie Peters

Talent 100 is almost like a second home to me as I have met many new and amazing people who have inspired me to find myself in the world. The staff are very caring and friendly and are constantly there to assist you if you have any troubles.

Janaki Kodakalla

Practicing Reading and Writing is the only way to English success

Practicing Reading and Writing is the only way to English success

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