Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules

Garry Hol
An expert practitioner who wants to encourage, develop, support and empower teachers in their careers
This course covers all the new HSC English rubrics in order to enable students to engage deeply with the HSC examinations.
Target Audience
Teachers of NSW Stage 6 English
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course provides teachers with an expert unpacking of the rubrics within each module, key teaching strategies to improve student performance and a variety of key resources including sample teaching units and additional texts.

Audience

Teachers of NSW Stage 6 English

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Opportunity to develop and encourage networks and foster valuable communication between schools, teachers and texts


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Session 1 - The Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

1 hour and 30 minutes

A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create an understanding of the module expectations
A selection of additional texts that can be used to foster a sense of the human experience
A number of strategies that attempt to engage the students within this particular module’s ideaology

Session 2 - Module A: Language, Identity and Culture

1 hour

A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create an understanding of the module expectations
A brief overview of this topic area throughout society via key texts
A number of strategies to bring about personal engagement within the module

Session 3 - Module B: Close Study of Literature

1 hour

A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create a detailed understanding of the module expectations
A brief overview of key technical terms applied to this module and required by the students
A brief overview of the main texts studied within this module
Key teaching strategies to ensure student achievement in this module

Session 4 - Module C: The Craft of Writing

1 hour and 30 minutes

A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create a detailed understanding of the module requirements
A study of a selection of texts that deal with the craft and discipline of writing
A focus on how to encourage, develop and nurture student’s writing abilities

What To Bring

A sense of purpose and engagement

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

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Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Fantastic breakdown of extracts to suit the rubric. Very useful

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Good unpacking of modules. Good texts. Great presenter – well knowledged. Need more in terms of maximising the marks, etc. More focus on texts and how they contribute to the rubric. (Prescribed texts unpacking perhaps?)

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

The content was good for unpacking the rubric with examples but it didn�t really relate to what the course was advertised as. I didn�t see the correlation for how this would "maximise student results"

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Any example pieces from each text would be helpful. For Standard Module A, please take out Trump. Given the texts are predominantly Australian, I think the connections are beyond many students in accessing the rubric. Also, put craft of writing before lunch, then do creative writing at end of day with some samples.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Very engaging speaker who presented direct texts for specific rubric elements as well as activities which was very helpful

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Unpacking of the rubrics by statements and then by applying to the texts. Excellent array of t3exts that can be used to develop the unit and link to the rubric statements. More engaged and maybe work in groups – so sort of application to really drive home the course objective and teaching.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Excellent/relatable presenter. Love the light-hearted and encouraging attitude. Content had an abundance of helpful resources that are able to develop into a wide range of activities.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018
Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018
Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Well presented, engaging and inspiring to move int the new “unknown” world of yet another new syllabus. Informative on how to approach the new syllabus. + Great resources

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Very informative. Nice to have the time to go through the syllabus requirements and to see how to approach the modules and rubrics. Presenter was very engaging, inspiring and informative and gave great resources.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Excellently deconstructed rubric with significant thought provoking content

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018
Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Great to receive extracts of texts that align with rubric statements – really valuable teaching tool that I will be using with my students to help solidify their understanding of each module.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Garry was great. It has definitely made me more confident teaching this. Excellent presentation and resources

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Clear breakdown of the syllabus rubric with practical examples that we could apply in the classroom. Practical activities to engage students in the writing process.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Garry really broke down and encouraged us with his powerful rhetoric and engaging personality. So generous with resources, anecdotes and personal feedback.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Creative writing ideas and composition style. Ways to help student improve creative writing

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Thanks! Some great texts shown.

Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules
01/11/2018

Clear and explicit explanation and presentation. Ton of content. Quite informative. Excellent work!


About the team


Garry Hol

Creator

An experienced HSC teacher for over 15 years, Garry’s expertise in English has come from a foundational love of literature and learning. He currently lectures HSC students, provides inservice training for teachers and spends large amounts of time attempting to inspire teenagers to engage with literature through teaching English at the Illawarra Christian School on the picturesque South Coast. He also enjoys tripping to the city on occasion and most weekends will find him performing rock and blues music in venues up and down the coast.