teaching hsc english - a beginners guide

Teaching HSC English is demanding. This course is designed to give as much assistance and guidance to teachers as possible by providing quality resources, program and lesson outlines, teaching ideas and sample responses. The course also unpacks each rubric in a systematic and holistic manner so teachers new to the HSC can become comfortable and confident in stepping their students through the modules.

$360 (+GST)

In this course you will learn

Session 1: Introduction

  • How did we get here?
  • What are the keys to HSC English success
  • The rationale of the Module Rubrics
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Session 2: Texts and the Human Experience

  • Unpacking the rubric
  • Suggested Module Outline
  • Program Outlines – The Crucible and Billy Elliot
  • Resources and Lesson Ideas
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Session 3: The Craft of Writing

  • Unpacking the Rubric
  • Suggested Module Outline
  • Resource, lesson and response examples
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Session 4: Advanced and Standard Module A

  • Unpacking the Rubric
  • Suggested Module Outlines
  • Resource, lesson and response examples
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Session 5: Advanced and Standard Module B

  • Unpacking the Rubric
  • Suggested Module Outlines
  • Resource, lesson and response examples

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About garry

Garry Hol has been teaching English to secondary students through eight Prime Ministers, five FIFA World Cups and three NSW Curriculum rewrites – which means he has seen it all. He has also taught and led departments in five NSW high schools (Govt, Catholic and Independent), lectured hundreds of HSC students, written study guides, run courses for English and HSIE teachers and played 120 first grade rugby league games for the Dapto Canaries. These days, Garry’s interest is focused on providing the very best resources and evidence-based teaching strategies to Australian teachers, recognising the hours that are spent by teachers in developing and writing programs and lessons. He currently teaches English and HSIE at St Phillip’s Christian College Port Stephens and has recently returned to Cornerstone after a long Covid absence.