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Genre Conventions For Atar Students

What are genre conventions? All of the books and films you study have different elements, themes and some unique features. Each genre has a set of elements that will distinguish them from other genres. See our guide below: ...

The Transition From Year 6 to Year 7

Waking up on the first day of year seven can be a very daunting experience. There are many different challenges the young people face in high school nowadays including but not limited to cyber bullying, issues with resilience, anxiety and depression and myriad others. Many of your child’s subjects will change and adapt from a … Continue reading "The Transition From Year 6 to Year 7" ...

What are Literary Devices and Language Features?

Language features are the specific language techniques that an author includes to create meaning. Literary elements are aspects of a text that the reader interprets, for example, themes and characterisation. Literary elements and language features both come under the umbrella of literary devices, along with the conventions of other genres (for example, dramatic or poetic … Continue reading "What are Literary Devices and Language Features?" ...

What is Perspective?

A perspective is a position from which things may be viewed or considered. It refers to the lens through which we experience the world of the text being studied. When we discuss the perspective – or multiple perspectives – offered by a text, we must consider the factors that have shaped that viewpoint. These contextual … Continue reading "What is Perspective?" ...

Education For All Girls Helps Us All

At the end of every successful year in my business, I like to pay it forward and help other young women to find upward mobility in their lives.  I believe education is the greatest gift we can give young women to allow them to be financially independent and proud of their achievements. And yet, there … Continue reading "Education For All Girls Helps Us All" ...

5 Things You Need To Do In Year 11 To Prepare For ATAR English

Many of my students who are currently completing Year 11 ATAR English are struggling to understand how to prepare and study so they can get ahead in Year 11 and Year 12. I think that studying starts at a young age, but if you are ready to start in Year 11, there is no time … Continue reading "5 Things You Need To Do In Year 11 To Prepare For ATAR English" ...

How to choose subjects for Year 11 and 12 ATAR?

It’s the middle of the year (or you are getting a head start) and you have been given your subject selection form for Year 11. It can be difficult to choose – or help your child with the choice – which subjects to use for Year 11. If your child is preparing to enter their … Continue reading "How to choose subjects for Year 11 and 12 ATAR?" ...

What is an alternative reading?

In your study, you may have come across different reading practices or the phrase “alternative reading”. This is a topic that is rarely covered in detail in class, but can be the difference between an average essay and an amazing essay. SCSA WA defines reading and readings as the below: Reading The process of making … Continue reading "What is an alternative reading?" ...

Voice definition for English class

If you look through past WACE exam papers, the term “voice” comes up over and over again. But what is voice? ...

Activities for kids stuck at home

Are you looking for educational activities for kids stuck at home? ...