Learn Year 8 English from the best teachers in NSW
English courses have been developed over a decade by an in-house team of PhD academics. Lessons cover key themes and analysis of a wide range of literature, essays and poetry from the NESA recommended literature list and any additional support can be managed one-on-one during the 10+ hours of free workshops.
All our courses include
Students are supported by friendly, experienced academics who keep the weekly lessons engaging while progressing through syllabus content.
Produced by our team of PhDs to deliver a blend of introductory theory, foundation, development and enrichment questions to work on during class and at home.
Free drop-in workshops run on the weekend for students to get a bit (or a lot!) of extra one-on-one help with the QED material or to perfect that important school assignment.
Parents receive weekly reports on attendance, homework marks and exam performance to monitor progress. To develop exam technique and assess mastery of the overall term, students sit an end-of-term examination.
What our Year 8 English students receive
- Comprehensive theory booklets
Produced by our team of English PhDs, our material covers texts from the 2022 NESA recommended literature list.
- Homework booklets to reinforce
Each week students receive homework tasks based on the lesson, helping them master the NESA syllabus concepts and hone the craft of writing.
- Homework marked each week
Students receive detailed feedback on their written homework to identify any issues particular to analysis, structure or writing style to lock down essay writing.
- One-on-One Workshops
Can’t get your head around the core themes of a text, or struggling with a tricky essay that’s due at school? Drop in to up to 10 hours of free English workshops to get one-on-one help!
- End of Term Exams
Students undertake end-of-term exams to practice writing structured and detailed essays under exam conditions.
Teachers who are leaders in their fields
Make the most out of every lesson
9 weekly lessons per term
Every lesson at QED Education is structured around comprehensively addressing the syllabus. We then take teachers who are experts in their field and deliver a comprehensive class to each of our students, every time.
Theory Lesson60 min
Learn how to analyse a text in line with the 2021 NESA curriculum guidelines.
Teachers explain key themes and analysis techniques which are applied to a variety of texts and extracts throughout the term. Students’ understanding and written work is actively reviewed by our expert teachers, keeping the whole class on track.
Learn how to read effectively and get to the heart of what a text has to say. Improving in English cannot happen without a solid foundation in reading.
Students learn how to apply textual analysis to a wide range of literature, plays, essays and poetry from the 2021 NESA recommended literature list.
Teachers guide students through their weekly extracts, showing them how to pick up on significant structural or language devices and the development of themes.
Students complete written exercises in their theory books to lock down the NESA rubric under the guidance of our expert teachers.
Students attempt written analysis questions in their theory books to lock down their skills in reading and writing, while also developing an understanding of textual representation. Teachers provide guidance on response structure and comprehensiveness.
The fundamental process of applying textual evidence to syllabus ideas is emphasised in every theory lesson at QED, setting students up for strong performance in their school examinations.
Students receive homework each week to complete and consolidate their understanding of the material. Homework is returned with detailed marking and students can leverage QED’s free workshops to discuss feedback on their written work.
QED is committed to providing its students ongoing and comprehensive feedback and support via weekly homework feedback, capstone examinations and free drop-in workshops.
Year 8 English Pricing
Comprehensive learning material developed to cover the Board of Studies syllabus.
9 weeks x 1.5 hour lessons (includes end-of-term examination for English and Maths).
Lessons taught by proven academics with years of teaching experience.
Unlimited access to free one-on-one tutor support 5 days a week
Weekly homework and regular quizzes, marking and solutions.
Online classes for those who prefer learning from home.
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