VCE - English Year 10

English Year 10 Tutoring at TuteSmart

Ace your VCE English studies!

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For a number of reasons, Year 10 English is an important subject. If nothing else, it provides an excellent foundation for VCE English studies, no matter whether you’re planning to pursue English, Literature, English Language, or English as an Additional Language.

From reading and comprehension skills, to essay-writing, to oral presentations, the subject demands varied skills and approaches, and can be particularly tricky to master for some students.

Studying English Year 10, at TuteSmart

Whilst curricula for Year 10 English may change slightly from school to school, the TuteSmart Year 10 program has been designed with two main functions: to help students excel as much as possible in their Year 10 English studies, and to help students best prepare for their VCE English subject(s).

To do that, we have developed a broad but comprehensive curriculum based on key skill development and nurturing.

Perhaps one of the most-studied subjects in the country, Year 10 English in Victoria can set you up for VCE - either positively or negatively. Make sure it’s the former! All TuteSmart English students receive access to weekly classes, one-on-one help as needed, online resources, assessments, and a whole lot more. See here for full details.

VCE English Year 10 Curriculum

Introduction & Overview
Analytical Writing - Breaking Down Themes & Key Ideas
Authorial Intent
Quotes: What makes language important?
Annotations: How to dissect texts
Analytical Writing Skills - Summary & Putting it all together
Creative Writing - Character-building/ world-building
Level 1 Creative Theory: identifying elements of the set text to adapt/emulate
Level 1 Creative Practice: how to write an addition/alteration to the text
Level 2: Creative Theory: show don't tell; how to write a good creative piece
Level 2: Creative Practice: Write your own story
Statement of Intention & Checklist
Persuasive Basics (I)
Persuasive Basics (II)
Persuasive techniques (I)
Persuasive techniques (II)
Visual Analysis
Oral presentations (I) - Theory & inspiration
Oral presentations (II) - Mock class debate
Oral presentations (III) - Constructing arguments
Oral presentations (IV) - Presenting arguments
Analysing persuasive texts (I) - Process of analysis & effects on the audience
Analysing persuasive texts (II) – Essay structure & putting it all together
Practice Marking Exercises - Analysing Argument essays
Comparing Texts
Understanding the context - socio-political/cultural background
Comparing Themes
Cinematic Features - how to analyse films
Comparing structural features - differences between films and novels
Using comparative language
Creative Writing: Genre-centric skills
Creative Writing: Form, Style & Structural Devices
Creative Writing: Analysing & Engaging with Characters
Creative Writing: Show, don't tell
Creative Writing: Writing a story that relates to the thematic concerns of a text
Creative Writing: Statement of Intention/Checklist
Essay Writing: Components & Criteria of Essays
Intros & Conclusions
Workshopping Topic Sentences & Concluding Sentences
Body Paragraphs (I)
Body Paragraphs (II)
Practice Marking Exercise
End of year revision: Text Response
End of year revision: Comparative
End of year revision: Argument Analysis
Preparing for Units 1&2 English!

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