NSW HSC English Advanced Modules Print Workbook

Author: Shelley McNamara, Publisher: Qwiller

HSC English Advanced Modules is a practical hybrid writing and study guide designed to prepare students for HSC English Advanced Paper 2 – Modules. Effective writing strategies for creative and analytical writing and modelled responses written to syllabus requirements are included to help students develop their understanding of the prescribed texts and comprehensively write responses for each module in the HSC English Advanced Examination, Paper 2.

This book includes material on:

  • syllabus requirements for each module
  • understanding Module A: Textual Conversations and Module B: Critical Study of Literature
  • analysis of language forms and features in all prescribed texts for Module A & Module B
  • how writers use language creatively in the short prescribed texts for Module C
  • analytical writing strategies and modelled responses
  • craft of writing strategies and modelled responses
  • sample Paper 2 exam and marking criteria.

Through using this book students will gain a thorough understanding of how texts communicate key ideas and concepts relevant to the Advanced Modules through language forms and features and key ideas and concepts.

Using this book allows students to:

  • work independently or with the guidance of a teacher while directed by syllabus-based modelled responses
  • develop their analytical and critical writing skills for Module A & Module B
  • explore the effects of different social, cultural and historical contexts on meaning
  • analyse the value of the text(s) in different contexts
  • develop their imaginative, discursive and persuasive writing skills for Module C
  • reflect on their own process of writing creatively
  • develop knowledge of and skills in writing about their prescribed texts
  • develop skills in connecting key concepts in their prescribed texts for school-based assessment as well as the HSC examination.


  1. Paper 2 Syllabus Requirements
  2. Introduction to Modules A & B
  3. Analytical Writing
  4. Module C: The Craft Of Writing
  5. Sample HSC English Advanced Exam

Module A: Textual Conversations

  1. King Richard III by William Shakespeare & Looking for Richard by Al Pacino
  2. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf & The Hours by Stephen Daldry
  3. The Stranger by Albert Camus & The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
  4. John Donne: A Selection of His Poetry by John Donne & W;t by Margaret Edson
  5. The Complete Poems by John Keats & Bright Star by Jane Campion
  6. Ariel by Sylvia Plath & Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
  7. The Tempest by William Shakespeare & Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

  1. Emma by Jane Austen
  2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. T.S. Eliot: Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot
  5. Earth Hour by David Malouf
  6. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  7. Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
  8. The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
  9. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney
  11. Unfolding Florence by Gillian Armstrong
  12. King Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

Module C: The Craft of Writing

  1. The Craft of Writing and Prose Fiction
  2. The Craft of Writing and Nonfiction
  3. The Craft of Writing and Speeches
  4. The Craft of Writing and Poetry
  • List of Texts
More Information
Year Level Year 12
Edition 1st
Date of Publication 2020
ISBN 9780994166388
Subject English, English Advanced
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