We are running both in-person (Chatswood) and online lessons this term. Please find below the draft timetable.

The term runs from Monday 20 July to Sunday 27 September.


Course Recommended Years Day/Time
20th Century Poetry 8-9 Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Intertextual Studies 8-10 Mon 6:45-8:45pm
Thu 4:15-6:15pm
Dystopia 9-10 Tue 4:15-6:15pm
Sun pm (time TBC)
Year 12 (2021): Texts and Human Experiences11 Tue 6:45-8:45pm
The Crucible (Years 8-10)8-10 Wed 4:15-6:15pm
20th Century Fiction 7-9 Fri 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 1-3pm
Years 5-6: Junior Literature Studies 5-6 Sat 4-6pm
Years 3-4: Reading and Writing 3-4 Sun 9:30-11:30am

Classes on any literary topic/text can be formed upon request.

Additionally, we also offer:

  • Private (one-on-one) lessons
  • Lessons on the HSC (all levels) and the IB (all levels, including the Extended Essay)
  • Latin
  • Classical Greek


All our courses are run online using a combination of OpenLearning and Zoom. The courses are structured over 10 weeks, and require at least 2-3 hours of study per week, which students can do in their own time. All preparation, instructions, material, and lectures are available on the OpenLearning platform.

Additionally, the tutors will hold a 30-minute live Q&A session on Zoom every week.

Our online courses are only available to independent, disciplined, and passionate students who wish to take their literary studies to another level. Students must be in Year 8 and above, or have previously proven their dedication to learning. To encourage these students with their learning, we are pricing these courses as two-for-one.

Course Live Q&A Session
Creative WritingSat (time TBC)
Romantic PoetrySat (time TBC)
Adaptations: Pride and PrejudiceSat (time TBC)
Adaptations: Romeo and JulietSat (time TBC)
Intertextual Studies Sun (time TBC)
Dystopia Sun (time TBC)
20th Century Poetry Sun (time TBC)

To enrol, please fill out one of the following forms:

Year 12 (2020)

Our current Year 12 students have finished learning all their Advanced and Extension 1 English HSC content – congratulations! In Term 3, we will be providing practice papers to help prepare for your Trials and HSC. In addition to marking and feedback, you will also have Zoom sessions at the following time:

  • Saturday 1:30-2:30pm

Please fill out the form for Current Students to join. New Students are also welcome.

If you’re looking for some extra HSC help, we offer private lessons in Chatswood, the City, and online. Please contact us on 0401 005 878 ASAP if you wish to confirm a slot.

Year 12 (2021)

We are ready to teach the HSC syllabus in Term 3, focusing specifically on the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.

We have Year 12 courses ready for the following prescribed texts:

  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • The Crucible
  • Rosemary Dobson’s poems
  • Kenneth Slessor’s poems

We can also teach any of your other prescribed texts. Please fill out the form for Current Students to join. New Students are also welcome.

For more information, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English). We are also on WeChat under ‘ShakespeareAcademy’.