Shakespeare Academy

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Term 3, 2020

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.

Chatswood

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
20th Century Poetry 8-9 Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Fri 7:15-9:15pm
Intertextual Studies 8-10 Mon 6:45-8:45pm
Thu 4:15-6:15pm
Dystopia 9-10 Tue 4:15-6:15pm
Year 12: The Merchant of Venice11 Tue 6:45-8:45pm
The Crucible (Years 8-10)8-10 Wed 4:15-6:15pm
To Kill a Mockingbird 7-9 Fri 4:15-6:15pm
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

Online

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
(Zoom)
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’.

Term 1, 2020

Here is our provisional timetable for Term 1, 2020.

The term runs from Monday 3 February to Sunday 12 April.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
20th Century Fiction8-9Mon 4:15-6:15pm
To Kill a Mockingbird 8-9Mon 6:45-8:45pm
The Merchant of Venice (Years 8-10)8-10Tue 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Othello10-11Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Poetry for Beginners7-9Thu 4:15-6:15pm
Year 12 Extension 1: Hornsby Girls12Sat 11:45am-12:45pm
Year 12, 2020: Mrs Dalloway and The Hours12Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Years 5-6: Junior Literature Studies 5-6Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Years 3-4: Reading and Writing3-4Sun 10am-12pm
Macbeth9-10Sun 4-6pm

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) or 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

Term 4, 2019

Here is our provisional timetable for Term 4, 2019.

The term runs from Monday 14 October to Sunday 22 December.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
To Kill a Mockingbird7-9Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Writing Skills 1017-9Mon 6:45-8:45pm
Intertextual Studies
(Myths, the Bible, and Shakespeare)
8-10Tue 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Year 12 Extension 1: Literary Mindscapes11-12Sat 11:45am-12:45pm
Year 12, 2020: Module B: T. S. Eliot11-12Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Sun 1:30-3:30pm
Years 3-4: Classical Mythology3-4Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Years 5-6: Tales from Shakespeare (Continued)5-6Sun 10:30am-12:30pm

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) or 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

Term 3, 2019

Here is our provisional timetable for Term 3, 2019. Since the term focuses heavily on writing skills (especially writing essays), all new students to Shakespeare Academy should first complete Poetry for Beginners during the July school holidays. This is to ensure students will be equipped with the notes to write the best possible essays during the course.

The term runs from Monday 22 July to Sunday 29 September.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
Writing Skills 1017Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Poetry for Beginners7-9Mon 6:45-8:45pm
Writing Skills 1028-9Tue 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Writing Skills 2019-10Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Year 12, 2020: The Merchant of Venice11Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Sun 1:30-3:30pm
Years 3-4: Junior Novel Studies3-4Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Years 5-6: Junior Shakespeare Studies5-6Sun 10:30am-12:30pm

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
Writing Skills 2019-10Tue 4:30-6:30pm

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) or 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

Term 2, 2019

Here is our finalised timetable for Term 2, 2019. Since the term focuses heavily on Shakespearean drama, all new students to Shakespeare Academy must first complete the prerequisite Poetry for Beginners or the one-day Literary Techniques courses. We are running both courses during the April school holidays, and Poetry for Beginners during Term 2 as well.

The term runs from Monday 29 April to Sunday 7 July.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
A Midsummer Night’s Dream7-9Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Romeo and Juliet8-10Tue 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Much Ado About Nothing8-10Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Sun 1:30-3:30pm
Writing Skills 301
10-11Sat 1:30-3:30pm (Full)
Reading and Writing3-4Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Junior Novel Studies5-6Sun 10:45am-12:45pm

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

CourseRecommended YearsDay/Time
Writing Skills 30110-11Fri 3:45-5:45pm
Poetry for Beginners7-10Fri 5:45-7:45pm

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) or 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

Term 1, 2019

Here is our timetable for Term 1, 2019.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
Poetry for Beginners 7-10 Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 1:30-3:30pm
20th Century Fiction* 7-10 Tue 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Year 12: Module C 12 Wed 4:15-6:15pm
Othello
10-11 Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Reading and Writing 3-4 Sat 3:45-5:45pm
Junior Poetry, Grammar, and Writing 5-6 Sun 10:30am-12:30pm

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
20th Century Fiction* 7-10 Thu 4:30-6:30pm
Othello 10-11 Fri 4:30-6:30pm

* The “20th Century Fiction” course covers Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and some short stories and other writings.

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us on 0401 005 878 (English) and 0466 008 661 (Chinese).

January School Holiday Workshops (Summer 2019)

We are running school holiday workshops and activities over three weeks in January 2019.

All workshops will be held in our Chatswood classroom.

Course Years Day/Time
Poetry for Beginners* 8-11 7-11 January (Mon-Fri)
1:30-4:30pm
Creative Writing 8-12 15, 17 January (Tue, Thu)
21, 23, 25 January (Mon, Wed, Fri)
10am-1pm
English Grammar 7-11 14-18 January (Mon-Fri)
1:30-4:30pm
Book Club (Junior)** 6-7 21 January (Mon)
1:30-3:30pm
Book Club (Secondary)** 8-9 21 January (Mon)
3:30-5:30pm
Book Club (Senior)** 10-11 22 January (Tue)
1:30-3:30pm

* Poetry for Beginners is recommended for students in Years 8-11 who wish to join Shakespeare Academy in 2019. Year 7 students will start 2019 with the Poetry for Beginners course.

** The Book Club is an excellent opportunity for students to engage with what they have read, and share their opinions in a pseudo-academic environment. Students who attended the first Book Club session in July 2018 are invited to attend any 2019 session for free (excluding the price of the book if you wish to purchase your own copy). Students who wish to start in January will be charged a membership fee for the rest of 2019.

Please contact us for prices and to enrol.

Term 4, 2018

Early enrolments for Term 4 close on 28 September, and benefit from a discount where the nominal administration fee is not charged. Normal enrolments for Term 4 are open until 21 October.

Term 4 will run from Monday 15 October to Sunday 16 December. Since Week 10 itself is close to the Christmas holidays and our courses are designed for 20 hours per term, we are combining the last three classes into two weeks at 3 hours each.

We are nearing capacity for Term 4, so if you wish to join Shakespeare Academy, please contact us immediately.

Please be advised that we will be closed during this upcoming school holidays (1-12 October). You may contact us via text message or WeChat, but it may take a day or two before we get back to you.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
Tales from Shakespeare (Part 2) 5-6 Mon 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Film Studies for Beginners 7-10 Tue 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Sun 4:00-6:00pm (1 space)
Year 12: Common Module 11 (12) Wed 4:15-6:15pm
Dystopia
9-11 Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Extensive Writing 5-6 Sun 1:45-3:45pm

 

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
HSC Consultations 12 Thu (by appointment)
Film Studies for Beginners 7-10 Fri 4:30-6:30pm

For more information or to enrol, please speak with us (0401 005 878).

Term 3, 2018

Early enrolments for Term 3 close on 8 July, and benefit from a discount where the nominal administration fee is not charged. Normal enrolments for Term 3 are open until 27 July.

Term 3 will run from Monday 23 July to Sunday 30 September. Please find below our timetable. If you wish to join Shakespeare Academy next term, please contact us so we can ensure your child will have a place.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
Tales from Shakespeare (Part 1) 5-6 Mon 4:15-6:15pm
Sun 11am-1pm
Novice Writing Skills 7-10 Tue 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Sun 4:00-6:00pm
Analytical Skills* 10-11 Wed 4:15-6:15pm
To Kill a Mockingbird* 7-10 Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Pride and Prejudice*
9-11 Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Poetry for Beginners* 7-10 Sun 1:30-3:30pm

 

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
HSC Trial Papers and Consultations 12 Thu
Macbeth* 8-10 Fri 4:30-6:30pm

*New high-school students joining Shakespeare Academy must attend one of these courses, as they cover a range of fundamentals required in order to analyse, discuss, and write about texts.

Other classes can also be formed subject to interest and availability. For more information or to enrol, please speak with us (0401 005 878).

Term 2, 2018

Enrolments for Term 2 are now closed. The term will run from Monday 30 April to Sunday 8 July. Please find below the timetable.

Chatswood (Suite 504/8 Help Street)

 

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
Years 5-6: Novels for Reading and Writing 5-6 Mon 4:30-6:30pm
Sun 11am-1pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7-9 Tue 4:15-6:15pm (Full)
Advanced Writing Skills 11-12 Wed 4:15-6:15pm
Novice Writing Skills 7-10 Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Intermediate Writing Skills
9-10 Sat 1:30-3:30pm
Poetry for Beginners 7-10 Sun 4:30-6:30pm

 

City (Suite 805A/368 Sussex Street)

Course Recommended Years Day/Time
HSC Texts and Skills 12 Thu (by appointment)
Novice Writing Skills 7-10 Fri 4:30-6:30pm
Poetry for Beginners 7-10 Sun 1:45-3:45pm

* The Poetry for Beginners class is compulsory for new students joining Shakespeare Academy next term, as it covers a range of fundamentals required in order to analyse, discuss, and write about texts.

Other classes can also be formed subject to interest and availability. For more information or to enrol, please speak with us (0401 005 878).

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