Project Description

Course Curriculum

Get a head start and stay one step ahead of the NSW school curriculum. Developed and designed by our NESA experts, 10 weekly lessons each term which covering every single BOSTES syllabus dot-point. Our schedule of topics may vary as we may modify our course year to year for continual improvement.New Syllabus 2022

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October – December
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1.5 HOURS LESSON BREAKDOWN

Review and Quiz

15 mins

Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before the class quiz.

Theory Lesson

60 mins

Teachers expain concepts, summaries, study notes, example questions and worked solutions.

Q & A

15 mins

Need to clarify something? Ask our teachers anything and get the best advice/explanation.

WHAT OUR YEAR 8 ENGLISH STUDENTS RECEIVE?

DON’T MISS OUT OUR YEAR 8 ENGLISH LESSON!

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Hours of regular weekly class tuition every term
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Regular weekly lessons every single term
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Pages of comprehensive theory book and classwork
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Pages of exam-style homework with review and solutions

COURSE TUTORS

ANNA MCHUGH
ANNA MCHUGHDPhil, Oxford & PhD, USYD | Education Officer | Oxford University, University of Sydney Teacher | Oxford University English Admission Test Marker | Head of English, NSW’s Top Independent School | HSC English Textbook Author | ATAR 99.95 | Head of English, History
Anna McHugh has over 25 years of experience in teaching English, History, Philosophy and Theory of Knowledge (IB), A-Level at high school and university. She has published academical, creative HSC-specific English study resources and Creative Writing workbooks for high school students.
JENNI F
JENNI FDepartment of Education Curriculum Writer | Education Officer | Eton College, UK, Knox Grammar Formal English Teacher | YA Fiction Writer | Oxford University Press Editor | MSc, PG Dip in Education | English, Maths Teacher
Jenni F has over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and writer-developer of Australian national curriculum. Whilst currently teaching at an Independent boys' school on the North Shore, Jenni has previously taught in primary, secondary and university classrooms as a specialist in English, maths and Japanese. She has close to ten years' experience tutoring children, in England and Australia, preparing them for selective schools' entry and to support their success at school. Jenni also has a masters in educational neuroscience with a special interest in cognitive development.
ASHLEY RICKMAN
ASHLEY RICKMANCambridge University Masters Degree in English & Mediaeval Languages & History | Top Private Schools English Teacher | NAPLAN Expert Marker | Diploma in Primary & Secondary | English Teacher
After a successful career as a senior police officer in London, Ashley emigrated to Australia and qualified as a primary and secondary teacher in Sydney. Since that time he has spent 17 years teaching exclusively in independent schools in NSW, including Abbotsleigh Girls, Knox Grammar, King’s, McDonald College, Loreto and Barker College. Ashley has been published in England and Australia on a variety of topics, including two articles in nationwide Australian education magazines on the subject of English teaching in primary and secondary schools.
JAMES GURR
JAMES GURRThe Kings, PLC, Knox Grammar Formal English Teacher| Highly experienced Primary & Secondary & Tertiary English Teacher | Bachelor of Arts (English), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) | English Teacher
James is a highly experienced English teacher who graduated from Seton Hall University, US, with a Bachelor of Arts (English) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary). He has experience tutoring English on all levels for over 13 years. He has also taught at some of Sydney's most prominent schools, such as Knox Grammar, Pymble Ladies' College and The Kings School for over 10 years.
CHERYL BARNETT
CHERYL BARNETTEX James Ruse Agricultural High School English Head Teacher | NESA HSC Senior Marker | B.Ed. | Head of English
Cheryl Barnett has over 25 years experiences of teaching English at selective schools. She also is a private tutor of English for Senior High School students for more than 20 years.
DANIELLE LAVERTY
DANIELLE LAVERTYNSW Department of Education Formal English Teacher | Masters Degree in English, History, ESL & Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education | English, History Teacher
Master of TESOL at the University of Western Sydney. Bachelor of Arts, triple Major in English, History and Drama at the University of New South Wales. Danielle Laverty has over 23 years of experience teaching in High Schools and Primary Schools with the Department of Education. She is an ex-teacher who taught at Penrith Selective High School for 12 years. She has also tutored at tutoring centers such as Pre Uni College, where she has tutored students ranging from Year 1 to HSC. She has also taught OC and Selective exam preparation courses.
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COURSE MATERIAL EXAMPLE

Comprehensive Theory Book
Students receive a 300+ pages comprehensive theory booklet in class that has been developed by our team of experienced teachers.

Homework Book
Each week students receive a 100+ pages exam-style homework booklet. Homework is marked each week & completion is noted by our stuff.

STUDENT FEEDBACK

“Reach Academy has improved my education immensely and has enabled me to achieve high marks such as 3rd in English and 2nd in Economics. I am able to relate to the teachers and their teaching methods are easy to understand. They provide great feedback which helps me to improve. Very nice people here :)”

The Ponds High School

Ruhi Zankar, Year 12
“The teachers at Reach Academy are extremely helpful and motivating. They helped boost my confidence and my marks in the HSC year!”

Castle Hill High School

Charlie Walker, Year 12 | 2020 HSC
“Reach Academy has such a great learning environment through detailed resources and dedicated teachers who push students to achieve their full potential.”

Baulkham Hills High School

Jack Zhao, Year 12 | 2020 HSC
“Kind of I've been trying more hard this year and Reach Academy helped me understand better!”

Baulkham Hills High School

Emily Zhang, Year 9
Mum: “Reach Academy provided my daughter with an amazing learning experience in a great environment with inspirational teachers who always want the best for her. It also provided her with confidence in her subjects, as she always learnt the content ahead of time.”

Matthew Pearce Public School | 2020 Selective

Margaret Zhao, Year 6
“After coming to Reach Academy, I could see some improvements in my school studies as well as grades. Teachers have thoroughly explained topics and made them easier to understand. Overall Reach Academy is really helpful and improves your knowledge and understanding in subjects.”

Carlingford High School

Jessie Chen, Year 7
“Reach Academy has helped improve my education, specifically for maths. Reach has given me sufficient resources to improve. It has been very supportive and helpful in terms of extra academic help!”

William Clarke College

Isabelle Bacani, Year 9
Mum: “A dedicated staff of teachers, tutors and service team, a great learning environment and an excellent bank of resources provided by Reach Academy were intrinsic components in assisting my daughter to achieve her Selective School goals.”

Matthew Pearce Public School | 2020 Selective

Selina Xu, Year 6
“The tutors at Reach Academy helped me understand and how to solve my problems I have with school work. My experience at Reach Academy has been satisfactory. The tutors are able to help me with my troubles.”

Normanhurst Boys High School

Leon Ding, Year 8
“Yes, targeted strategies for studying, explanation of difficult topics. I improved significantly during my time at Reach Academy for maths through the help I received here.”

Baulkham Hills High School

Ava He, Year 8
“It helps expand my knowledge in both English and Math which helps me in school. The extra work we get in class and at home and learning different things that benefit me during school. Learning new things in which it has expanded my knowledge in a positive way.”

St Marks Catholic College

Gabriel Ocampo, Year 9
Dad: “Yes, before Aaron start attending Reach Academy. He has difficulty understand complex English article. After attending RA, all his reading comprehension, writing, math and General Ability have shown noticeable improvement. RA provide a good competitive study environment which motivate Aaron to try harder to own good marks among the peer students. Teachers are also very skilled, which help Aaron improve his weak area in systematic way.” 

Kings Langley Public School

Aaron Qiao, Year 3 | 2021 OC
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“The classes are great and I’ve progressed a lot by attending the weekend workshops for areas where I’m weak.”

Carlingford High School

Mary Lee, Year 11
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“The teachers at REACH have really helped me not only with my studies, but also with my approach to school and my motivation.”

Baulkham Hills High School

Andrew Wong, Year 11
“REACH is the best college! There’s always a good vibe inside and outside of the classroom.”

Pennant Hills High School

Emily Tylor, Year 10

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