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ETA HSC English Weebly


This weebly has been created for members to share materials they have found successful in their teaching of the HSC Standard and Advanced courses. Extension and ESL courses will be added as material is provided.

Textual Concepts

The English Textual Concepts™ website is now live and available to teachers. This progression of textual concepts and processes through which students learn them gives members a clear development of the understandings explicitly stated in or implied by the English K-10 syllabus. Developed jointly by the ETA and the NSW Department of Education, English Textual Concepts™ explains the meanings of concepts within a theoretical framework and charts the development of these from Early Stage One to Stage 5 to support teachers in 

  • guiding students towards higher order thinking through the core of the discipline of English 
  • developing understanding of these concepts for their students through the processes of English and
  • concept-based programming. 

Give your students the benefit of this resource.

ETA Annual Conference 
18th- 19th November
Call for papers

With a new senior syllabus at our doorstep and the introduction of the English Textual Concepts™, we are navigating through exciting waters. This conference aims to explore the possibilities of emerging currents that bring with them profound changes to the ways we teach our students. Even after four centuries great literary figures like Shakespeare offer inspiration and newness and create pathways through the present. Shakespeare may not have dreamed of our world but he understood those rhythms of humanity that steer us forward.



Friday 29th 
Teachers: Armidale: Teaching through concepts, Armidale Bowling Club Auditorium, 92-96 Dumaresq St, Armidale. Program and registration by email or post.  Online registrations.  

Saturday 30th 
Teachers: Hunter: Inside HSC Marking, St Francis Xavier's College, 286 Parkway Avenue Hamilton - Library. Program and registration by email or post.  

          Thursday 4th 
             Teachers: Grammar in Context. Six webinars sessions until 20th October.
             Program and registration by email or post.   Online registration. 

Wednesday 10th
Teachers: Improving quality through leadership in English.  5 webinar sessions supporting action research ending 23rd November. Program and registration by email or post.

Saturday 13th
Teachers: Teaching English Studies. Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, Beverley Road Campbelltown. Registration by email or post. 

Tuesday 16th
Teachers: Kindergarten - Year 6. English Textual Concepts in Depth. This  first series of 6 webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays, ending on 20th September. Program and registration by email or post. Online registration.

             Saturday 15th
             Teachers: Teaching through concepts - Lismore - Southern Cross University
              Program and registration by email or post. 

              Friday 28th
              Students: Discovering Discovery. Wesley Centre, Pitt Street Sydney.
             Program and registration by email or post.

HSC online courses for students

ETA has partnered with Edrolo, an extensive study and exam revision resource create online teaching and learning modules for the HSC Standard and Advanced courses. Developed and presented by expert teachers, these presentations and activities are designed to assist you in guiding your students through their coursework during the year and as they prepare for their final exams.

Click here to learn more -

Latest mETAphor

mETAphor Issue 2

This edition of mETAphor contains articles on Stage 6 texts and on pedagogy with writer interviews and reviews of books. Table of Contents.

Individual members of ETAs in other states

Members of ETAs in other states can access all online resources including our journal mETAphor by joining as an associate member.