The Excel HSC English Area of Study Guide: Strictly Ballroom is directly linked to the syllabus with dot points of the HSC English syllabus appearing in the margin of the book. You can write in the guide, so your study is focused and your notes are structured.
This guide covers in detail all the material required to complete the HSC English Paper 1. Paper 1 is a two-hour paper marked out of 45 and worth 40% of the total final English assessment. This guide includes material on:
- An introduction and analysis of the concept of belonging—this section will help you answer all three sections of Paper 1.
- Paper 1 Section I: Short answer questions and answers based on unseen texts—this section will help you analyse and tackle short answer questions of unseen texts in the exam.
- Paper 1 Section II: Creative response questions and sample answers—this section will help you write a creative response in the exam.
- Paper 1 Section III: Strictly Ballroom and two related texts, The Club and Bend It Like Beckham, with an extended response question and sample answers—this section will help you write an extended response in the exam.