English Comparative Text Resources - Students

Our English Comparative Resources have been prepared by experienced senior VCE English teachers who have studied and taught these texts for many years.

  • Our Comparative Text Analysis Guide will cover all aspects of the Comparative Text Analysis components for Years 11 & 12 of the New English Study Design that has been implemented across Units 1 to 4.
  • Our Comparative Text Summary Notes delve into the heart of the text by detailing the key areas of the text. Our Text Study Maps are an exciting product for VCE English produced only by TSSM. Our Teach Yourself Video Series are an exciting new product which is in video format.
  • Rather than just summarising the key ideas of each text into notes (which we have also done), we have gone one step further to create a learning aid for more visual learners. The Text Study Maps are an A1 size concept map poster.

Exclusive benefits of our Text Study Maps include:

  • Accelerate and improve their learning.
  • Improve their recall of facts by up to 500%.
  • Mirror brain functionality.
  • Enhance their creativity and focus.
  • Incorporate colours, images and key ideas.
  • Target exam related topics.
  • Connect important concepts.
  • Be provided with a revolutionary new method of learning.

Text Summary Notes and Study Maps are issued with copyright protection and therefore cannot be reproduced in any format and schools are NOT permitted to upload these resources on the school intranet.

Exclusive benefits of our Teach Yourself Video Series include:

  • each topic's video tutorial is an engaging detailed consolidation of the text prepared and presented by an experienced VCE teacher who is a VCAA assessor
  • each topic's video tutorial is a clear, concise and detailed explanation delving into the key examinable aspects of the text, ensuring that students are able to gain an enhanced understanding of the topic throughout the year.
  • periodically released when the study design for each subject changes, ensuring that all changes are reflected
  • one School License per Subject! – The TYS-VS is offered on a license basis to the purchasing school, expiring at the end of the current study design for each subject. Only one license is needed per subject per school for all students attending the school and for the entire length of the study design!  Access to the TYS-VS beyond the current study design will require another purchase of the resource by the school.

*The Text Summary Notes and Study Maps are delivered within 5 working days upon release on February 7, 2022.

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English Comparative Text Analysis Student Guide

This guide will cover all aspects of the Comparative Text Analysis components for Years 11 & 12 of the New English Study Design that has been implemented across Units 1 to 4.


Available Delivery Method for this resource: By Email, By Hardcopy


Investment:$27.95


The Hate Race / Charlies Country - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons*

The summary notes for The Hate Race / Charlie’s Country covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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Investment:$21.95


The Hate Race / Charlies Country - Study Map for Paired Comparisons*

The study map for The Hate Race / Charlie’s Country is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


Available Delivery Method for this resource: By Hardcopy


Investment:$24.95


The Queen / Ransom - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons

The summary notes for The Queen / Ransom covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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The Queen / Ransom - Study Map for Paired Comparisons

The study map for The Queen / Ransom is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


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Investment:$24.95


Things We Didn't See Coming / Never Let Me Go - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons*

The summary notes for Things We Didn't See Coming / Never Let Me Go covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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Investment:$21.95


Things We Didn't See Coming / Never Let Me Go - Study Map for Paired Comparisons*

The study map for Things We Didn't See Coming / Never Let Me Go is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


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Investment:$24.95


Reckoning / Brooklyn - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons*

The summary notes for Reckoning / Brooklyn covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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Investment:$21.95


Reckoning / Brooklyn - Study Map for Paired Comparisons*

The study map for Reckoning / Brooklyn is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


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Investment:$24.95


The Crucible / The Dressmaker - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons

The summary notes for The Crucible / The Dressmaker covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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Investment:$21.95


The Crucible / The Dressmaker - Study Map for Paired Comparisons

The study map for The Crucible / The Dressmaker is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


Available Delivery Method for this resource: By Hardcopy


Investment:$24.95


Photograph 51/My Brilliant Career - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons*

The summary notes for Photograph 51 / My Brilliant Career covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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Investment:$21.95


Photograph 51/My Brilliant Career - Study Map for Paired Comparisons*

The study map for Photograph 51 / My Brilliant Career is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


Available Delivery Method for this resource: By Hardcopy


Investment:$24.95


The 7 Stages of Grieving / The Longest Memory - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons

The summary notes for The 7 Stages of Grieving / The Longest Memory covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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The 7 Stages of Grieving / The Longest Memory - Study Map for Paired Comparisons

The study map for The 7 Stages of Grieving / The Longest Memory is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


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Investment:$24.95


I Am Malala / Pride - Summary Notes for Paired Comparisons

The summary notes for I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban / Pride covers the following key aspects from the text in detail; Background information; Textual analysis; Comparative text analysis; and Assessment & Exam Preparation.


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Investment:$21.95


I Am Malala / Pride - Study Map for Paired Comparisons

The study map for I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban / Pride is a visual representation of all key aspects of the texts including; Author Notes; Historical Context; Genre; Structure; Style; Setting; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Important Quotations; Sample Essay Topics; and Final Examination Advice.


Available Delivery Method for this resource: By Hardcopy


Investment:$24.95


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