This is a three-part resource for students undertaking the NSW HSC Standard English Module B: Close Study of a Text.


1. A generic essay plan shows students how to compose an essay suitable for Stage 6, progressing them from the simpler PEEL/TEAL models of Stage 4 and 5.


2. A sample essay for the prescribed text, Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, answers the 2019 HSC question: Literature reinforces or challenges our understanding of ordinary situations.

Discuss this statement, making detailed reference to your prescribed text.


3. There is also a second copy of the essay, marked up to show how it follows the plan, and with five short questions which require students to engage critically with the essay and its form.

HSC Standard Module B Essay and Essay Analysis: Curious Incident of the Dog