Live Online English Olympiad Preparation

The 2023 English Olympiad is around the corner. Explore your love of English by joining this English Olympiad programme which includes registration and training for your English Olympiad assessment!

R 750 including registration, delivery and live online lessons

4.8/5 (75 ratings)

Online, from the convenience of your home
28 January & 18 February 2023
Grades 9 - 12

Join over 5500 learners taking the English Olympiad exam in 2023!

Are you an English Literature boffin interested in participating in the English Olympiad next year? Whether your school offers the English Olympiad assessment or not, we will ensure that you are registered with the English Olympiad to write this exam and that your study materials are delivered to you. Please note that the deadline for registration is 15 January 2023 so be sure to book early to take advantage of this opportunity.

Who can register to participate in the English Olympiad 2022?

  • All learners in Grades 9 to 12 in 2023 will be eligible to participate in this programme.
  • Learners who have an appreciation for English literature will enjoy participating in this programme; however, the English Olympiad doesn’t contribute to your school results, making it a great opportunity for learners who would like to practise their English Literature and writing skills.
  • Learners who are interested in taking Further Studies English as a subject in 2023 can join this programme to get a feel for Further Studies English lessons.
  • Learners who cannot join the live online English Olympiad workshops can still register for the assessment and receive their study materials. They will have access to the workshop recordings via their dedicated profile on the Advantage Learn campus.


Live-streamed sessions covering Grade 9-12 English Olympiad
12 hours of teaching time with an expert educator
Registration for the English Olympiad
Delivery of printed notes and worksheets
A discount to Further Studies English should you choose to join this programme
Access to the workshop recordings until 10 March 2023

Workshop information

For the English Olympiad Assessment, learners are required to prepare for a three-hour examination. The theme for 2023 is “Care and Compassion” and the anthology, A Better World, is a mixed-genre selection. The examination will require answers to two questions: one question from Section A (discursive essay) and one question from Section B (creative response).

In order to prepare for the examination, lessons will take place via two live online workshops conducted by Chanelle Peverett and Natasha Ferreira.

Topics Dates Lesson times
English Olympiad Prep Part 1 28 January 2023 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
English Olympiad Prep Part 2 18 February 2023 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 17:00

The workshop experience

Our workshops replicate the experience of being in a classroom, ensuring that the educator is always visible and giving you the ability to ask any questions via our live chat.

You will be given access to lesson notes which you can print or have ready on a device before you begin your lesson. The notes allow for working space so that you can work out answers and follow along during the lesson.

Pause, rewind and fast forward through sections in the recording of the session to ensure that you are efficiently and effectively covering sections for improved understanding and revision purposes.

Why participate in the English Olympiad?

The goal of the Olympiad is to enrich learners through the study of English and to encourage critical thinking and creative writing.

In June 2023, the results of all candidates and the names of the top 100 achievers are sent to schools. The top 50 achievers will receive academic bursaries for their first year of study at Rhodes University.


English Olympiad workshops are designed and taught by experts in English Language & Literature

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Taught and designed by subject matter experts

Chanelle Peverett, BAEd, BA Eng Hons

Degree Majors: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Education (BA) and English Literature (Honours)
Institution: RAU (Now University of Johannesburg), South Africa
Graduated: 1997

Teaching experience

  • Further Studies English educator and course co-ordinator at LEARN TO LINK since 2010 
  • English Olympiad trainer since 1997
  • English Home Language Educator since 1997
  • Previous English Home Language Subject Specialist for Umalusi (Quality assurer of the National Senior Certificate)  
  • Previous English Home Language Educator at Northcliff High School (DBE), St Catherine’s School (IEB) among others
  • Previous HOD at St Catherine’s School (IEB)
  • Previous English First Language Educator at Andrews Academy up to A-Level (Cambridge) and at Alma Mater College (Cambridge)
  • Presenter of English component for First-Year University students on ‘Open Varsity’ on SABC2 
  • Previous English Language Trainer of teaching internship students 
  • Corporate Trainer and Co-ordinator of English Business Writing Skills
  • Presenter of English Home Language Grade 12 Revision programmes for IIEMSA 
  • Self-published My Little V-Book (self-development, personalised dictionary)

Natasha Ferreira MA

Degree Majors: Ancient Greek (MA) and English Literature, Philosophy, Ancient Greek (BA)
Institution: University of Pretoria, South Africa
Graduated: 2020

Teaching experience

  • Further Studies English educator at LEARN TO LINK since 2017
  • English Olympiad trainer since 2018
  • English tutor at LEARN TO LINK since 2017
  • Part-time lecturer of Ancient Greek at University of Pretoria since 2020
  • Previous Ancient Greek tutor at University of Pretoria
  • Previous English Language Development facilitator for the More Than A Teacher programme

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The theme for 2023 is “Care and Compassion”. The anthology, A Better World, is a mixed-genre selection compiled by our 2023 Examiner, Dr Diana McDermott.



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