With the syllabus changing for the first time in 20 years, we’ve refined our Year 11 and 12 courses to produce what we believe is the most comprehensive HSC Program in the market.
Our Year 11 and 12 Courses commence in October 2019, with Module 1 taught from the beginning of Term 4. We firmly believe that Year 11 Course content should be taught at least ONE term ahead of school, to ensure that fundamental principles are taught and understood properly before revising them again in the school environment. Accelerated learning provides a competitive advantage against your peers in sitting assessments and exams.
For talented Maths students, we offer an accelerated A Stream Ext 1 program, where students learn Year 11 material TWO terms in advance, and start HSC 4U material over the year. Diagnostic exams will be required to enter this stream.
For Year 11 students joining our program in Term 1, we also offer a Module 1 Catch-up Course so you don’t miss out on our yearly accelerated program.
Learn a Full Module in the Holidays (Acceleration Courses)
Our Extension Maths, Physics and Chemistry Courses are offered both during the term and in an intensive program (same hourly requirement) offered over 4 days in the preceding school holidays. Providing an option to accelerate a course in the holidays allows students to learn where term or travel commitments are too onerous and provides greater flexibility for students who are doing multiple subjects with us during the term.
Over the past 2 years, we’ve assembled a team of industry experts to methodically update our course structure, homework and theory booklets, and online services to cater for the demands of the new HSC. Only at Talent 100, will you find Head of Departments from Sydney’s top schools, working alongside PhDs, University Medalists, NESA Curriculum consultants, and the HSC’s top performers. This educational diversity helps us integrate the perspectives of top students, teachers and educators to deliver you the best course programs.
Our new HSC courses have been curated by:
- Chemistry – Dr Nikhil Vasan (99.95), Dr Malcolm Binns (PhD, University Medallist)
- Physics – Richard Chua (99.95), Daniel Wang (99.95)
- Biology – Dr Dimitri Lazos, Judy Chen (BMed)
- English – Dr Jenny Wells (ex PLC, Kambala, Ascham)
- Maths – David Sadler (ex Sydney Grammar), Alan Stoneham (PhD, Pure Mathematics)
10 Week Module & Lesson Structure
We have standardized our course structure to ensure it balances theory, practical skills with sufficient revision, and testing. Our 10 week modules comprise 7 weeks of content (with up to one week focused on practical skills development for Sciences), one topic revision week, one exam week and a final week dedicated to optional tutorials or individualised exam feedback.
Each lesson will commence with a short 10 minute marked quiz revising content from the previous week followed by teaching of the main course content. These shorter quizzes allow students, teachers and parents to identify any gaps in understanding on a weekly basis, with one term week dedicated to an exam testing the overall comprehension of the module.
Homework, Feedback and self-paced learning
At Talent, we believe strongly in the importance of completing and receiving marked homework solutions. Unlike other tutoring centres, we mark and return all student’s homework each week and provide weekly feedback to identify improvement areas.
For English and Economics, homework tasks are submitted online, which allows online feedback and iterative improvement in essay writing.
1 on 1 Tutorials
We offer our Year 11 & 12 students limited one on one tutorials as part of their enrolment package.
For English and Economics, students are entitled to 1 session per term, to work through assessments or areas of weakness.
For Maths and Sciences, students are entitled to 4 tutorials per term. Please read the attached terms and conditions on how to register and use these tutorials.
Holiday Revision Courses
To complete the three stage learning cycle, Talent offers holiday revision programs for selected Maths and Science courses that will comprehensively review the previous terms work. These courses are extremely important to ensure that all modules are learnt properly and best prepares you for the learning outcomes that will be examined. Students who enrol on a yearly basis for the whole course receive these holiday courses for free.