YEAR 8 LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS

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    YEAR 8

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The ultimate foundation for HSC success.

Hoping to score a high ATAR and get into your dream university? The students who top the HSC each year generally have one thing in common: they started preparing early. High school tutoring from Talent 100 Mentors can help you set yourself up for success by building and refining your fundamental study skills. Start getting HSC-ready in Year 8 so you can do your best every year and realise your full ATAR potential when the time comes.

YEAR 8 FOUNDATIONS YEARLY SUCCESS PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE

Talent 100’s Foundations program focuses on building fundamental Maths and English skills to ensure there are no gaps in literacy and numeracy abilities. Our pre-HSC tutoring also helps students develop higher-order critical thinking and analytical skills, putting them in great stead for the later years.

A solid foundation in Mathematics and English is the cornerstone to succeeding in the HSC’s highest-scaling subjects. Without a strong grasp of these fundamentals, students will struggle to keep up in future years when the academic workload becomes much more challenging. Our Foundations program gives students the tools they need to tackle the tough tasks of the years to come.

Most importantly, Talent 100 makes studying a fun activity rather than a chore. This is essential for our Year 8 students, as it fosters a genuine love for learning that will make the senior school years (and university study) easier and more enjoyable.

Our NEW state-of-the-art learning centres become a home away from home for our Year 8 students who need a safe, quiet study space without interruptions, where they can commit to their studies and prepare for the challenging school years ahead.

WHY TALENT 100?

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INSPIRATIONAL
STATE RANKING MENTORS

We know exactly what it takes to top the HSC and can help you do it too. Talent 100 Mentors are PhD or Masters qualified, and most have ATARs above 99.85, with many achieving state rankings in the subject of their expertise.

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RESULTS
THAT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

Talent 100 tops the HSC. Again. Four Talent 100 students scored 99.95 in 2015. Five Talent 100 students achieved state ranks in their subjects including a 1st and 3rd in Chemistry and a 7th in Physics.

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A HOME
AWAY FROM HOME

Our 21st century learning centres provide a third place between home and school, where students can feel relaxed and motivated to achieve their goals amongst likeminded peers in a vibrant and supportive learning community.

OUR SUPERIOR LEARNING SYSTEM
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INTERACTIVE
CLASSES

We systematically review the HSC syllabus, providing a deep, first-principles understanding of key theories using the highest-quality notes, taught in inspirational learning environments by world-class Mentors (teachers and tutors).
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EXAM-STYLE
HOMEWORK

Marked by your Mentor with actionable feedback, our homework conditions you to the style, structure and rigour of HSC exams to develop perfect exam technique.
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PERSONALISED
TUTORIALS

Focus on areas of weakness and receive individual attention from Mentors in our new study facilities, while fine-tuning effective exam techniques through homework corrections.
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EXAM
EXCELLENCE

HSC-style practice exams will ensure that you can excel under pressure by gauging your performance and eliminating any weaknesses in theory.
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ONLINE
RESOURCES

Track progress with real-time results and reports, including personalised feedback from your Mentor. You’ll also gain 24/7 access to video tutorials online, past papers and community forums.

INTERACTIVE CLASSES

We systematically review the HSC syllabus, providing a deep, first-principles understanding of key theories using the highest-quality notes, taught in inspirational learning environments by world-class Mentors (teachers and tutors).

EXAM-STYLE HOMEWORK

Marked by your Mentor with actionable feedback, our homework conditions you to the style, structure and rigour of HSC exams to develop perfect exam technique.

PERSONALISED TUTORIALS

Focus on areas of weakness and receive individual attention from Mentors in our new study facilities, while fine-tuning effective exam techniques through homework corrections.

EXAM EXCELLENCE

HSC-style practice exams will ensure that you can excel under pressure by gauging your performance and eliminating any weaknesses in theory.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Track progress with real-time results and reports, including personalised feedback from your Mentor. You’ll also gain 24/7 access to video tutorials online, past papers and community forums.

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Talent 100’s unique learning system helps you to maximise your ATAR by creating a personalised study plan for success. We start with the required ATAR score for your dream university course, then we develop subject-specific goals to help you allocate your time for maximum efficiency, so you can make your talent count.

Our weekly program of interactive classes and personalised tutorials combine the best of a competitive and structured class environment, with the benefit of directed and personal feedback from a private tutor.

Our proven five-stage learning system rapidly develops first-principles understanding of the syllabus and perfect exam techniques, helping students like you consistently top the state in the HSC.

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Year 8 XXX Course Overview

By developing your fundamental skills early, you will create a solid foundation for success in HSC English.

To succeed in English, students need to genuinely understand texts and develop the skills to explain their insights in clear, confident detail. The best time for establishing these skills is in the first years of high school, when students are at risk of simply trying to 'survive' English by copying and regurgitating. Without properly engaging with texts and learning how to use language to say what they mean, students make it hard for themselves to learn and succeed in the higher years of English.

Our Year 8 course guides students in engaging with texts by thinking more deeply, noticing more details and having more fun than they have before. By exploring big ideas and key patterns within a range of texts, combined with weekly practice in discussing and explaining these ideas through speaking and writing, students lay the foundations for excellence in not only their English studies but all other areas of school that require clear and confident use of language. To lay these foundations, each term of work explores one major pattern of ideas in texts, beginning with 'The Hero's Journey'. Through a combination of discussion and written exercises, along with the ongoing guidance and feedback of their Mentor, students develop a confident and detailed appreciation of language and texts. This is regularly demonstrated and practised in homework exercises, building towards a final assignment in which the student consolidates the ideas and the written skills they have developed across the term.

Talent 100 Advanced English Programs are led by and overseen by Dr Tim Hanna. Dr. Tim Hanna is Talent 100’s Head of English and holds a:

- Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing (UNSW) B.A.
- First Class Honours and University Medal (USyd)
- The Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (UNSW)
- The English Association (Sydney) Prize for Best Thesis
- A UAI of 99.90.
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Develop skills in arithmetics and geometry, and master basic algebraic techniques.

Our Year 8 program is designed to ensure that students have highly developed number skills before they attempt to make the transition to the more abstract and symbolic mathematics found in the algebra topics. Algebra is a framework for solving problems that become increasingly more challenging in the lead-up to HSC Mathematics, so this is a crucial stage of a student’s mathematical development.

Talent 100 Maths Programs are led by and overseen by David Sadler, co-author of x4 Cambridge University Text Maths Books. David taught Mathematics at Sydney Grammar for 36 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Pure Mathematics and Science at UNSW, Masters of Pure Mathematics at USYD and a Diploma of Education at USYD.
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Term Dates 2017 / 2018

Term 1 30 Jan - 9 Apr 2017
Term 2 24 Apr - 2 Jul 2017
Term 3 17 Jul - 24 Sep 2017
Term 4 9 Oct - 17 Dec 2017
Term 1 29 Jan - 15 Apr 2018
Term 2 30 Apr - 8 Jul 2018
Term 3 23 Jul - 30 Sep 2018
Term 4 8 Oct - 16 Dec 2018
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FAQs

There are many places where you can get good tuition for HSC subjects. However, Talent 100 is unique in its approach to results-focused teaching and learning. The results speak for themselves with Talent 100 students topping the state every year since we were founded.

At Talent 100, we help students study smarter, not harder, in the lead up to and during their HSC. We teach you exactly what you need to know in order to score top marks, and we’ll help you be exam-ready when it counts because our course programs are designed to help you prepare for exams all year round.

We have a very strong results focus that seeks to maximise ATARs. Rather than encouraging you to devote your energy evenly across all your subjects, we show you how to allocate your time efficiently to the higher-scaling subjects that need more attention. Acing the HSC is about picking your battles, not just winning them.

We help our students to dramatically improve their marks through a two-tier system of teaching.

In our in-centre, interactive small group classes, we’ll familiarise you with the key theory, focusing on building a deep conceptual understanding from first principles, rather than through memorisation. A Talent 100 Mentor (teacher or tutor) explains the theory, working through typical HSC questions, before allowing you to reinforce what you learnt with further questions.

In an interactive and personalised tutorial, a Talent 100 Mentor will provide directed and individual feedback to you (and up to three other students) if you require help with your school or Talent 100 work.

Overall, our teaching system combines the best of a competitive class environment with the personal attention and care of having a private tutor.

At Talent 100, we call all of our teachers and tutors ‘Mentors’, because they do so much more than simply teach content. They guide our students to HSC success year after year.

The Talent 100 Academic Team comprehensively understands the HSC system and how to succeed in it because almost all of our Mentors have topped the state or achieved a state rank in their area of subject matter expertise. Most have scored an ATAR above 99.85 or have achieved unparalleled academic or teaching success. Talent 100 Mentors will show you in exacting detail what it takes to succeed in each subject.

Talent 100 teachers will help you maximise your ATAR through their:

  • Outstanding academic merit – Getting the very best marks requires having detailed and specific knowledge of the HSC syllabus. Talent 100 Mentors have achieved unparalleled success in the HSC and can use their specific knowledge to help you.
  • Effective communication and strong leadership skills – This ensures the theory can be taught to you in a way you will understand.
  • Passion for teaching and improving your marks – They understand how significant your HSC is in influencing your university course options and, ultimately, your career path, so they are committed to doing whatever it takes to get you there.

Talent 100’s Academic Team is led by our Founder, Richard Chua, and consists of:

  • David Sadler, our Head of Maths and co-author of Cambridge University maths textbooks
  • Phd academics and university medalists
  • Masters-qualified teachers
  • A second to none undergraduate team, featuring top state ranking Mentors (tutors) who have topped the state in the HSC every year from 2007 to 2015 in Maths, Advanced English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Economics.

Our Academic Team has together translated their knowledge and results into a practical high-quality set of notes that covers everything you need to know for the exams in the ideal level of detail.

The notes guide you through the syllabus in a step-by-step structure that is easy to understand and follow. They are also comprehensively designed to make your study time efficient. For example, in Physics and Chemistry, we include write-ups of all practicals with a discussion of reliability, validity and accuracy. This ensures you are able to answer questions, even if your practicals did not go as planned.

Effectively, our system of notes and teaching allows you to leverage the collective expertise of the HSC’s top performers.

Joining Talent 100 is easy. Simply:

  • Sign up for a FREE 1-WEEK TRIAL in the subject of your choice, with the Mentor of your choice, and experience the Talent 100 difference for yourself
  • OR go to our CONTACT US page and request a consultation with one of our specialist HSC Consultants.

Alternatively, call us on 1300 999 100 today to let us know what classes you wish to join.

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Talent 100 Learning Centre Locations

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