YEAR 9 STEPS TO HSC SUCCESS
Early preparation and a solid learning foundation in Year 9 and 10 will deliver results in Year 11 and 12.
If you’re in Year 9 and tempted to think that you don’t need to start preparing for your HSC years yet, think again! The level of difficulty between Year 10 and Year 11 is significant. In order to achieve high marks in your final exams, you should begin preparing for this jump in difficulty now. Read more…
You might think that what you do now has no impact on your final HSC result and ATAR. But here’s the solid truth: the highest achievers in the HSC are always ahead of the curve. And that’s where you want to be!
We’ll show you how to study smarter (not just harder) while you’re in Year 9. This way, by the time you get to Year 12, optimising your time and energy for exam success will be second nature to you!
It’s the small steps you take now that will give you a successful and easy transition into your HSC-focused years. Read less…
STEPS YEARLY SUCCESS PROGRAM
Talent 100’s ‘Steps’ Yearly Success Program is focused on building fundamental skills in Maths and English to ensure there are no gaps in students’ literacy and numeracy abilities, as well as their higher-order critical thinking and analytical skills, which become vital in later years.
This accelerated program is designed to prepare students for the increased level of academic rigour they’ll encounter in Year 10. It offers students a learning advantage compared to their peers, as they’ll be covering Year 10 content in depth so as to prepare them to begin studying Year 11 material.. The benefit of being a year ahead of your peers is incalculable – students can essentially reach Year 10 and hit the ground running, and this in turn prepares them for a successful transition into Year 11 and 12.
The ‘Steps’ Yearly Success Program helps Year 9 students build strong foundations in the fundamental subjects of Mathematics and English. Students build proficiency in the core topics of Mathematics (algebra, linear functions, trigonometry, geometry, etc.) and English (prose, poetry, creative writing, essay writing, etc.), which are taught at a level that is more advanced than what they would typically learn in Year 9 school equivalents.
Strong numeracy and foundations in Mathematics are needed to study the highest-scaling Maths (Ext 1 and 2), as well as Physics and Chemistry, while English is the only compulsory subject in the HSC. By extending our students in these fundamental subjects at an early age, our Year 9 Steps program provides the first steps to HSC success.
Why do we only teach Maths and English in Year 9?
The HSC is basically one big game of chess – you need a strategy to win.
Our strategy for Year 9 is to deliver the highest-scaling subjects and focus on them. Quite simply, students will concentrate on Maths and English, allowing them to develop the fundamental skills of analytical reading, writing, problem solving and numeracy skills, which they can later put to use in their HSC exams. If we’re talking best tactics, focusing on these foundational subjects is vital to ATAR success.
Let’s make your talent count and start your journey to acing the HSC.
Most importantly? We make studying fun.
Our NEW state-of-the-art learning centres become a home away from home for our Year 9 students who need a safe, quiet study space without interruptions, where they can commit to their studies and begin the groundwork for their HSC.
WHY TALENT 100?
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
HSC-style practice exams will ensure that you can excel under pressure by gauging your performance and eliminating any weaknesses in theory.
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.
OUR APPROACH IS HOLISTIC
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.
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.
Still have a question? Just get in touch!