Our senior courses start in Term 4
Our Year 11 and 12 courses commence in Term 4, with Year 11 Course content taught at least ONE term ahead of school. This ensures that fundamental principles are taught and understood properly before revising them again in the school environment. Accelerated study provides a competitive advantage against your peers and gives HSC students the best chance to achieve top results when sitting assessments and exams.
Talented students in junior years are also welcome to accelerate into older years if they are capable.
Selective School Classes and Acceleration Programs (term and holidays)
For talented high school Maths, Chemistry and Physics students, we offer an accelerated A Stream Ext program, where students study Year 11 material TWO terms in advance, and start HSC Extension material over the year. Diagnostic exams will be required to enter this advanced stream. A-streams run off an intensive learning program and accelerated course schedule.
We also offer school specific classes to cater for accelerated pace or topic schedule requirements. Ask about setting up a class for your school on 1300 999 100. We have selected school classes for the following schools this year:
Hornsby Girls, Caringbah High, St George Girls, Killara High, Chatswood High, Pymble Ladies College, Abbotsleigh, Kings School.
Our Maths Extension, Physics and Chemistry, and English Advanced Courses are also 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.
Textbooks with comprehensive theory and practice questions
Over the past 2 years, we’ve assembled a team of industry experts to methodically update our tutoring service and HSC subjects. Our course structure, lessons, homework, theory booklets, and online services have been overhauled to cater for the demands of the new HSC syllabus.
At Talent 100, will you find Head of Departments from Sydney’s top schools, working alongside a team of PhDs, University Medalists, NESA Curriculum consultants, and the HSC’s top performers. This educational diversity helps us integrate the perspectives and experience of top HSC students, teachers and educators to deliver you the best study experience, course programs and tuition services in Australia.
Our new HSC courses have been curated by:
- Chemistry – Dr Nikhil Vasan (99.95), Helena Ke
- Physics – Richard Chua (99.95), Dr Dimitri Lazos
- Biology – Dr Dimitri Lazos
- English – Dr Jenny Wells (ex PLC, Kambala, Ascham)
- Maths – David Sadler (ex Sydney Grammar), Alan Stoneham (University Medallist)
1 on 1 Tutorials
We offer all our students limited one on one private tutoring sessions as part of their enrolment package. This ensures every student’s individual needs are met and can be used throughout the term to revise school or Talent content. These are particularly useful around exam and assessment time.
For English and Economics, HSC 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.
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, our HSC tutors mark and return all student’s homework each week and provide weekly feedback to identify improvement areas. We have found this is the best way for students to improve and achieve the marks they deserve.
For English and Economics, homework tasks are submitted online, which allows online feedback and iterative improvement in essay writing.
The right mix of theory, questions and topic exams
We have standardized our course structure to ensure it balances theory, practical skills with sufficient revision, and testing to give students the experience they need. 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, all led by an experienced HSC tutor.
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. With this program structure, students are well prepared for HSC exams.
Holiday Revision Courses
To give students the best chance to improve and complete the three stage learning cycle, Talent offers school holiday revision programs for selected Maths and Science courses, like Chemistry, 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 in your final year. Students who enroll on a yearly basis for the whole course receive these high quality holiday courses for free.