Half Price Virtual Short Courses & Workshops
for 2020 Autumn Holiday

As this year continues to be one of challenges for our country, we are doing everything we can to keep our community, students and team members safe. To follow the new quarantine rules by the government, the health of our students and teachers is always first priority. To offer our students the continuity of study especially over the school holiday season, we have transformed all our courses and services remotely through our new outstanding online platform.

You will keep getting the same quality of tutorial and other services by the platform.  You can get all courses with our teachers through online video with one to one or one to many modes in real time face to face. Any functions and services we provide in the centre before you will have exactly the same online version. For more details, please feel free to contact our support team.

We will provide our current and new students with HUGE DISCOUNTS on our online courses during this autumn school holiday. Below is some information about our holiday courses.

Discount Scheme (Holiday Course Only):

  • 50% off for students who enrolled for term 2 and make the payment before 13/04/2020.
  • 20% off for students who enrolled for holiday course only.

English

  • Year 11&12 English Creative & Analytical Responses Writing Holiday Boot-Camp – $700

    3 days * 5 hours/day – min 3 students – taught by head teacher, EX James Ruse Agricultural High School English Teacher and HSC Marker

  • Year 9&10 English Essay Analysis Holiday Small Group Workshop – $350

    2 days * 5 hours/day – 3-8 students

  • Year 7&8 English Creative Writing Holiday Small Group Workshop – $350

    2 days * 5 hours/day – 3-8 students

Mathematics

  • Year 11&12 Maths Past Papers Holiday Small Group Workshop – $350

    3 days * 4 hours/day – 3-8 students

  • Year 7-10 Maths Past Papers Holiday Small Group Workshop – $350

    3 days * 4 hours/day – 3-8 students

  • Year 4-6 Maths APSMO OLYMPIAD Problem Solving Holiday Small Group Workshop – $350

    3 days * 4 hours/day – 3-8 students – Course designed & taught by Tsinghua University senior maths teacher

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Seats are limited. Please reserve your seat now. You can also check out our normal Intensive Accelerated and Comprehensive Revision holiday programs here.

Short Description
The Intensive Writing course which we are offering in Holiday encompasses all areas of analytical, critical and creative writing responses and offers students both theoretical and practical components to further develop their own writing skills. The introductory section of the course examines the ways in which students can improve their creative responses by learning new strategies. These include technical aspects such as building characters, setting and plot along with vocabulary expansion, creation of atmosphere and more sophisticated levels of description. Various approaches to writing and planning are also targeted with response modelling, generating ideas and analysing a wide range of stimulus materials to integrate into their writing responses.

The second aspect of this course concentrates on the expectations of responses of students to unseen texts for analysis. This is a major section of the HSC examination and yet remains one of the areas that little time is allocated to within schools. Again, knowing appropriate strategies with which to approach this area is vital for success. A wide range of text types, including short stories, and subject matter will be analysed with students having multiple opportunities to respond in both verbal and written modes.

The final component of the course is critical essay writing, the most demanding text type but also the simplest in terms of structure. Knowing how to structure these responses is a key skill for HSC success and essays also have the greatest weighting in Advanced English. Students will have the opportunity to read, dissect and compare exemplar essays from past HSC students who have achieved full marks in order to increase their understanding of the expectations of HSC markers and the most effective means of presenting an interpretation of both text and question. Students will learn the most effective ways of presenting their interpretations of texts and of writing a convincing arguments to reinforce this. At the conclusion of the Intensive Course students will undergo comprehensive assessment and feedback on all areas of writing covered.

Content

  • Commonly made errors in Creative Writing
  • Role of Planning Practice exercises
  • Developing character
  • “Exploding a moment” Theory of writing
  • Modelling responses
  • Photo stimulus and response
  • Responding to Unseen texts
  • Response requirements – sample texts and questions
  • Reading and Writing Task
  • The requirements of the analytical essay
  • Short Story analysis
  • Modelling essay response
  • Assessment and Review

Materials
Course notes will be provided electronically.

Short Description
The new HSC Syllabus for English has changed and has brought out much more challenging assessments that require real application of your skills! This means that memorising essays for assessment and exams will no longer work. We will also be looking at common mistakes made by all students that you can learn to avoid.

With THREE essays COMPULSORY in the HSC English exams, It’s CRUCIAL for students to enhance their knowledge and writing skills before heading into Year 11 and 12. Go in ready and confident to smash your assessments. Otherwise, you might find yourself struggling to attain those higher marks. Get started now!

Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Produce a strong and engaging thesis statement
  • Identify key notions and themes to explore in your essay
  • Understand the coherence of an essay structure
  • Master the PEEL structure
  • Write a clear and succinct introduction
  • Effectively and insightfully analyse your prescribed texts
  • Master the ETA process (Evidence, Technique, Analyse)
  • Craft a direct and effective conclusion that reinforces your ideas
  • Successfully address essay questions and integrate the key idea/s into your essay

Content

  • What is an essay?
  • How to plan essays and structure
  • How to write essays
    – Constructing the thesis and introduction
    – Addressing the question
  • How to master the PEEL structure
    – Writing strong topic and linking sentences
    – How to explain your evidence and link it back
  • How to analyse texts
    – Breaking down quotes
    – Finding the technique and analysing it
    – What does it mean? Learning how to find and explain the deeper meaning
    – Relating it back to your key idea
  • Writing a strong conclusion
  • Exam-style questions
  • Editing and proof-reading your essay

Intended audience

  • Year 9 and 10 students looking to enhance their essay writing skills to prepare for the Preliminary and HSC courses
  • Year 11 students who are struggling with essay writing and are seeking to revamp their knowledge and skills to take into the HSC

Materials
Course notes will be provided electronically.

Short Description
Creative writing often haunts all students, but it’s not so bad if taught properly and clearly! As you make your way through high school, creative writing tasks will continue to appear and is a component in the HSC exam. So, this makes it really important to build and polish your writing skills to attain those higher marks and smash exams!

You can no longer go in with memorised narratives in the HSC exams, meaning that you have to be able to successfully apply your skills to write an engaging story on the spot! Practicing and building your writing takes time. We will also be looking at common mistakes made by all students that you can learn to avoid. Get started now!

Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Create an engaging and compelling character
  • Develop your narrative and plot ideas
  • Successfully construct your setting, point-of-view and narrative voice
  • Be able to critique your own work and edit it
  • Integrate thematic ideas influenced from your prescribed texts
  • Effectively respond to stimuli and integrate them into your narrative
  • Confidently employ various techniques into your writing

Content

  • Planning a creative
  • Looking at different genres, textual forms, and writing styles
  • Finding your purpose and relating it to universal ideas
  • Character development and construction
  • Finding your narrative voice
  • Structure and plot
  • Putting everything together to create an engaging narrative
  • Exam-style questions and stimuli
  • Redrafting and editing your narrative

Intended audience

  • Year 7 and 8 students looking to enhance their creative writing skills in preparation for higher years and succeeding in assessment tasks and NAPLAN
  • Year 9 and 10 students who are looking to refresh and enrich their creative writing skills and knowledge if they are struggling or looking to polish their skills before entering senior years

Materials
Course notes will be provided electronically.

Doing practice papers is the key to success, they help you:

  • Learn exam technique
  • Show how the content is actually applied
  • Give you exposure to different questions
  • Practice timing
  • Show your weaknesses (and strengths)
  • Get your answers as efficient as possible
  • Actually get used to the feeling of writing for long hours straight

Materials
Course notes will be provided electronically.

Doing practice papers is the key to success, they help you:

  • Learn exam technique
  • Show how the content is actually applied
  • Give you exposure to different questions
  • Practice timing
  • Show your weaknesses (and strengths)
  • Get your answers as efficient as possible
  • Actually get used to the feeling of writing for long hours straight

Materials
Course notes will be provided electronically.

Content

  • Math Olympiad Problems (5 questions per lesson)
  • Counting Techniques
  • Math Games
  • Sequence Strategies
  • Divisibility Number Puzzles
  • Problem Solving

Materials
Course notes will be provided electronically.