Lesson
breakdown

 10 min
Review and Reinforcement
 
Language, memory, and cognitive skills exercises

 40 min
Explain and Explore
 
Textual Analysis

 30 min
Practice and Performance
 
Students Practice writing exam Responses.

 10 min
Synthesise
 
Homework and study overview

Term course
program

Since we care about getting your child ahead, we teach our classes a term in advance of school to give your child the best opportunity to succeed.

Potentia term 1 Oct - Dec

Potentia Term 1

Textual Analysis

Lesson 1:
  • Introduction to textual analysis;
  • What is textual analysis?;
  • How to analyse different text types;
  • Short response question practice;
Lesson 2:
  • Review and reinforcement;
  • How to identify purpose;
  • Short response task practice;
  • Analysing tone;
Lesson 3:
  • Memorising and using vital techniques;
  • Writing about techniques well;
  • Analysing prose
Lesson 4:
  • Advanced prose techniques;
  • Structure and plot techniques;
  • Analysing techniques;
  • Writing practice;
Lesson 5:
  • Detailed analysis of poetry;
  • Analysing different poetic traditions (European, Aboriginal)
Lesson 6:
  • Poetry continued;
  • Mastering poetic analysis;
  • Short response question practice;
Lesson 7:
  • Introduction to visual analysis;
  • Analysing camera shots;
  • Visual and film analysis practice;
Lesson 8:
  • Extension film analysis;
  • ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ analysis;
  • Alfred Hitchcock analysis;
  • How to analyse different types of film;
Lesson 9:
  • Review exam
Lesson 10:
  • Review exam feedback;
  • Sample responses;
  • Real-time feedback and practice responses session;

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Composition

Lesson 1:
  • Review of foundational English skills;
  • Grammar;
  • Essay composition;
Lesson 2:
  • Essay writing practice;
  • How to plan an essay;
Lesson 3:
  • Creating compelling writing;
  • How to respond to stimuli;
  • How to write a particular genre;
Lesson 4:
  • Creative writing activities;
  • How to keep it fresh;
  • Incorporating memory;

Lesson 5:
  • How to write a story using a narrative model;
  • Creative writing principles;
  • Creative writing tips;
Lesson 6:
  • Introduction to mass media;
  • Analysing and using newspaper article techniques;
Lesson 7:
  • Course review and consolidation;
  • Analysing media;
  • Focus on adverts;
  • Case studies;
Lesson 8:
  • Analysing and creating website content;
  • Case studies;
  • Short response practice;
Lesson 9:
  • Review exam;
Lesson 10:
  • Review exam feedback;
  • Sample responses;
  • Real-time feedback and practice responses session;

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Dystopia

Lesson 1:
  • Introduction to dystopia
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
Lesson 2:
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four continued
Lesson 3:
  • Power and control in Orwell;
  • Analysing dystopian prose
Lesson 4:
  • Dystopia and repression;
  • The psychology of dystopia;
Lesson 5:
  • V for Vendetta
Lesson 6:
  • How to study for exams;
  • Dystopia in depth
Lesson 7:
  • Essay writing
  • Totalitarianism
Lesson 8:
  • Real dystopias
  • Context
Lesson 9:
  • Review exam
Lesson 10:
  • Exam feedback and practice

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Composition II

Lesson 1:
  • Grammar;
Lesson 2:
  • Writing techniques
Lesson 3:
  • Critical writing
Lesson 4:
  • Essay writing;
Lesson 5:
  • Characterisation
Lesson 6:
  • Creative writing
Lesson 7:
  • Editing and refining creative writing;
Lesson 8:
  • Speech writing
Lesson 9:
  • Speech performance
Lesson 10:
  • Review exam

Results

Improve your mark and rank at school by getting a head start on your subject. Potentia courses are three months (one term) in advance of the school year. Vertical streaming ensures that all students can be extended to their level of ability.

Confidence

As you achieve success build confidence in your ability. This will help you not just at high school but in your journey of lifelong learning.

Foundation

Continue to build a solid foundation for your future success both at school and in life. Learning at Potentia helps you to be expert inr your subject which prepares you for post-school learning.

Learning philosophy

Learning materials


Constantly updated to reflect curriculum changes as well as best practice in learning, our materials are uniquely developed by highly trained teachers with many years’ experience.

Expert tutors

From recent HSC high achiever mentors to qualified professional teachers with subject expertise, all our tutors are trained in our unique system.

Continuous tutor training

We’re at the forefront of teaching and learning leadership, continually adapting our programs and approach to ensure the very best educational experience for your child.

Learning software

Enhancing our face-to-face teaching, our leading platform provides additional material to aid learning, as well as online assessment and reporting so we can monitor your child’s progress.

Power sessions

Power Sessions reinforce the concepts explored in our Excel class groups, pairing your child with other high-performers in a small work group to review materials and practice study skills.

Wellbeing

We look after the whole child, not just their results. As the only tutoring college working with psychologists, we provide opportunities to learn additional life skills to foster both learning and wellbeing.

Learning Hubs

Designed to optimise your child’s learning experience and provide a safe, welcoming space, our tech-enabled classrooms provide digital screens and interactive digital whiteboards. We also offer quiet study areas, kitchen facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Feedback Loop

Potentia’s proven process of continual improvement draws on current best practice in achieving great performance – proactively supporting your child to unlock their potential.

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