10 min
Review and Reinforcement
A review of prior week to reinforce learning and retention.and a quiz to assess their understanding of the previous week’s lesson.

 40 min
Explain and Explore
Students are guided through detailed analysis of the subject material by the tutor. The aim is to break up material so that it can be manageably understood and retained by students.

 30 min
Practice and Performance
A practical session where students are guided on how to answer questions
and offered feedback on their answers..

Students test their mastery of the concepts presented through a short quiz. Real
time feedback is given to identify areas for further practice.

Term course

Potentia term 1 Oct - Dec

Potentia Term 1

Lesson 1: Basic Legal Concepts 1

Lesson 2: Basic Legal Concepts 2

Lesson 3: British Origins of Australian Common Law

Lesson 4: The Court Hierarchy – State and Federal

Lesson 5: Statute Law

Lesson 6: The Constitution

Lesson 7: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s customary law

Lesson 8: International Law

Lesson 9: Classification of Law

Lesson 10: Review Test

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Lesson 1: Criminal and Civil Court Procedures

Lesson 2: Law Reform

Lesson 3: Law Reform in action: Native Title

Lesson 4: A contemporary law reform issue (Part 1)

Lesson 5: A contemporary law reform issue (Part 2)

Lesson 6: A contemporary law reform issue (Part 3)

Lesson 7: Writing in Preliminary Legal Studies (Short Answer Questions)

Lesson 8: Writing in Preliminary Legal Studies (Extended Responses)

Lesson 9: Review Test: Basic Legal Concepts and Sources of Contemporary Australian Law

Lesson 10: Review Test: Classification of Law and Law Reform

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Lesson 1: Individual and the Law: Your rights and responsibilities Resolving Disputes (Part 1) 

Lesson 2: The law of the federal and state police and other law enforcement agencies

Lesson 3: Resolving disputes between individuals

Lesson 4: Resolving Disputes with the State (Non-Legal Methods)

Lesson 5: Resolving Disputes with the State (Legal Methods)

Lesson 6: The individual and Technology (Part 1)

Lesson 7: The individual and Technology (Part 2)

Lesson 8: The individual and Technology (Part 3)

Lesson 9: Summary and Review

Lesson 10: The individual and the law review test

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Lesson 1: Contemporary Issue 1 (The Nature of the Legal Issue)

Lesson 2: Contemporary Issue 1 (Legal responses to the issue)

Lesson 3: Contemporary Issue 1 (Non-Legal responses to the issue)

Lesson 4: Contemporary Issue 1 (Assessing the effectiveness of legal and non-legal responses)

Lesson 5: Contemporary Issue 2 (The Nature of the Legal Issue)

Lesson 6: Contemporary Issue 2 (Legal responses to the issue)

Lesson 7: Contemporary Issue 2 (Non-Legal responses to the issue)

Lesson 8: Contemporary Issue 2 (Assessing the effectiveness of legal and non-legal responses)

Lesson 9: Review and Exam

Lesson 10: Exam Feedback and Course Review


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.


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.


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.


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.