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.

 50 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.

  10 min

 40 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: The Nature of Crime

Lesson 2: The Criminal Investigation Process

Lesson 3: The Criminal Trial Process (One)

Lesson 4: The Criminal Trial Process (Two)

Lesson 5: Sentencing and Punishment (One)

Lesson 6: Sentencing and Punishment (Two)

Lesson 7: Young Offenders

Lesson 8: International Crime

Lesson 9: Themes and Challenges in Crime

Lesson 10: Review and Topic Test

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Lesson 1: The Nature and Development of Human Rights

Lesson 2: The Nature and Development of Human Rights (Two)

Lesson 3: The Nature and Development of Human Rights (Three – Formal Statements)

Lesson 4: Promoting and Enforcing Human Rights in The International Community

Lesson 5: Promoting and Enforcing Human Rights in Australia

Lesson 6: Investigate A Contemporary Issue

Lesson 7: Investigate A Second Contemporary Issue

Lesson 8: Themes and Challenges in Relation to Human Rights

Lesson 9: Summary and Review of Human Rights

Lesson 10: Trial Exam: Crime and Human Rights

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Option 1 Family
Lesson 1: The Nature of Family Law (One)

Lesson 2: The Nature of Family Law (Two)

Lesson 3: Responses to Problems in Family Relationships (One)

Lesson 4: Responses to Problems in Family Relationships (Two)

Lesson 5: Responses to Problems in Family Relationships (Three)

Lesson 6: Contemporary Issues – Recognition of Same Sex Relationships

Lesson 7: Contemporary Issues – The Changing Nature of Parental Responsibilities

Lesson 8: Contemporary Issues – Surrogacy and Birth Technologies

Lesson 9: Contemporary Issues – The Care and Protection of Children

Lesson 10: Themes and Challengers in Family Law, Summary and Review Test

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Option 2 World Order
Lesson 1: The nature of world order

Lesson 2: International responses to world order (one)

Lesson 3: International responses to world order (two)

Lesson 4: Domestic responses to world order and ‘the use of force’

Lesson 5: The principle of ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P)

Lesson 6: Contemporary issues: Regional and global situations that threaten peace and security

Lesson 7: Contemporary issues the success of global cooperation in achieving world order

Lesson 8: Contemporary issues rules regarding the conduct of hostilities 

Lesson 9: Themes and Challenges in world order, summary and trial exam

Lesson 10: Feedback and HSC Strategies


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.