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

Grammar


Lesson 1:

  • Constructing the simple sentence;
  • Pronouns;
  • Nouns;
Lesson 2:
  • Prepositional phrases;
  • Adverbs;
  • Verbs and verb phrases;
  • Irregular verbs
Lesson 3:
  • Grammar revision;
  • Grammatical analysis;
  • Compound and complex sentences;
  • Sentence composition;
Lesson 4:
  • Syntax review;
  • Punctuation;
  • Capitalisation;
Lesson 5:
  • Grammar exam
Lesson 6:
  • Grammar exam review;
  • Grammar extended topics;
Lesson 7:
  • From grammar to style;
Stylistics;
  • Developing your own style;
Lesson 8:
  • Paragraph structure;
  • The fine detail of writing;
  • Writing with flair;
Lesson 9:
  • Essay writing workshop;
  • Practice exam;
Lesson 10:
  • Review exam feedback;
  • Sample responses;
  • Real-time feedback and practice responses session;

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Textual Analysis 

Lesson 1:
  • Textual and visual analysis;
  • Short response question practice;
Lesson 2:
  • Analysing poetic techniques;
  • Detailed poetic analysis;
  • Practice short response answers on poetry;
Lesson 3:
  • Analysis revision;
  • Visual analysis extension;
  • Visual analysis sample responses;
  • Visual analysis practice paper;
Lesson 4:
  • Cognitive exercises;
  • Analysing fictional texts;
  • How to analyse unseen texts;
  • Finding and analysing fiction techniques;
Lesson 5:
  • Memory exercises;
  • Comprehension and analysis conditioning;
  • Approaching different text types;
Lesson 6:
  • How to analyse media texts;
  • Analysing common media techniques;
  • Guided practice analysis;
  • Exam practice
Lesson 7:
  • Term content review and revision;
  • Textual analysis reinforcement;
  • Advanced poetry analysis;
  • Short response practice;
Lesson 8:
  • What is creative writing?;
  • How to analyse creative writing form;
  • Practice analysis of creative writing;
Lesson 9:
  • How to do creative writing;
  • Creative writing strategies;
  • Refining your creative story draft;
Lesson 10:
  • Review exam

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Writing Skills


Lesson 1:

  • Types of writing;
  • Genre practice;
  • Writing samples study;
Lesson 2:
  • Reviews
Lesson 3:
  • Speeches;
Lesson 4:
  • Creative writing;
Lesson 5:
  • Creative writing strategies;
Lesson 6:
  • Short story writing;
Lesson 7:
  • Short story writing for assessments;
Lesson 8:
  • Characterisatiaon
Lesson 9:
  • Review exam

Lesson 10:
  • Exam feedback and practice

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Critical Study


Lesson 1:

  • Poetry;
  • Introduction to Bruce Dawe;
Lesson 2:
  • Analysis of poems;
Lesson 3:
  • ‘Life Cycle’
  • ‘Enter Without So Much Knocking’
Lesson 4:
  • ‘Drifters’
  • ‘The Wholly Innocent’
Lesson 5:
  • ‘The Sadness of Madonnas’
  • ‘A Victorian Hangman Tells His Love’
Lesson 6:
  • In-depth analysis of set poems;
Poetic technique revision
  • Lesson 7:
Essay composition;
  • Writing essays on poetry;
Lesson 8:
  • Essay continued;
  • Using good evidence;
  • Logical argumentation;
Lesson 9:
  • Review exam
Lesson 10:
  • Exam feedback and practice

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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