10 min
Review of Last Week
A review of prior week to reinforce learning and retention.

 10 min
Reinforcement Quiz
A quiz to assess their understanding of the previous week’s lesson.

 30 min
Content Delivery
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.

 25 min
Practice Questions and Answers
A practical session where students are guided on how to answer math questions
and offered feedback on their answers and working out.

 15 min
Recap & Quiz
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

Term 1. October - December

Module 1: Thy Physical World - Energy and Work

Lesson 1: The Physical World - Energy and Work

Lesson 2: Further Work and Energy

Lesson 3: Forces

Lesson 4: Different Forms of Energy

Lesson 5: Friction

Lesson 6: Electrostatic Force

Lesson 7: Magnetic Forces

Lesson 8: Gravitational Forces

Lesson 9: Module 1 - The Physical World - Review Exam

Lesson 10: Earth and Space - The Newtonian Model of the Solar System

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Term 2. January - April

Module 2: Earth and Space

Lesson 1: The Newtonian Model of the Solar System

Lesson 2: Components of the Universe

Lesson 3: The Structure of the Earth

Lesson 4: The Atmosphere

Lesson 5: The Hydrosphere

Lesson 6: The Lithosphere

Lesson 7: Earth and Space - Review Exam

Lesson 8: Module 3 - The Living World Introduction

Lesson 9: Classification Systems

Lesson 10: Unicellular Organisms

Potentia term 3 April - July

Term 3. April - July

Module 3: The Living World

Lesson 1: Multicellular Organisms

Lesson 2: Energy, Nutrition and the Digestive System

Lesson 3: The Respiratory System

Lesson 4: Module 3  - The Living World Review Test

Lesson 5: Module 4 - Introduction to the Chemical World

Lesson 6: Models of the Atom

Lesson 7: The Periodic Table

Lesson 8: Introduction to the Ionic Compounds

Lesson 9: Introduction to Covalent Compounds

Lesson 10: Introduction to Chemical Reactions

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Term 4. July - September

Module 4:  The Chemical World

Lesson 1: Module 4 - The Chemical World - Review Test

Lesson 2: Year 9 Overview Exam

Lesson 3: Roll to Year 10 - The Physical World - The Wave Model Part 1

Lesson 4: The Physical World - The Wave Model Part 2

Lesson 5: The Physical World - An Introduction to Motion

Lesson 6: Graphing and Analysing Motion

Lesson 7: Gravity and the Universal Laws of Motion

Lesson 8: Electrical Energy, Light and Nuclear Energy

Lesson 9: Module Review Test

Lesson 10: End of Year Summary and 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.