Develop mastery of the most difficult areas of the new HSC syllabus with our HSC Mastery workshops this April school holidays!

Covering Year 11 and 12 for English, Maths, Sciences, Economics and more!

 

 

 

 

 

Our Year 12 HSC Mastery Workshops are short 3-hour, highly targeted sessions that are designed to help students master the most challenging parts of the HSC Course taught in Term 1 so that students have a strong foundation going into Term 2 and their HSC Trials.
Select your subject to find out more:
English
Mathematics (Advanced – 2U)
Mathematics Extension 1 (3U)
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Economics
Standard Maths

HSC English – Craft of Writing Module C Creative Writing

Struggle with Creative Writing?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Creative Writing for Module C: Craft of Writing for the new HSC English Syllabus!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Tuesday 16th April from 1-4pm we’re going to help you:

  • Write a Band 6 creative writing story for Module C
  • Craft a compelling character
  • Develop your narrative and plot ideas
  • Choose your setting, point of view and voice
  • Edit, enhance and polish your creative piece and
  • Integrate key ideas from your prescribed texts
Why is it important to master this now?

Being a new addition to the syllabus it is often a daunting topic for students to get their head around.

With HSC Trials coming up it is always a good idea to build your skills in this now, so you are ready!

What you’ll get:
  • Workshop taught by an inspirational and experienced HSC English teacher
  • 3-hour engaging workshop in a small group format capped at 12 students
  • A resource booklet that guides you through how to craft Band 6 creative writing responses
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th April, 2019

Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Workshop Teacher

Dr Anna McHugh is a qualified and experienced high school teacher who has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma of Education from University of New England, and a PhD from the University of Sydney. Anna also spent a number of years working on a 2nd PhD at Oxford University!

Anna has had over 10 years extensive experience teaching in some of NSW’s top schools, including PLC Croydon, Meriden School and Trinity Grammar as an English and History teacher and as Head of Student Research, supporting Year 11 and 12 students with their major works, and extended research projects.

Anna is incredibly passionate about English and creative writing and is the author of 3 textbooks with Macmillan Education on creative writing, including “HSC Creative Writing – Area of Study” which is the go-to textbook for HSC students for creative writing.


HSC Adv Maths – Mastering Progressions, Logs & Exponentials

Struggled in Term 1 with understanding Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions and Logs & Exponentials in the Year 12 2U Maths course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Progressions and Logs & Exponentials for the Year 12 2U Maths!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Tuesday 16th April from 9:30am-12:30pm, we’re going to help you:

  • Apply Arithmetic and Geometric progressions to financial maths and other miscellaneous questions.
  • Master the relationships between Logs and Exponentials, including their derivatives and integrals.
  • Apply this to HSC style questions to build your readiness for your HSC Trials
Why is it important to master this now?

Being one of the topics which commonly is weighted more marks in exams, learning to apply progressions to financial math questions will allow you to gain 6 marks easily.

The Key Outcomes
  • Learning to identify and differentiate between arithmetic and geometric progressions
  • Apply the concepts of progressions to determine the compound interest and superannuation calculations
  • Practise exam-style questions and familiarise yourself with the topic by applying the formulas
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Y12 2U Maths
How can I attend and what’s the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 for 3 hours of support
Date: Tuesday 16th April
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Workshop Teacher

Shagun is Art of Smart Educations New Syllabus Resource Design Team Leader and is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. She is a graduate of Cheltenham Girls High School where she achieved an ATAR of 95.45 placing her in the top 5% or 3,500/70,000, students in NSW. Shagun scored an incredible 96% in 3U Maths!!

Shagun leads Maths and Chemistry classes a has 3 years of tutoring experience working with students in high school from Years 7 – 12, successfully supporting students through the HSC in Maths and Chemistry.


HSC Extension 1 Maths – Mastering Mathematical Induction & Motion

Struggled in Term 1 with getting your head around Mathematical Induction, and Simple Harmonic and Projectile Motion in the Year 12 3U Maths course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Mathematical Induction and Motion for the Year 12 3U Maths!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Monday 15th April from 1pm-4pm, we’re going to help you:

  • Apply Mathematical Induction to divisibility and other miscellaneous problems.
  • Master applying graphs and equations for Simple Harmonic motion and Projectile Motion problems.
  • Apply Mathematical Induction and Motion to practise HSC-style questions
Why is it important to master this now?

Induction and Motion are considered 2 of the harder and most time-consuming topics in 3U maths. However, if you master the application of these topics, you are guaranteed an easy 12 marks in your HSC exams.

Being a common topic in HSC Trials, motion tests prior knowledge of differentiation and integration, so it’s critical to learn to apply these in the appropriate context for exam style questions.

The Key Outcomes
  • Master the third step of mathematical induction proofs.
  • Apply the basic layout to induction proofs on divisibility and other miscellaneous problems
  • Apply the sine and cosine functions to determine the equation of Simple Harmonic movement
  • Apply integration and differentiation knowledge to Projectile Motion in exam style questions
  • Practise with exam questions and familiarise yourself with the types of questions that can be asked
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum.
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Y12 3U Maths
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Monday 15th April

Time: 1:00pm – 4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Workshop Teacher

Terry is a qualified teacher who has completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of New South Wales, where he has been awarded the NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarship in 2016.

Terry is a graduate of James Ruse Agricultural High School where he scored an ATAR of 96.80, placing him in the top 3.2% of NSW and has taught at Normanhurst Boys, Hornsby Girls, North Sydney Boys, and Pymble Ladies College.

Terry leads our 2U and 3U Maths classes at our Hornsby campus.


HSC Chemistry – Mastering Chemical Titration

Struggling with Titration Calculations for HSC Chemistry?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Titration Calculations for the new HSC Chemistry syllabus!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Wednesday 17th April from 1-4pm, our Head of Sciences, Adrian will help you:

  • Learn how to master titration calculations, including back titrations with limiting reagents.
  • Apply this knowledge to harder HSC style questions with in-class practice.
  • Calculate the pH levels of non-neutral salts and determine their nature using conjugate pairs
Why is it important to master this now?

Titrations are considered one of the hardest topics in Module 6, learn how to lay out the steps and master the different forms of titrations will be an easy 5 or 6 marks for you in your exams.

Learning to differentiate between forward and backward titration with limiting reagents is an important skill to gain marks in HSC Chemistry. Not only will you be able to determine which titration calculation to apply but this calculation will also appear in your ‘Applying Chemical Ideas’ core topic.

Titrations are generally a fantastic way to train your reaction-balancing and molar-calculating brain, which are course-wide skills at the centre of many HSC questions.

The Key Outcomes
  • Students will learn to differentiate the types of harder titrations and apply calculations to more exam style questions
  • Learn the forms of errors during titration experiments and how they impact the overall results obtained
  • Learn the layout of titrations, to simplify the calculations and determine the required results
  • Get further practise with exam-style questions to strengthen your understanding of the topic
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master the Atomic Structure!
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Wednesday 17th April 
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Workshop Teacher

Adrian is a qualified high school teacher, who has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Adrian was awarded the University Medal in both Physics and Chemistry at Sydney University, for coming 1st in the university.

He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland where he was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Adrian is Head of Sciences at Art of Smart, and is very passionate about teaching and would like to see all students reach their full potential.

Adrian has 5 years teaching experience supporting students across Chemistry, Physics and Maths, both in leading classes in schools and at our Hornsby Campus, as well as 1 on 1.


HSC Physics – Mastering Electromagnetism [Module 6]

Struggled with getting your head around Electromagnetism in the Year 12 Physics course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Electromagnetism in the new HSC Syllabus Module 6 for Physics!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Monday 15th April from 9:30am-12:30pm, our Head of Science, Adrian will help you:

  • Master electrostatics, field response of charges and concepts of voltage
  • Develop a strong understanding of magnetism, including field response of moving charges, lines of current
  • Get confident with DC motors including torque, and AC/DC generators
  • Learn about the functions and components of DC motors
  • Build your foundation in Faraday’s and Lenz’s Laws and flux-change
  • Learn how to apply all of this to HSC-style questions!
Why is it important to master this now?

The next topic (in Module 7 – the nature of light) is literally called “Electromagnetic Spectrum” so you’re hitting the ground running in the next topic if you’ve cleaned up all your questions from electromagnetism!

Additionally, the next time you’ll also need to apply Electromagnetism will be in your Trials when you’ll need to review EVERYTHING. So it’s a good idea to knock these questions over where they stand now, rather than try to remember what the sticking points were before the HSC Trial!

The Key Outcomes
  • Be able to confidently answer exam-style questions relating to the motor effect, motion of charges in magnetic fields and flux-change/induction (Faraday/Lenz’s Laws).
  • Wrap-up the module so its “revision-ready” before the trials and quick to re-learn.
  • Tie off the loose ends now while the questions are fresh in your mind instead of trying to remember which parts were sticking points months down the track when prepping your revision for trials!
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by our Head of Sciences, Adrian
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Electromagnetism
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Monday 15th April

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

BOOK NOW

 

Workshop Teacher

Adrian is a qualified high school teacher, who has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Adrian was awarded the University Medal in both Physics and Chemistry at Sydney University, for coming 1st in the university.

He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland where he was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Adrian is Head of Sciences at Art of Smart, and is very passionate about teaching and would like to see all students reach their full potential.

Adrian has 5 years teaching experience supporting students across Chemistry, Physics and Maths, both in leading classes in schools and at our Hornsby Campus, as well as 1 on 1.


HSC Biology – Mastering Reproduction & Genetic Variation [Module 5]

Struggled with getting your head around the Mechanisms of Reproduction and Genetic Variation in the Year 12 Biology course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Reproduction and Genetic Variation in the new HSC Syllabus Module 5 for Biology!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Wednesday 15th April from 9:30am-12:30pm, we will help you:

  • Master the mechanisms of reproduction
  • Develop a strong understanding of genetic variation
  • Get confident with chromosomes, alleles, punnet squares, pedigrees, autosomal, sex-linkage, co-dominance
  • Learn how to apply all of this to HSC-style questions!
Why is it important to master this now?

The next time you’ll also need to apply Hereditary Module 6 will be in your Trials when you’ll need to review EVERYTHING. So it’s a good idea to knock these questions over where they stand now, rather than try to remember what the sticking points were before the HSC Trial!

The Key Outcomes
  • Be able to confidently answer exam-style questions relating to the reproduction and genetic variation
  • Wrap-up the module so its “revision-ready” before the Trials and quick to re-learn.
  • Tie off the loose ends now while the questions are fresh in your mind instead of trying to remember which parts were sticking points months down the track when prepping your revision for Trials!
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Module 6!
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Wednesday 17th April

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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HSC Economics – Mastering Australia’s Balance of Payments

Studied Australia’s Balance of Payments this Term and are still confused?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master the Balance of Payments from Topic 2 of the HSC Economics syllabus!

In this 3-hour workshop during the school holidays on Thursday 18th April from 4-7pm, our CEO Rowan Kunz will help you:

  • Learn the specific categories of the Current Account and Capital and Financial Accounts
  • Master the relationship between the Current Account, Capital & Financial Account and the Exchange Rate
  • Develop your understanding of the key cyclical and structural factors that influence our Current Account
  • Apply your knowledge to typical HSC exam questions on the Balance of Payments
Why is it important to master this now?

The Balance of Payments is a central part of the HSC Economics Course – it interacts with Exchange Rates, External Stability, and Economic Policy all significant parts of the course.

If you don’t understand and master Balance of Payments, it makes the rest of the course considerably more challenging!

The Key Outcomes
  • Students will learn the categories of the accounts on the Balance of Payments and how to calculate the size of these
  • Develop their understanding of the link between the Balance of Payments and the Exchange Rate
  • Learn the key cyclical and structural factors that influence Australia’s Balance of Payment Trends
  • Use their understanding of the Balance of Payments to answer HSC questions to prepare for HSC Trials
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by our CEO, Rowan Kunz
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master the Balance of Payments
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Thursday 18th April

Time: 4-7pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Workshop Teacher

Rowan Kunz is the CEO of Art of Smart Education, a multi-award winning provider of world-class tutoring and mentoring. Our mission is to help students confidently answer the question, “What do I do with my life when I finish school and how do I get there?”

Rowan has over a decade of experience working with over 10,000 high school students across Australia. He is the author of Secrets of HSC Success Revealed and has conducted 8+ years of research with the top 2% of students in Australia, who score ATARs over 98.

Along the journey, Rowan has been named one of Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs by Anthill Magazine and his online TV show for high school students has been viewed more than 1,500,000 times on Youtube.

Rowan has taught HSC Economics for 10 years and his students have topped NSW in Economics.


HSC Standard Maths – Mastering Statistics

Struggled in Term 1 with understanding Statistics in the Year 12 Standard Maths course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Statistics for the Year 12 Standard Maths!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Tuesday 16th April from 1-4pm we’re going to help you:

  • Learn to apply statistical knowledge to determine the spread of data.
  • Focus on determining Pearson’s coefficient and the line of best-fit equation.
  • Master applications of the z-score and empirical rule.
  • Get confident with applications of loan and annuities calculations
Why is it important to master this now?

Being a new addition to the syllabus it is often a daunting topic for students to get their head around.

With HSC Trials coming up it is always a good idea to grasp the new topics faster to ensure there are no surprises in your exams!

The Key Outcomes
  • Master the new HSC syllabus Statistics topic
  • Apply this to practise HSC-style questions so you can get confident
  • Prepare for your HSC Trials by mastering this topic now
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Y12 Standard Maths
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th April

Time: 1-4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Our Year 11 HSC Mastery Workshops are short 3-hour, highly targeted sessions that are designed to help students master the most challenging parts of the Preliminary HSC Course taught in Term 1 so that students have a strong foundation going into Term 2 as the content and difficulty increases.
Select your subject to find out more:
English
Mathematics (Advanced – 2U)
Mathematics Extension 1 (3U)
Chemistry
Physics

Prelim HSC English – Mastering Essay Writing for the HSC

Struggle with writing sophisticated essays for English?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Essay Writing for the new HSC English Syllabus!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Wednesday 17th April from 1-4pm we’re going to help you:

  • Write a Band 6 HSC English Essay for Year 11 and 12
  • Craft a compelling thesis statement
  • Identify key ideas to explore in your essay
  • Write a clear, succinct introduction
  • Construct relevant, insightful analysis of your texts
  • Craft topic and linking sentences
  • Round out your essay with a clear conclusion
Why is it important to master this now?

With the new HSC syllabus changing assessment types, it means memorising essays for assessments will no longer work.

Instead, students need to be building up their writing skills and this takes time! So the best time to work on this is in Year 11 before things count!

What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an experienced HSC English teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the session at 15 students maximum
  • A resource booklet that guides you through how to craft Band 6 essays
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Wednesday 17th April

Time: 1-4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

BOOK NOW

 

Workshop Teacher

Dr Anna McHugh is a qualified and experienced high school teacher who has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma of Education from University of New England, and a PhD from the University of Sydney. Anna also spent a number of years working on a 2nd PhD at Oxford University!

Anna has had over 10 years extensive experience teaching in some of NSW’s top schools, including PLC Croydon, Meriden School and Trinity Grammar as an English and History teacher and as Head of Student Research, supporting Year 11 and 12 students with their major works, and extended research projects.

Anna is incredibly passionate about English and creative writing and is the author of 3 textbooks with Macmillan Education on creative writing, including “HSC Creative Writing – Area of Study” which is the go-to textbook for HSC students for creative writing.


Prelim Adv Mathematics – Mastering Functions & Curve Sketching

Struggled in Term 1 with understanding Functions and Curve Sketching in the Year 11 2U Maths course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Functions and Curve Sketching for the Year 11 2U Maths!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Tuesday 16th April from 1pm-4pm, we’re going to help you:

  • Differentiate between functions and relations.
  • Master completing the square and Index laws
  • Learn Composite functions
  • Apply and determine the domain and range of functions to curve sketching.
  • Master Absolute value and quadratic inequalities
Why is it important to master this now?

Building the foundations of your Advanced Math knowledge early on is important and mastering functions and curve sketching and will help you progress faster throughout Year 11.

These topics will play a major role in your first assessment, so mastering them ensures you are able to attempt all exam questions!

The Key Outcomes
  • Learn the foundations of factorising, including completing the square
  • Apply log laws to exam style questions
  • Determine the domain and range of functions given equations and graphs
  • Graph functions given equations and determine their domain, range and intercepts.
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Y11 2U Maths
How can I attend and what is the cost??

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3-hour workshop
Date:
 Tuesday 16th April
Time: 1 pm – 4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

BOOK NOW

 

Workshop Teacher

Terry is a qualified teacher who has completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of New South Wales, where he has been awarded the NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarship in 2016.

Terry is a graduate of James Ruse Agricultural High School where he scored an ATAR of 96.80, placing him in the top 3.2% of NSW and has taught at Normanhurst Boys, Hornsby Girls, North Sydney Boys, and Pymble Ladies College.

Terry leads our 2U and 3U Maths classes at our Hornsby campus.


Prelim Extension 1 Maths – Mastering Parametrics, Polynomials & Curve Sketching

Struggled in Term 1 with getting your head around Parametrics, Polynomials and Curve Sketching in the Year 11 3U Maths course?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master the applications of Parametrics and Polynomials to Curve Sketching for Year 11 3U Maths!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Monday 15th April from 9:30am-12:30pm, we’re going to help you:

  • Learn to apply parametric equations to convert to cartesian form.
  • Determine equations of functions in parametric form.
  • Using equations, find the range and domain of functions in order to sketch them.
  • Determine the roots of polynomials and apply this to curve sketching
Why is it important to master this now?

A lot of your mathematical studies in Year 11 and 12 will require you to analyse and sketch curves given different mathematical information.

Mastering this skill earlier on with make it easier to tackle the related Year 12 topics. Parametric knowledge is a topic that can be assessed in Year 12as part of further curve sketching, making it a vital skill to master early on.

The Key Outcomes
  • Students will learn to apply parametrics to curve sketching and exam style questions.
  • Familiarise themselves with conversions between cartesian and parametric form
  • Use polynomials to determine the roots of an equation and apply this knowledge to sketch the given curve.
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by an incredible teacher!
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Y11 3U Maths

Investment: $120 for 3 hours of support
Date: Monday 15th April
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (inlc GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date:
Monday 15th April 
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

BOOK NOW

 

Workshop Teacher

Terry is a qualified teacher who has completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of New South Wales, where he has been awarded the NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarship in 2016.

Terry is a graduate of James Ruse Agricultural High School where he scored an ATAR of 96.80, placing him in the top 3.2% of NSW and has taught at Normanhurst Boys, Hornsby Girls, North Sydney Boys, and Pymble Ladies College.

Terry leads our 2U and 3U Maths classes at our Hornsby campus.


Prelim HSC Chemistry – Mastering the Atomic Structure [Module 1]

Just finished Term 1 of Year 11 Chemistry and found it challenging?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master the Atomic Structure from Module 1 of the new HSC Chemistry syllabus!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Tuesday 16th April from 9:30am-12:30pm, our Head of Science, Adrian will help you:

  • Master the SPDF notation for electron structures up to element 20.
  • Learn how to apply electronic structure and reasoning to exam style questions.
  • Review electronegativity, atomic radii, ionisation energy, valence, absorption/emission spectra
  • Get an in-depth understanding of electronic structure mass detection technique (Thompson’s experiment and mass spectrometry)
  • Master how to calculate molar mass from given information.
Why is it important to master this now?

These are the concepts that sit in the engine room of all the incoming Chemistry for the next two years for your HSC.

A solid understanding of the structure underneath the periodic table is literally the machinery that you will use to pull in your understanding of the rest of the course as you move forward through it.

The Key Outcomes
  • Students will learn the basics of the atomic structure and apply this reasoning to exam style questions
  • Use Thomson’s experiment to determine the approximate molar mass of elements
  • Apply chemical reasoning to determine the nature of substances given its properties
  • Students will build the foundation of their understanding for the continuation of their chemistry studies in the upcoming 2 years
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by our Head of Sciences, Adrian
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master the Atomic Structure!
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th April

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

BOOK NOW

 

Workshop Teacher

Adrian is a qualified high school teacher, who has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Adrian was awarded the University Medal in both Physics and Chemistry at Sydney University, for coming 1st in the university.

He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland where he was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Adrian is Head of Sciences at Art of Smart, and is very passionate about teaching and would like to see all students reach their full potential.

Adrian has 5 years teaching experience supporting students across Chemistry, Physics and Maths, both in leading classes in schools and at our Hornsby Campus, as well as 1 on 1.


Prelim HSC Chemistry – Mastering Chemical Bonding [Module 1]

Just finished Term 1 of Year 11 Chemistry and found it challenging?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master Chemical Bonding from Module 1 of the new HSC Chemistry syllabus!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Tuesday 16th April from 1-4pm, our Head of Sciences, Adrian will help you:

  • Master ionic lattices in terms of lattice energy
  • Understand metallic bonding in terms of the atomic theory learned earlier in the module!
  • Use your understanding of atoms (electronegativity, size etc.) to explain and describe covalent bonding
  • Practice with drawing out Lewis Structures for molecules in isolation and molecules in the context of reactions
  • Learn how to master predictions of molecular geometry using the positions of bonding electrons and non-bonding electrons
Why is it important to master this now?

Often a topic that students struggle with is the basis of bonding. In order to perform well in HSC Chemistry, students must have the foundation set out and mastered. Tackling any knowledge gaps early on will allow students to progress easily through this course

Although it is not directly addressed, chemical bonding is an underlying concept throughout your Year 11 and 12 studies which students will be required to apply constantly. So mastering how to differentiate the bonding types will help you ace your first exam and create a strong foundation for the entire HSC course!

Finally, you will also be spending a very large amount of time drawing covalent bonds in Year 12! Study smart and learn this section well to make your learning smoother later on in the course when you’re juggling things like Depth Studies!

The Key Outcomes
  • Students will learn to differentiate between bonding types and determine the bonding nature of substances from the periodic table
  • Students will also apply this knowledge to the bonding of compounds
  • Learn to apply how bonding types determine the chemical and physical strength of substances
  • Explore the differences between intermolecular and intramolecular bonding and their impact on chemical structures
  • Learn how to determine molecular geometry
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by our Head of Sciences, Adrian
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Chemical Bonding
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th April

Time: 1-4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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Workshop Teacher

Adrian is a qualified high school teacher, who has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Adrian was awarded the University Medal in both Physics and Chemistry at Sydney University, for coming 1st in the university.

He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland where he was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Adrian is Head of Sciences at Art of Smart, and is very passionate about teaching and would like to see all students reach their full potential.

Adrian has 5 years teaching experience supporting students across Chemistry, Physics and Maths, both in leading classes in schools and at our Hornsby Campus, as well as 1 on 1.


Prelim HSC Physics – Mastering Your Year 11 Depth Study

Studying Physics in Year 11 and have your Depth Study coming up in Term 2?

In this HSC Mastery Holiday Workshop, we’re going to help you master how to conduct, write and craft a Band 6 Depth Study for Physics!

In this 3 workshop during the school holidays on Monday 15th April from 1-4pm, our Head of Science, Adrian will help you:

  • Get clarity on the marking criteria through analysing previous depth studies
  • Show you step by step how to write a background theory section (i.e. via literature review/research)
  • Learn how to formulate hypotheses including how to use existing theories to develop testable/falsifiable/quantifiable hypotheses for you that help you set up your depth study to almost write itself
  • Master how to do data analysis
  • Understand how to write a solid discussion section where you pit your hypotheses/background theory section against your data analysis section
  • Learn how to account for divergences (in a scientific marks-winning way) between experimental data and the relationships theoretically predicted
Why is it important to master this now?

All students do a depth study in both Year 11 and also in Year 12, so it’s a key skill to develop!

While you are well prepared for this in Year 12 (you will have already done one depth study by then and got feedback and learned lessons!) in Year 11 the requirements are above and beyond anything you’re used to from experiments in junior science.

As a result, most students are often lost about what’s actually expected of them for their final submission of a depth study product (report or poster or some other “communicating” model) so this workshop will help you overcome this by getting clarity on how to write your Depth Study for Year 11!

The Key Outcomes
  • Students gain clarity on what’s required of them in terms of final product/submission they have to make.
  • Students get to practice with performing in-depth data analyses and making considerations/improvements to experimental processes in view of accuracy/reliability/precision etc.
  • These are skills that will come up in a big way shortly for most students heading into a year 11 depth study. You then get feedback on the processes that you can take with you into the year 12 depth study.
What’s included?
  • 3-hour workshop run by our Head of Sciences, Adrian
  • Small personalised class – so you’re not one of 100 students in a big lecture room. We cap the sessions at 15 students maximum
  • Lesson notes and practice questions to help you master Year 11 Physics Depth Studies
How can I attend and what is the cost?

Seats are strictly limited to 15 spots, so book your place in our class today!

Investment: $120 (incl GST) for 3 hour workshop
Date: Mondau 15th April

Time: 1-4pm
Location: Level 1, 252 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

BOOK NOW

 

Workshop Teacher

Adrian is a qualified high school teacher, who has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Adrian was awarded the University Medal in both Physics and Chemistry at Sydney University, for coming 1st in the university.

He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland where he was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Adrian is Head of Sciences at Art of Smart, and is very passionate about teaching and would like to see all students reach their full potential.

Adrian has 5 years teaching experience supporting students across Chemistry, Physics and Maths, both in leading classes in schools and at our Hornsby Campus, as well as 1 on 1.

 

 

 

 

 

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