Year 10 Fastcoach Program

Core Program

Our Year 10 Fastcoach Program covers the key subject areas of English (including Essay & Genre Writing), Maths and Science.

Our term courses are scheduled in line with public school term dates. There are 4 terms per year and usually 10 lessons per term, with one lesson each week. You can commence our courses at any time, however a new term starts in late January, April, July and October.

Our courses enable students to:

  • Improve English skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, genre and essay writing by using imaginative, interpretive and critical thinking to analyse and compose a variety of texts
  • Cover a variety of stimulating and challenging mathematics questions to systematically introduce and reinforce key concepts, and develop logical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop knowledge of science concepts and the scientific method through theoretical and practical learning and experimentation.

Program schedules are designed to allow maximum flexibility for students.

Course Structure
  • English (including Essay & Genre Writing), Maths and Science
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • 4 hour lessons per week, during term
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline

Year 10 ENGLISH

Term 1
Week 1 — Language and Ideas
Week 2 — Language and Power
Week 3 — Language and Values
Week 4 — Language and Theme
Week 5 — Language and Purpose
Week 6 — Reading for Context
Week 7 — Language of Images
Week 8 — Term Test
Week 9 — Objective Language
Week 10 — Subjective Language

Term 2
Week 1 — Reading Poetry
Week 2 — Writing Poetry
Week 3 — Informative Writing
Week 4 — Persuasive Writing
Week 5 — Reflective Writing
Week 6 — Essay Writing
Week 7 — Imaginative Writing
Week 8 — Term Test
Week 9 — Irony and Dissuasive
Week 10 — Intertextuality

Term 3
Week 1 — Ethos, Pathos & Logos
Week 2 — The Multimodal
Week 3 — Characterisation
Week 4 — Setting and Atmosphere
Week 5 — Narrative Conflict
Week 6 — Symbolic Association
Week 7 — Objectivity and Subjectivity
Week 8 — Term Test
Week 9 — Art of Rhetoric
Week 10 — Examination Essays

Term 4 (Year 11 Jumpstart)
Note: This outline applies to the English Advanced syllabus. Topics differ for English Standard and EAL/D.
Week 1 — Reading to Write I
Week 2 — Reading to Write II
Week 3 — Reading to Write III
Week 4 — Narratives that Shape our World I
Week 5 — Narratives that Shape our World II
Week 6 — Narratives that Shape our World III
Week 7 — Critical Study of Texts I
Week 8 — Critical Study of Texts II
Week 9 — The Craft of Writing I
Week 10 — The Craft of Writing II

Year 10 MATHS

Term 1
Week 1 — Factorization
Week 2 — Quadratic Equations I
Week 3 — Quadratic Equations II
Week 4 — Quadratic Graphs
Week 5 — Coordinate Geometry – Circle
Week 6 — Consumer Arithmetic – Hire and Purchase and Depreciation
Week 7 — More about Deductive Geometry
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Recap Probability and Conditional Probability
Week 10 — Normal Distribution

Term 2
Week 1 — Recap Statistics
Week 2 — Sample and Population: Sampling
Week 3 — Simultaneous Equations I
Week 4 — Simultaneous Equations II
Week 5 — Trigonometric Graphs, Area of Triangle
Week 6 — Solution to Triangle: Sine and Cosine Rule
Week 7 — Application of Trigonometry
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Reinforcement of Trigonometry
Week 10 — Indices

Term 3
Week 1 — Polynomial Functions I
Week 2 — Polynomial Functions II
Week 3 — Common Logarithms I
Week 4 — Common Logarithms II
Week 5 — Arithmetic Progression
Week 6 — Geometric Progression
Week 7 — Arithmetic Series
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Geometric Series
Week 10 — Reinforcement of A.P. & G.P.

Term 4 (Year 11 Jumpstart)
Note: This outline applies to the Mathematics (Advanced) syllabus. Topics differ for Mathematics Standard and Mathematics Extension 1.
Week 1 — Linear Modelling: Review of Linear Equations
Week 2 — Linear Modelling II: Simultaneous Linear Equations
Week 3 — Measurement I
Week 4 — Measurement II
Week 5 — Trigonometric Rations
Week 6 — Practical Problems in Trigonometry
Week 7 — Statistics: Organizing and Displaying Data
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Linear and Non-Linear Modelling: Direct & Inverse Variations
Week 10 — Similar Triangles and Scale Factors

Year 10 SCIENCE

Term 1
Week 1 — The Periodic Table
Week 2 — Reactivity of Metals
Week 3 — Ionic Bonding
Week 4 — Covalent Bonding
Week 5 — Writing Chemical Equations
Week 6 — Rate of Reactions
Week 7 — Production of Chemical Substances
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Measuring Motion
Week 10 — Force and Acceleration

Term 2
Week 1 — Newton’s Laws of Motion
Week 2 — Energy Conservation and Transformations
Week 3 — Motion Analysis and Calculations
Week 4 — The Big Bang Theory
Week 5 — Formation of Stars and Galaxies
Week 6 — Exploration of the Universe
Week 7 — Cycles in Nature
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Human Impacts on Natural Cycles
Week 10 — The Greenhouse Effect

Term 3
Week 1 — Atmospheric pollution
Week 2 — CFCs and the Ozone Depletion
Week 3 — Evolution
Week 4 — Meiosis and Fertilisation
Week 5 — Genes and Inheritance
Week 6 — DNA
Week 7 — Gene Technology
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Artificial Selection and Evolution Case Studies
Week 10 — Carbon Chemistry

Term 4 (Year 11 Jumpstart)
(Physics / Chemistry)
Week 1 — Kinematics / Properties & Structure of Matter I
Week 2 — Dynamics / Properties & Structure of Matter II
Week 3 — Waves I / Properties & Structure of Matter III
Week 4 — Waves II / Chemical Reactions I
Week 5 — Thermodynamics / Chemical Reactions II
Week 6 — Electricity I / Redox Reaction I
Week 7 — Electricity II / Redox Reaction I
Week 8 — End of Term Test / End of Term Test
Week 9 — Circular Motion / Reactive Chemistry
Week 10 — Practical and Data Processing Skills / Practical and Data Processing Skills

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