Year 7 Fastcoach Program

Core Program

Our Year 7 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
  • 3.5 hour lessons per week, during term
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline

Year 7 ENGLISH

Term 1
Week 1 — Fictional Writing: Subject and Character
Week 2 — Factual Writing: Text Analysis
Week 3 — Language Analysis: Close Reading For Factual Writing
Week 4 — Language Analysis: Close Reading For Fictional Writing
Week 5 — Purpose and Media: Reading and Writing
Week 6 — Fictional Writing: Creating Character
Week 7 — Fictional Writing: Narrative, Setting and Tone
Week 8 — Revision and Examination Skills
Week 9 — Genre Writing Skills: Satire
Week 10 — Writing Skills: Using Language For Effect

Term 2
Week 1 — Comprehension Skills: Reading For Ideas
Week 2 — Comprehension Skills: Expressing Understanding
Week 3 —Writing Skills: Report Writing
Week 4 —Writing Skills: Analysis of Texts
Week 5 —Writing Skills: Effective Essay Writing
Week 6 —Writing Skills: Feature Articles and Creative Writing
Week 7 — Writing Skills: Reading Poetry
Week 8 —Writing Skills: Interviews AND Examination
Week 9 —Writing Skills: Elements of Creative Writing
Week 10 — Reading and Writing: Composer and Context

Term 3
Week 1 — Conflict: Introduction
Week 2 — Creating Characters
Week 3 — Conflict: Setting and Atmosphere
Week 4 — Conflict: Theme and Structure
Week 5 — Conflict: Symbolism
Week 6 — Types of Conflict: Social Conflict
Week 7 — Types of Conflict: Psychological Conflict
Week 8 — Examination
Week 9 — Poetry: Poetic Techniques
Week 10 —Poetry: Writing Poetry

Term 4
Week 1 — Justice: Approaching the Area of Study I
Week 2 — Justice: Approaching the Area of Study II
Week 3 — Justice: Comparing & Contrasting Texts
Week 4 — Justice: Building Arguments
Week 5 — Genre Writing: Diaries, Journals
Week 6 — Genre Writing: Letter Writing
Week 7 — Genre Writing: Speeches
Week 8 — Genre Writing:  Cartoons & Interviews
Week 9 — Genre Writing: Visual Texts
Week 10 — Reading Visuals:  Film Reviews

Year 7 MATHS

Term 1
Week 1 — L.C.M. & H.C.F.
Week 2 — Fractions and Decimals
Week 3 — Percentages in Everyday Life
Week 4 — Ratio and Percentages
Week 5 — Exploring Numbers and Number Patterns
Week 6 — Rounding and Estimating
Week 7 — Directed Numbers
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Introduction to Algebra
Week 10 — Algebra II

Term 2
Week 1 — Simple Equations
Week 2 — Introduction to Co-ordinates I
Week 3 — Introduction to Co-ordinates II
Week 4 — Graphs of Linear Equation
Week 5 — Geometry I
Week 6 — Geometry II
Week 7 — Geometry III
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Pythagoras’ Theorem
Week 10 — Applications of Pythagoras’ Theorem

Term 3
Week 1 — Mensuration I (Length and Area)
Week 2 — Mensuration II (Volumes)
Week 3 — Mensuration III (Nets and Surface Area)
Week 4 — Reinforcement of Mensuration
Week 5 — Geometry I – Solids
Week 6 — 2-D Representation of 3-D Solids
Week 7 — Transformation
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Ratios and Proportions
Week 10 — Data Collection and Presentation

Term 4
Week 1 — Probability of One Event I
Week 2 — Probability of One Event II
Week 3 — Measures of Central Tendency
Week 4 — Comparing Data and Predicting Data
Week 5 — Percentages
Week 6 — Increasing Rate
Week 7 — Literal Equations
Week 8 — Revision & Test
Week 9 — Working Mathematically: Logical Thinking
Week 10 — Working Mathematically: Problem Solving

Year 7 SCIENCE

Term 1
Week 1 — What is Science? Introduction to Science in High School
Week 2 — The Scientific Method; Common Laboratory Equipment
Week 3 — Burning Substance; Using a Bunsen Burner
Week 4 — Measurements: Instruments & Scales
Week 5 — Interpreting and Drawing Graphs
Week 6 — Data Processing and Scientific Reports
Week 7 — Energy: Different Forms of Energy and Energy Transfer
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Separating Mixtures I
Week 10 — Separating Mixtures II

Term 2
Week 1 — Classification I: Making Use of a Key
Week 2 — Classification II: Constructing a Key
Week 3 — Living Things I
Week 4 — Living Things II: Vertebrates
Week 5 — Food Chains and Webs
Week 6 — Micro-organisms in Ecosystems
Week 7 — Energy Flow in Ecosystems
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Skill and Data Processing Test
Week 10 — Human Impacts and Sustainable Land Management

Term 3
Week Topic
Week 1 — Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
Week 2 — Uses of Renewable Energy
Week 3 — The Water Cycle
Week 4 — Water Recycling and Management
Week 5 — Motions of the Earth and Moon
Week 6 — Eclipse
Week 7 — Tides
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — The Seasons
Week 10 — Weather Science

Term 4
Week 1 — Models of the Solar System
Week 2 — Forces
Week 3 — Gravity
Week 4 — Simple Machines
Week 5 — Applications of Forces: Safety and Sports
Week 6 — Experimental Design and Evaluation of Experiments
Week 7 — Uses of Models in Science
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Density and Flotation
Week 10 — Dinosaurs

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