Year 9 Holiday Programs

Express Revision & Headstart Success Program

Our course structure for each program:

  • Between 1 hour and 55-minutes to 2 hour lessons per course, every day for 5 days. Please check our timetable for course running dates.
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Essential Poetry Skills

The study of poetry allows for a concentrated study of all that is important in English literature, and all that students have difficulty with. This course is designed to revise knowledge each student should already possess at his or her level, and then to build on this through a series of linked exercises that foster thinking, reading and writing skills together, providing a confidence in dealing with poetry in all aspects of the English syllabus.

Course Topics

  • Thinking About Poetry
  • Reading Poetry
  • Writing Poetry
  • Essay Writing on Poetry
  • Unseen Comprehension Tests
Young Einstein Science Extension Workshop

Get a headstart in Science by revising key science concepts and learning new science topics and skills. Our highly popular program ensures maximum skills development. A solid preparation for the new academic school year.

Course Topics

  • Natural and Human Communities
  • Density Weight and Pressure
  • Our Solar System
  • Life of a Star
  • Drawing Conclusion and Making Predictions
  • Understanding of Cell Division and Genetics
  • Interpreting Experimental Variables
  • Graphing
  • Electricity and Matter
  • Interpreting the Periodic Table
  • Designing Experiments
  • Identifying Relationships
  • Analysing Scientific and Earthquake Data
  • Young Einstein Quiz
  • Skills Test


Shakespearean Literature for Exam Success

The study of Shakespearean Literature is often challenging for high school students. This course is designed to consider a variety of Shakespearean texts to ensure students are comfortable in understanding Shakespeare, the Shakespearean context and to build confidence in skills for exam success.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop confidence to understand Shakespeare and Shakespearean context
  • Understand staging of Shakespeare
  • Understand language, ideas, symbols and concepts of selected Shakespearean texts
Maths Revision & Headstart on Key Topics

Get a headstart in Year 9 Maths by revising key Maths concepts and learning new Maths topics and skills. Our highly popular program ensures maximum skills development. A solid preparation for the new academic school year.

Course Topics

Day 1 – Data Handling
Day 2 – Coordinate Geometry
Day 3 – Indices I
Day 4 – Indices II
Day 5 – Use of formulae

Creative Writing & Genre Writing Workshop

An important component of the Junior English syllabus, and one of the more challenging aspects of the Senior High English curriculum concentrates on the students’ ability to respond on a personal and imaginative level to a variety of creative tasks. This course is devised to develop both thinking and writing skills to enable students to express themselves with confidence in their own ideas, and with sufficient depth of feeling as to appeal to a reader’s imagination. This course is therefore designed around a series of linked exercises encouraging the development of both imagination and style.

Course Topics

  • Characterisation
  • Narrative, Setting & Context
  • Genre Writing
  • Style
  • Creative Writing in Exams
  • Dramatic Writing
Future Writer’s Workshops

The Future Writers Workshop series is under the guidance of teachers who will motivate students and develop their skills to become successful future writers.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Master basic English skills such as spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Develop creativity in composing effective, original imaginative writing
  • Explore advanced writing skills and techniques
  • Experience academic enrichment in a challenging but supportive environment alongside students of similar ages, under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic teachers
Report & Essay Writing Workshop

Develop skills to master report writing and essay writing and ensure you have strong foundations and confidence to write for different subject matter.

Course Goals

Among the outcomes:

  • Develop skills in Report Writing & Discussion Writing
  • Develop skills in Essay Writing
  • Understand Essay Structures
  • Develop skills in Composition Writing
  • Develop skills in Speech Writing
  • Develop skills in summary writing
  • Develop skills in writing an essay from notes
  • Develop skills in writing letters
  • On Campus

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