We strongly believe that the secrets to the HSC lie in the experiences of those who have proven their ability, and our staff are handpicked from the very best performers of the state. They are well-rounded, ambitious young leaders who are passionate about their work. Their marks speak volumes, but our tutors are inspiring in their teaching ability and style.
At Ace, our teaching style and resources are centred heavily around exam preparation. Our students are motivated and hard working, and our course places little value on homework or enforcing discipline or work ethic. Rather, we streamline our theory content and have dedicated hours to exam-style questions that are worked through by our staff, placing focus on how to create a perfect response.
Personalised and Comprehensive
Our staff go above and beyond at Ace. Students are always welcome to bring in their own upcoming assessments, and often we will create specific classes for specific schools. We run a number of free seminars throughout the year to help our students with their applications or UMAT examinations, and our tutorials are an open forum for any kind of work that our tutor feels comfortable teaching. Ace is more than a college, it is a community and a place of learning, and we are passionate about creating a culture of mentorship and excellence.
Each week students will attend a 2 hour class (HSC) or 1.5 hour class (Preliminary) during which they learn new theoretical knowledge. Classes are designed to provide in-depth coverage of HSC and Preliminary syllabus. Students will create detailed in-class lesson notes based on the NSW syllabus that they can use for their revision prior to exams.
Each term course has a week dedicated to the practical experiments outlined in the syllabus. These experiments are heavily assessed in the current HSC with high importance placed on practical examinations, and as such our tutors spend the entire lesson breaking down the experiment structure, likely results and subsequent data analysis.
Problem Based Class
The hour long PBC that follows theory is arguably the most important time at Ace. Students revise what they have learnt through exam style questions. Our tutors work through each question with our students focusing on mark allocation and ideal response content and structure.
Each term has extensive in-class examination. Ranging from weekly quizzes to termly exams; our students are repeatedly tested in exam style conditions. Tutors then go through these questions and break apart student responses.
The final hour of teaching is a more interactive tutorial where our students move through a series of questions at their own pace, revising the content of the week before. Our tutors float throughout the class, helping students with any queries. During this time, students are encouraged to bring in their school assessments and any other other issues beyond their Ace work as appropriate.
Our final HSC term consists of ten HSC style Examinations for each topic. Students sit their respective exam during the week under complete exam conditions. Papers are then handed in, marked by our staff and then returned (with ranks) to students during weekend review classes. During this review, our tutors then break apart the entire exam and provide model responses.