High School Years 7 - 8

Junior High School Years 7 - 8

  • Courses Overview
  • How can we help
  • How we do well
  • Important Exams

Class Structure

At SIGI learners we focus on the three core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Lessons occur once every week and have a duration of 3 hours. 1 hour is allocated to each core subject.

Every week, homework is allocated and marked by the tutors, with feedback given and questions regarding it answered during the next week.  At the end of the term, reports are generated and the tutors can be arranged to talk with the parents if it is required.

Finally, students are encouraged not to sacrifice their extra-curricular activities for their tuition studies!  We understand that high school should be fun and exciting, so sports, music, dance and community activities should be continued!  Students can arrange for different times for tuition if there is a clash.

English

English is the leading language of the world and a mastery of it is crucial to effective communication. When it comes to studying English academically, SIGI Learners immerse the students into all and the most crucial aspects of the subject.

Students can expect to develop strong:

  • Reading & comprehension skills
  • Writing skills
  • Spelling & vocabulary
  • Grammar & punctuation
  • Creative writing
  • Written expression
  • Different text types
  • Critical Thinking
Maths

Mathematics is reasoning with numbers, established rules and patterns. It is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields and the beauty of it is its elegant simplicity and certainty. SIGI students build a strong proficiency in:

  • Basic maths concepts
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical reasoning
  • Mathematical deduction
  • Application of mathematic concepts
  • Higher calculation power
  • Speed and accuracy
Science

Science is the embodiment of knowledge of all theories and laws of our natural world. At SIGI Learners, science is our specialty subject. More importantly, science is our passion. SIGI Learners science courses are a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of science. We strive to motivate all students to be knowledgeable and good scientists, as well being enthusiastic and enjoying the subject.

Students can expect to develop vital

Scientific skills and methodology:

  • Identifying
  • Observing
  • Investigating
  • Predicting
  • Recalling
  • Explaining

General Improvement

Need to do some catching up? Want to get slightly ahead? No problem. We have classes that allow students to build up their study skills without having to sacrifice time for other activities. Time spent here also helps students achieve a solid foundation of knowledge and gets a good study habit going.

Selective High School Entry

“Selective schools provide an educationally enriched environment for highly achieving, academically talented students” (NSW Public Schools, 2010).  Students normally sit for an entrance exam in Year 6 for enrolment at the start of Year 7 but it is extremely competitive and there is no major worry if it is not achieved

Vacancies may occur in Years 8-12 and students simply fill out a common application package to each selective school desired (a maximum of 4) to be considered for a place.

For more information, visit
http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/7-12assessments/selective8_12.php

NAPLAN

Students must sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. These are 4 national tests which assess students on their reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy skills. 

The tests for 2013 are scheduled for the 14th, 15th and 16th of May.

NAPLAN is done in conjunction with your own school’s Half Yearly and Yearly examinations.

For more information, visit
http://www.naplan.edu.au/

ICAS Competitions

Your school may participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) assessment programs, which offer tests in English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Skills, Writing and Spelling. 

Marks for these tests are not explicitly used in school assessment proceedings but they help immensely in the assessment of students’ general knowledge in the respective fields of each test.  These are assessments of critical thinking capabilities rather than information recall and it is strongly suggested that students undertake these assessments. The dates for each test are posted below, sourced from the Education Assessment Australia website http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/

Selective High School Examination

Back then, selective high schools had a single purpose of educating students to progress to university. Today, these schools specialise in taking care of academically gifted and talented students, who can underachieve if their educational needs are not met. These schools also provide a peer group for students who would otherwise be socially and academically isolated.

For more information, visit
http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/k-6assessments/shsplacement/index.php