Event information

WHAT IS JCU STAR?

Tuition and revision school holiday workshops over three days for Year 12 students.

Current subjects include English, Chemistry and Maths Methods.

PROGRAM DATES

Chemistry:

  • Workshop 1 - 11-13 January 2023 (CNS & TSV)

Maths Methods:

  • Workshop 1 - 9-11 January 2023 (CNS & TSV)

English:

  • Workshop 1 - 9-11 January 2023 (CNS & TSV)

LOCATIONS

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

PRICE

Early Bird rate: $325

Full price: $375

Book before 26 December 2022 to get $50 off the full price

JCU STAR is a customised school holiday study program designed to help you finish Year 12 with the ATAR you want.

Looking for some extra help with Maths, English or Chemistry during the holidays?

Join JCU STAR for dedicated Maths, English and Chemistry study support.

The program will help you revise the year’s course content and get insight into what’s coming, upgrade your study skills and prepare you for external exams.

You’ll also receive a workbook with unique exercises to help guide your revision across the important Year 11 and 12 content that must be mastered for exam success.

Maths, English and Chemistry are key subjects for studying many popular courses at university including science, business and finance, engineering and IT.


Program delivered by experienced teachers.

Interactive learning sessions will be run by experienced teachers, who are specialists in Maths, English and Chemistry and currently teach them to Year 12 students like you.

Teachers will work through practice exam questions and offer assistance to identify where you can improve.  They will also give useful tips and tricks to ensure you use your exam time wisely.

The level of support you receive will be matched to suit your goals, whether that’s to do your best at exam time, max your ATAR, feel more confident, or anything in between.


Small group sizes, big results.

With limited places available in each group, you can interact more easily with your classmates and get quality feedback on your progress.

Learn more about the Mathematical Methods General Senior Syllabus, the Chemistry General Senior Syllabus, or the English General Senior Syllabus.


What is covered in the January workshops


Year 12 Maths Methods

Revise content from Units 1 & 2 that is essential knowledge moving into Year 12.

The workshop will also cover the criteria and skills required for the upcoming Internal Assessment 3: Problem Solving and Modelling Task, to maximise your results, as well as provide calculator skills, study tips and strategies for tackling simple, familiar and complex questions.


Year 12 Chemistry

Prepare for the upcoming Internal Assessment 2: Student Experiment, including interpreting the instrument-specific marking guide to maximise your marks.

You will also revise Units 1 & 2, helping to build knowledge and confidence moving into Year 12.


Year 12 English

Dedicated support ahead of your Internal Assessment 1: Written Response for a Public Audience. This will include thesis writing and planning skills, sentence crafting and purposeful punctuation.

You will also unpack the criteria to have a strong understanding of task requirements in order to maximise your marks.

Event bookings

CHEMISTRY

Choose one event only

Yr 12 Chemistry

Workshop 1 - CNS

Dates: 11-13 January 2023

Location: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

Time: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm all days.

Cost: Early bird rate $325, Full price $375.

Book before 26 December 2022 to save $50 off the full price.

Yr 12 Chemistry

Workshop 1 - TSV

Dates: 11-13 January 2023

Location: JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

Time: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm all days.

Cost: Early bird rate $325, Full price $375.

Book before 26 December 2022 to save $50 off the full price.

MATHS METHODS

Choose one event only

Yr 12 Maths Methods

Workshop 1 - CNS

Dates: 9-11 January 2023

Location: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

Time: 8.15 am - 12.15 pm all days.

Cost: Early bird rate $325, Full price $375.

Book before 26 December 2022 to save $50 off the full price.

Yr 12 Maths Methods

Workshop 1 - TSV

Dates: 9-11 January 2023

Location: JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

Time: 8.15 am - 12.15 pm all days.

Cost: Early bird rate $325, Full price $375.

Book before 26 December 2022 to save $50 off the full price.

ENGLISH

Choose one event only

Yr 12 English

Workshop 1 - CNS

Dates: 9-11 January 2023

Location: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

Time: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm all days.

Cost: Early bird rate $325, Full price $375.

Book before 26 December 2022 to save $50 off the full price.

Yr 12 English

Workshop 1 - TSV

Dates: 9-11 January 2023

Location: JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

Time: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm all days.

Cost: Early bird rate $325, Full price $375.

Book before 26 December 2022 to save $50 off the full price.

Student feedback

"I’m leaving with a lot of new skills and knowledge and a much more positive outlook for my maths exam."

"I liked that we were able to work together, it motivates me to attempt questions that I never thought I was capable of answering."

"I just wish the program covered more than three days because it was extremely beneficial and enjoyable, and I will definitely be recommending it to others. I cannot stress how much this program helped me."

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Program FAQs

Whether you're a high performer wanting to max out your ATAR, or you're looking to gain more confidence to get you through Year 12, JCU STAR will provide tailored support to match your learning goals.


The program runs for a total of 12 hours over three days, split into 4-hour daily learning sessions.

DATES

Chemistry:

  • Workshop 1 - 11-13 January 2023 (CNS & TSV)

Maths Methods:

  • Workshop 1 - 9-11 January 2023 (CNS & TSV)

English:

  • Workshop 1 - 9-11 January 2023 (CNS & TSV)

JCU STAR learning sessions will be held on campus at:

– JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

– JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas


JCU STAR is more than your standard revision program. This program takes a deep dive into developing your complex problem solving skills.

Experienced, current Year 12 teachers will walk you through complex and unfamiliar learning processes, building the confidence and resilience you need to get you through Year 12 and beyond. You will receive a dedicated workbook to further support your grasp of the subject. The workbook is yours to keep.


We're here to help answer your questions

Contact us via email hello@jcu.edu.au

or phone 1800 943 499


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