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Ignite Program

What is the Ignite Program?

The Ignite Program is designed specifically for students who want to get a head start on their entrance exam preparation but are too early to undertake our traditional workshop programs. The Ignite Program is available for English and Maths subjects, with a different focus each term (scroll down to learn more). Through the workshops, students will build essential knowledge and skills in an engaging and interactive format, supported by an experienced and passionate teacher.

 

Who is the Ignite Program for?

​There are two different levels of the Ignite Program:

  1. Student aiming for Year 9 Entry: for students currently at the end of Year 6 or in Year 7 who will be sitting a Year 9 entry exam in Year 8.

  2. Students aiming for Year 7 Entry: for students currently at the end of Year 4 or in Year 5 who will be sitting a Year 7 entry exam in Year 6. 

Does the Ignite Program replace other Hendersons' Programs?

No, the Ignite Program is different from Hendersons' traditional workshops. While both still focus on exam preparation, the Ignite Program is designed to allow teachers and students to focus on unpacking topics and learning core skills before moving on. After a student completes the Ignite Program, we still recommend they complete the relevant Hendersons' Program to consolidate their exam preparations.

 

What if my child doesn't complete all four terms of the Ignite Program? How will completing part of Ignite help my child?

Even completing a single term of the Ignite Program can be beneficial to your child. The Ignite Program is a launching pad that familiarises students with Hendersons' programs, helps them get into the mindset needed to study and prepare for exams, and introduces key skills beyond mere content knowledge. For instance, in Year 7 Mathematics, we teach strategies for quick mental calculations, these can help across topics. Whether your child can complete one term of the Ignite Program, or four, your child will start the exam preparation workshops more confident, prepared, and ready to challenge themselves.

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Places are limited to 8 students per class, if you are interested in enrolling your child please book below:

Term 1 & Term 2 Subjects

Each term of the Ignite Program has its own focus and theme, you can read more about the first subjects available in 2024 below:

English

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Term 1, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Creative Writing

With a focus on diversity, students will learn how they can use their creative writing to explore issues of diversity and offer different perspectives - building skills that will show examiners nuance and depth in their writing.

Term 2, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Persuasive Writing

Students will explore issues around technology and learn how to present a coherent point of view and persuade their audience to agree with their perspective on a given issue.

Term 3, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Reading

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 4, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Language

Theme and topics TBC.

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Term 2, 2024

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Creative Writing

With a focus on mystery writing, students will explore the key features of quality narratives, learn how to craft characters and settings, and entice readers into their stories.

Term 3, 2024

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Persuasive Writing

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 4, 2024

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Reading

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 1, 2025

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Language

Theme and topics TBC.

Maths

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Term 2, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Number & Algebra

Students will explore the fundamentals of the strands Number and Algebra using a cake stall venture as context. From pricing to managing inventory and calculating profits, students will work through real-world and worded problems to help them practise applying mathematical concepts. For students preparing for SEHS exams, exposure and practise with worded problems is particularly important.

Term 3, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Space & Measurement

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 4, 2024

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Statistics & Probability

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 1, 2025

Year 6/7 for Year 9 Entry

Focus: Problem Solving

Theme and topics TBC.

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Term 2, 2024

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Number & Algebra

Core concepts and skills of the strands Number & Algebra will be explored through the theme of using money whilst shopping. Students will see real-world applications of mathematical concepts, helping them to see and practise their use in everyday life.

Term 3, 2024

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Space & Measurement

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 4, 2024

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Statistics & Probability

Theme and topics TBC.

Term 1, 2025

Year 4/5 for Year 7 Entry

Focus: Introduction to Problem Solving

Theme and topics TBC.

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