Getting your best Maths result/mark in your Matric (Grade 12) final exams is critical to getting into your university, college or career of choice. Did you know that employers still ask for your NSC certificate even after you have completed your post-school qualifications? They certainly do and your result is printed on your NSC Certificate forever. Many learners have requested that we help them prepare better and faster and so we have created a 4 week, high touch, extremely high quality Master Class where you will have the opportunity to work with one of South Africa’s best high school Maths educators, Trish Pike.
Trish Pike has prepared thousands of students over the last 30 years for their Matric exams with great success and now you have the opportunity to work with her and get her guidance, teaching and help as you prepare for your final exams. Study smart, that’s what we believe, and we cannot think of a better way to prepare for your final exams than by being guided by Trish over your final 4 weeks before your exams begin.
Sounds hard, it won’t be easy, you will need to do the work but you should be doing the work now anyway! We will help you do it better, faster, smarter! If you are going to cram then best you cram smart. The course is broken into 4 weeks with each week having a tailored focus area. Read more below or watch the video to get more insight into what is covered and how the Master Class runs. Make sure you give yourself the best chance to achieve the best result you possibly can by getting the best assistance and preparation out there. If you have any questions about the Master Class, reach out to us and we will gladly assist.
Friday live lessons with Trish Pike
Weekly video lessons on key topics
Curated practice sheets
Expert coaching and guidance
Spot tests to keep you prepared
Managed WhatsApp course group
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Why you need Trish Pike to help you prepare?
Trish Pike is our very own educational rockstar with decades of experience in the game. She is a leader in Advanced Programme Mathematics, high school Mathematics and National Benchmark Test preparation. Renowned for her dynamic, uplifting and engaging teaching style, Trish’s unique teaching philosophies encourage a classroom environment where student and teacher learn together. We are extremely excited to give you access to Trish online, from wherever you are, or might be, every Friday afternoon from 15:00 to 17:00 whilst this course runs.
Trish has served as a Head of Department in Mathematics at a number of schools including Thomas More College and Kearsney College where her results speak volumes.
Learners are literally busting down the door to learn from her due to her incredible teaching ability, experience, passion and care for her students and now you have the incredible opportunity to be taught and guided by Trish online over 4 weeks!
Who is this course for?
This course is for Grade 12 IEB and DBE (South African) learners who are writing their final NSC exams in October and November 2019 who want to be the most prepared they can be. The course is for all levels of Maths Core learners, from the learners aiming to get an A to learners looking to pass, we work with all the individual learners to help them get the best result they can.
Please note, this course is only for learners doing Maths Core and not for learners doing Maths Literacy. If you are a learner doing Maths Literacy and would like a similar course please reach out to us by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting help and we will see how we can help.
How does this course work?
The whole Masterclass takes place online! No need to move. No worrying about transport. All you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection! The course will run for 4 weeks with each week focusing on critical sections and topics that need to be mastered before learners write their final exams.
This intensive course, or bootcamp as it might be known in other circles, will start on Saturday the 14th September, just after the Matric learners are likely to have finished their trials exams.
The weeks will start on a Friday evening and end on the following week’s Friday afternoon. Starting on a Friday offers learners the opportunity to get ahead on a week by studying on the weekend. Each week will have curated teaching videos for learners to work through that will help revise key concepts. The amount of time needed to work through these videos will be 2 – 3 hours and so having access to these videos over the weekend is helpful. Further to the videos, each week learners will be given a revision sheet that they need to work through and practice key concepts over the week. This is where the magic happens. Guided practice is, what we believe, incredibly helpful to learners at this stage in their learning. And it doesn’t stop here! Every week on a Friday from 15:00 – 17:00 Trish will be running an online live teaching session where Trish will answer questions from the revision/practice worksheets and will dive into questions that learners struggle with. She will also outline exam tips relating to the week’s content and then overview the following week’s content.
No matter where you are in South Africa, you can get into the classroom with Trish! The Friday live sessions will be recorded and made available to the learners afterwards. So if you miss one, no problem!
What's covered in the course?
Week 1: Friday, 13th – Friday, 20 September 2019.
In this first week of the Masterclass, we will jump right in. We start by orientating you to the learning environment and course and then we move quickly into the first group of topics. These topics are:
- All about logarithms especially the functions. (No logarithmic laws) – Paper 1
- Trigonometric functions – Paper 2
- Probability – Paper 1
- Counting methods – Paper 1
Week 2: Friday, 20th – Friday, 27 September 2019.
Most schools will be on holiday this week and so we have placed Calculus preparation in this week because with guided focus and preparation we know we can really help learners improve on their Calculus, no matter what the level. With the added space that a holiday week offers we know learners will be able to put extra effort in.
In this week we cover Calculus and the revision sheet will really embed the concepts and constructs.
- Calculus – 1st Principles; Differentiation and Equations of tangents – Paper 1
- Calculus – All about cubic curves – Paper 1
- Calculus – All about cubic curves – Paper 1
- Calculus – Maximum and Minimum problems as well as rate of change – Paper 1
Week 3: Friday, 27th September – Friday, 4th October 2019.
This is likely to be your last week of school. Enjoy it but work still needs to be done. In this week we focus on the following:
- Finance Maths – Paper 1
- Analytical Geometry – Circles – Paper 2
- Trigonometric Rules – Paper 2
- Volume and Surface Area – Paper 2
Week 4: Friday, 4th October – Friday, 11th October 2019.
This is your week of study leave before your exams begin. Study right, study smart. It is the last week of this Maths Masterclass intensive. By this stage, you will be feeling much better about your upcoming final Maths exams because you will have put in the effort and will have been learning with the best!
In this final week we cover:
- Data Handling – Paper 2
- Euclidean Geometry – Circle Theorems
- Euclidean Geometry – Proportional Theorem and Similar triangles
- Trigonometry – general
Parents, this is what you need to know!
If you are a parent who is thinking about purchasing this course for their child, please note that we aim to involve you in this journey. Don’t worry! You won’t have to do any Math, not unless you really want to 🙂 However, this is a critical and stressful time for your child and so you have an important role to play in motivating and encouraging their progress. We do the heavy lifting but a supportive hand from a committed parent makes a massive difference too. With this in mind, we will send you messages to keep you in the loop on progress and also to give advice on how to keep your learner on track.
This course is meant to be intense and should be intense. Hard work pays off and this is a critical time for hard work. Putting in the right work at this stage can make a 10% difference (in our experience) in a learner’s Final Maths result. So although your child might be worried about doing this along with all the other learning they need to do, that should not be the reason not to do this course. In our opinion, the 8 hours needed per week for this course is exactly the level of extra effort (on top of their normal school hours) that your child needs to be putting in!