It sounds like you want a book which approaches the topic in a more intuitive way, and ties together the key concepts / theoretical aspects, rather than just more exercises to sharpen your technique.

Oscar Fernandez has a couple of nice books you might like. One is called "Everyday Calculus" and illustrates calculus concepts in real world contexts (and not the contrived "real-world" contexts found in textbook questions). A more recent one is "Calculus Simplified" which is a very concise version of the key calculus concepts in Methods (and a little bit of Spec), although this one is more textbook-y, containing worked examples and exercises. Both are accessible to good VCE maths students.