Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Chemistry Exam Preparation Course (September)

HSC Chemistry. The smart way to prepare for your HSC.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

This course provides consolidation of the key content from HSC Modules 5 to 8. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply chemical knowledge in the HSC exam. The workshops are activity based whereby students explore and apply chemical knowledge and skills using a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions with immediate feedback from teachers. In short, this course is designed to review key concepts and skills with a view to maximising results in the HSC Exam.

This is an end of year exam preparation course preceded by a four-part series covering key areas from within this subject’s syllabus. Other courses include HSC Chemistry Preparation (Part 1), HSC Chemistry Preparation (Part 2), HSC Chemistry Preparation (Part 3) and HSC Chemistry Preparation (Part 4).


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • answer a range of questions covering the content, concepts and skills in the module
  • critically evaluate your own and others' answers to improve the quality of responses to assessment tasks
  • identify the relationships between key concepts in the module
  • apply strategies for problem solving to improve the quality and accuracy of responses to assessment tasks
  • analyse experimental methods and comment meaningfully on validity, reliability and accuracy
  • analyse, process and apply quantitative chemical data to solve problems.


Content and past examination questions from the four HSC Modules:

  • Module 5 Equilibrium and Acid Reactions
  • Module 6 Acid/Base Reactions
  • Module 7 Organic Chemistry
  • Module 8 Applying Chemical Ideas

Intended audience

Year 11 and Year 12 students wishing to undertake additional study for the new HSC Chemistry Syllabus (2017).

Delivery style

Delivered as a one-day activity-based workshop where you will explore and apply chemistry knowledge and skills in a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions while receiving immediate feedback.


You will receive electronic copies of the following:

  • course notes including relevant theory and worked examples, with notes for revision
  • examination tips and tricks.

Bring your own device

You are required to bring your own device (Windows or Mac) and a power chord. Please ensure your device is fully charged as access to power is limited.

Please note that University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide

While you progress through this journey and also the conclusion of your schooling life, we know you’ll have a lot on your mind – exams, future study, careers – but remember, while keeping focused on these bigger goals and aspirations, it’s also important not to forget your own health and well-being.

For tips on staying motivated and keeping focused, dealing with anxiety, keeping healthy, relaxation, pre-study exercise and more, read our article Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

What others say.

  • I found the way that the information was presented to us was very easy to learn and understand. There were many new exam techniques that I learnt that will be useful in my HSC chemistry exam.

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