Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Chemistry Exam Preparation Course (September)

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

Prepare for HSC Chemistry the smart way with HSC Chemistry preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This course provides consolidation of the key content from the 3 Core modules: Production of Materials, The Acidic Environment and Chemical Monitoring and Management skills needed to access and apply chemical knowledge in the HSC exam and the higher order thinking needed to push student achievement into Band 6. 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 3-part series covering key areas from within this subject’s syllabus. Other courses include HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 1), HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 2) and HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 3).


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Answer a range of questions covering the content, concepts and skills in the module.
  • Critically evaluate their 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.
  • Critically analyse experimental methods and comment meaningfully on validity, reliability and accuracy.
  • Analyse, process and apply quantitative chemical data to solve problems.


(Aligned to NESA Syllabus Reference Points)

Content and past examination questions from the 3 core modules will be covered:

9.2 Production of Materials
9.3 Acidic Environment
9.4 Chemical Monitoring and Management

Relevant Skills from the 9.1 Module will also be covered.

Intended Audience

Only current Year 12 students should attend this course in 2018. Changes to the Year 12 syllabus will be introduced in 2019. This course content is therefore not suitable for current Years 10 – 11 students.

Delivery Style

This HSC Chemistry course is delivered as activity-based workshops where students explore and apply chemistry knowledge and skills in a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions while receiving immediate feedback.


  • HSC Questions from recent years on the relevant modules.
  • HSC Sample Answers from recent years on the relevant modules.

Course Evaluation

This course will be evaluated via an online student questionnaire delivered in class.

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
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • 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.