Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Physics Exam Preparation Course (September)

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

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

This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the 3 Core modules: Space, Motors and Generators and From Ideas to Implementation. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply physics knowledge in an HSC assessment context and the higher order thinking needed to push student achievement into Band 6.

The workshops are activity based whereby students explore and apply 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 Physics 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 Physics Preparation Course (Part 1), HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 2) and HSC Physics 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 physical 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 Space
  • 9.3 Motors and Generators
  • 9.4 From Ideas to Implementation

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 Physics Exam Preparation course will be delivered as an activity-based workshop focused on honing your exam skills.

As this course is designed to assist students with their HSC exam preparation, they will be afforded the opportunity to raise individual issues or questions for resolution and clarification.


• 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.


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HSC Physics Exam Preparation Course (September)

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