Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Advanced (Part 3) (July)

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

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

This new course is the third in a series of four Mathematics Advanced courses and provides consolidation of the key content and skills from specific topics in the HSC Course. The program integral calculus and modelling financial situations. Prerequisite skills from the Mathematics Advanced Preliminary course will be reviewed. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised.

Other courses in this series include HSC Mathematics Preparation – Advanced (Part 1) (January) and HSC Mathematics Preparation – Advanced (Part 2) (April). You do not need to attend all three parts in order to benefit.


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

  • use radians to measure angles and calculate arc lengths, as well as areas of sectors and segments
  • sketch and interpret trigonometric graphs
  • differentiate and integration functions involving exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric functions
  • identify rates of change as derivatives with respect to time and solve problems involving exponential growth and decay and velocity and acceleration as time derivatives
  • answer a range of questions based on the topics covered
  • critically evaluate your own and others' solutions to improve the quality of responses in assessment tasks
  • interpret mathematical language of examination questions to better understand the steps required in a quality solution.


The following topics from the Mathematics Advanced HSC syllabus will be covered:

  • MA-C4 Integral Calculus
  • MA-M1 Modelling Financial Situations

Intended audience

Year 12 students or accelerated Year 11 students who have already completed the previous topics.

Delivery style

Delivered as a two-day activity-based workshop where we will explore and apply mathematical knowledge and skills in a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions. Practice exercises are carefully graded and you will receive immediate feedback.


You will receive electronic copies of the following:

  • a course booklet including theory and worked examples, covering all syllabus dot points from the relevant topics
  • solutions to all questions in the course booklet
  • relevant past examination questions from the previous mathematics course, as well as from other educational jurisdictions, with sample answers provided.

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.

Course evaluation

This course will be evaluated via an email on-line 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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