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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 1) (January)

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

This new course is the first in a series of three Mathematics Standard 2 courses. The course will provide consolidation of key content and skills from Mathematics Standard Year 11 course as this will be assumed knowledge for the HSC Mathematics Standard 2 Examination. The topics covered in this course include Algebra, Financial Mathematics, Measurement and Statistical Analysis.

Other courses in this series include HSC Mathematics Preparation – Standard 2 (Part 2) (April) and HSC Mathematics Preparation – Standard 2 (Part 3) (July). You do not need to attend all three parts in order to benefit. The series is supplemented by the HSC Mathematics – Standard 2 Exam Preparation Course (September) to prepare for end of year exams.


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

  • use algebraic and graphical techniques to compare alternative solutions to contextual problems
  • represent information in symbolic, graphical and tabular form
  • solve problems involving quantity measurement, including accuracy and the choice of relevant units
  • perform calculations in relation to two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures
  • model relevant financial situations using appropriate tools
  • make predictions about everyday situations based on simple mathematical models
  • develop and carry out simple statistical processes to answer questions posed
  • solve probability problems involving multistage events
  • use appropriate technology to investigate, organise and interpret information in a range of contexts
  • justify a response to a given problem using appropriate mathematical terminology and/or calculations.


The following topics from the Mathematics Standard syllabus will be covered:

  • Formulae and Equations
  • Linear Relationships
  • Interest and Depreciation
  • Earning and Managing Money
  • Practicalities of Measurement
  • Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Units of Energy and Mass
  • Working with Time
  • Classifying and Representing Data
  • Summary Statistics
  • Relative Frequency and Probability.

Intended audience

This course addresses the requirements of the new HSC Mathematics Standard 2 course. It is suitable for Year 11 and Year 12 students.

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. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised.


You will receive:

  • course notes including theory and worked examples from the relevant topics
  • solutions to all questions in the course notes
  • HSC Questions from recent years on the relevant topics, with sample answers provided.


New NESA Mathematics 2 Unit Standard Stage 6 Syllabus (2017)
A1- A2, F1.1-F1.2, M1.1-M1,3,M2, S1.1-S1.2, S2

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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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 1) (January)

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