Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (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 Extension 1 courses and focuses on the harder topics from the Mathematics Extension 1 HSC Course. The program covers the binomial distribution and projectile motion. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised.

Other courses in this series include HSC Mathematics Preparation – Extension 1 (Part 1) (January) and HSC Mathematics Preparation – Extension 1 (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:

  • model the motion of a projectile as a particle moving with constant acceleration due to gravity and derive the equations of motion of a projectile
  • apply appropriate statistical processes to present, analyse and interpret data
  • 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 Extension 1 syllabus will be covered:

  • ME-S1 The Binomial Distribution
  • ME-V1.3 Projectile Motion

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 notes
  • relevant past examination questions from the previous Mathematics Extension 1 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 on-line student questionnaire delivered in class.

Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide

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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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  • Overall the pace is just right and easy to pick up. The tutor was really nice and will answer any questions that you have and help you at all times. The class was small and it was really comfortable to be in!
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