Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Mathematics - Standard 2 Exam Preparation Course (September)

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

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

This new HSC Exam Preparation course offers a wonderful opportunity to hone examination skills in order to maximise chances of success.

The first half of the workshop will deal with identifying common types of Mathematics Standard HSC Exam questions, reviewing past papers (Mathematics General 2), and practising interpreting questions and planning responses. The presenter will also offer advice on examination technique and how to maximise exam results.

The second half will allow time for exam practice, with valuable feedback and tips provided. Students will have the opportunity to ask topic specific questions and to receive individual assistance and advice.


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

  • answer a range of questions based on the topics covered
  • critically evaluate their own and others' solutions to improve the quality of responses in assessment tasks
  • interpret mathematical language of examination questions to better understand the steps for a quality solutions
  • identify the relationships between key areas of mathematics
  • manage time effectively during examinations.


Content and past HSC questions from the Mathematics course will be covered.

Course content consists of the following syllabus references:

  • MS – A1, A2, A4
  • MS – F1, F4, F5
  • MS – M1, M2, M6, M7
  • MS – N2, N3
  • MS – S1, S2, S4, S5

Intended Audience

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

Delivery Style

Delivered as a one-day activity-based workshop where students explore and apply mathematical knowledge and skills in a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions. Practice exercises are carefully graded and students receive immediate feedback. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised.


Students will recieve:

  • course notes including relevant theory and worked examples
  • examination and study advice and tips
  • relevant HSC questions from recent years, with sample answers provided.


New NESA Mathematics 2 Unit Standard Stage 6 Syllabus (2017)
MS – A1, A2, A4; MS – F1, F4, F5; MS – M1, M2, M6, M7; MS – N2, N3; MS – S1, S2, S4, S5

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