Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Mathematics - Standard 2 Exam Preparation Course (September)

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 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. You will have the opportunity to ask topic specific questions and to receive individual assistance and advice.


By the end of this course, you 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 solution
  • identify the relationships between key areas of mathematics
  • manage time effectively during examinations.


Content from the HSC Mathematics Standard 2 courses will be covered. Relevant past HSC questions from the Mathematics General 2 courses will be reviewed.

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 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 electronic copies of the following:

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


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

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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  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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