Centre for Continuing Education

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

This workshop will deal with identifying strategies for solving examination style questions from the Mathematics Advanced course. This will include reviewing relevant questions from past HSC examinations (Mathematics course) as well as examination papers from other educational jurisdictions. Students will practise interpreting questions and planning responses. The presenter will provide valuable feedback and will also offer advice on examination technique and how to maximise exam results.

Students 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:

  • 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 for a quality solutions
  • identify the relationships between key areas of mathematics
  • manage time effectively during examinations.


The questions presented will be from the Mathematics Advanced HSC course.

The Mathematics Advanced HSC course consists of the following syllabus references:

  • MA-F2 Graphing Techniques
  • MA-F3 Trigonometric Functions and Graphs
  • MA-C2 Differential Calculus
  • MA-C3 The Second Derivative
  • MA-C4 Integral Calculus
  • MA-M1 Modelling Financial Situations
  • MA-S2 Descriptive Statistics and Bivariate Data Analysis
  • MA-S3 Random Variables

Intended audience

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

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.


You will receive electronic copies of the following:

  • a course booklet including theory and worked examples
  • examination and study advice and tips
  • 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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  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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