Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Preparation

HSC preparation (years 10-12)

HSC preparation (years 10-12). The smart way to prepare for your HSC.

The HSC syllabus has changed. We’ve responded, with an all-new program of over 60 HSC preparatory courses led by brilliant educators who will get you focused on the content that matters.

Each intensive HSC holiday workshop is a valuable complement to your school studies. Students receive a solid induction into HSC exam technique, and critical subject-matter knowledge.


  • Response to new syllabus – our teachers are HSC veterans, with real knowledge of what examiners will be looking for in the all-new 2019 HSC syllabus.

  • Shorter, more accessible format – responding to public demand for shorter courses, we now offer all essential subject information in workshops of just one and two days each.

  • New, highly qualified tutors – each member of our newly expanded team is knowledgeable and effective, having helped countless students exceed their HSC potential.

Browse our courses below, and bookmark our Getting through your HSC guide on getting through this life-changing 13-month journey.

Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

Years 10-12 study and essay skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day Essay Writing course focuses on the essay form and related critical thinking, language and punctuation skills for students in Years 10 – 12. The course is relevant to a range of subjects that require the writing of essays for assignments and exams. We will study how to structure essays, organise ideas and information, and write in appropriate language for assignments and exam essays. There will... [More]
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Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

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Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

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Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

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HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Economics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Globalisation and Australia’s Place in the Global Economy including Balance of Payments This course will revise the key components of HSC Economics Topic 1 – The Global Economy, introduce the key themes of HSC Economics Topic 2 – Australia’s Place in the Global Economy, and investigate some of the pitfalls associated with answering examination questions in Economics. Specific attention will be given to the characteristics of... [More]
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HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Billy Elliot'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot (2000) for the English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. Through analysis and discussion, this course will enable students to deepen their understanding of how the film represents individual and collective human experiences of adversity, loss, social limitations, as well as self-discovery, self-expression, personal freedom and... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Billy Elliot'

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Merchant of Venice'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice for the English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. Students will refine their skills in articulating a clear and detailed analysis of the play’s key scenes through writing and whole group discussion. Links will be made to our own world as the course covers the dramatic representation of prejudice, mercy, justice, love, and... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Merchant of Venice'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module C: Craft of Writing

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on English Advanced Module C: The Craft of Writing. This new one-day course begins with revision of the Syllabus and Prescriptions followed by an overview of the NESA-published Sample Questions and Marking Guidelines for English Advanced Module C. Students will revise: alternative question formats (one part or two) possible forms for the provided stimulus (quotations, statements or... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module C: Craft of Writing

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Advanced (Part 1) (January)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new course is the first in a series of four Mathematics Advanced courses and provides consolidation of the key content and skills from specific topics in the Mathematics Advanced HSC course. The program covers graphing techniques, trigonometric functions and graphs, differential calculus, and descriptive statistics and bivariate data analysis. Prerequisite skills from the Mathematics Advanced Preliminary course will be... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Advanced (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Advanced (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Biology. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the Heredity module. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply biological knowledge in an HSC assessment context workshops allow students to explore and apply biology knowledge and skills using a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions with feedback from teachers. Overall this course is designed to review key... [More]
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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 1) (January)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new course is the first in a series of four Mathematics Extension 1 courses and provides review of key content and skills from the Mathematics Extension 1 Preliminary course. It also covers initial concepts from the Mathematics Extension 1 HSC course. The topics addressed include introduction to vectors, further operations with vectors and proof by mathematical induction. Study skills and examination techniques will also... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Business Studies. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Business Operations and Marketing This course will revise the key components of HSC Business Studies Topic 1 – Operations and part of HSC Business Studies Topic 2 – Marketing, and investigate some of the pitfalls associated with answering examination questions in Business Studies. Specific attention for HSC Topic 1- Operations examines how effective operations management is crucial to deliver an efficient and quality... [More]
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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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Years 10-12 Course: Improving English for Writing

Years 10-12 study and essay skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day course is designed to improve written English for a wide range of students in Years 10 to 12 – including students with English as a first language and students with other language backgrounds. The course begins with revision of different kinds of speech and writing in English with a focus on the range from conversational speech to educated formal English. We continue with revision of practical... [More]
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Years 10-12 Course: Improving English for Writing

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