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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.

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - 2 Unit (Part 1) (January)

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 course is the first in a series of three Mathematics (2 Unit) courses and provides consolidation of the key content and skills from fundamental topics in the Mathematics Preliminary and HSC courses. The course covers coordinate geometry, probability, quadratic functions and fundamental ideas from... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - 2 Unit (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - 2 Unit (Part 1) (January)

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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. In this essay writing course senior high school students will study how to structure essays, organise ideas and information, and write in appropriate... [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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Years 10-12 Study and Essay Skills”}</p><p>This two-day Essay Writing course focuses on the essay form and related critical thinking, language and punctuation skills

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Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

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

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Billy Elliot'

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HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Chemistry. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC Chemistry the smart way with HSC Chemistry preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 5 – Equilibrium and Acid Reactions. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply chemical knowledge in an HSC assessment context. The workshops are activity based whereby students explore and apply chemical knowledge... [More]
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HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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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. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Merchant of Venice'

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

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 1) (January)

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 course is the first in a series of three Mathematics Standard 2 courses. The course will provide consolidation of key content and skills from Mathematics Standard Year 11 course as this will be assumed knowledge for the HSC Mathematics Standard 2 Examination. The topics covered in this course include... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 1) (January)

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Crucible'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This HSC English preparation course focuses on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (first performed 1954) for the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. The new one-day course will review the context, content and structure of the play in relation to representation of individual and collective human experience. Related issues... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Crucible'

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This HSC English preparation course focuses on Arthur Miller’s <em>The Crucible</em> (first performed 1954) for the Common Module: <em>Texts and

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Crucible'

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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Biology. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC Biology the smart way with HSC Biology preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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,... [More]
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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Biology”}</p><p>This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the <em>Heredity</em> module. There is a focus on those cognitive skills

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Years 10-12 Course: Study Methods

Years 10-12 Study and Essay Skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day study methods course for Years 10 – 12 students focuses on time management, learning and memory, critical thinking and the examination period. Students develop strategies for independent study and time management for all subjects. We begin with how to confront and overcome distraction and procrastination – the most common difficulty for students in Years 11 and 12. The course then defines the... [More]
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Years 10-12 Course: Study Methods

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: Kenneth Slessor's 'Selected Poems'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This new one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Slessor’s Selected Poems for the English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. Analysis of the poems will deepen students' understanding of the range and complexity of human experiences in the poetry. Links will be made to our own world as the course covers... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: Kenneth Slessor's 'Selected Poems'

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