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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 - 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: 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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HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Physics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC Physics the smart way with HSC Physics preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 5 – Advanced Mechanics. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply chemical knowledge in an HSC assessment context and the higher order thinking needed to push student achievement into Band 6. The workshops are activity... [More]
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HSC Physics 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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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

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 George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) for the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. The review of the novel begins with context: Orwell’s response to the Cold War period led to a dark, dystopian, science fiction satire that is both a puzzle about the... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

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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 Economics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Economics”}</p><p><strong>Globalisation and Australia’s Place in the Global Economy including Balance of Payments</strong></p><p>This course will revise the key

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (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 Extension 1 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from fundamental topics in the Mathematics Extension 1 course. The program covers circle geometry, polynomials, further trigonometry, applications of differential calculus (including... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 1) (January)

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Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

Years 10-12 Study and Essay Skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course for Year 10 students provides an introduction to study, language and writing skills necessary for success in a wide range of subjects in Years 10 and 11, and the Higher School Certificate. The first session deals with study methods. It begins with a review of the essential elements within the compulsory course: HSC All My Own Work. The introduction to study methods then deals with procrastination... [More]
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Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

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