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HSC English

HSC English

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC.

We offer an extensive program of HSC preparation courses across a range of subjects as well as complementary study skills courses for HSC students to help maximise their HSC results. Taught by experienced and practising senior HSC teachers with hands on knowledge of the HSC syllabus, assessment guidelines and examination procedures, these courses are designed to give students the invaluable knowledge and skills necessary to make their HSC studies effective and successful, and boost HSC results. Content taught is highly relevant, and designed to be transferable to any individual HSC elective or module, as well as being specific to essential syllabus and assessment requirements. Individual courses can be grouped into a progressive three part program scheduled within each holiday period, allowing students to pace themselves throughout the year, prepare for HSC key dates and check in with our experienced teachers along the way. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Available Courses

HSC English Standard Preparation Courses

HSC English Advanced Preparation Courses

HSC English Extension 1 Preparation Courses

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

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. 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 history of Communist Russia and a warning against totalitarianism. Analysis and discussion of selected passages... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'King Richard III' and 'Looking for Richard'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on Shakespeare’s King Richard III (circa 1593-4) and Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard (1996) for Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations. This two-day course begins with Richard III followed by Looking for Richard as a film about making a production of Richard III. Analysis of Richard III explores Richard III as a history play and tragedy in its context; the Tudor account of English... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'King Richard III' and 'Looking for Richard'

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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 English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: Keat's 'Selected Poems' and 'Bright Star'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new two-day HSC English preparation course focuses on a pairing of selected poems by the second generation Romantic poet, John Keats, and the 2009 film on the life and loves of the poet for the Advanced English Module A: Textual Conversations. As Keats died tragically young and Campion’s film comprises a Romantic contemplation on the life, poetry and letters of the doomed poet, the complex textual conversation involves his... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: Keat's 'Selected Poems' and 'Bright Star'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Great Expectations'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861) for the Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Literature. This one-day course will review the content, structure and context of the novel. The review of structure begins with Pip’s account of himself from childhood to maturity, as a first person Bildungsroman set back in the early nineteenth century. With content and context the theme... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Great Expectations'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'Ariel' and 'Birthday Letters'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new two-day HSC English preparation course focuses on a pairing of selected poems by Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes for the Advanced English Module A: Textual Conversations. As Plath had died by her own hand when Ariel was published and Hughes was still living when he published Birthday Letters, the complex textual conversation involves a silenced woman still speaking through her best poems and a Poet Laureate speaking finally... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'Ariel' and 'Birthday Letters'

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HSC English Extension 1 Preparation Course - Common Module: Literary Worlds

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new one-day HSC preparation course for the English Extension Common Module: Literary Worlds will illuminate the complexity of representing individuals and societies through readings of richly diverse texts and selected literary criticism. Theoretical perspectives, including New Historicism, will be brought to bear on a targeted discussion-based inquiry into textual representations of literary worlds. This course will begin... [More]
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HSC English Extension 1 Preparation Course - Common Module: Literary Worlds

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'The Tempest' and 'Hag-Seed'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC Preparation course is designed for students completing the English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations. As part of your HSC preparation this new two-day course will enable you to gain an in-depth focus on the pair of texts: William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1611) and Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed (2016) as a re-imagining of The Tempest. As part of a small class, students will be guided through the requirements of the... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'The Tempest' and 'Hag-Seed'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: T.S. Eliot's 'Selected Poems'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on the poems of T. S. Eliot selected for study for the Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Literature. This one-day course begins with an overview of Eliot’s life and career and close study of the set poems in relation to their meaning, style and context. Throughout the course there is special focus on understanding each poem in its entirety and in relation to the concept of... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: T.S. Eliot's 'Selected Poems'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Emma'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Jane Austen’s Emma for the Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Literature. As part of a small class, you will be encouraged to explore the relationship between the novel and its Regency context, particularly in terms of the social and economic status of women. Passages from the novel will be used as a stimulus for analysis along with extracts from selected critical... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Emma'

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