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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 Advanced Exam Preparation Course (September)

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This one-day HSC English Exam Preparation Course preparation course focuses on final exam preparation for English Advanced students. This course offers last-minute practice and advice for HSC English Advanced students. It covers Paper 1 Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences, and Paper 2 including the full range of Module A: Textual Conversations, Module B: Critical Study of Literature, and Module C: The Craft of Writing. It... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Exam Preparation Course (September)

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Henry IV Part 1'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 (1598) for Advanced Module B: Critical Study of Literature. Close analysis and discussion focuses on Henry IV Part 1's construction, content and language: its genre as both history and a morality play; its three plot strands; the play extempore as metatheatrical device; comic scenes; the use of doubles, foils and stock characters (including... [More]
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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 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: 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: '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: '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 Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Crucible'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. 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 include contradictions and paradoxes in human identity, and how literature can challenge assumptions and... [More]
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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. 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: '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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