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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: '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: Kenneth Slessor's 'Selected Poems'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. 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 the poetic representation of time, war, loss, memory, and urban Australia in terms of intensely emotional... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Past the Shallows'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on Favel Parrett’s first novel, Past the Shallows for the English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. This new one-day course covers the restrained yet poignant representation of grief, secrets, memory, survival and the vulnerability of youth in terms of emotional aspects of formative experience grounded in hardship and loss. As Parrett’s representation of these human experiences... [More]
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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Go Back to Where You Came From'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Ivan O’Mahoney’s television documentary series Go Back to Where You Came From—Series 1, Episodes 1, 2 and 3 and The Response (2011) for the English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. It aims to deepen students' understanding of how the documentary represents individual and collective human experiences of racial persecution, displacement, dispossession, migration,... [More]
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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: '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: 'Good Night, and Good Luck'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) for Advanced Module B: Critical Study of Literature. This one-day course begins with an overview of the context of the text’s composition and reception in 2005, and its historical setting in 1950s America during the early days of broadcast journalism, centring on the real-life conflict between CBS television newsman Edward R. Murrow,... [More]
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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 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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