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

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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: 'Good Night, and Good Luck'

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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: '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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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 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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