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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 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 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 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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