Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Preparation

HSC preparation (years 10-12)

HSC preparation (years 10-12). The smart way to prepare for your HSC.

The HSC syllabus has changed. We’ve responded, with an all-new program of over 60 HSC preparatory courses led by brilliant educators who will get you focused on the content that matters.

Each intensive HSC holiday workshop is a valuable complement to your school studies. Students receive a solid induction into HSC exam technique, and critical subject-matter knowledge.


  • Response to new syllabus – our teachers are HSC veterans, with real knowledge of what examiners will be looking for in the all-new 2019 HSC syllabus.

  • Shorter, more accessible format – responding to public demand for shorter courses, we now offer all essential subject information in workshops of just one and two days each.

  • New, highly qualified tutors – each member of our newly expanded team is knowledgeable and effective, having helped countless students exceed their HSC potential.

Browse our courses below, and bookmark our Getting through your HSC guide on getting through this life-changing 13-month journey.

Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

Years 10-12 study and essay skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day Essay Writing course focuses on the essay form and related critical thinking, language and punctuation skills for students in Years 10 – 12. The course is relevant to a range of subjects that require the writing of essays for assignments and exams. We will study how to structure essays, organise ideas and information, and write in appropriate language for assignments and exam essays. There will... [More]
Back to Top
Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Years 10-12 Study and Essay Skills”}</p><p>This two-day Essay Writing course focuses on the essay form and related critical thinking, language and punctuation skills

...
Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Years 10-12 Study and Essay Skills”}</p><p>This two-day Essay Writing course focuses on the essay form and related critical thinking, language and punctuation skills

...
Years 10-12 Course: Essay Writing

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Years 10-12 Study and Essay Skills”}</p><p>This two-day Essay Writing course focuses on the essay form and related critical thinking, language and punctuation skills

...

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 2) (April)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new course is the second in a series of three Mathematics Standard 2 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from the first part of Mathematics Standard 2 HSC course. The topics covered in this course include types of linear relationships, budgeting and investments, introduction to networks and measurements. This course is designed to review key material and also provide advice and tips related to... [More]
Back to Top
HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 2) (April)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Mathematics”}</p><p>This new course is the second in a series of three Mathematics Standard 2 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from the

...

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]
Back to Top
HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This new one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on George Orwell’s <em>Nineteen Eighty-Four</em> (1949) for the Common Module: <em>Texts

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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This new one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on George Orwell’s <em>Nineteen Eighty-Four</em> (1949) for the Common Module: <em>Texts

...

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 2) (April)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new course is the second in a series of four Mathematics Extension 1 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from key topics in the Mathematics Extension 1 HSC course. The program covers further calculus skills, applications of calculus and trigonometric equations. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised. Other courses in this series include HSC Mathematics Preparation –... [More]
Back to Top
HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 2) (April)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Mathematics”}</p><p>This new course is the second in a series of four Mathematics Extension 1 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from key

...

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Advanced (Part 2) (April)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new course is the second in a series of four Mathematics Advanced courses and provides consolidation of the key content and skills from specific topics in the HSC Mathematics course. The program covers the second derivative and random variables. Prerequisite skills from the Mathematics Advanced Preliminary course will be reviewed. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised. Other courses in this... [More]
Back to Top
HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Advanced (Part 2) (April)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Mathematics”}</p><p>This new course is the second in a series of four Mathematics Advanced courses and provides consolidation of the key content and skills from

...

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]
Back to Top
HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'The Tempest' and 'Hag-Seed'

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This HSC Preparation course is designed for students completing the English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations. As part of your HSC

...

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]
Back to Top
HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: Keat's 'Selected Poems' and 'Bright Star'

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>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

...

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

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This 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 with... [More]
Back to Top
HSC English Extension 1 Preparation Course - Common Module: Literary Worlds

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This one-day HSC preparation course for the English Extension Common Module: <em>Literary Worlds</em> will illuminate the complexity of

...

HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

HSC Economics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Exchange Rates and the Six Economic Issues This course will discuss the way in which current and relevant economic statistical data can improve responses in Economics, revise the key components of Exchange Rate theory and the arguments of Free Trade and Protection (HSC Economics Topic 2), as well as a revise the key concepts of HSC Topic 3 – Economic Issues. Particular attention will be given to the effects of fluctuations in... [More]
Back to Top
HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Economics”}</p><p><strong>Exchange Rates and the Six Economic Issues</strong></p><p>This course will discuss the way in which current and relevant economic

...

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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This HSC English preparation course focuses on Shakespeare’s <em>King Richard III</em> (circa 1593-4) and Al Pacino’s <em>Looking for Richard</em>

...