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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.

HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Physics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 5 – Advanced Mechanics. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply chemical knowledge in an HSC assessment context and the higher order thinking needed to push student achievement into Band 6. The workshops are activity based whereby students explore and apply physics knowledge and skills using a combination of lectures,... [More]
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HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 1) (January)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This new course is the first in a series of three Mathematics Standard 2 courses. The course will provide consolidation of key content and skills from Mathematics Standard Year 11 course as this will be assumed knowledge for the HSC Mathematics Standard 2 Examination. The topics covered in this course include Algebra, Financial Mathematics, Measurement and Statistical Analysis. Other courses in this series include HSC... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 1) (January)

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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: 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

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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: 'The Crucible'

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Years 10-12 Course: Study Methods

Years 10-12 study and essay skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day study methods course for Years 10 – 12 students focuses on time management, learning and memory, critical thinking and the examination period. Students develop strategies for independent study and time management for all subjects. We begin with how to confront and overcome distraction and procrastination – the most common difficulty for students in Years 11 and 12. The course then defines the... [More]
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Years 10-12 Course: Study Methods

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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]
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HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

HSC Business Studies. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Marketing Strategies and Financial Management The course will concentrate on improving examination technique in the Short Answer & Business Report sections through the HSC Business Studies Topics 1, 2 & 3. This course will then cover the main elements involved in the development and implementation of successful marketing strategies – HSC Topic 2 – Marketing. For HSC Topic 3 - Finance the focus is to develop an... [More]
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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

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HSC Chemistry Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Chemistry. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 5 – Equilibrium and Acid Reactions. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply chemical knowledge in an HSC assessment context. The workshops are activity based whereby students explore and apply chemical knowledge and skills using a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions with immediate feedback from... [More]
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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]
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