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.

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: 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: T.S. Eliot's 'Selected Poems'

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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 Biology Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

HSC Biology. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the Genetic Change module. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply biological knowledge in an HSC assessment context. The workshops allow students to explore and apply biology knowledge and skills using a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions with feedback from teachers. Overall this course is designed to... [More]
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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

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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 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 one-day course provides: a comprehensive overview of the course requirements a review of the mandated general features of writing (allusion, imagery, narrative voice, characterisation and tone) an explanation of key vocabulary an analysis of the relevant 2019 HSC question, plus other NESA specimen questions explicit teaching of how... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module C: Craft of Writing

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module C: Craft of Writing

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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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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Crucible'

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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: 'The Merchant of Venice'

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HSC English Standard & Advanced Preparation Course - Common Module: 'The Merchant of Venice'

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Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

Years 10-12 study and essay skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course for Year 10 students provides an introduction to study, language and writing skills necessary for success in a wide range of subjects in Years 10 and 11, and the Higher School Certificate. The first session deals with study methods. It begins with a review of the essential elements within the compulsory course: HSC All My Own Work. The introduction to study methods then deals with procrastination... [More]
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Year 10 Course: Preparing for Success

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Year 11 English Standard & Advanced Course - Common Module: Reading to Write

Year 11 (new syllabus). The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day course prepares students for the compulsory module for Year 11: Reading to Write. In this module students learn and polish essential skills for Years 11 and 12 English – reading complex, quality texts and writing in response to them. After an introduction to the Syllabus the course combines close reading skills with detailed practice in writing. The texts studied include selections from novels, drama and... [More]
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Year 11 English Standard & Advanced Course - Common Module: Reading to Write

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