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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.

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Download our HSC preparation course timetable (September) to organise your study sessions.

HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 1) (January)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course is the first in a series of three Mathematics Extension 1 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from fundamental topics in the Mathematics Extension 1 course. The program covers circle geometry, polynomials, further trigonometry, applications of differential calculus (including harder curve sketching), and harder inequalities and coordinate geometry. Study skills and examination techniques... [More]
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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 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 course is the second in a series of three Mathematics Extension 1 courses and provides consolidation of key content and skills from important topics in the Mathematics Extension 1 course. The program covers proof by mathematical induction, parametric representation, methods of integration, and permutations and combinations. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised. Other courses in this series... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 3) (July)

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This is the final course in a series of three Mathematics Extension 1 courses and focuses on the harder topics from the HSC Course. The program covers inverse functions, harder applications of calculus, the binomial distribution, and further probability. Study skills and examination techniques will also be emphasised. Other courses in this series include HSC Mathematics Preparation – Extension 1 (Part 1) (January) and HSC... [More]
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HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Economics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Globalisation and Australia’s Place in the Global Economy including Balance of Payments This course will revise the key components of HSC Economics Topic 1 – The Global Economy, introduce the key themes of HSC Economics Topic 2 – Australia’s Place in the Global Economy, and investigate some of the pitfalls associated with answering examination questions in Economics. Specific attention will be given to the characteristics of... [More]
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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Business Studies. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Business Operations and Marketing This course will revise the key components of HSC Business Studies Topic 1 – Operations and part of HSC Business Studies Topic 2 – Marketing, and investigate some of the pitfalls associated with answering examination questions in Business Studies. Specific attention for HSC Topic 1- Operations examines how effective operations management is crucial to deliver an efficient and quality... [More]
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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: Improving English for Writing

Years 10-12 study and essay skills. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This two-day course is designed to improve written English for a wide range of students in Years 10 to 12 – including students with English as a first language and students with other language backgrounds. The course begins with revision of different kinds of speech and writing in English with a focus on the range from conversational speech to educated formal English. We continue with revision of practical... [More]
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