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 Biology Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

HSC Biology. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC Biology the smart way with HSC Biology preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC Biology 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. Prepare for HSC Business Studies the smart way with HSC Business Studies preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'The Tempest' and 'Hag-Seed'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'The Tempest' and 'Hag-Seed'

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'Ariel' and 'Birthday Letters'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module A: 'Ariel' and 'Birthday Letters'

<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 Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes for the Advanced English

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

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This new 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... [More]
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HSC English Extension 1 Preparation Course - Common Module: Literary Worlds

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HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

HSC Physics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC Physics the smart way with HSC Physics preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 6 – Electromagnetism. 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... [More]
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HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 2) (April)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Physics”}</p><p>This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 6 – <em>Electromagnetism</em>. There is a focus on those cognitive

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

HSC Mathematics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC Mathematics the smart way with HSC Mathematics preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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HSC Mathematics Preparation Course - Standard 2 (Part 2) (April)

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

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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 new two-day course begins with Richard III followed by Looking for Richard as a film about making a production of Richard III. Analysis of... [More]
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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>

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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. Prepare for HSC English the smart way with HSC English preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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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

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