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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 English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Great Expectations'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This HSC English preparation course focuses on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861) for the Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Literature. This one-day course will review the content, structure and context of the novel. The review of structure begins with Pip’s account of himself from childhood to maturity, as a first person Bildungsroman set back in the early nineteenth century. With content and context the theme... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Great Expectations'

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HSC Physics Preparation Course (Part 3) (July)

HSC Physics. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from Module 7 – The Nature of Light. 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 3) (July)

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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 3) (July)

HSC Business Studies. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. Human Resource Management and Revision This course will: review the major elements of HSC Topic 4 – Employment Relations by highlighting the nature of effective employment relations and their importance to business operation and society. Existing case study information will be used to reflect this HSC topic. This course will then concentrate on an extensive period on improving exam technique in the Multiple Choice, Short... [More]
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HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 3) (July)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Business Studies”}</p><p><strong>Human Resource Management and Revision</strong></p><p>This course will: review the major elements of HSC Topic 4 – <em>Employment

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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. 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 conversation involves a silenced woman still speaking through her best poems and a Poet Laureate speaking finally... [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. 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 targeted discussion-based inquiry into textual representations of literary worlds. This course will begin... [More]
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HSC English Extension 1 Preparation Course - Common Module: Literary Worlds

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

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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 3) (July)

HSC Biology. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the Infectious Disease 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... [More]
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HSC Biology Preparation Course (Part 3) (July)

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC Biology”}</p><p>This course provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the <em>Infectious Disease</em> module. There is a focus on those cognitive

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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. 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]
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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

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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 Mathematics Preparation Course - Extension 1 (Part 3) (July)

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

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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'

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This HSC English preparation course focuses on the poems of T. S. Eliot selected for study for the Advanced English Module B: <em>Critical Study of

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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Emma'

HSC English. The smart way to prepare for your HSC. This one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Jane Austen’s Emma for the Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Literature. As part of a small class, you will be encouraged to explore the relationship between the novel and its Regency context, particularly in terms of the social and economic status of women. Passages from the novel will be used as a stimulus for analysis along with extracts from selected critical... [More]
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HSC English Advanced Preparation Course - Module B: 'Emma'

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - HSC English”}</p><p>This one-day HSC English preparation course focuses on Jane Austen’s <em>Emma</em> for the Advanced English Module B: <em>Critical Study of

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