UOW: Your partner in achieving your best in the HSC

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is committed to providing additional resources and assistance to help students reach their potential in the HSC. 

The HSC Subject Support Series is designed to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of key subject content and discover what HSC exam markers are looking for. 

UOW wants to support students in the lead up to trial and final HSC exams.  In conjunction with InspirationED, experienced HSC teachers/markers and UOW staff,  we will be running FREE HSC subject revision programs across June and July for current Year 12 students.   

This program has been designed to complement and add value to what is already being taught in the classroom.  

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive tips and strategies directly from the most qualified and experienced HSC markers in NSW. 

Students can select which subject specific sessions they want to attend, with both online and in-person options available. You can attend more than one session (all if you want!). The content delivered across the webinars and in-person programs will be different. 

Program

Webinar series, online (COMPLETED)

Dates: 11 to 18 June 2024

  • Secrets from the HSC Marking Centre
  • English Common Module (Advanced & Standard)
  • English Standard Part 2
  • English Advanced Part 2
  • Biology

Online webinars will be recorded and uploaded to this site to revisit. Webinars run in the evenings for approximately 1-1.5 hours depending on the content.

In-person events, Wollongong campus

Dates: 9 to 11 July 2024

  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Business Studies

In-person events, Liverpool campus - 11 July only

  • English Standard & Advanced Common Module
  • HSC Study Hacks

The in-person sessions run during the school holidays for 2 hours and workbooks are provided.  You must make your own way to the campus.

Physics intensive (in-person), Wollongong campus

Date: 12 July 2024

The Physics intensive will be 4 hours and consists of:

  • 2 hours theory
  • 30 minute lunch break
  • 2 hours practical lab work

All in-person sessions will not be recorded and attendance is required to receive the workbook and any handouts.

Full details for each session are below in the FAQ section.

InspirationED: Our partner

The University of Wollongong is proud to be partnering with InspirationED to deliver the Year 12 Subject Support Sessions.

InspirationED have been empowering students to prepare effectively for the HSC exams for over 16 years.  They have proven that their strategies work: 97% of students who participated in their programs improved their HSC results.

FAQs

You might have a question, below are some we have been asked.  If your question is not answered below, please contact our Future Students team on futurestudents@uow.edu.au or 1300 367 869.

Name Description Time More Info
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
HSC Subject Support Webinar: English Common Module (Advanced & Standard) - Part 1

Dive into all key areas of the common module: Texts & Human Experiences (Advanced & Standard). This session focuses on understanding and addressing the rubric, construction of exemplar responses, and critical analysis skills. Participate in interactive activities and engage in a 20-minute Q&A session to clarify any questions you have.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
HSC Subject Support Webinar: English Standard, Part 2

A breakdown of all 3 modules within English Standard Paper 2. Enhance your essay writing and critical analysis skills while addressing potential HSC questions. Hear the tips and tricks from an experienced HSC marker and engage in a 20-minute Q&A session to ask any questions you might have.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2024
HSC Subject Support Webinar: English Advanced - Part 2

A breakdown of all 3 modules within English Advanced Paper 2. Enhance your essay writing and critical analysis skills while addressing potential HSC questions. Hear the tips and tricks from an experienced HSC marker and engage in a 20-minute Q&A session to ask any questions you might have.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, June 17, 2024
HSC Subject Support Webinar: Secrets from the HSC Marking Centre

Gain insights into the HSC marking process and learn strategies to improve your exam performance. This session will reveal tips from experienced markers, common mistakes to avoid, and effective ways to approach exam questions.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
HSC Subject Support Webinar: Biology

Hear from an experienced HSC marker who will cover key concepts and skills from the modules: Heredity & Genetic Change. Learn how to address the rubric, tackle potential HSC questions, and develop critical analysis skills. This session includes a 20-minute Q&A session to provide an opportunity to ask any syllabus-specific questions.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
HSC Subject Support in-person workshop: English Standard

Expert HSC markers will guide you through the key skills necessary for Band 6 responses, including critical text analysis and effective articulation of insights. By giving you a chance for hands-on practice, this session will sharpen your abilities to construct high-range responses, significantly enhancing your exam strategies and positioning you for top-tier results in HSC Standard English.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HSC Subject Support in-person workshop: English Advanced

Expert HSC markers will guide you through the key skills necessary for Band 6 responses, including critical text analysis and effective articulation of insights. By giving you a chance for hands-on practice, this session will sharpen your abilities to construct high-range responses, significantly enhancing your exam strategies and positioning you for top-tier results in HSC Advanced English.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
HSC Subject Support in-person workshop: Mathematics Standard

In this workshop, run by a highly experienced HSC Marker, you'll learn problem-solving strategies and techniques that are crucial for mastering difficult exam questions. This interactive workshop is designed to boost your confidence and skill in navigating the toughest aspects of the HSC Mathematics Standard 2 curriculum, setting you up so that you can achieve outstanding results.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HSC Subject Support in-person workshop: Mathematics Advanced

In this workshop, run by a highly experienced HSC Marker, you'll learn problem-solving strategies and techniques that are crucial for mastering difficult exam questions. This interactive workshop is designed to boost your confidence and skill in navigating the toughest aspects of the HSC Mathematics Advanced curriculum, setting you up so that you can achieve outstanding results.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2024
HSC Subject Support in-person workshop: English Common Module (Advanced & Standard) - Liverpool

Expert HSC markers will guide you through the key skills necessary for Band 6 responses, including critical text analysis and effective articulation of insights. By giving you a chance for hands-on practice, this session will sharpen your abilities to construct high-range responses, significantly enhancing your exam strategies and positioning you for top-tier results. This session will cover both Advanced and Standard English Common Module only.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HSC Subject Support in-person workshop: Business Studies

Hear from an experienced HSC marker in Business Studies, covering key syllabus content and skills from the topics: Operations & Marketing. Learn how to address the rubric, construct exemplar responses, and analyse case studies. There will also be an opportunity to practice HSC-style questions.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Study Skills - Liverpool

Hear from an experienced HSC marker who will provide you with the study skills you will need for your final year at school.

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Friday, July 12, 2024
HSC Subject Support in-person theory and lab: Physics Intensive

An understanding of the nature of light is crucial to success in the HSC Physics course. As you journey through Modules 7 and 8, you are introduced to how our understanding of light has changed over time. In Physics, the light from excited gases, filaments and celestial objects is examined to gain a deeper knowledge of the source of the light, its properties and its motion. Using spectroscopy, individual wavelengths of light can be investigated and analysed, this is paramount to mastering the astronomy related content from Module 7 - The Nature of Light. To understand the mechanisms that drive the production of different spectra, an advanced knowledge of the atom is required, especially the work of Niels Bohr for Module 8 - From the Universe to the Atom. This course will expose you to experimental techniques that are not readily available in a high school environment and introduce you to a tertiary style of learning. There will be a 2 hour theory session with a 45 minute break, followed by a 2 hour practical lab session in our Physics labs. 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

No. All sessions are free to attend.  

Yes! You can register and attend for both the online HSC Subject Support Webinars and the in-person HSC Subject Support workshops.  When registering, select all the events/sessions you want to attend.  Capacity is limited for the face to face events.  

English Standard and Advanced is being covered in both the webinars and face to face sessions.  The content will be different, the face to face events will focus on developing skills to respond to questions, with a more thorough understanding of what HSC markers are looking for. There will be lots of time to ask questions to the presenter and clarify their response to ensure you fully understand the content and best mode to respond to HSC questions.

The HSC Subject Support Webinars will be recorded and available for on demand viewing until early October.  You will be able to login and watch these sessions from this platform.

If you have registered for the HSC Subject Support in-person workshops and are no longer able to attend, please cancel your registration by logging in and modifying your registration.  These sessions have limited capacity and will not be recorded.

The HSC Subject Support workshops will be held in Building 20 on the Wollongong campus.  The HSC Physics Intensive will be split between Building 20 and Building 6.

Check out the 'Getting to UOW' webpage for information on the best way to travel to campus.

Sopme HSC Subject Support workshops will be held at our UOW Liverpool campus located at 33 Moore Street, Liverpool. 

Check out the UOW Liverpool webpage for information on the best way to travel to UOW Liverpool.

The online sessions will be hosted via Zoom. All sessions will be held in a webinar format.  You will not need access to a camera to participate in the sessions.

A link will be sent to the email address you registered with.

Yes, if you'd like to.  Sessions are two hours in length. You are welcome to come earlier to your afternoon session or stay later for your morning session and grab something to eat from one of the many food outlets on campus or bring your own food. We do not provide any refreshments.

We recommend bringing along any equipment that you use to take notes for study - laptop, tablet, notebook.  The presenter will provide handouts to all attendees if required for a session.

InspirationEd (formerly HSC in the Holidays) was established 16 years ago and supports students to effectively prepare for the HSC.  They deliver quality programs and resources, all designed by qualified practising teachers with extensive experience in marking HSC exams.