Our students are supported all the way through their HSC journey
Attended programs in 2019
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Reported "Outstanding" as feedback
after attending our programs
Students who study with us have an average improvement of 17% on their HSC Results
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What our students have to say
"I really loved having the resources and study notes available - at the start of the course they were so useful when I needed to get a better understanding of the material, then later on they were able to help me work out how to cut down copious notes! The resources were definitely something I'd recommend and they were very useful for studying."
"It was a great help with lecturers with a plethora of knowledge and understanding of course syllabuses. It was a great aid in assisting with my HSC success!“
Kristian | St Aloysius College | ATAR: 93.90
"I can confidently say that this program made a notable difference in my HSC mark. The lecture material, the personalised environment, and the highly qualified lecturers combined allowed me to develop a much more holistic appreciation of the topics at hand. The program was especially good at focusing on key target areas that were hurting my marks, and improving them substantially through one-on-one help and relevant resources. The opportunity to learn in a fresh environment from the perspective of a different teacher was invaluable, in that it allowed me to develop a new way of looking at choice issues and consequently resulted in a much more complex and sophisticated understanding of all of the topics at hand. The information I received from HSC in the Holidays was vital in allowing me to improve my essays and exam performance to the standard of top mark, and I would highly recommend this program to any student looking to push their marks into the highest possible band."
Jennifer | NSBC McKellar Campus | ATAR: 99.25
"The 'HSC in the Holidays' program equipped me with the resources and a greater understanding of HSC course content, enabling me to excel in my studies. This program is not one to miss!”
Emily | ATAR: 93.15
"The HSC in the Holidays Program was exemplary in providing me with information, learning techniques and notes that enabled me to enhance my understanding of the content that I needed to know for the HSC and hence provide me with a foundation to go forth and obtain the highest possible ATAR I could achieve.”
Zachary | Good Samaritan Catholic College | ATAR: 94.60
Hearing from the 'insiders' about HSC and being able to summarise and go over topics quickly yet thoroughly was a benefit of the program. I have gained a much better understanding of a lot of aspects of the subject lectures I chose to attend.
All 70 of our teachers are experts in their respective subject
Sc, Dip. Ed, Grad Dip. M.Ed (completing) Andrew has over 25 year experience teaching Chemistry. He has been an HSC marker for 15 years as well as 6 years as a senior HSC marker. Andrew is also a member of the CSSA Chemistry Exam Committee. Andrew has been with InspirED since 2014.
B.A; M.Ed; Dip. Ed; MACE Bruce has been teaching History for over 45 years. He is the author or co-author of eleven textbooks, and the recipient of three NSW Premier's History scholarships. A former teacher at Baulkham Hills High School, Bruce has been a member of the NSW History Syllabus writing committee and HSC Modern/Ancient Marking team (including a stint as Supervisor), and is an active member of the HSW History Teachers’ Association. He is currently writing textbooks for Oxford University Press and also lectures at a number of tertiary institutions.
Graeme Dunn is a Physics teacher with over 25 years of experience, who has worked as an HSC marker, judge, senior judge and senior marker. This experience has provided him with extensive insights into the common errors, omissions and misconceptions that prevent many students from attaining all the marks of which they are capable in HSC Physics examinations. He has developed study resources and delivered revision lectures and workshops for multiple providers over many years, and he has also been involved in the production of commercial HSC trial examination papers. A skilled and engaging communicator with a deep subject knowledge, Graeme’s lectures and workshops are valued highly by all participants.
B.Ed, M.Ed Kevin has been a teacher of Senior Biology since 1990, and marking HSC papers since 1996. In 2005, he became a Senior HSC Marker and has worked extensively as part of the HSC Biology Examination Committee since 2010. He is also an independent Trial HSC & Preliminary Biology Examination writer and a Science Teachers Association presenter, and has been working with InspirED since 2012
B.Ed, M.Ed, M.Ed.Lead Michael is the Assistant Principal at a large systemic Catholic College in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Prior to this he held the role of Regional Leader of Learning in Religious Education improving teacher practice and student results in the eastern region of Sydney. He has in excess of two decades of experience teaching Studies of Religion I and II and 15 years marking the Higher School Certificate exam. He is a long standing executive member of the Association for Studies of Religion and has planned and presented teacher professional learning in the subject across New South Wales. His professional qualifications include Masters Degrees in Religious Education and Educational Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Education and certificate level studies in Gifted Education. A former CSSA examiner of the course, he continue to produce educational resources used by Studies of Religion teachers throughout the state.
Michelle has been teaching the Visual Arts course for more than 20 years and is currently working at St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill. Michelle is a Senior HSC Marker and has been presenting with InspirED since 2015.
B.SC, B.Economics, Grad. Dip. Education Neil has degrees in (Science) Psychology and Economics, a Diploma of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is currently Head Teacher Humanities and Big Picture (Interest Based Learning) at Five Islands Secondary College and works as a Masters of Education Methods lecturer for Wollongong University. Neil has extensive experience as a HSC marker in Legal Studies, Business Studies and Society and Culture. He was a member of the Legal Studies syllabus writing team, runs HSC student lectures and has authored to Preliminary and HSC texts. Neil has delivered Teacher Training courses in Humanities since 2018. He remains a passionate educator.
With almost 20 years’ teaching experience across the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors, Nikki is currently a highly qualified Head Teacher of Science at Kambala. In 2016, she was awarded the Premier's Award for Innovation in Science & Maths Teaching for her work in leading a number of STEM initiatives at Kambala, and in 2017 she was nominated for the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Nikki joined InspirED in 2017.
Paul has almost 25 years of teaching experience behind him, and is the current Head of Science at Macarthur Anglican School in NSW. He is extensively involved in the HSC Physics program, and is a lecturer for the popular YouTube channel, ‘High School Physics Explained’. Paul joined InspirED in 2017 to present and tutor students.
B.Ed, M.Ed, COGE Shane has been teaching the PDHPE course for over 22 years, including 15 of these as Head Teacher at a number of schools. He also spent 12 years as a HSC Marker, culminating in his appointment as the Coordinating Senior Marker for Sports Medicine. Shane has been presenting with InspirED since 2004.
BSc PhD GradDipEd. Andrew has over 20 years experience as a Chemistry teacher and is currently the Science Coordinator at Wollondilly Anglican College, Tahmoor. He has been a writer for the Catholic Trial Chemistry paper.