January/February HSC
Kickstart Seminars

Our subject-specific seminars will give you the insight to achieve your best this year

Kickstart Seminar Features

Each subject-specific seminar will allow you to:

  • Gain a detailed, in-depth understanding of what HSC Markers are looking for
  • Address key content within each core/module
  • View, and practise, a range of HSC-style questions (and exemplar responses)

Students who work with us achieve an average improvement of 17%

We will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve your best this year!

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Our Teachers

The secret of our success lies in the expertise, experience and passion of our teachers. Here is a sample of who you will have a chance to work with:
  • Dr Bruce Dennett

    Modern History
    Phd, B.A; M.Ed; Dip. Ed; MACE

    With over 45 year’s teaching experience, Bruce is the author of 11 textbooks and the recipient of 3 NSW Premier’s History scholarships. He has been a member of the NSW History Syllabus writing committee and has fulfilled the role of Senior Marker and Supervisor of Marking.

  • Nikki McDonald

    M.Ed, B.Ed

    Over 20 years experience as a Senior/Head Teacher across Independent, Catholic and Government schools, Nikki is currently Head Teacher (Science) at Kambala. She was recently awarded the Premier's Award for Innovation in Science Teaching has extensive HSC marking experience.

Our January/February Schedule

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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."
    Anna
  • "My experience was amazing.  I had access to not only exceptional workshops with expert teachers but as well to highly-detailed and relevant study notes and materials.  I believe this program played a crucial role in my achievement.  I recommend to all HSC students!"
    Ashleigh | Mt St Benedict’s College | ATAR: 96.55
  • "The HSC in the Holidays lecture program enabled me to gain a greater insight into what is expected when answering specific styles of questions in the HSC, and the ways in which we can apply our knowledge to the exam question.  Attending the lectures provided me with greater access to additional resources and information from HSC markers and teachers, including booklets with practice questions that had not previously been asked in the HSC.  This, I feel gave me an extra boost of encouragement and I obtained a greater level of confidence within my studies.  The lecturers interacted with individuals and the additional support provided an engaging session, allowing us to learn effective methods of studying content and utilising those skills and techniques when answering particular questions.  I feel the lectures had a significant impact not only on my subject marks and ATAR, but my overall HSC experience, making the program a beneficial and worthwhile platform.”
    Ashleigh | Newtown High School of the Performing Arts | ATAR: 90.50
  • " I feel that the HSC in the Holidays was extremely helpful as it not only gave me extra tools to study more effectively in the periods before trials and the HSC, but it also motivated me to use these tools during the holidays. It was very helpful as it was able to show me which parts of each course I needed focus on and which parts of the syllabus I fully understood.  I feel that the program contribute significantly to my great ATAR result, as it also gave me a wider idea about the state wide competition.”
    Ben | Davidson High School | ATAR: 97.40
  • “The HSC in the Holidays program was exactly what I needed in the lead-up to final exams.  It provided me with a renewal of motivation as well as an invaluable overview of what I had studied over the course of the year.  It was so helpful to talk with the markers themselves about what they want to see and this definitely affected my final results!”
    Caitlin | Barker College | ATAR: 98.10
  • I found having a senior HSC marker to run the lecture was a massive help.  He knew the areas to focus on in the course and pointed out the things students normally find difficult or get marked wrong - making us aware and preventing us from doing the same thing.  He was also able to give us hints as to how to maximise our marks.  On the day the lecturer went through difficult past HSC questions, focussing on longer response questions (6-8 marks) and explained how we can access all these marks in our answers. I found many of the questions we looked at I couldn’t originally complete or interpret on my own.  However, after the lecture, I was much more confident with attempting these difficult questions as I had a new structure to follow.   I also loved how the day didn’t focus on refreshing ourselves on theory (which we could do at home) but rather on explaining the harder concepts that we were struggling with and adapting/learning how to explain these in our answers to achieve maximum marks.   A good chemistry mark is crucial to a good ATAR and hence this day hugely aided to my successful outcome with the HSC.”
    Breanna| Danebank Anglican School For Girls | ATAR: 97.95

FAQs

  • What is the cost of each session?

    Each 1.5 hour seminar, including notes, is just $25.

  • Where are these sessions being run?

    All workshops are held at two of our university partner campuses:

    • UTS – Building 11 (81 Broadway, Ultimo)
    • Macquarie University (Price Theatre, 23 Wally’s Walk Macquarie University)
  • What subjects can I attend?

    All of the major subjects! Please see below a list for each Key Learning Area (KLA):

    English – Advanced and Standard

    Mathematics – Mathematics Standard 2, Mathematics Advanced

    Science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics

    HSIE – Ancient History, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies & Modern History

    PDHPE – PDHPE

    Studies of Religion – 1 & 2 unit

    Visual Arts

  • What does a sample seminar look like?

    Depending on the subject, each 1.5 hour session will include:

    • Tips and tricks on approaching core/module topics
    • Detailed information on key syllabus terminology
    • A breakdown of the types of questions relevant to each section
    • A chance to attempt questions and receive guidance on how to respond effectively
  • What if I don’t know anyone?

    Most students who attend our programs come by themselves, so our team and our presenters are well experienced in making sure our sessions are a welcoming and friendly environment. Once you’re in your seminar/workshop, your teacher will ensure a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere to make sure you get the most out of your day.

    If you’re really worried about coming alone, also consider asking a friend to come along with you!

  • Will you be addressing all new syllabus components?

    The presenters will be covering content specific to each subject’s current syllabus.

    If the new syllabus components are relevant to potential examination questions, they will be covered.

  • Will we receive notes and or materials I can take home with me?

    Yes, absolutely! We will be providing notes/workbooks for all of our sessions.

Supported by the major universities, these workshops have proven to be the most successful and effective way to boost your HSC & ATAR

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Guarantee

We are so confident that you will receive benefit from attending these seminars, we offer a full money-back guarantee.

If you attend the sessions and don’t feel that what is covered will help you improve your results, we will refund the seminar cost in full.

For the last 15 years, we have helped over 40,000 students achieve better marks in their final HSC exams!