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Good luck in your Trial HSC exams
HSC: Posted 28-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Please do your best over the next few weeks to make your HSC and your ATAR the best it can be plus have a Trial HSC report that will improve your chances of employment, scholarships, college and early entry scheme success.

English and Maths
HSC: Posted 29-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
TSFX HSC Exam/Study Advice for English Advanced and Standard
http://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hsc-2017-Study-Tip-7-Exam-Advice-English-FINAL.pdf TSFX HSC Exam/Study Advice for Mathematics http://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hsc-2017-Study-Tip-8-Exam-Advice-Mathematics-FINAL.pdf TSFX HSC Exam/Study Advice for Mathematics General http://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hsc-2017-Study-Tip-9-Exam-Advice-Mathematics-General-FINAL.pdf




HSC Chemistry Revision Day at UOW 14 July
HSC: Posted 29-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC Chemistry Revision Day at UOW 14 July. Building 14, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong. The UOW HSC Chemistry Study Day will give you a hands-on opportunity to explore key concepts of the HSC Chemistry syllabus in UOW’s undergraduate labs. You will have the opportunity to take part in tutorials, in laboratory activities and to interview working chemists and scientists.

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hsc-chemistry-revision-day-at-uow-tickets-34678698922?aff=es2

Mathematical Association of NSW HSC Lectures
HSC: Posted 29-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Mathematical Association of NSW HSC Lectures. 3, 4 and 5 July. University of Sydney All levels of Mathematics.


For more information, visit https://www.mansw.nsw.edu.au/student-activities/hsc-lectures-metropolitan

HSC in the Holidays Live-Streamed Content
HSC: Posted 29-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
3 to 14 July. Tips, tricks and essential content from our HSC experts to prepare effectively for the Trial exams. If you can't make it to the Sydney lectures there is HD Streaming service for you.


For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au/live/

Mathematical Association of NSW HSC Lectures
HSC: Posted 24-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Students and teachers are able to attend one, two or three full days of lectures. Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 July 2017 @ University of Sydney

For more information, visit https://www.mansw.nsw.edu.au/student-activities/hsc-lectures-metropolitan

HSC in the Holidays Live-Streamed Content
HSC: Posted 24-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
ACE the HSC – FREE seminar. Tips, tricks and essential content from our HSC experts to prepare effectively for the Trial exams. During this two-hour Seminar (3 x 35min sessions), you will learn vital strategies that have proven to improve exam results and allow you to prepare better for the final HSC exams in October. For rural and remote students – Live-streamed HSC trial preparation lectures ($ 19.95 per subject). 3 to 14 July 2017. Stay home instead of going to Sydney.


For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au/live/

TSFX HSC Exam Advice Biology
HSC: Posted 8-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
TSFX HSC Exam Advice Biology
http://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hsc-2017-Study-Tip-3-Exam-Advice-Biology-FINAL.pdf

For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hsc-2017-Study-Tip-3-Exam-Advice-Biology-FINAL.pdf

Past HSC Exam Papers
HSC: Posted 8-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Higher School Certificate exam papers, with marking guidelines and notes from the marking centre, are available for each course. You can select a learning area for each HSC year. http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/Understanding-the-curriculum/resources/hsc-exam-papers

For more information, visit educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/Understanding-the-curriculum/resources/hs

Macquarie University Chemistry HSC Enrichment Day
HSC: Posted 8-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Wednesday 12 July.Cost: $70. Register online:


For more information, visit science.mq.edu.au/hsc-enrichment-day/

Free ACE the HSC Lectures in the July Holidays
HSC: Posted 7-6-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Free ACE the HSC Lectures in the July Holidays for Year 11 & 12 Students: UTS, Macquarie University, UOW and UON are hosting free two hour lectures for Year 11 & 12 students in the July holidays. Presented by expert HSC teachers and qualified Counsellors, topics include: maintaining motivation; managing anxiety and effective study/exam strategies. Due to limited places, registration is essential. RSVP https://hscintheholidays.com.au or call 1300 677 336.

For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au

HSC exam timetable 2017
HSC: Posted 1-5-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is the timetable for 2017: http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/hsc/key-dates-exam-timetables/2017-hsc-written-exam-timetable

For more information, visit educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/hsc/key-dates-exam-timetables/

HSC revision lectures in the July holidays
HSC: Posted 20-3-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Check out the subjects, what is covered, dates and prices!
For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au/our-program/hsc-subject-specific-lectures/?inf_contact_key=efedab372

Options and choices for Year 12
HSC: Posted 16-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are still wondering what pathway and options to take, please contact me. After today I am seeing several more students and parents on Monday so please email me or ring the school if you wish to make a time to chat.
For more information, visit careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

Careers Advisory Service - BOSTES
HSC: Posted 14-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
The website provides access to the Careers Advisory Service, an annual initiative which gives students and their families or caregivers up to date information about the range of relevant career and study options available following the release of the Higher School Certificate results by the NSW Board of Studies Teacher Educational Standards (BOSTES).
The Careers Advisory Service complements the services provided by the Board of Studies Teacher Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW, The Universities Admissions Centre, TAFE NSW, universities and other providers. In 2016 there is: Phone-in service - this free state-wide service operated from a call centre in Senior Pathways –Secondary Education between 19-21 December 2016. Telephone 1300 300 687. E-mail service - this free state-wide service operated from a centre in Senior Pathways –Secondary Education between 19 -21 December 2016. Access to the service will be through this website. The majority of enquiries focused on the following issues: career/study options available to students with lower or higher than expected ATARs, changes to university course preferences, and university and TAFE NSW application processes and courses. Experienced careers advisers from government high schools staff the Advisory Service and offered a professional, friendly and impartial service.

Full time job at the Telstra shop
HSC: Posted 12-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Please email me for details.

Release of HSC results on Thursday - important
HSC: Posted 12-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
2016 HSC results will be delivered to students by email and SMS from 6am Thursday 15 December. Students are advised to visit Students Online before 5pm Wednesday 14 December to check their contact details. Students can also access their results online from 6am Thursday 15 December via Students Online, using their student number and HSC PIN (created when they activated their Students Online account). Do you know your PIN?????????

ATAR information emailed to your MCC address
HSC: Posted 9-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
With HSC results released next Thursday and ATARs on Friday, please check your school email for important information. This link explains how your ATAR is created from your HSC results and can be very very different.
For more information, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6fxoBTBvbZOcFVuQXd2MGFhVlE/view?usp=sharing

University of Newcastle: ATAR Result Live Chat
HSC: Posted 2-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
16th December, 9am to 5pm. UON’s ATAR Online Chat will give students who have just received their ATAR results advice and answer any question that arise. Questions can be answered about alternative pathways, flexible study options, university applications, offers and the enrollment process.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1091874214201228/

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1091874214201228/

HSC Results Released15th December 2016
HSC: Posted 2-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC results will be available from 6am on the 15th of December.

For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au

HSC Live Facebook Q&As - revise from Tamworth
HSC: Posted 14-9-16 Deadline - No Deadline
The HSC is only a few weeks away for Year 12 students. And we're here to help with our HSC Live Facebook Q&As this October. We've organised for two Senior HSC Markers and Teachers to be online across 6 nights for several subjects. Details on McCarthy Catholic College Tamworth Careers on Facebook.


HSC September Workshops
HSC: Posted 31-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC September Workshops at UTS, Macquarie, UOW and UON. In the September holidays, a series of HSC Workshops across 17 different subjects are being held. Students can spend a day with experienced HSC teachers/markers to review, practice and receive expert advice prior to the exams.
For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au

University of Sydney: HSC Preparation Workshops
HSC: Posted 19-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Throughout September the University of Sydney will be holding a number of exam preparation courses for Year 12 students. Courses are usually three hours in length, with costs of each course ranging from $120 - $158.


For more information, visit https://cce.sydney.edu.au/courses/education/HSC

Matrix Education: Holiday HSC Revision Courses
HSC: Posted 19-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Chemistry and Physics – 19th to 24th September. English Advanced, Mathematics extension 1 and 2, Mathematics Advanced – 26th September to 1st October . Biology, Chemistry, Physics – 3rd to 8th October


For more information, visit https://www.matrix.edu.au/hsc-exam-preparation-course/

HSC in the Holidays - revision workshops
HSC: Posted 16-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
UON will once again host HSC in the Holidays study workshops in the September/October break. The workshops give Year 12 students the opportunity to learn more about selected HSC subjects right before they sit their HSC exams. Workshops are small interactive groups and students are able to choose one subject per day. Details are below: Where - Newcastle (Callaghan) campus Dates - 3 October to 7 October Time - 9am to 5pm Cost - Prices and further information is available from HSC in the Holidays
For more information, visit https://www.hscintheholidays.com.au/upcoming-workshops/

Preparing for Maths Trials - all levels
HSC: Posted 25-7-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is a just launched new page offering Year 12 students trial papers for General Maths, 2 Unit Maths and Extension 1. They have been written by an online tutoring service and network of expert tutors and teachers. Answers will be available for students online this Friday.
For more information, visit thefootnotes.com.au/04thinking

A good article on HSC marks and ATARs: please rea
HSC: Posted 25-7-16 Deadline - No Deadline
I recommend all senior students and parents read this to understand what the relationship between HSC marks and ATARs.
For more information, visit www.artofsmart.com.au/why-is-my-atar-lower-than-my-hsc-result/

HSC StudyGuide online
HSC: Posted 23-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
SMH HSC Study Guide for exam tips and advice including videos of teachers and high achievers, information from BOSTES, and links to resources.

For more information, visit www.smh.com.au/national/education/hsc-study-guide

Study Resources Links
HSC: Posted 23-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
http://www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au/Library/Teens/Study-Resources-Links

For more information, visit www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au/Library/Teens/Study-Resources-Links

ACE the HSC Free Seminars
HSC: Posted 23-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
4th July 2016, 10am to 12pm, University of Wollongong and UTS, 6th July 2016, 10am to 12pm, Macquarie University , 11th July 2016, 10am to 12pm, University of Newcastle , 14th July 2016, 1pm to 3pm, UTS. This course is free and will help students learn how to maximize their exam marks in the HSC. Contact Shane Hardcastle at info@hscintheholidays.com.au or call 1300 677 336

For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au

13 ways to study more effectively
HSC: Posted 23-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Useful site.

For more information, visit this.deakin.edu.au/study/13-simple-ways-to-study-more-effectively

-Portfolio Entry Workshop
HSC: Posted 22-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
12th, 13th and 14th July 2016, 1pm to 3pm, UNSW Art and Design
The workshops are designed to help prospective students put their best foot forward when compiling a portfolio for art and design courses. The course is run by UNSW Art & Design. To register for a session follow the link below. Contact Damien Nedeljkovic at d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-workshop-build-the-best-possible-portfolio-tickets-25898405829

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-workshop-build-the-best-possible-portfolio-tickets-25

University of Sydney Kickstart in the School Holid
HSC: Posted 6-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
4th to 6th July, The University of Sydney, Camperdown. Parts of the science syllabus require equipment or expertise in areas that many schools may not be able to provide. Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key ideas in the syllabus that are difficult to do in the classroom. While on campus, why not also head along to STANSW's HSC Science Exam Preparation sessions? Don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity to revise for the HSC and see what university science study has to offer – register for Kickstart now!

For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/high-school/kickstart/school-holidays

HSC Modern History tips
HSC: Posted 1-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
See attached.
HSC-Tip-6-2016-Exam-Advice-Modern-History-FINAL1 (1).pdf

HSC Chemistry exam tips
HSC: Posted 1-6-16 Deadline - No Deadline
See attached.
HSC-Tip-5-2016-Exam-Advice-Chemistry-FINAL1.pdf

Physics and Chemistry Enrichment revision days
HSC: Posted 24-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie Uni are holding Higher School Certificate (HSC) Enrichment Programs in the July school holidays to assist Year 12 students in preparing for their HSC Physics or Chemistry exams. These one-day programs will be presented by our academics on core and elective subject areas of the HSC Physics syllabus and core subject areas of the HSC Chemistry syllabus. Students will be provided with a booklet for each session which will be a valuable study resource. View the course flyer I have attached for the dates, cost and other details.
HSC Enrichment 2016 flyer-1.pdf

HSC in the July holidays - prepare for the Trials
HSC: Posted 24-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Lectures will be held on most subjects at 4 different universities including Wollongong, Newcastle, UTS and Macquarie. There is also an option where you can stay on campus at Macquarie Uni to attend the lectures at UTS and Macquarie. In previous years some of our students have attended these talks.
For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au/our-program/july-hsc-trial-preparation-lectures/

Tips for note-taking
HSC: Posted 23-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
http://this.deakin.edu.au/study/students-take-note-and-ace-your-exams

For more information, visit this.deakin.edu.au/study/students-take-note-and-ace-your-exams

Free HSC Seminars
HSC: Posted 10-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Free HSC Seminars for Year 11/12 Students Want to ACE the HSC? We can help! A series of free seminars are being held at UTS (4th & 14th July), Macquarie University (6th July), UOW (4th July) and UON (11th July) for Year 11 and 12 students. Topics include: How to conquer exam stress, tips and strategies and maintaining motivation and engagement this year. RSVP https://hscintheholidays.com.au or call 1300 677 336
For more information, visit https://hscintheholidays.com.au

HSC Exam/Study Tip #4:
HSC: Posted 3-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
TSFX Exam/Study Tip #4: The Most Effective Learning Tip Known to Man


For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/HSC-2015-Study-Tip-4-FINAL.pdf

7 'Must Do's' for success in the HSC
HSC: Posted 7-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
1-7. Read carefully.
For more information, visit www.hschub.com.au/blog/New-Year-s-Resolutions/1729

Advice for HSC Students about Examinations.
HSC: Posted 7-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
BOSTES News Updated


For more information, visit news.bostes.nsw.edu.au/blog/2016/3/23/updated-advice-for-hsc-students-about-examinations

University of Sydney HSC Essay Writing Course
HSC: Posted 7-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
18 to 22 April . 1.30pm to 5.00pm,4 to 8 July . 1.30pm to 5.00pm,11 to 15 July . 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Skills developed on all aspects of writing an excellent essay.

For more information, visit https://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/ESHS

Updated advice for HSC students about examination
HSC: Posted 3-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
BOSTES News: Updated advice for HSC students about examinations

For more information, visit news.bostes.nsw.edu.au/blog/2016/3/23/updated-advice-for-hsc-students-about-examinations

HSC Study Tips – Top Tips from Past Year 12 Stude
HSC: Posted 3-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
TSFX: HSC Study Tips – Top Tips from Past Year 12 Students


For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HSC-2016-Study-Tip-1.pdf

University of Sydney: HSC Essay Writing Course
HSC: Posted 3-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
18th to 22nd April 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm, 4th to 8th July 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm, 11th to 15th July 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm. These courses cover structuring text, organizing information, writing introduction, developing supporting paragraphs and writing conclusions. To book a place, follow the link below.


For more information, visit https://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/ESHS

HSC Study Week in the July hols
HSC: Posted 30-3-16 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Notre Dame: 11th to 15th July 2016, 104 Broadway, Chippendale. The study week has teachers with marking experience, senior and head teachers and senior markers. The week includes instruction on subjects each day as well as workshops on stress and time management. The program cost is $290 per student.

For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/events/2016/hsc-study-week

Careers Expo in Sydney at Olympic Park 16-19 June
HSC: Posted 30-3-16 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are in Sydney during these dates you may like to visit this expo. There will be 140 exhibitors covering course options, jobs, 100 seminars on HSC subjects, study advice etc. Admission cost is $10 for all 4 days.
For more information, visit www.westernsydneycareerexpo.com.au

Maths and Chemistry Video Tutorials
HSC: Posted 16-3-16 Deadline - No Deadline
To help students move to the head of the class in Maths and Chemistry, Curtin University experts have developed a variety of instructional video tutorials.
For more information, visit science.curtin.edu.au/outreach/video-social.cfm

HSC Preparation Course in the holidays
HSC: Posted 16-3-16 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Sydney:The courses run at various times throughout the year. There are preparation courses for biology, chemistry, economics, exam preparation, legal studies, music, visual arts, business, design and technology, English, history, mathematics and physics. Dates for specific courses can be found by following the below link.

For more information, visit https://cce.sydney.edu.au/courses/education/hsc

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