HSC Exam Preparation Programs

Meet the experts.

Receive teaching from professional lecturers who are academic experts at the highest levels. Bring your questions, struggles & eagerness to learn. Leave thoroughly equipped & confident to excel in your HSC exams.

Keynote Lecturer

Dr Matthew J. Lyle

Dr. Matthew Lyle

University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Dr Lyle is passionate about the accessibility of high-quality education for young people & the founder of Sci School.

As a Cambridge academic, Dr Lyle is at the forefront of research in quantum physics & his publications feature in leading physics journals such as Physical Review. He is an Associate of the UK Institute of Physics & the American Physical Society, which includes peer-review of emerging research & delivering engaging lectures at the largest physics conferences in the world.

Dr Lyle is Academic Supervisor for mathematics & science undergraduate students at Peterhouse & St Edmund's colleges, Cambridge, where he facilitates weekly tutorials & the setting, invigilating & marking of exams.

In 2010, Dr Lyle held a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Sydney in the Chemistry & Physics Departments & was the principal mathematics tutor for the Commonwealth-funded Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme.

With 10 years teaching experience at the secondary level, Dr Lyle has taught literally hundreds of successful HSC mathematics & science students. He has also worked with the major O- & A-Level exam boards in the UK, including Edexcel, OCR & AQA.

Dr Lyle is a first-class lecturer & will deliver his vast experience of the HSC syllabus with engaging communicability, professionalism & expert insight.

Past Invited Lecturers

Professor Neville Weber

Professor Neville Weber

Chair, Technical Committee on ATAR Scaling
Head, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Sydney

Professor Weber oversees a number of key roles, one of which is the publishing of the ATAR Scaling Report each year. He will explain the statistics behind the ATAR calculation & you'll leave with a full understanding of where the scores come from & appreciate how it facilitates university admission. Professor Weber is a renowned researcher & an engaging mathematics teacher.

Dr Rol& Smith

Dr Roland Smith

Best selling authorConquering Chemistry

Dr Smith is the author of what is considered to be the essential textbook for the teaching & learning of HSC Chemistry. He has achieved much in his scientific research career & has a passionate drive for teaching. His exemplary communication of seemingly complicated concepts sets him apart as an expert educator.

Professor Anne Green

Professor Anne Green

School of Physics
Sydney Instistute for Astronomy, University of Sydney

Professor Green is a highly commended physicist & Project Leader of the Square Kilometer Array Molonglo Prototype, an international project to build a telescope facility which will be 100 times more sensitive than any existing installation. She is a talented educator & has a passion for research into the dynamics of the galactic interstellar medium.

Professor Scott Kable

Professor Scott Kable

School of Chemistry
University of Sydney

Professor Kable has won numerous prestigious teaching awards and leads the Laser Spectroscopy research group at the university. The facilities include state-of-the-art lasers which can deliver ultrafast pulses – as instantaneous as 1/1000000000000000 of a second! Such controlled timescales are needed to properly investigate the processes behind chemical reactions.

Professor Peter Lay

Professor Peter Lay

ARC Professorial Fellow, School of Chemistry
University of Sydney

Professor Lay specialises in the chemistry behind occupational cancers & anti-diabetic & anti-cancer pharmaceuticals. His work uses spectroscopic methods to measure concenctrations of trace elements in tissue & develop new disease diagnostics.

Professor Lay will explain how chemistry can be a core component of much interdisciplinary work, both in the academic community & in large drug companies. He also enjoys playing with fullerne molecules (also known as atomic footballs).

Professor Stephen Bartlett

Professor Stephen Bartlett

School of Physics
University of Sydney

Professor Bartlett is a primary investigator in the Quantum Science Research Group which aims to solve the big questions in quantum science. His work involves trapping atomic ions & particles that can communicate with each other when separated by astronomical distances.

Professor Bartlett will give you a glimpse into how physics at the quantum level can be useful for many exciting applications, such as super-fast computers & impenetrable data encryption technologies.

Associate Professor Leon Poladian

Professor Leon Poladian

School of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Sydney

Professor Poladian is an outstanding educator & has won numerous teaching awards, including Lecture of the Year & the Vice Chancellor's Award for promoting the student experience. He has a talent for creating a fun & engaging atmosphere around mathematics & will surprise you at just how relevant maths is to many areas of your everyday life.

Professor Poladian is a member of the Applied Mathematics Research Group & has collaborations with the Optical Fibre Technology Centre & Sydney University Biological Informatics & Technology Centre. His work involves using computational models to maximise the performance of high bandwidth fibre optics.

Ms Raewyn Burden

Ms Raewyn Burden

Student Recruitment Officer
Macquarie University

Ms Burden coordinates undergraduate student admissions at Macquarie University & is excited to be joining us. She regularly speaks at career markets & school presentations & is responsible for the training of advisors who represent the University in student recruitment activities.

Ms Burden is keen to answer your questions about university scholarships & the range of pathways available to you to gain entry to your first preference course.