The University of Newcastle, Australia

Opportunity to learn and revise with the HSC experts

In an effort to support HSC students with all of the difficulties and disruptions taking place, the University has partnered with InspirED to deliver free HSC webinars for students.

These webinars will provide students with an opportunity to connect with experienced teachers and HSC exam markers to cover a range of curriculum areas. Students will learn and revise, practice exam style questions and have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts.

Keep checking back to this page we will have new webinars during Term 3 and 4.


Past webinars


Introduction Webinar - Shane Hardcastle

This webinar took place 5 May 2020 

Practical strategies to ensure you stay on track with your HSC studies while learning remotely. This session will also contain information about a series of FREE webinars held during Term 2 across all major HSC subjects.

Teacher: Shane Hardcastle - Managing Director InspirED, former Senior HSC Marker

PHY1 - Paul Looyen

This webinar took place 11 May 2020

Module 5 & 6:

  • Module 5: Advanced Mechanics
  • Module 6: Electromagnetism

Teacher: Paul Looyen Macarthur Anglican School Senior HSC Marker

PHY2 - Paul Looyen

This webinar took place 12 May 2020

Module 7 & 8:

  • Module 7: The Nature of Light &
  • Module 8: From the Universe to the Atom

Teacher: Paul Looyen Macarthur Anglican School Senior HSC Marker

CHE1 - Andrew Szabo

This webinar took place 13 May 2020

Module 5 & 6:

  • Module 5: Equilibrium and Acid Reactions
  • Module 6: Acid/Base Reactions

Teacher: Andrew Szabo Head of Co-Curricular - St Ignatius College Riverview Current Senior HSC Teacher/Marker

CHE2 - Andrew Szabo

This webinar took place 14 May 2020

Module 7 & 8:

  • Module 7: Organic Chemistry
  • Module 8: Applying Chemical Ideas

Teacher: Andrew Szabo Head of Co-Curricular - St Ignatius College Riverview Current Senior HSC Teacher/Marker

ECO1 - Peter Kennedy

This webinar took place 18 May 2020

  • Topic 1 & 2: The Global Economy & Australia's Place in the Global Economy

Teacher: Peter Kennedy - Head of Teaching & Learning - Castle Hill High School Textbook author and former Senior HSC Marker

ECO2 - Peter Kennedy

This webinar took place 19 May 2020

  • Topic 3 & 4: Economic Issues & Economic Policies and Management

Teacher: Peter Kennedy - Head of Teaching & Learning - Castle Hill High School Textbook author and former Senior HSC Marker

BIO1 - Nikki McDonald

This webinar took place 21 May 2020

  • Module 5 & 6: Heredity & Genetic Change

Teacher: Sera Hurley

BIO2 - Nikki McDonald

This webinar took place 21 May 2020

  • Module 7 & 8: Infectious Disease & Non-Infectious Disease and Disorders

Teacher: Sera Hurley

BUS1 - Len Nixon

This webinar took place 1 June 2020

  • Topic 1 & 2: Finance & Human Resources

Teacher: Len Nixon - Former Head of HSIE Barker College, Senior HSC Marker, HSC Author and Presenter

BUS2 - Len Nixon

This webinar took place 2 June 2020

  • Topic 3 & 4: Operations & Marketing

Teacher: Len Nixon - Former Head of HSIE Barker College, Senior HSC Marker, HSC Author and Presenter

MAA1 - Dean Jones

This webinar took place 3 June 2020

  • Topic 1: Functions, Topic 2: Trigonometric Functions

Teacher: Dean Jones - Head of Mathematics at Smiths Hill Selective High School

MAA2 - Dean Jones

This webinar took place 4 June 2020

  • Topic 3: Financial Mathematics, Topic 4: Calculus

Teacher: Dean Jones - Head of Mathematics at Smiths Hill Selective High School

LEG1 - Neil Kusi-Appauh

This webinar took place 15 June 2020

  • Core Topic: Crime

Teacher: Neil Kusi-Appauh - Head of HSIE 5 Islands Senior College

LEG2 - Neil Kusi-Appauh

This webinar took place 16 June 2020

  • Core Topic: Human rights

Teacher: Neil Kusi-Appauh - Head of HSIE 5 Islands Senior College

ENA1 - Andrew Magee

This webinar took place 17 June 2020

  • Section 1: Responding to unseen texts
  • Section 2: Approaching the essay question

Teacher: Andrew Magee Head of English - Oakhill College Senior HSC Teacher/Marker

ENA2 - Andrew Magee

This webinar took place 18 June 2020

  • Section 1: Understanding the rubric
  • Section 2: Writing a high range extended response

Teacher: Andrew Magee Head of English - Oakhill College Senior HSC Teacher/Marker