Year 12 HSC Economics Tutoring

For the last 5 years, we have designed and refined a program that covers the HSC Economics syllabus at a level of depth and rigour unmatched across the state. Our carefully planned classes ensure every student has the ability to perform at their very best in HSC Economics. 

Our Approach to HSC Economics

Each week, our students are supplemented by weekly economic news summaries, practical notes, weekly workbooks and access to 1,000+ past papers to help them build an in-depth understanding of HSC Economics course material. Project Academy represents the most personalised support system any high school economics student can have.

1. Classes & Teachers

Every week, your economics teacher tailors each lesson to your needs. Classes are small, no larger than 15 students each and homework sets are personally marked by tutors who give comprehensive individual feedback.

2. Tutorials & Tutors

Tutorials are weekly 1 – 4 private sessions with a personalised economics tutor, who will act as your personal guide throughout the year. Your dedicated tutor will be responsible for your weekly progress and act as your go-to for any assistance you require.

3. World-Class Resources

Every Project Academy student receives access to an unmatched library of resources through our custom made tech ecosystem. This includes exclusive past papers, textbooks, and state-rank calibre notes not accessible anywhere else.

Meet the Leading HSC Economics Tutors in NSW

Ranging from HSC State Rankers, to scholars at MIT and Wharton, our tutors are hand picked based on academic performance and teaching prowess. All teachers have a record of producing amazing results amongst their economics students.

Zoe Vandenberg
Economics Head

B.Economics (Econ. & Mark.)
USYD Economics Excellence Recipient
1st in Economics (WGHS)

Cory Aitchison
99.95 ATAR

B.Sc (Physics & Econometrics)
Dux of Knox Grammar
6th in NSW
for Economics (97)
12th in NSW for Chemistry (97)
1st in Physics

Patrick Kwon
99.15 ATAR

B.Commerce (Co-op)
‍‍
All-Rounder at Normanhurst
2nd in Economics (96)
2nd in Business Studies (96)

Xerxes Lopes
99.65 ATAR

B.Sc (Personal Medicine)
All-Rounder at Normanhurst
1st in Economics (97)
4th in Chemistry (97)
1st in 2U Maths (100)

Brandon Huynh
99.80 ATAR

B.Comm (Actuarial)
All-Rounder at North Syd. Boys
5 Years Experience
1st in Economics (96)
5th in 3U Maths (98)

Jono Vandenberg
Supporting Head

B.Economics (Hons.)
‍All-Rounder at N
6 Years Teaching Experience
Author of HSC Economist

World-Class HSC Economics Resources

Project Academy provides you with everything you need for HSC success. NSW’s best HSC Economics tutors, incredible resources and unlimited support is just the beginning.

Comprehensive Notes

Our notes cover every aspect of the syllabus in detail and challenges you to apply your understanding to real economic events.

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100+ Past Papers

We’ve collected past papers from schools over the past 10 years and organised them into an app, with solutions, on your Project iPad. 

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12 Mock HSC Exams (LEAP)

Our rigid weekly exam program that tests students in supervised conditions that parallel the HSC. LEAP is a program that prepares students for the worst possible scenario, pushing them to acknowledge any content gaps and any weaknesses in exam techniques or study habits. A comprehensive review of each exam is held with an economics tutor  following its completion to ensure that the same mistakes are not made again.

Economic Summaries

Developments in the economy are comprehensively analysed and summarised by our economics tutors. These summary sheets ensure that Project Academy students have access to up-to-date information which can be used to achieve top results in essay writing.

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Summary Workbook

We’ve created summary notes for every HSC economics syllabus dot-point to help Project Academy students understand and revise key concepts. Each workbook is thoroughly covered by an economics tutor over 3 hours each week .

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1,000+ Exam Style Questions

We’ve created a question bank comprised of over 1,000 original exam style economics questions designed specifically to cover every aspect of the next HSC. These questions can be accessed by Project Academy students at all times, with economics tutors readily available to answer any queries or concerns.

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State Ranking & Band 6 Essays

We’ve compiled sample state-ranking and high Bank 6 economics essays to help you tackle unpredictable essay questions.

Course Structure

Be always one term ahead of school. Our Economics program is specially designed so that you are ready to sit the HSC an entire month beforehand.

TERM 1

The Global Economy
Exam Review
Australia’s Place in the Global Economy

TERM 2

Australia’s Place in the Global Economy
Topic Review & Exam
LEAP Exam Review
Comprehensive Review and Half Yearly Preparation

TERM 3

Topic 3 Review
Economic Policies and Management
Review of HSC Course
Trials Preparation
LEAP Preparation

TERM 4

Weekly Mock HSC Exam (LEAP) & Review

*Wednesday classes follow the modules in the order of 3, 4, 1, 2 and Saturday classes are
taught in the order of modules 1, 2, 3, 4 per the state syllabus*

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$34/hour

  • 3 hours of weekly classes with our world-class tutors

  • Unlimited tutorials included on top of your weekly class

  • Daily live support from tutors till 11pm

  • A Project Academy iPad, with all custom made apps and resources

*Weekly rate is $149. $34 hourly rate is the effective rate you enjoy if you attend one 3 hour class and one 1.5 hour tutorial every week.

At $1490 per
10-week term

Early bird and yearly enrolment discounts available

Additional iPad
rent $4/week

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Unlimited Q&A and learning sessions until you understand everything, at no extra cost.

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We will never charge you if you need anything extra – from extra classes to printing, to food!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to learn HSC economics?


Studying for HSC Economics requires a careful balance between understanding and utilising the economic theory outlined in the syllabus as a starting point, but all while being able to engage with the current (and past) economic climate. Unlike other subjects, every single concept or theory relies on and is interconnected with each other. Hence, to navigate your way through this subject, you are required to draw connections across the syllabus, necessitating a more measured approach than simply memorising dot-points. To do this, students are encouraged to engage regularly with media articles on a daily, or weekly basis to substantiate exam responses with contemporary and relevant economic examples.

Try exposing yourself to current world events, such as the Australian bush fires, the US-China Trade War and COVID-19, and understanding the economic implications of these trends to both the global and domestic economy. This will help you build an understanding of the major economic events that Australia in particular has experienced over the past two to three decades, which will prove to be of great use in essay writing. Many students realise too late that the syllabus is only the tip of the iceberg - to enhance the quality of your responses, you must be able to successfully link these events to relevant theoretical knowledge.

How do you score well in HSC economics?

Performing well in HSC Economics requires an extensive understanding of all topics of the syllabus, while also being able to reinforce theory with statistics. Summary notes will assist in gaining a better understanding of the syllabus both on a macro and micro scale. In preparation for the Trials and HSC exams, a measured, weighted approach must be utilised. This involves regularly practising multiple-choice questions, combined with short answer questions. As many students often struggle with memorising statistics and trends, it is encouraged that you practice using the same figures for similar types of questions. To assist in essay writing, as you cover the syllabus, you should construct the corresponding essays for that specific content area, essentially building up a library of essay plans as you progress throughout the year. These essays should then be used to mould to previous HSC questions in timed conditions.

How to write 20/20 HSC economics essays?

Achieving a Band 6 mark for HSC Economics Essays requires ample theory, supported by relevant statistics. While the Preliminary Economics course does not place a large emphasis on statistics and trends until Topics 5 and 6, essays in the HSC Syllabus may require from anywhere between 30-70% of your essays to be trend-based, which necessitates an extensive understanding of the current economic climate. Furthermore, unlike English essays, Economics Essays should consist of at least 6-8 body paragraphs that are much shorter in length. While the recommended time spent on essays is 35 minutes, it is generally encouraged that students spend approximately 50 to 55 minutes per essay. In preparation, you should work consistently on an essay scaffold bank throughout the year! We recommend checking out Cory's ultimate guide to writing 20/20 HSC Economics essays.

How does Project’s HSC economics exam program (LEAP) work?

Project Academy’s HSC Economics Exam Program consists of 12 predicted, mock HSC exams that are individually marked, and comprehensively reviewed in 12 three-hour Review Classes with a tutor. This program ensures that students are familiar with all areas of the syllabus, while also building critical exam-skills such as essay writing, equipping them for their Trials and HSC exams. Students also have unlimited access to tutorials, where they can receive additional clarification and assistance with areas of difficultly.

Does HSC economics scale well?

HSC Economics is often recognised as being a high scaling HSIE subject. However, like Chemistry or Physics, this ‘advantage’ exists due to the expectations and difficulty associated with mastering the subject. While the syllabus will lay the foundations for relevant theory, Economics requires just as much, if not more time exploring contemporary statistics and trends in the global, and domestic economy, while continually being expected to make links to the course outcomes.

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