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Course SummaryGet ready for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Ancient History exam with this self-paced test prep course. This convenient and mobile-friendly study tool enables you to review the exam's topics whenever you have free time and practice answering the types of questions you'll encounter on the test.
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About This Course
Work through this self-paced and mobile-friendly study guide course to review all the information you'll need to know for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Ancient History exam. This comprehensive course contains short video lessons that summarize important eras in ancient history, including ancient Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Greece, Rome and much more. Studying this course can help you quickly review and remember the following topics:
- The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum
- Ancient Egypt's Old and New Kingdoms
- Ancient Egyptian economy, society, culture and customs
- The histories of ancient Assyria, Israel, Persia, Greece and Rome
- Ancient Minoans and the Mycenaean civilization
- Athens and Sparta
- Important historical personalities from Ancient Egypt, Greece and the Near East
About the Exam
The HSC Ancient History exam is for secondary students in New South Wales who are pursuing an HSC Certificate. The exam is divided into four sections, each worth 25 marks. Students will be tested on one core section, plus answer questions about the specific ancient society, personality and historical period they chose to study during the HSC Ancient History course.
HSC Ancient History Exam Preparation & Registration
The short and engaging lessons in this course only cover the ancient history topics that you'll be tested on, so you can be sure you're studying efficiently. You can work through the course from start to finish, or jump to the subjects you need extra time with by using the interactive course Dashboard. Following each lesson is a short self-assessment quiz to help you solidify your understanding of the historical concepts, figures and events you've studied. Print the lesson transcripts to supplement your studying experience, and feel free to submit questions to our expert history instructors if they arise. The course also contains chapter exams and a final assessment to help you make sure you're ready to pass the HSC Ancient History exam. You can also access the course at any time that fits your schedule using any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
The HSC Ancient History exam is part of the HSC Certificate, which is South Wales' highest secondary education award. Students must pass Years 11 and 12 and meet course requirements before qualifying for the HSC exams. Students can find specific qualification information and relevant application guidelines on the New South Wales' Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) website.
The HSC Ancient History exam is administered by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES), which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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