High school

The United States Studies Centre has a strong history of engaging with high schools students and teachers across Sydney.

  • America: Prophecy, Power, Politics is a Board of Studies endorsed HSC course that offers Year 11 and Year 12 students the opportunity to develop university-standard writing and critical thinking skills, and earn credit towards a tertiary degree.

  • This competition sees teams from NSW high schools debating issues pertinent to the future of the United States. The competition commences mid-year with the grand final at the University of Sydney’s Open Day in late August.

  • Run in the July school holidays, these study days enable high school students undertaking the American History modules of the HSC Modern History curriculum to gain a deeper understanding of the subject and experience the style of teaching used at the undergraduate level.

  • We can arrange for our academics to visit your school to present on a topic associated with the United States. Our staff are also available to discuss study options and what it's like to be a student on campus.

  • New for 2017! The USSC has partnered with the Sydney University United Nations Society to deliver in-school Model United Nations (MUN) programs. Mixing politics, geography and debating, these fun, interactive sessions can be delivered within your classroom. Contact us to find out more.