Start University in Year 11
America: Prophecy, Power, Politics
Applications for the 2016 course now open!
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. Offered by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, America: Prophecy, Power, Politics covers new and exciting ground outside the HSC curriculum to enrich the study and understanding of the United States.
Win great prizes for your school!
The US Studies Centre's Debate the Future of America competition sees teams from NSW high schools debating issues pertinent to the future of the United States. The competition commences in August with the grand final at the University of Sydney’s Open Day on 29 August 2015. The winning team will receive three iPad Airs for their school!
2014 History Teachers' Association NSW Extension History Prize
The US Studies Centre is pleased to partner with the History Teachers' Association NSW to offer a special category prize for their Extension History Prize.
The Extension History Essay Prize is for NSW high school students and is open to essays that:
- Satisfy the requirements of the NSW HSC Extension Project
- Are the product of genuine research
Represent ‘interesting and well written history’
Special Category – American Studies Prize
This category is sponsored by the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The prize will be awarded to the best essay on any topic relating to US history or American Studies.
Prizes: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200
Entries have now closed.
Past activities for high school students
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Former president of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, who was in Australia to speak at Centre conference on US–Australia trade, discusses the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the US–Australia Free Trade Agreement, and the current economic turmoil in Greece.
Former deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization Andrew Stoler, who will be speaking at the Centre's conference on the Australia–US trade relationship, looks back at the benefits of the 2005 free trade deal between the two nations and forward to the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership.