HSC guide marks beginning of the end for Year 12

The annual HSC Study Guide is available online from today.

Image: Testing times: The HSC Study Guide has useful tips about staying healthy and on top of stress

With helpful tips from HSC 2019’s top students and some sage advice from HSC markers, the HSC Study Guide which is released online today is compulsory reading for Year 12 students.

The annual HSC Study Guide is packed with practical information and advice to help students achieve their best in the upcoming HSC exams, with written exams due to start on October 20.

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said many Year 12 students would be feeling a mix of nerves and excitement as they looked to embark on the next chapter of their lives.

Ms Mitchell said these were normal emotions in what had been an ‘abnormal’ year.

“COVID-19 and the impact it has had on you, your families, your schools and your communities has been challenging but has also helped you uncover a layer of resolve and resilience you may not have known you had,” she says in the guide.

“The HSC will require hard work and focus over the coming months and I urge you to keep things in perspective and your health front of mind.

“I want you to do well but, more importantly, I want you to be well.”

The guide includes:

  • Strategies for keeping healthy

  • Tips for effective study techniques

  • Helpful advice from past HSC students and HSC markers

  • Real HSC exam questions and more.

It also outlines how course requirements have been adapted or changed due to the impact of the pandemic.

The 2020 HSC cohort is the first to undertake a HSC that has a specific minimum literary and numeracy requirement.

The guide provides information on how to meet this requirement for those who have yet to do so.

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