Getting ready for Year 11 & 12

Welcome to years 11 and 12. They will be rewarding, challenging and exciting as you start preparing for the HSC and your next chapter beyond school. You’re almost there!

Welcome to years 11 and 12. They will be rewarding, challenging and exciting as you start preparing for the HSC and your next chapter beyond school. You’re almost there! This guide has been designed as a handy booklet to prepare you for years 11 and 12. A lot of it you may already know and be aware of. But hopefully there’ll be something new and useful for you.

Checklist for year 11 and 12

  • Set up a dedicated study area.

  • Use a daily planner to stay on track for assignments and deadlines.

  • Schedule breaks throughout the day.

  • Learn the gentle art of time management.

  • Have a structured study routine that works for you.

  • In year 11, use your time to develop your major work or project.

  • Look after your health - make sure to fit in exercise or sport around study. Make sure to sleep and eat well. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

  • Use proper recommended sources as references for your study. Make sure you’re working with the syllabus.

  • Set up or join a study group for extra help, encouragement and brain power.

  • Make the most of your last 2 years at school - use the resources and support available!

  • Use school support services and counselling if you need them. Now’s a great time to start thinking about your life after the HSC and seeing what’s out there.

  • Stay in touch with your teacher so you can make sure you’re up to date with work and assignments and any help you need.

  • Consider doing work experience, volunteering or internships to get more industry experience.

  • Check in with your friends and peers for study and fun and support.

Starting school guide

View the e-book online or download the PDF below.

Image: Download our starting school guide PDF - for Year 11 & 12 in 2022.

Stay healthy HSC ➜

Visit Stay Healthy HSC to find resources to stay healthy, stay active and keep connected during the HSC.

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