General advice

Year 11/12 students continue to work on major project and folio and/or case study. Adjust timelines for projects and document this in your folio.

Get the latest advice

NESA provides regular updates for HSC students, including the COVID-19 Special Consideration program, advice for the HSC exams and the illness and misadventure process. Visit NESA's website for more information.

Additionally, the department's HSC advice section (staff only) provides information on preparing for the 2021 HSC exams.

If possible, set up a dedicated learning area

Having a learning space will help you prepare mentally for doing schoolwork. Stock it with all the things you will need for your classes. Be close to a power socket if you are using a device. If you can, make it quiet and keep it organised.

Use a calendar to keep track of work

Your teacher won't be there reminding you every time you see them at lunch. You may be getting lots of information through email, your digital classroom or even by mail. It can be easy to lose track of assignments and other tasks. If you already have a daily planner from school, great! Use that.

Schedule breaks through the day

It's important, for your focus, to give yourself regular breaks. You get plenty of short breaks at school (even though it might not feel like it). It's useful to plan them if your teacher hasn't already given you a suggested schedule for breaks. Check out general wellbeing for some tips for quick things to do to give your brain a break.

Keep in touch

Monitor communication with your teacher to ensure all tasks and advice are received.

Maintain contact with peers through online communication to discuss work, concepts and social interaction.

Use good sources to guide your study

Use the syllabus as a guide to self-direct your learning in the chosen options outlined by your teacher in your course guide/subject outline.

Use reputable websites, educational videos and textbooks/academic texts to structure your learning and take notes in your preferred style.


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