Science

Find additional advice on learning from home in Science. Students should ensure they are communicating regularly with their school and classroom teacher via your preferred digital platform for up to date advice on their course.

Key advice for students learning at home

  • When working remotely, you should plan purposeful activities to keep yourself on track.
  • Studying remotely or independently does not mean that you need to work alone. Seek assistance from your teacher or peers as often as necessary.
  • Check with your teacher or school about which forms of communication will be open to you when studying remotely.
  • Take note of any questions that you find difficult and keep going. Make a list of the question number and location, along with a brief comment. Then follow up on them later with your teacher or peers.
  • Textbooks generally include a wide range of practice questions with answers and explanations that can be useful in testing and refining your understanding.
  • Online resources:

Other advice

Check the Biology syllabus on NESA's website and be aware of topics/content that is no longer part of the course, if you are completing past exam questions.

Students can also revise from NESA online multiple-choice questions.

See NESA news for updates and contacts regarding assessment.

Key advice for students learning at home

  • Download the Chemistry syllabus from the NESA website.
  • Also, download the examination and written feedback from 2019 HSC examination pack.
  • The course content begins with the content of the Working Scientifically Skills.
  • Review the working scientifically skills by:
    • identifying the working scientifically content examined in the 2019 examination
    • drafting responses to 2019 examination questions and checking the written feedback on the NESA site for each question
    • revising the working scientifically content already taught so far in the course
    • keeping a track of any questions you have in the format/platform suggested by the teacher.
  • Continue working on your depth study, ensuring you are submitting your logbook and drafts for teacher feedback.
  • Revise the modules, using a relevant text for the course and websites such as HSC study lab, Kahn academy, and PhET.
  • Revision should include the taking of notes and the practising of calculations and questions.
  • Keep a track of any questions you have in the format/platform suggested by our teacher.
  • Students can also revise from NESA online multiple-choice questions.

Other advice

Check the Chemistry syllabus on NESA and be aware of topics/content that is no longer part of the course, if you are completing past exam questions.

See NESA news for updates and contacts regarding assessment.

Key advice for students learning at home

  • Download the EES syllabus from the NESA website.
  • Also, download the examination and written feedback from 2019 HSC examination pack.
  • The course content begins with the content of the Working Scientifically Skills. Review by:
    • Identifying the working scientifically content examined in the 2019 examination. Draft responses to 2019 examination questions and check the written feedback on the NESA site for each question.
    • Revising the working scientifically content already taught so far in the course, keeping track of any questions you have.
  • Continue working on your depth study, ensuring you are submitting your logbook and drafts for teacher feedback.
  • Revise the modules, using a relevant text for the course and websites such as HSC study lab, Online textbook, and PhET.
  • Revision should include the taking of notes and the practising of calculations and questions. Keep a track of any questions you have for the teacher.
  • Students can also revise from the NESA online multiple-choice questions.

Other advice

Check the EES syllabus on NESA and be aware of topics/content that is no longer part of the course if you are completing past exam questions.

See NESA news for updates and contacts regarding assessment.

Key advice for students learning at home

  • When working remotely, you should plan purposeful activities to keep yourself on track.
  • Studying remotely or independently does not mean that you need to work alone. Seek assistance from your teacher or peers as often as necessary.
  • Check with your teacher or school about which forms of communication will be open to you when studying remotely.
  • Take note of any questions that you find difficult and keep going. Make a list of the question number and location, along with a brief comment. Then follow up on them later with your teacher or peers.
  • Textbooks generally include a wide range of practice questions with answers and explanations that can be useful in testing and refining your understanding.
  • Download the Investigating Science 2019 HSC exam pack including marking guidelines with sample answers. (Investigating Science 2019 HSC exam pack
    • Complete all questions based on modules covered in class so far.
    • The mapping grid on pages 16-17 identifies the topic addressed in each question.

Other advice

Check the Investigating Science syllabus on NESA and be aware of topics/content that is no longer part of the course, if you are completing past exam questions.

See NESA news for updates and contacts regarding assessment.

 

Key advice for students learning at home

  • When working remotely, you should plan purposeful activities to keep yourself on track. That is, when planning to study for Physics, you should make a list of your learning goals along with some activities that will help you achieve them.
  • Studying remotely or independently does not mean that you need to work alone. Seek assistance from your teacher or peers as often as necessary. Check with your teacher or school about which forms of communication will be open to you when studying remotely.
  • Take note of any questions that you find difficult and keep going. Make a list of the question number and location, along with a brief comment. Then follow up on them later with your teacher or peers.
  • Use your textbook. Textbooks generally include a wide range of practice questions with answers and explanations that can be useful in testing and refining your understanding.
  • Download the Physics 2019 HSC exam pack including marking guidelines with sample answers. 
    • Complete all questions based on modules covered in class so far.
    • The mapping grid on pages 15-16 identifies the topic addressed in each question.
  • Previous exam packs are also useful for revision, however, exams prior to 2019 are based on a previous syllabus. Much of the content is similar, but some of the questions from previous exams would be considered outside the scope of the current syllabus.
  • A wide range of websites provide study notes and exercises. These can be used for revision of topics or for reading ahead on upcoming topics. Sites that are structured around the current NSW Physics syllabus are generally the easiest to navigate independently.
    • Visual Physics Online: Developed specifically to support NSW Physics students. This site is arranged by module and includes detailed explanations and diagrams.
    • HSC Physics - Fathoming Physics: Developed specifically to support students studying the Year 12 NSW course, this site is easily navigated and contains extensive notes, examples and diagrams.
    • Lumen learning Physics: although not based on the NSW syllabus, it provides clear notes along with questions with solutions for topics in the Stage 6 course.

Other advice

Check the Physics syllabus on NESA and be aware of topics/content that is no longer part of the course, if you are completing past exam questions.

Students should also revise from the NESA online multiple-choice questions.

See NESA news for updates and contacts regarding assessment.

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