Hear from best of best in HSC study guide 2019

Packed with exclusive study advice and exam tips from some of 2018’s highest achieving HSC students, this year’s essential guide to achieving your best in the HSC is available in today’s Sydney Morning Herald and online.

The HSC Study Guide 2019 features 11 personal stories about how former students’ dealt with stress, found the best ways to study and ultimately succeeding in the HSC, alongside the latest practical advice from NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) curriculum and assessment experts and leading Year 12 teachers on preparing for your final exams.

NESA Acting CEO Paul Martin said the guide is an invaluable resource for students preparing for trial exams just around the corner, and HSC exams later this year.

“It’s also full of helpful information for parents and carers wanting to know more about the HSC, and supporting students to do their best.

“My advice to students: education is a lifelong journey and the HSC is an important point in that journey, but it’s important to balance study with healthy habits including rest, fun and exercise,” said Mr Martin.

NESA produces the HSC Study Guide 2019 in partnership with the Sydney Morning Herald. HSC students will receive a free copy of the guide via their school next week.

View the online edition of the HSC Study Guide 2019.

2019 HSC Fact Sheet

  • Around 77,000 students are enrolled in one or more HSC courses.
  • HSC Music, Dance and Drama practical exams and 53 oral language exams will be held in August and September.
  • 123 HSC written examinations totalling around 350 hours are scheduled from 17 October to 11 November.
  • HSC exams will be held across NSW in over 750 exam centres staffed by over 7,500 supervisors and presiding officers.
  • Around 330 students will sit HSC exams overseas.
  • 96 exam committees and around 300 committee members are involved in developing 123 written exam papers.
  • Each exam will be reviewed at least six times and checked a further three times at minimum before more than 700,000 exam papers are printed.
  • More than 5500 markers will work across NSW in eight marking centres and from home.
  • Around 4000 HSC markers (72%) will mark online with 83 courses to be marked all or in part online. Around 3200 online markers (80%) will work remotely after attending a briefing and practice marking sessions at a marking centre.
  • HSC results will be issued online, by email and via SMS from 6.00am on Tuesday 17 December.
  • HSC exams were first held in 1967.

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