Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By NowYouTseMe
  • 1 Post By Ginger28
  • 1 Post By tklawl

Thread: Essay questions from the syllabus?

  1. #1
    New Member impulsebro89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    HSC
    2018
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    17
    Rep Power
    1

    Essay questions from the syllabus?

    Hello everyone,
    just a quick question here, I understand that many of the essay questions in the hsc exam stem from the "students learn to" part of the syllabus, but are ALL the dot points under the "students learn to" sub-heading potential essay questions or are there only specific ones? Is so, which ones are the main ones?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    HSC
    2018
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: Essay questions from the syllabus?

    imo anything with a higher order directive term like discuss, evaluate, assess could be a good essay question. Also, the themes and challenges and the principal focus could and have been known to be incorporated into essay questions.
    impulsebro89 likes this.

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    HSC
    2018
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: Essay questions from the syllabus?

    Some from the last few years have been mainly:
    "To what extent are courts the only means of achieving justice within the criminal justice system?"
    "Assess the role discretion plays in the sentencing and punishing of offenders." and;
    "To what extent does the criminal justice investigation process balance the rights of victims, suspects and society?"
    impulsebro89 likes this.

  4. #4
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: Essay questions from the syllabus?

    If it's in the "Students Learn To" section, they can ask it as a question by adding a directive verb at the front (typically evaluate or assess if it's not already there). Be prepared for basically every question.

    However, the HSC typically offers a wide scope when it comes to the crime essay questions (take 2017's exam for instance - that was one of the broadest questions I've ever seen). Don't be too worried about them asking you questions on EXTREMELY specific things like "Assess the roles of alternative methods of sentencing" - again, they give a wide scope.

    Most specific questions asked to date would probably be the transnational crime and discretion in the sentencing and punishment process questions - and even those were pretty damn broad or were easy to talk about.

    Rule of thumb - just know theory (including associated laws) well enough and have at minimum one case and one article/stat for every dotpoint (towards the HSC, you'll remember more of course).

    Also, they often combine "Student Learn To" dotpoints together - take the transnational crime question for example:
    - "Describe the various measures used to deal with international crime." is the dotpoint. The question was "Describe the various measures used to deal with transnational crime."


    One more thing - they can throw in curveballs and ask ANY question they want (2017 for example), but I would not worry about that because they usually never mess with kids 2 years in a row.
    Last edited by tklawl; 5 Mar 2018 at 11:32 PM. Reason: woops
    impulsebro89 likes this.
    2017 HSC

    English Advanced (95), Legal Studies (96), Business Studies (95), Information Processes and Technology (93), Mathematics (100 - 6th in the State), Mathematics Ext 1 (49), Business Services Examination (97 - 5th in the State)

    ATAR: 99.80

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •