• Want to help us with this year's BoS Trials?
    Let us know before 30 June. See this thread for details
  • Looking for HSC notes and resources?
    Check out our Notes & Resources page

year 12

  1. D

    FREE Maths Advanced Topic Tests and Online Workshop - Integration (Yr12) & Trigonometry (Yr11)

    Hi all, my name is Danny and I am currently a 4th year medical student at UNSW who graduated back in 2020 with a 99.70 ATAR including 99 in 3U maths and 98 in 4U maths. As part of the resources I develop for HSC Math students, I've made some Maths Advanced topic tests for students on the topics...
  2. A

    Year 11 Term 2 Physics Depth Study: Hand in & in class task

    I'm learning dynamics rn and I have a depth study as my next assessment task which is a hand in AND a in class task. I haven't got the formal notification by my teacher but I just want to know what it is about and how to maximise my marks for it because I want to get really good in it ! any...
  3. E

    What is the maximum amount of units that you should take on in Year 12 (HSC)?

    My subjects at the moment are: English Advanced/Extension One, Mathematics Advanced/Extension One, Biology, Chemistry and Modern History. At least at the moment it seems like I wouldn't want to drop any of these subjects going into Year 12. Is this level of workload sustainable or it is more on...
  4. C_master


    My school just got this. Is it worth it/useful?
  5. I

    Ladies, please take a few moments out to fill out this survey for my major project! 🙏🏻

    If you are a girl, I would really appreciate if you could fill out this short 2-second survey. It is 100% anonymous. https://forms.office.com/r/16FTkvpPxQ Thank you so so much!
  6. S

    Paper 1 English Advanced Tips

    HEY guys. how do you guys think I should tackle paper 1? like should I do the short answer first or essay first? In my trials I did essay first which my essay was quite good compared to a lot of other people but my short answer was really bad because of panic and running out of time. I guess I...
  7. I

    Biology or chemistry (to drop for yr 12)

    Hi everyone, I'm going into yr 12 next term, and I have no idea whether to drop chemistry or biology. I'm on 14 units atm, and I want to drop to 12 units. My other subjects are ext 2 math, adv english, legal and ancient history. I need to get at least a 97 atar for my degree, and I go to a top...
  8. jccc

    Should I drop down to Standard English?

    I'm in Year 11 and will be doing my preliminary exams next week. I'm really conflicted about English. I'm doing Advanced English and it's my worst subject (average 75%). I want to see how I go but is is worth it to drop down to standard? I'm not a fan of English right now but at the same time it...
  9. M

    Public VS Catholic VS Independent Schools

    Just wanted to hear peoples experiences from each type of school, the experience, teachers, work, environment etc. Is there an advantage to going to a catholic/private/independent school over a public school. Do Unis care about what hs you went to if you got a good atar?
  10. M

    Do You Need To Have A Certain Amount Of PRELIM Hours For A Course?

    My friends have been switching subjects late year 11 and I was wondering if the low hours in the courses will be an issue? I believe you don't need to do the prelim course to do the HSC course as NESA allows you to switch subjects until mid year 12?
  11. M

    What Is The Latest You Can Switch A HSC Subject

    According to NESA it's mid year 12 (Junish) but just wanted to know. Also is it an absolute requirement to have done the prelim course, even if its not a content heavy subject and is pretty easy?
  12. 8

    what subject to drop??? pls help!

    Hi! I'm currently in year 11 and will be in year 12 next term. I study 3u maths, 3u english, 2u bio, 2u chem, 2u beginners italian and that is all currently 12 units My dilemma is that I don't know what to drop. I want to do something science-y in the future so I expected to drop ext eng, but...
  13. M

    Is This A Normal Way To Teach PDHPE

    In our school every lesson for PE, we sit a syllabus test and we must write out the entire year 12 PDHPE syllabus word for word in correct order. If we get any wrong we must rewrite the syllabus 5-10 times due the next lesson.
  14. Sir Jigger II

    Year 8-11 Selective Result Discussion

    Questions regarding selective entry after year 7
  15. M

    Not Sure Whether To Drop PE And Pickup A VET Course for a 90+ ATAR pathway

    Hey Everybody, I'm a year 11 student that is currently undertaking Maths Advanced, English Standard, Investigating Science, Business Studies and PDHPE. I am doing quite well in Math and my goal is to get a 90+ ATAR. I'll be honest I dislike PDHPE as a subject and I want to drop it. Since I will...
  16. W

    Do I need to retake my HSC (and repeat Year 11 and 12) if I want to get into University?

    Title. So, basically, the further I progressed through school, the more my grades turned from As into Es. By the end of Year 12 (2021), I graduated a total of 2 subjects, with terrible grades (bad HSC, no ATAR). I later found out that I have a bunch of mental health conditions influencing me...
  17. A

    Can you repeat year 12 or is it too late?

    I am not satisfied with the results, I probably would've done much better had I gotten my mental health issues in check earlier, is it even possible to repeat because the 1st term of the 2023 students is already over?
  18. S

    Business studies- Case study question? Urgent please

    Hi guys, I am going to do quanta’s for my case study but does anyone have any idea for what the question could be about for business case study that is worth 6 marks?
  19. moonbow

    ok mark, bad rank

    i got my modern history assessment 1 back (weighted 30%), somehow misunderstood the question and got a 84% - i think im second last within a cohort of ~25 at a top 100 school . i dont understand much about the system of scaling, internals etc but roughly how bad is this if im aiming for a 90s...
  20. thatnormster

    Which related text should I do?

    Hey! Just a quick survey. If you're going to suggest something other than the 2 I've gotten, let me know what you think based off of the reading list my school gave me.