No, not at all! In-fact, it has been proven that this is an optimal time for studying and finalising preparations for the exams. Students who use this time most effectively are consistently the ones that achieve Band 6′s in their final exams. Remember that 50% of your mark for the year comes directly from your result in this exam.
There are some subtle differences within each subject, but each workshop will involve students:
- Revising and extending their knowledge of important aspects of the syllabus
- Practising a range of possible HSC questions
- Receiving personalised feedback on their responses and/or provided with detailed solutions (depending on the subject)
- Having an opportunity to ask questions and clarify any areas that they are unsure of
- Receiving valuable information on how to structure and approach each section of the exam.
There’s nothing wrong with studying back at school or at the library. However, if you want to sit with someone who runs the HSC Marking process, has sat on examination committees and will be able to provide you with the answers to all of your questions, this is the place to be. We often hear comments about the benefits of receiving advice from a different perspective. Plus, you will be with like-minded students who are striving to achieve a similar result to you.
Because of our small class sizes, everyone who participates in this program will receive individual assistance. We have students attend who achieve perfect scores, and we also have students who are simply looking to move up into the next band. No matter your level of ability, we will help.
Absolutely. You are most welcome to read student/parent feedback from any of our previous years’ programs. Just click here to be taken to these pages.
Because we run small class groups and ensure individual attention, we will cover all of your options on the day. All of our presenters are Senior HSC Markers so they have seen and marked all of the required options. With some subjects such as English Paper 2 and Modern/Ancient History, we will ask you to bring your notes with you so that we can work through your essay structures.
Yes, just click on any of the subject headings on the left hand side of this page and you can download sample files and pages.
The average size of our 2012 workshops was 15. There are occasions where the class size will be larger than this, and plenty of workshops where the group will be smaller. However, we guarantee that
One of the genuine strengths of this program is the ability the presenters have of making everyone feel as comfortable and supported as possible. You will also get the chance to speak to and share ideas with like-minded students from other schools. If you check out the feedback, many comment on how powerful this is after attending our workshops!
Yes, there are. We always have groups of students attend as their class teacher has organised this. Just call 1300 677 336 to discuss further.
A comprehensive workbook is supplied to all workshops. However, we often find that it is a good idea to bring your notes with you and obviously required materials such as calculators, pens, etc. Additionally, all rooms are air-conditioned, so layers are a good idea. You are also welcome to bring as much food/drinks as you like, although almost all venues will have their student refectory open to purchase these.