Miscellaneous

Super Study Habits For the New Year

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We’ve officially entered the New Year and you have probably gone ahead and set a few new years resolutions. I do hate to break it to you though… most resolutions don’t make it much further than mum’s Christmas pudding did last week. There’s a reason for this. Whenever you decide to change something about yourself,…

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Everything You Need to Know about HSC English

everything you need to know about hsc english

A one hundred page syllabus document; modules; core texts; related texts; area of study and two completely different HSC English exams. To most students commencing their HSC, this terminology is on par with a foreign language. Success in HSC English begins with understanding exactly what this course is about, what is expected of students and…

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Assessments during the HSC Year

HSC English Assessments

Each school will conduct assessments differently; however there are some prescriptions from the syllabus which regulate how students can be assessed. For both standard and advanced English, listening, speaking, and viewing/representing assessments will account for 15% each of your total assessment. This means you may have a listening task, a speaking task and a viewing…

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Modules/Electives

hsc english modules and electives

This is where HSC ESL, Standard and Advanced English diverge. Each of these courses has their own modules, otherwise known as units of study, and electives within these modules. Each student will study ONE elective from each module, with the modules conveniently named A, B and C to avoid confusion. Just like the area of…

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The Syllabus

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Syllabus is just a fancy word the Board of Studies uses to scare students, but essentially it is a document that outlines exactly what you can be tested on, what you need to know and the reasons why you have to study the various topics that you do. The first ten pages are simply the…

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