What are Important Suggestions For HSC Written Exam?

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The written examinations for HSC would start on 15 October 2018. The four-week HSC Written Exam schedule is available on NSW Education Standards Authority, Students can download the PDF version of the test schedule from NSW website. Also, they can get personalized document via Student Online portal.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Monday 15 October 2018

Monday 22 October 2018

Monday 29 October 2018

Monday 5 November 2018

Day 3

Day 8

Day 13

Legal Studies Modern History Automotive (VET)
9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-11:30am
Vehicle Body
Arabic Continuers Mechanical Technology
Classical Hebrew Extension 9:25am-12:30pm
Latin Continuers Society and Culture Community and Family Studies
1:55pm-5:00pm 1:55pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-5:00pm
Visual Arts French Extension Electrotechnology (VET)
Art Criticism and Art History 2:00pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-4:00pm
Modern Hebrew Continuers
Indonesian Extension 2:00pm-5:00pm
Indonesian in Context
Indonesian and Literature
Korean Continuers

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Day 4

Day 9

Day 14

Ancient History Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Studies of Religion I
9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-11:00am
Financial Services Classical Greek Extension Studies of Religion II
(VET) 9:25am-11:30am 9:30am-11:30am 9:25am-12:30pm
Chinese in Context Vietnamese Continuers
9:30am-12:10pm 9:30am-12:30pm
Agriculture Mathematics Extension 1 Engineering Studies
1:55pm-5:00pm 1:55pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-5:00pm
Classical Greek Continuers Human Services (VET)
1:55pm-5:00pm 1:55pm-4:00pm
Armenian Continuers Retail Services (VET)
2:00pm-4:40pm 1:55pm-4:00pm
Croatian Continuers Italian Extension
2:00pm-4:40pm 2:00pm-4:00pm
Dutch Continuers
Filipino Continuers
Hindi Continuers
Hungarian Continuers
Italian Continuers
Japanese Continuers
Khmer Continuers
Macedonian Continuers
Maltese Continuers
Modern Greek Beginners
Persian Background Speakers
Polish Continuers
Portuguese Continuers
Punjabi Continuers
Russian Continuers
Serbian Continuers
Swedish Continuers
Tamil Continuers
Turkish Continuers
Ukrainian Continuers

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Day 5

Day 10

Day 15

Biology Earth and Environmental Science Dance Section I
9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-12:30pm Core Appreciation
Classical Hebrew Continuers Information Processes and Technology
9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-12:30pm Dance Section II
Major Study
Indonesian Beginners Appreciation
9:30am-12:10pm 10:40am-12:00 noon
Korean in Context Economics
9:30am-12:10pm 9:25am-12:30pm
Korean and Literature Entertainment Industry (VET)
9:30am-12:30pm 9:25am-11:30am
Latin Extension Information and Digital Technology
9:30am-11:40am (VET)
Digital animation
Networking and hardware
Web and software applications
Construction (VET) English Extension 1 Food Technology
1:55pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-5:00pm
Tourism, Travel and Events (VET) Modern Greek Extension French Beginners
1:55pm-4:00pm 2:00pm-4:00pm 2:00pm-4:40pm
Arabic Beginners French  Continuers
2:00pm-4:40pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Arabic Extension Spanish Continuers
2:00pm-4:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Chinese Beginners
Chinese Continuers
German Beginners
German Continuers
Indonesian Continuers
Korean Beginners
Malay Background Speakers

Thursday 18 October 2018

Thursday 25 October 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018

Thursday 8 November 2018

Day 1

Day 6

Day 11

Day 16

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

English (Standard) and English (Advanced) Mathematics General 2 Aboriginal Studies Geography
Paper 1 – 10:20am-12:30pm 9:25am-12 noon 9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-12:30pm
English (ESL) Physics Italian Beginners
Paper 1 – 10:20am-12:00 noon 9:25am-12:30pm 9:30am-12:10pm
Spanish Beginners
Primary Industries Mathematics Hospitality Industrial Technology
(VET) 1:55pm-5:00pm (VET) 1:55pm-4:00pm 1.55pm–3.30pm
1:55pm-4:00pm Kitchen Operations and Cookery Automotive Technologies
Mathematics Extension 2 Food and Beverage Electronics Technologies
Japanese Beginners 1:55pm-5:00pm Graphics Technologies
2:00pm-4:40pm Metal and Engineering Technologies
Multimedia Technologies
Japanese Extension Timber and Furniture Technologies
Japanese in Context
Japanese and Literature

Friday 19 October 2018

Friday 26 October 2018

Friday 2 November 2018

Friday 9 November 2018

Day 2

Day 7

Day 12

Day 17

English (Standard) Senior Science Business Studies Design and Technology
Paper 2 – Modules 9:25am–11:30am 9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-12:30pm 9:25am-11:00am
English (Advanced) Chinese Extension
Paper 2 – Modules 9:25am–11:30am 9:30am-11:30am
English (ESL)
Paper 2 –Modules 9:25am-10:30am*
English (ESL)
Listening paper  10:40am-11:10am
Music I Business Services (VET) Software Design and Development Drama
Aural Skills 1:55pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-5:00pm 12:25pm-2:00pm
History Extension Textiles and Design
Music 2 1:55pm-4:00pm 1:55pm-3:30pm
Musicology and Aural Skills
3:25pm-5:00pm Metal and Engineering (VET) Modern Greek Continuers
1:55pm-4:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Chinese and Literature Spanish Extension
2:00pm-5:00pm 2:00pm-4:00pm
German Extension

(Note: Data courtesy of NSW Education Standards Authority)

Important things to note

Some subjects require students to work on projects and performances. The thing to remember with projects is the date of submission and guideline regarding materials used and the size and scope of projects.

Advice and resources

NSW website clearly mentions that students must read past papers to understand question format and patterns. Also, the website suggests that students go through marking guidelines to understand the right way of answering questions. The students should also read the comments made by examiners on the responses.

Important contents of HSC resource book

  • Multiple choice questions for understanding types of quizzes and practice
  • Keywords and phrases – these are common words used to guide students on how to write answers
  • Answers given by students – the objective of studying the responses is to define the level of answers provided by students and the level expected by examiners

According to NSW website, students should follow the past papers and the answers to prepare for the exams. Also, the website gives valuable resources to students. Or it can be said that the NSW site becomes an online tutor or you can say that the website indicates the need for tuition.

Understand the need for tuition

Past papers – Students are advised to study from past papers that are easily available on NSW websites. But a tutor can add value to your study by including sample papers prepared following the exam maker guidelines.

Keywords and phrases – NSW resource only important keywords but an experienced teacher can provide complete keywords and phrases and also explain the meanings of those words.

Answers given by students – Students get remarks according to the quality of their answers. These answers would give limited insight to the answers. But your tutor would give real-time feedback on your answers.

VProgress HSC Written Exam tutors can provide real help with sample papers, important words and responses. VProgress is a leading name in HSC tuition. It stands out in the competition because of its tutors that it handpicks from highly learned and experienced subject matter experts.

HSC 2018 Time Table is declared and the time is running out fast. NSW website has made a detailed resource guide for students and VProgress has deputed the best of its subject teachers to prepare students for the written exam. Together with NSW recourse guide and VProgress tutorial, you can do well in the HSC exams and pass the tests with flying colors.

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