Name: Mylan Do School: Tara Anglican School Subjects taken at Talent: Maths Ext 1, 2, Physics, Chemistry, Economics How would you describe the learning environment at Talent 100 and what would you consider the best part?  Talent’s learning atmosphere is simply exceptional. It is distinguished by several crucial characteristics that, in my opinion, add to its efficacy and […]

  Over the past few months, we launched our webinar series ‘Breaking down the Year 12 HSC Syllabus’ for a number of subjects including Advanced English, Mathematics, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and Economics. Together with our Talent 100 Subject Heads, we covered everything you need to know before entering Year 12 and how to get […]

Name: Simon Islam (joined in 2019) School: Balgowlah Boys ATAR: 99.60 Now you have finished the HSC, what is your number 1 tip for students?  Work hard.  What did you gain out of tutoring and how would you describe your experience at Talent? The learning environment is very supportive and dedicated to studying. The best part is […]

Name: Jeffrey Wang School: James Ruse What is your number 1 tip for students?  Write notes, man. Not to reread them cause you never will, but because a form of physical repetition does actually drill whatever you’re writing into your brain. Also, I got to trade my notes for eco notes so much that I never had […]

Name: Abhishek Jaisimha ATAR: 96.30 (started Talent in 2017 in Year 8) School: Hurlstone Agricultural High Now you have finished the HSC, what is your number 1 tip for students?  My number one study tip would be to plan out your day every day when you wake up or before you go to sleep the previous night, […]

Name: Stephanie Zhou ATAR:  99.70 School: Hornsby Girls High Now you have finished the HSC, what is your number 1 tip for students?  Don’t cram! Leading up to busier exam weeks I think it’s good to prioritise and plan tasks so that you’re reducing your stress.  What did you gain out of tutoring and how would you […]

Cross Curriculum Priorities in HSC Chemistry One of the changes introduced when the new syllabus was introduced in 2017 was the inclusion of several pieces of content that were identified as “cross-curriculum priorities. These priorities are meant to be represented and examined in several subjects, including in the HSC Chemistry course. In this entry, I’d […]

Chemistry is a practical subject, and as such much of it is conducted in a lab Although the final exam is still purely written, the practical aspect of the course can still be examined in several ways. Additionally, one of the internal assessments and the depth study often involve a significant amount of practical work. […]

How to start naming chemicals in Organic Chemistry (Module 7) The third module of the HSC Chemistry course, Module 7: Organic Chemistry, is the longest of the four modules, with 2.5 pages full of syllabus dot points. It may seem daunting at first, and initially it seems like it will require significant memorisation, however the […]

Exam Tips From a Band 6 Chemistry Student When you sit down in the exam hall for your HSC Chemistry examination, the paper in front of you will contain questions from all four modules that you’ve studied this year. The questions can come in any order from these modules and will have a range of […]