Master HSC Chemistry before Trials

How To Revise HSC Chemistry Before Trial Exams

From past papers to YouTube videos, we’ve got your Chemistry study covered

Explore our study tips which will make revising so much easier before your Trial Chemistry exams, suggested by our Mentors and past Talent students.

Past Papers

You’ve probably heard this tip ad nauseam, but it’s a tip which truly works! Get together all of the relevant past papers you can find, and dedicate a time to answer as many questions as you can. Turn off the TV, close all those other tabs, turn off your Spotify and focus on the paper – you need familiarise yourself with exam conditions.

After finishing your papers, we highly recommend giving them to your tutors or teachers so they can mark them and provide relevant feedback. If you’re just doing a bunch of past papers and not getting them marked, it’s pointless since you don’t know your strengths and weaknesses.


YouTube is your friend! There are so many free videos online which break down each subject of the HSC Chemistry course, and allow you to self-learn.

We even have our own free series on YouTube for Module 5: Equilibrium and Acid Reactions, which has been hosted by our Academic Director Dr Nikhil Vasan. Click here to check it out for yourself, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more videos leading to the HSC.

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Familiarise yourself with key phrases

Learning the basic terms will make it that much easier for you to understand the topics you need to study. Understand what the question is asking you – this will ensure that you don’t lose marks on silly mistakes.

Let’s take a look at some basic terms from the 2019 HSC Examination, and what they mean:

How To Revise For Chemistry Before Trial Exams

Explain: Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how.

Assess: Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size.

Practice a few different questions which test your understanding of these key terms in HSC Chemistry, and won’t leave you feeling surprised in the Trials.

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Refer back the syllabus

The syllabus is your go-to guide for everything that will be tested – it would be a wise decision to mark off everything that you’ve studied relating back to the syllabus dot points.

Don’t forget practicals

Many students often forget about covering practicals in favour of studying other parts of the syllabus.

Dedicate some time where you can go through the processes and outcomes of each practical, to ensure you can relate this back to questions asked in your Trials.

Need some extra help? We’ve got you covered at Talent 100

All of our Sydney learning centres are now open in Term 3 (Burwood, Chatswood, Epping, Hurstville & Sydney CBD), so you can brush-up on your Chemistry skills before exams start.

We also have online classes available for students in NSW – so you won’t miss out on any valuable Chemistry time this year! Take advantage of our 1-1 classes where you can get your past papers marked, ask questions about homework, or just speak to one of our HSC Chemistry Mentors.

Click here to find out more about our HSC Chemistry tuition courses.

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