SmarterMaths 2021 HSC Comprehensive Revision Series

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2021 HSC Comprehensive Revision Series

We have again made our Comprehension Revision Series available earlier than normal in 2021 to provide interested teachers some added flexibility in the timing of its use.

This series is slightly longer than the 2020 version and provides students with around 13-14 hours of cherry-picked past exam questions, by topic, to ensure they cover a wide cross-section of the key areas we have identified.

This revision resource can be used as a coverage roadmap into the HSC exam for students. We recommend motivated students aiming for a Band 5 or 6 result should attempt, carefully review and annotate what are extensive and challenging revision worksheets.

You can access the revision resource by clicking the link below. Please note:

  • Standard 2 and Advanced (Stage 1) – available now
  • Standard 2 and Advanced (Stage 2) – available later this week
  • Extension 1 – available during Week 4.

Access the HSC Comprehensive Revision Series here.

A quick word on the HSC Revision Series structure

Dividing up revision time between topic areas, particularly as we get closer to the HSC exam, is a critical decision for every student.

The most obvious starting point for allocating your revision time is past contributions to HSC exams, and this is a major input into the design of the 2021 HSC Comprehensive Revision Series.

After allocations are initially set, we then tweak around the edges with a number of considerations. For instance, more time is allocated if the content is new or there is a trend/view that a topic has a growing importance. If some concepts are easier and regularly tested, these will definitely be covered but not unnecessarily repeated.

Individual question choice is made carefully with many inputs. We aim to expose students to common question types, regularly tested but not recently examined concepts and relevant “non-familiar” complex examples within a mix of multiple choice and longer answer questions.

Students obviously must take detours to look carefully at topic areas that are less confident with. We do however stress time management in this exercise as the HSC approaches, and to avoid dedicating exhorbitant amounts of time in any rabbit hole.

This revision series is designed to be a complement to students who would finalise their preparation by working on past HSC and trial exams in exam conditions. We believe this fine-tuning stage benefits meaningfully from any question overlap with this series by promoting speed. Speed through the exam is just so important in our view and if students prioritise finishing their practice exams with 15-20 minutes to spare for reviewing their paper, the benefits are consequential.

We hope this revision series is helpful to you and your students.

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