Help for HSC

Your local library may hold HSC Lock-Ins (where you have the library to yourself for a quiet place to study), Study Spaces and Homework Help tutor sessions so check it out!

Stay on track for all your exams

At your library

These are examples of what you can find :

(Titles represented here are not necessarily kept on a shelf at your local library. For a small fee, staff can organise a request organised for the resource or you can learn how to DIY here.)  

  • Excel HSC standard English Shelf Location: 820.76 SPUR
  • Biology : past HSC papers and answers 2001-2006  Shelf Location: 574.076 BIO

For more titles visit the catalogue and type HSC into the search box and click on SEARCH.


Type any relevent word such as Essay writing or Study notes.

Example result :

  • Mark Haddon’s The curious incident of the dog in the night-time : study notes for standard English : Module B 2009-2012  Shelf Location : 823.914 HADD


  • Exam Advice Videos – NESA has NESA has developed videos that summarise key information about the HSC examinations for:
  • Help for parents and carers
  • Board of Studies – for your curriculum, exams, examples of exam answers, markers notes and more
  • Test yourself – with these online multiple choice exams from Board of Studies NSW
  • HSC Study Guide 2019 – Sydney Morning Hearld
  • BORED of studies
  • NSW Students Online
  • HSC English Guide – maintained by the State Library of New South Wales
  • Novelist – reviews for over 135 000 fiction titles, Author Read-alikes, Book Discussions Guides, Picture Book Activities and Teaching with Fiction. To sign into NoveList you will need your library member number.
  • CSU Online links to past exams and study guides, free online resources for each year 12 subject or stream and free multidisciplinary resources.
  • Wolfram|Alpha dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
  • IXL – Maths practice that feels like play.
  • Bozemanscience – science videos
  • Khan Academy – Students can make use of our extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web. Click SUBJECTS at the top of the screen in the Khan Academy site to find your topic.
  • Cliffs Notes provides you with summaries in both text and audio for a large variety of books.
  • Sparknotes can be great for video notes of your set texts.
  • Find more notes and even an app for your books at LitCharts.
  • Awesome Stories – over 100 000 primary resources including 3400 videos, audios, evidence-based guides, documents and images for students.

Your parents can help you too